Monday Mar 31, 2014

Server Consolidation for Dummies: the ebook is here

Dear Partner,

are you wondering about Server Consolidation and you can't find the answer?!

Good news for you: it's ready for the download the 2nd special edition of the ebook "Server Consolidation for Dummies"!

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> Boost IT efficiency and agility
> Consolidate with cloud deployments and use smarter networking
> Find the right consolidation strategy for you

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Tuesday Mar 04, 2014

Simplify the migration from AIX to Solaris

SOURCE: Update your Database Now! Blog

A brand new white paper is available for anybody is contemplating a database and/or application migration from AIX to Solaris. Simplify the Migration of Oracle Database and Oracle Applications from AIX to Oracle Solaris gives a good description of the steps involved in planning and executing a migration project, along with the benefits you can expect to achieve and a solid example of migration using Oracle Data Pump, complete with scripted steps.

Feel free to download it and read it!

Monday Mar 03, 2014

How does terabyte-scale computing without the premium price sound like?

Large-scale servers offer significant advantages in the areas of application performance, simplified data center operations, and higher server utilization for large, complex workloads or for consolidating smaller servers. Historically, large-scale servers have had a higher cost per unit of performance, therefore limiting large servers to specialized workloads. Oracle has re-engineered server economics, enabling near-linear pricing from two-processor SPARC T5 servers to the terabyte-scale SPARC M6-32 server. Oracle customers can deploy any workload onto a larger scale server, obtaining better performance, better efficiency, and less complexity without a price premium over small servers.[Read More]

Atos IT Outsourcing Services are optimized by Oracle SuperCluster

SOURCE: Oracle Hardware Blog

ATOS, a leading international IT services outsourcing provider, has implemented Oracle SuperCluster as a complete, high-availability, multi-tenancy infrastructure, increasing performance, increasing profits, and providing higher services levels to customers.
With Oracle SuperCluster support for multi-tenancy through virtualization, and Oracle Exadata Storage engineered and performance optimized, ATOS significantly increased batch processing with more than 10x more IOPS with Oracle Exadata Storage X3-2.

The optimized Oracle SuperCluster engineered system includes Oracle Exadata, Oracle Solaris 11, ran batch jobs 1.5x faster as compared to the former IBM AIX platform, which was consolidated to Oracle SuperCluster.

With Oracle SuperCluster ECC DRAM providing more memory per processor,  it is ideal for in-memory workloads and large vertically scaled multi-tenancy databases and applications including SAP.

Business benefits are significant, with profit margins are projected to increase through a significant reduction of software license costs by 1.5x due to the higher performance and capacity of Oracle SuperCluster. Rapid provisioning increased ATOS service levels, and requires fewer resources to manage incident services.  

As a single Oracle Engineered System, Oracle SuperCluster is intrinsically high-availability, tested and integrated by Oracle, and was rapidly deployed.