Oracle Announces New Sun Fire x86 Clustered Systems

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Enhances Enterprise Systems for Highly Virtualized and Private Cloud Deployments

Redwood Shores, Calif. – February 15, 2011

News Facts

Bolstering its enterprise-class x86 blade and rackmount servers for highly virtualized and private cloud deployments, Oracle today announced enhanced Sun Fire x86 clustered systems ( .
Oracle’s Sun Fire x86 clustered systems posted five new world records(1), demonstrating enterprise leadership and superior performance for Java applications.
Over a three-year period, Oracle’s virtualized x86 systems with Oracle Linux ( and Oracle VM ( deliver up to 48 percent better TCO than HP with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and VMware.
Oracle’s Sun Fire x86 clustered systems have set more than 30 world records to date ( , highlighting Oracle’s industry-leading performance for decision-support and online transaction processing databases, business applications, and IT infrastructure running on operating systems including Oracle Solaris ( and Oracle Linux.
Only Oracle’s comprehensive portfolio of x86 systems is engineered with its business software and hardware to deliver complete application-to-disk solutions.
Oracle’s application-to-disk solutions can be managed and supported ( as a single system with Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g ( for simplified management.
For faster deployment, Oracle’s x86 systems ship pre-installed with Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, and provide a completely tested and supported virtualized environment for Oracle Software, including Oracle Database ( , Oracle Fusion Middleware ( and Oracle Applications ( .
Oracle’s Sun Fire x86 systems are part of Oracle's complete portfolio of cloud-ready software and hardware products, supporting Oracle's commitment to provide advanced cloud-computing infrastructure to help reduce the cost and complexity of running enterprise software.

Supporting Quote

“Oracle delivers differentiated enterprise-class solutions for the x86 server market with its integrated application-to-disk approach and unique end-to-end Oracle Premier Support capabilities,” said Ali Alasti, vice president of hardware engineering, Oracle. “With outstanding performance and operational efficiency, these new systems combine with Oracle software to provide a rock-solid foundation for enterprise consolidation and private cloud deployments.”

Supporting Resources

Oracle’s Sun Fire x86 Clustered Systems (
Oracle Benchmarks (
Oracle x86 Rack Servers: Optimized for Rapid Deployments and Operational Efficiency White Paper (
Data Center Efficiency with Oracle x86 Blade System Solutions (
Oracle’s Sun Fire X2270 M2 Architecture White Paper (
Oracle’s Sun Fire X4170 M2 and Sun Fire X4270 M2 Architecture White Paper (
Sun Blade Modular Systems White Paper (
Oracle Premier Support (
Oracle InfraRed blog ( , Twitter ( , LinkedIn ( , Facebook (!/pages/Oracle-Infrared/127356583986513?v=wall)

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