Thursday Jan 17, 2013
Thursday Dec 06, 2012
By uwes on Dec 06, 2012
Announcing Product Software Changes for Sun ZFS Backup Appliance
Effective December 4th, 2012, Replication and Cloning software licenses are no longer mandatory purchases with Sun ZFS Backup Appliance.
Replication and Cloning are still available as optional additions on new Sun ZFS Backup Appliance quotes, or as additions to existing systems.
For More Product Information Go To
External: ZFS Storage Appliance Oracle.com page
Friday Oct 26, 2012
Tuesday Sep 11, 2012
By uwes on Sep 11, 2012
the addition of the Sun ZFS Storage
Appliances to the Cisco Unified Computing
System (UCS) Hardware Compatibility List.
- Sun ZFS Storage
Appliances achieve Cisco's UCS
certification and are now part of Cisco's
UCS Hardware Compatibility List.
- Qualifying with UCS allows new and existing UCS customers to take advantage of the tremendous price/performance, efficiencies, and ease-of-use of the Sun ZFS Storage Appliances, the only NAS Unified Storage products engineered to optimally run Oracle software.
- The Cisco UCS certification is one of several initiatives expected to broaden sales opportunities for the Sun ZFS Storage Appliances.
For More Product Information Go To
External: ZFS Storage Appliance Oracle.com pageExternal: Software download support.oracle.com page
Monday Jun 18, 2012
By uwes on Jun 18, 2012
In the just published white paper "Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and the Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance" the authors give you both business and technical evidence of the Oracle ZSF Storage Appliance as primary storage for Oracle Database 11gR2.
How to get to the white paper:
Access URL/Page Token
Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and the Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance
Tuesday Feb 14, 2012
By uwes on Feb 14, 2012
we are pleased to
announce our next eSTEP TechCast
on Thursday 1st March and
happy if you could join. Please
see below the details for the next
Date and time:
Thursday, 01. March 2012, 11:00 - 12:00 GMT (12:00 - 13:00 CET; 15:00 - 16:00 GST)
Storage Appliance - Today
and Tomorrow (history
Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is Oracle´s preferred NAS storage system.The 3rd generation of the ZFS Storage Appliance is in the market for a while. In this talk we want to give you an overview of the current ZFS Storage portfolio and a technical view of Dynamic Storage Tiering. You will also learn about
Availability features like Cluster Take Over, Resilvering, Firmware Upgrades
Performance World Records and the NAS Quality Awards
ZFS Storage Sweet Spots, where to use/sell
Successes and Wins and Oracle *IT usage
Future Improvements and roadmap
Target audience: Tech Presales
Speaker: Jens Ejvinsson
Call-in-toll-free number: 08006948154 (United Kingdom)
Call-in-toll-free number: +44-2081181001 (United Kingdom)
Show global numbers
Conference Code: 803
Security Passcode: 9876
Webex Info (Oracle Web Conference)
Meeting Number: 594 780 849
Meeting Password: tech2011
Playback / Recording / Archive:
The webcasts will be recorded and will be available shortly after the event in the eSTEP portal under the Events tab, where you could find also material from already delivered eSTEP TechCasts. Use your email-adress and PIN: eSTEP_2011 to get access. Feel free to have a look.
We are happy to get your comments and feedback.
Thanks and best regards,
Partner HW Enablement EMEA
Tuesday Jan 31, 2012
By uwes on Jan 31, 2012
"Oracle storage users are apparently the most satisfied among the legions of NAS users":
commitment to quality sweeps 12 of 14
categories, setting several records for the
highest scores in the history of the award
highest scores were achieved for it's sales
efforts, product feature sets, and relatively
quick and painless deployments.
- Oracle beat out EMC, Dell, NetApp, HP, and achieved the highest score in six years for the overall Enterprise ratings; NetApp fell to #4. Oracle also beat out those competitors in the overall Midrange quality ratings.
the Storage Magazine Quality Award further
bolsters Oracle's competitive position with
the Sun ZFS Storage Appliances; with a proven
track-record of being #1 in performance, #1 in
efficiency, and engineered to run Oracle
software faster and most efficiently.
Magazine Quality Award (pages 37-43)
survey results with your Prospects and
the Oracle issued Press
Release regarding the Sun ZFS Storage
Appliance Beats NetApp and EMC in Storage
Magazine Quality Award for NAS.
the Quality Award Logo - Attached is the
Quality Award Logo .jpeg to incorporate into
your customer facing materials.
For More Product Information Go To
Wednesday Sep 28, 2011
By uwes on Sep 28, 2011
Oracle has announced a series of changes to the ZFS Storage
Appliance 7000 family.
Please see below a summary of the most important changes.
1. A general price reduction
1a. All major parts have been reduced, controllers, disk shelves, components.
1b. List price has been reduced with up to 60%.
1c. New discount categories, all parts have been set to category V.
1d. See point 2e for important information.
2. New licensing rules
2a. Due to the price reduction, two features will be licensed separately.
2b. Clones will be a separate license, per controller/node.
(7102338 Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Cloning)
2c. Replication will be a separate license, per controller/node.
(7102337 Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Replication)
2d. Snapshots are still included in the base hardware.
2e. Even with the licensed software included, the price has been reduced.
3. Availability of 300/600GB 15k rpm disks
3a. With 15k rpm disks performance increases significantly.
3b. Continue to use SSD/Flash and 2TB 7k2 disks for most cases.
3c. Use 15k rpm disks for IO intensive databases, large email
and large virtualized environments.
3d. We will shortly release a world record benchmark result in SPC-1.
4. EOL of current 1TB 7k2 disks
4a. We have announced EOL of the 1TB 7k2 disks.
4b This affects the 1TB version of 7120 and any 7x20 config with 1TB.
4c. Disks will be available until LOD of November 30 2011.
4d. Use the 2TB 7k2 rpm disks which has been reduced in price.
When do I need the software options?
Replication is only needed when you want to replicate between two systems
Example: Need to mirror from one 7000 system to another 7000 system. Receiver and sender need a license.
Cloning is necessary when you want to have writeable access to a snapshot (clone = writeable snapshot)
Example: Need to create writeable data for development- and test-environment
Snapshots (data copies) are accessible in read-only mode, they are still included in the base-price.
Example: Snapshots will “only” be created and used for backup purposes.
Are there license-keys?
No. If the customer doesn't buy the option, usage is not allowed.
What is with an existing customer?
No changes for already bought (according the former price-model) 7000 systems.
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