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NEWS
High-Performance Oracle’s Netra SPARC T4 Servers Designed for the Communications Industry
Oracle introduced a new generation of carrier-grade servers for the communications industry that provide market-leading performance and high availability to power 3G and 4G networks, new mobile devices, and expanded service offerings. With the addition of these new products, Oracle’s Netra portfolio continues to be the broadest portfolio of SPARC and X86 rack server and bladed carrier-grade systems being deployed globally in carrier networks.
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Oracle Solaris 11: The First Cloud Operating System
Heralded as the IT industry’s first cloud operating system, Oracle Solaris 11 is the latest version of the most widely adopted UNIX server platform. Designed to handle both traditional data center workloads and the unique requirements of cloud-based environments, Oracle Solaris 11 enables IT organizations to run the most-demanding, mission-critical enterprise applications in private, hybrid, or public cloud deployments.
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Get Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center: Complete Systems Control at No Additional Cost
Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, the centralized management console for comprehensive systems management, is now available at no additional cost for enterprises that implement the Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 platform with system support services.
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OPTIMIZED SOLUTIONS UPDATE
New Oracle Optimized Solutions
Oracle Optimized Solutions integrate Oracle's Sun servers, storage, and networking components, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, and Oracle Applications. They can be deployed as complete enterprise infrastructure solutions, or as individual components in an existing environment. Learn more about the latest new and updated Oracle Optimized Solutions.
TechCast Interview: Oracle Optimized Solutions
Marshall Choy, director, Oracle Optimized Solutions, explains why Oracle's optimized applications-to-disk configurations free system administrators from mundane and trivial tasks.

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FEATURED VIDEO
Oracle Customers Differentiate with Oracle Solaris
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ON DEMAND WEBCASTS
Consolidate Without Compromise Using Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4
Data center consolidation offers huge operational and economic benefits but conventional approaches can be risky and expensive. This Webcast explores how Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 uses advanced engineering that unifies hardware and software to create a fast and cost-effective consolidation solution.
Oracle Solaris 11: The First Cloud Operating System
Watch as Oracle executives Mark Hurd and John Fowler announce the launch of Oracle Solaris 11, which brings proven enterprise capabilities to private, public, and hybrid clouds. Oracle Solaris 11 is the industry's best UNIX operating system, offering unique features including advanced file system technologies, advanced security, and built-in virtualization in every dimension.

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FEATURED READING
Introducing the Next Generation of SPARC Servers: Fast, Scalable, Secure, Integrated, and Optimized
Discover the benefits of Oracle's new SPARC T4 servers and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster. Learn how they deliver world-record performance for a wide range of enterprise applications, and offer enhanced reliability and security, improved virtualization tools, and reduced costs. Access the new interactive SPARC T4 servers e-book to learn more.

Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 eBook
Download a new e-book to learn how the new Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 combines the very best of Oracle’s high-performance technologies in a single machine—giving you an engineered system that is designed, tested, and optimized to handle the most-complex multitier workloads with unparalleled ease.

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PODCASTS
Oracle’s SPARC T4 Processor Design and Benefits
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WHITE PAPERS
Oracle Solaris and Oracle’s SPARC T4 Servers—Engineered Together for Enterprise Cloud Deployments
IDC: Oracle Solaris 11, Aimed at Cloud Deployments, Enhances Network Virtualization
Oracle's Netra SPARC T4-1 and T4-2 Server Architecture
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PRESS RELEASES
Oracle Introduces Netra SPARC T4 Servers for Next-Generation Communications Networks
Oracle Releases Oracle Solaris 11, the First Cloud Operating System
Oracle Delivers Best Four-Processor Result on TPC-H Benchmark at Three TB Scale Factor
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CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT
National Instruments Relies on SPARC to Reduce Costs
ACCA Plans for the Future with Oracle Optimized Solutions (Including Solaris and SPARC M5000 Servers)
Igloo Consolidates on Oracle’s SPARC Server Platform, on Track to Earn 169 Percent ROI over Three Years
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LEARN MORE
Oracle Server Finder
Choose the system that’s right for your organization.
Refresh Your SPARC Servers and Transform Your Data Center Performance
Access the resource kit to learn how the new generation of SPARC servers from Oracle can help you deliver improved performance, unmatched scalability, and significant cost savings.
An Instant Power Injection for Your Data Center
Get the new resource kit to learn how you can transform the capabilities of your data center without buying new servers. Inserting new SPARC64 VII+ processors and more memory in your SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers will boost performance, reduce IT costs, and protect your existing investment.
Deciding to Upgrade Your Servers? Choose Wisely. Choose Oracle.
Oracle's world-class servers are part of a full hardware and software stack solution, optimized and integrated for maximum reliability, efficiency, and performance. Unlike IBM offerings, Oracle’s SPARC servers deliver built-in, no-cost virtualization; low licensing costs for Oracle per-core priced software, and the unique Oracle Solaris and Oracle’s SPARC binary compatibility guarantee.
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STAY CONNECTED
Oracle Hardware Goes Social
Introducing Oracle’s new social media hub, an exciting new online meeting place for the global hardware community. The hub now features a pioneering Q&A application where you can engage with Oracle experts. Like us on Facebook and join the conversation.

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SPECIAL OFFER
Visit the Oracle Store to purchase software licenses, media packs, and support, as well as hardware system components and spare parts. Save 15 percent* when you use promotion code SPARC Savings at checkout on purchases made online by February 29, 2012.

*Promotion code can be used only for Oracle Store purchases. Products not eligible for promotion include software media packs and Oracle Solaris premier subscriptions for non-Oracle hardware. Terms and conditions apply.
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EVENTS
Oracle Hardware Systems: The Extreme Performance Tour
Various dates and cities worldwide.
This unique event program features thought leadership keynote speeches from regional Oracle executives, analysts, and customers. Learn about the future of enterprise hardware and how every Oracle system is engineered to deliver extreme, industry-leading performance—driving reduced complexity, higher productivity, and igniting faster innovation.

Data Center Transformation: Engineered for Innovation
Various dates and cities throughout North America.
Discover how to deploy a data center that is engineered for innovation—delivering dramatically greater performance and reliability, simplifying management, and significantly reducing costs and time-to-deploy.

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