By providing pre-installed and pre-configured software images, Oracle VM Templates provide an innovative approach to deploying a fully configured software stack and enable virtual and cloud environments to be provisioned quickly, easily, consistently, and with simplified management.
The new Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Real Application Clusters provide a fast and easy way to deploy a database cluster on Oracle VM for development, test and production environments. Clusters of any number of nodes can be built, and the entire installation is automated, requesting minimal information from the user when guests are booted.
The new Oracle VM Templates are available in 32-bit or 64-bit system formats.
Unique Combination of Virtualization and Clustering Speeds Time to Market and Enables Higher Availability
Use of Oracle VM Templates greatly simplifies installation and configuration, helping reduce initial and ongoing maintenance costs and allowing organizations to achieve faster time to market and lower cost of operations.
By deploying Oracle Real Application Clusters in Oracle VM environments with the new templates, customers can benefit from improved database availability.
The combination of Oracle VM and Oracle Real Application Clusters enables continuous availability in the face of hardware and software failures, much higher availability than would traditionally be obtained through hypervisor-only solutions from vendors like VMware, which can only move and restart failed virtual machines.
"Only Oracle offers the unique combination of clustering and virtualization,” said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. “Using an Oracle VM infrastructure combined with the performance, scalability and resiliency of Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle VM Templates, we help customers significantly reduce deployment and operational costs while enabling a highly available infrastructure.”
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