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Painting a Picture of Cloud Agility with SuperCluster

Linda Tsan
Senior Manager

According to RightScale's 2017 State of the Cloud report, cloud adoption continues to rise with private cloud proving to be a popular and flexible option for enterprises. Its no surprise then that Nippon Paint, a 136 year old paint company, decided to modernize its core lines of business with a secure and scalable private cloud infrastructure.

Nippon Paint, founded in 1881 and arguably Japan's oldest paint and paint equipment manufacturer, recognized this and began to completely redesign the IT infrastructure of their core business systems into a group-wide private cloud environment on Oracle SuperCluster M7. Their sales, logistics, production management, personnel, and accounting departments had all been operating on multiple different servers and storage systems. This type of segmented infrastructure sprawl resulted in high costs related to operating a data center with large-scale storage. SuperCluster's massive consolidation ratio significantly reduced Nippon Paint's data center footprint. By abolishing large-scale storage and opting instead to run a flexible and fully scalable virtualization environment on a single stack of integrated Oracle technology that is easier to manage, patch, and secure, Nippon Paint was able to save money on power, cooling, licensing, and general system maintenance.

But cost savings weren't the only driving factor for Nippon Paint. SuperCluster offered this 136 year old company the cloud agility it needed to transform multiple lines of businesses. Because SuperCluster's high database processing performance is powered by Oracle Exadata Storage Server built in, Nippon Paint was able to dramatically improve throughput and processing speed of its mission-critical workloads for different lines of businesses, increasing productivity and overall operational efficiency.

In addition, Nippon Paint implemented Oracle's Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (ZDLRA) to provide real-time data protection it this new private cloud infrastructure. In the past, Nippon Paint backed up with the storage function once a day, but they are now able to acquire the database update log any time with real time backup, data loss risk minimization, and high speed recovery in case of emergency.

Cloud adoption doesn't have to be impossible. Oracle EVP Dave Donatelli unveiled 5 distinct approaches Oracle is undertaking to help enterprises like Nippon Paint find a journey to the cloud that is most appropriate for them.  

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