Wednesday Feb 12, 2014

Run Oracle Database like a Ferrari, but save like a Prius with Oracle Storage

Ever thought about Database Speed and Efficiency and what role the storage component of your infrastructure play in this game?

Interesting enough to watch the recently held webcast  highlighting the business benefits of ZS3 with Oracle Database together with an industry overview and competitive comparison of ZS3 vs. NetApp FAS6000 systems by Wikibon Chief Research Officer Dave Vellante

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Monday Jan 13, 2014

Latest Version: ZFS RAID Calculator v7.1

Updated version now available. ZFS RAID Calculator v7.1 on eSTEP portal.

This new version fixes some bugs caused by Excel/Open Office number formatting compatibility.

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Friday Dec 06, 2013

Announcing Sun Storage 2500-M2 End of Life

Announcing End of Life for Oracle's Sun Storage 2500-M2 Arrays!

We are announcing the end of life for the Sun Storage 2500-M2 family now to allow time for customers to plan and execute final purchases before the end of Oracle’s fiscal year.  It is highly recommended that all sales teams and partners communicate with Sun Storage 2500-M2 customers immediately so that orders can be placed, as needed, prior to last order date.

Details in this Release:

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Friday Nov 08, 2013

New Version: ZFS RAID Calculator v7

New version available now. ZFS RAID Calculator v7 on eSTEP portal.

The Tool calculates key capacity parameter like  number of Vdev's, number of spares, number of data drives, raw RAID capacity(TB), usable capacity (TiB) and (TB) according the different possible  RAID types for a given ZS3 configuration.

Updates included in v7:

  • added an open office version compatible with MacOS
  • included the obsolete drives as options for upgrade calculations
  • simplified the color scheme and tweaked the formulas for better compatibility

The spreadsheet can be downloaded from eSTEP portal.

URL: http://launch.oracle.com/
PIN:
eSTEP_2011

The material can be found under tab eSTEP Download.

Located under: Recent Updates and Sales - Operations

Thursday Oct 10, 2013

Announcing New Sun Storage 2500-M2 Drives

Announcing Drive Transitions for Sun Storage 2500-M2 Arrays!

On October 8th, Oracle announced the availability of a new 600GB 10k 2.5” SAS2 hard drive for Oracle’s Sun Storage 2500-M2 arrays.

Details in this Release:

  • Oracle is releasing a new 600GB 10k 2.5” SAS-2 hard drive, that will be in a new carrier that: 

  • Is compatible for use in current 2540M2 and 2530M2 arrays, as well as 2501M2 enclosures
  • Can be added to existing arrays either within the same system or within the same enclosure along side 3.5” drives
  • Is NEBS-compliant
  • Is only supported in 2540M2, 2530M2 and 2501M2 trays and can not be deployed in earlier generation 2540M1, 2530M1, 2510M1 arrays or 2501M1 enclosures or any 6000 arrays
  •  Oracle is also announcing end of life for 300GB/600GB 15k 3.5” SAS-2 hard drives


Please read the Sales Bulletin
on Oracle HW TRC for more details.

(If you are not registered on Oracle HW TRC, click here ... and follow the instructions..)

For More Information Go To:
Oracle.com 2500-M2 Page

Oracle Technology Network SAN Page

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