Oracle launches new Sun servers with elastic computing capabilities
By Digital News Asia June 25, 2014
- First and only x86 servers to offer ‘elastic computing’
- Also first servers on new Intel Xeon E7-8895 v2 processors
ORACLE Corporation has launched the Sun Server X4-4 and Sun Server X4-8, which it claimed are the first and only x86 systems which dynamically adapt to workload specific requirements to maximise system utilisation and improve efficiency.
With Oracle’s x86 elastic computing capabilities, achieved by engineering the server design with Oracle’s Solaris and Linux operating systems, businesses can configure these systems to dynamically optimise performance for a given workload, Oracle said in a statement.
“The Sun Server X4-4 and Sun Server x4-8 further Oracle’s goal of simplifying IT and significantly reducing operating expenses for our customers by delivering products that are best for Oracle Database In-Memory Option and business analytics,” said Oracle senior vice president for hardware development Ali Alasti (pic).
“Through close collaboration with Intel, we are the first to announce servers based on the new Intel Xeon E7-8895 v2 processors, and the first with unique capabilities that allow customers to dynamically address different workloads in real time,” he added.
The Sun Server X4-8 is ideal for running Oracle Database and, when combined with the Oracle Database In-Memory option, can speed up query processing, the company claimed.
In addition, the Sun Server X4-4 is well suited for applications requiring large memory footprint virtual machines, and is ideal for running real time analytics software.
The new servers optimise valuable data centre space and are able to manage extreme requirements for mission-critical workloads, Oracle claimed.
They also offer excellent performance for virtualisation and high density clustered computing in enterprise cloud environments, the company said.
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