Oracle launches new SPARC servers

  • Businesses need computing power to exploit big data and turn social streams into market intelligence: Oracle
  • New SPARC T5 midrange servers are based on SPARC T5, ‘the world’s fastest microprocessor’

Oracle launches new SPARC serversORACLE Corporation has launched a set of midrange and high-end systems, the SPARC T5 and M5 servers, running the Solaris operating system.
There is a massive explosion of data and increased requirements to deliver application services to users at a faster pace, but businesses are facing a shortage of staff to maintain and operate physical servers in silos, the company said in a statement.

“Organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to respond to application service requests in a timely manner with systems that require periodic downtime or frequent maintenance,” said John Foster (pic), senior director of Enterprise Systems for Oracle in Asia Pacific.
“In addition, underused and aging systems are a burden to maintain and become more expensive to operate over time due to increases in services costs and incompatibility with software,” he added.
Businesses today need computing power to exploit big data and turn social streams into market intelligence. Traditional systems simply don’t have the horsepower to handle those demanding tasks, Oracle claimed.
“Many companies are looking to solve these problems by deploying integrated systems, which will help them to achieve new levels of operating efficiency, improved cost of operation, and higher levels of uptime combined with faster time-to application service delivery,” said Foster.
“The new SPARC T5 and M5 systems leapfrog the competition with up to 10x the performance of the previous generation, offering an unbeatable value for midrange and high-end enterprise computing,” he added.
The SPARC T5 and M5 servers join its entry-level SPARC T4 servers to complete Oracle’s new SPARC family, spanning entry-level, midrange and high-end systems.

Oracle said its new SPARC T5 midrange servers are based on the SPARC T5, the world’s fastest microprocessor.
 The new servers expand Oracle’s SPARC portfolio and enable near linear scalability from 1 to 32 sockets, with one common core, one operating system, and one common set of systems management and virtualization tools, making them ideal platforms for building clouds, the company claimed.
The servers also easily address multiple application requirements and quickly meet demanding service level agreements, Oracle said.

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