Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Overview

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is a datacenter building block that integrates compute, networking and storage hardware with virtualization, operating system and management software. It provides breakthrough performance, reliability, availability, scalability and investment protection for the widest possible range of business application workloads, from middleware and custom applications to packaged applications from Oracle and hundreds of 3rd party vendors, in both conventional and cloud deployments. As an Oracle Engineered System, Oracle Exalogic delivers faster deployment, higher user productivity, lower TCO, reduced risk and one-stop support.

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software Features

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud software includes:

  • Oracle Exabus: A communication fabric connecting compute, storage and networking components of Exalogic. It is comprised of firmware, device drivers and application APIs built upon Oracle InfiniBand technology. Through special integration with Oracle Cloud Application Foundation middleware, Exabus provides ultra-low latency Remote Direct Memory Access.
  • Oracle VM Server for Exalogic: Optimized Type I hypervisor that Exalogic uses to host virtual servers running an optimized version of Oracle Linux, with the highest performance and lowest overhead of any virtualization technology.
  • Oracle Traffic Director: An integrated application delivery controller capable of everything from standard load-balancing to complex traffic shaping, traffic metering and security enforcement. It features native Oracle Exabus integration for maximum performance, manageability and security.
  • Exalogic Control: Allows administrators to manage and monitor system hardware, perform firmware and software upgrades, create user accounts, manage virtual resources and monitor resource utilization. It runs directly on Exalogic and provides comprehensive cloud management capabilities.
  • Operating Systems: Oracle Exalogic includes extensions to Oracle Linux and Oracle Solaris for enhanced application performance and manageability while maintaining compatibility with existing applications. All software certified for the appropriate Linux or Solaris versions is fully supported for Exalogic.
  • Storage Management Software: Oracle Exalogic includes a complete storage management system that supports snapshots, volume cloning and remote replication for backup and disaster recovery.

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X5-2 Features

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X5-2 hardware includes: 

  • Converged Fabric: The foundation of Oracle Exalogic is its ultra-high- performance, converged I/O backplane. Exalogic contains multiple QDR InfiniBand switches that connect the components inside the system and serve as gateways to the data center's Ethernet network. The Exalogic fabric offers extremely low latency, 40 Gb/s throughput, full redundancy, integrated end- point security and massive scalability up to thousands of virtual servers.
  • Compute Nodes: Exalogic compute nodes are self-contained servers containing Intel Xeon E5 CPUs, high-speed DIMM memory, redundant InfiniBand Host Channel Adapters and redundant solid state disks. Each node runs a single instance of Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris or Oracle VM Server hypervisor. Nodes may be added or removed without any downtime.
  • Integrated Storage: Exalogic features a fully integrated, enterprise-grade Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, used as the primary shared storage for the system. It is designed to be fully redundant for maximum fault tolerance and serviceability and has high performance DIMM and flash memory for optimal read/write performance under the most demanding file storage workloads.