Oracle Announces Availability of Exalogic Elastic Cloud X4-2

December 17, 2013

Dec. 17 — Oracle today announced Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X4-2, which combines more powerful hardware and sophisticated software to deliver extreme processing, very large memory capacity and a comprehensive range of application deployment architectures that can be deployed on a single, optimized engineered system.

The Oracle Exalogic engineered system is hardware and software engineered together to provide extreme performance, reliability and scalability for Oracle, Java and other business applications, while delivering low TCO, low risk, high user productivity and one-stop support. Customers in 52 countries across 21 industries have already adopted Oracle Exalogic.

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X4-2 reduces the cost and complexity of deploying and consolidating enterprise applications through its greater computing density and wider range of deployment options compared to the previous release. It delivers:

  • 50% more computing power per server node with Oracle’s Sun Server X4 servers with the 12 core Intel Xeon Processor E5-2697 v2
  • Extreme computing density with up to 720 processor cores, 7.5 TB of memory and 24 TB of Flash memory in a single rack
  • 33% more storage capacity with Oracle ZS3 Series Storage, co-engineered with Oracle engineered systems to provide the high IO throughput required by the extreme performance of Oracle Exalogic X4-2
  • The ability to consolidate diverse deployment architectures on a single rack, including bare metal, template-driven virtualization and infrastructure as a service

Customers can deploy virtualized mission-critical business applications, with near native performance on Oracle Exalogic with Oracle VM Server and Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder.

Oracle Exalogic Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Applications simplify and accelerate application consolidation by reducing deployment time to minutes, instead of days and weeks. These templates are pre-built, configured, tested and ready-to-deploy from the point of download and are designed to encapsulate best practices for Oracle Applications deployed on Oracle Exalogic.

Oracle Exalogic X4-2 is also certified for Oracle In-Memory Applications, Oracle’s unique in-memory optimizations that enable real-time, ad-hoc analytics of live transactional data. The increased memory capacity of Oracle Exalogic X4-2 makes it ideal for Oracle In-Memory Applications, which can run 10-20x faster and help to accelerate critical business processes.

Oracle Exalogic delivers 26x better Web application server performance for Oracle WebLogic Server as compared to an open source Java EE implementation running on a COTS platform. It also delivers a 5x increase in Oracle Coherence throughput with a 7x decrease in latency as compared to a 10 Gbit/sec Ethernet-based platform, 17x faster Oracle BPEL transactions per second as compared to a COTS platform, and an 8x improvement in Oracle Tuxedo throughput with a 4x decrease in latency as compared to equivalent hardware that does not have Oracle Exalogic optimizations.

Oracle Exalogic X4-2 is available with a choice of Oracle Linux or Oracle Solaris operating system software.

At Oracle OpenWorld 2013, Oracle announced the roadmap for integrating Nimbula Director with Oracle Exalogic. OpenStack compatible APIs will allow customers to manage elastic compute and storage, as well as seamlessly move workloads from Oracle Exalogic to the Oracle Public Cloud and back. See related press release: Oracle Announces Roadmap for Nimbula Director and OpenStack API Integration with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud.

“Enterprises have been looking for an integrated solution that provides the highest levels of application performance, rapid installation and flexible deployment. Only Oracle Exalogic delivers superior performance with single-vendor support for Java and Oracle Applications,” said Thomas Kurian, executive vice president, Oracle. “The latest release of Oracle Exalogic provides IT organizations with a sensible path for virtualization of their production workloads that can dramatically simplify their infrastructure and reduce their costs.”

“Intel and Oracle continue to deliver innovative solutions to address our customers’ business requirements,” said Tom Garrison, general manager of Intel’s Data Center Engineering Group. “Our Intel Xeon Processor E5 v2 Product Family has set a new standard for high-end computing applications with performance enhancements, new security features and increased energy efficiency. With Oracle Exalogic x4-2, powered by the Intel Xeon Processor E5 v2 Product Family, customers will be able to run more virtual machines and consolidate more applications in both conventional and private cloud scenarios.”

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle, visit www.oracle.com.

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Source: Oracle

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