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NEWS

Oracle Releases Its Fastest Engineered System—Oracle SuperClusterT5-8

On June 27, Oracle extended its lead in hardware and software engineered together with the launch of the new Oracle SuperCluster T5-8, Oracle’s fastest engineered system.
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Oracle’s SPARC T5 Servers Win Head-to-Head Battle Against IBM

In a detailed analysis of the cost differences between server infrastructures from Oracle and IBM, the Edison Group determined that Oracle’s SPARC T5 series servers with Oracle Solaris 11 have a significant total cost of ownership advantage over IBM Power 750 hardware.
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Application-Engineered Storage: Coengineering Differentiates Oracle’s Products

Read an analyst white paper and learn why application-engineered storage is a great example of Oracle’s commitment to hardware and software engineered to work together—and how coengineering leads to unique features and performance available only to Oracle storage products.
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Five Reasons Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Beats NetApp

Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliance offers a simple way to manage and expand your storage environment and delivers higher performance, greater efficiency, lower TCO, and deeper integration with Oracle Database and Oracle Applications when compared with NetApp’s products.
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PRESS RELEASES

Oracle Introduces Its Fastest Engineered System—Oracle SuperCluster T5-8

Oracle SuperCluster delivers 10X better price performance than a comparable IBM solution with no single point of failure. The new solution also helps customers achieve lower total cost of ownership and higher availability for databases and applications.


New Oracle Database 12c Innovations Engineered with Oracle Storage Systems Deliver Next Level of Database-to-Storage Performance and Efficiency

Oracle Database customers benefit from advances in auto-provisioning and auto-tuning of Oracle storage systems.


Golf Channel Selects Oracle’s Pillar Axiom Storage System to Support Rapid Growth and New Reality Programming

Oracle’s SAN storage delivers substantial performance improvement over legacy environment, accessing more than 100,000 hours of programming.

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FEATURED VIDEOS

Oracle Solaris

Continuous Access to Innovation: Oracle Solaris

Oracle Premier Support provides Oracle Solaris customers with continuous innovation and enterprise-class service. Learn about the latest Oracle Solaris innovations, including the benefits to business-critical cloud deployments.


Oracle’s Continuous Investment in Oracle Applications Products

Oracle Applications Unlimited is Oracle's commitment to customer choice through continuous investment and innovation in current applications offerings in parallel with development and enhancement of Oracle Fusion Applications. Watch this video to learn more.

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VALUE CALCULATOR

Value Calculator: See How Oracle’s SPARC Servers Compare

Managing aging, multivendor infrastructures can be complex and expensive. Updating your infrastructure makes perfect sense—but you need to demonstrate the potential savings. Access Oracle’s value calculator to compare the costs of Oracle’s SPARC servers to competitive platforms and take the first step to building your business case for modernization.

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WEBCASTS

Live Online Forum: Oracle Solaris and Oracle’s Systems—The Best Platform for Oracle Software

Join Oracle for this special event as we take an in-depth look at how Oracle Solaris is coengineered with Oracle’s systems and software to deliver the best possible user experience.
Wednesday, August 7
9:00–11:00 a.m. PT/12–2:00 p.m. ET


Virtualization and Cloud Made Simple and Easy with Oracle’s Latest Engineered System

Join Oracle Senior Vice President, Linux and Virtualization Wim Coekaerts as Oracle unveils the latest engineered system. This system can dramatically enhance data center operations, reduce business risk, lower costs, support a mix of operating systems and applications, and best of all, you can install and deploy your virtual infrastructure in just hours.
Tuesday, August 13
10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET


Storage and Applications Engineered Together: Oracle Has It, NetApp Doesn’t

Analyst Marc Staimer of Dragon Slayer Consulting joins Oracle storage executives for a discussion of how application-engineered storage (such as Oracle’s Sun ZFS storage) is essential in today’s demanding data centers—and why general-purpose storage (such as NetApp filers) has a hard time keeping up.


Announcing Oracle SuperCluster T5-8: Our Fastest Engineered System

Are you facing increasing costs and delays caused by your complex data center architecture? Is your business agility impeded by data center complexity? Are your users asking for faster and more flexible deployments, better performance, and higher availability? Learn how Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 accelerates consolidation and private cloud deployments with dramatic performance improvements for a lower TCO.


Launch Webcast: New SPARC Servers with the World’s Fastest Microprocessor

Oracle's Larry Ellison and John Fowler unveil the new standard for extreme performance. Find out how you can transform your enterprise computing to ignite innovation and drive results. Learn how record-breaking processing power, enhanced reliability and security, and improved, no-cost virtualization can meet all your business demands.


How to Manage Your Data Center with Oracle Virtual Networking Products

Improve infrastructure performance, significantly reduce costs and complexity, and simplify storage and server connectivity with Oracle Virtual Networking products. Oracle Fabric Interconnect simplifies data center management by connecting any server to any network and storage. Within a single data center fabric Oracle Virtual Networking products support the widest range of hardware, operating systems, and hypervisors, including the latest Oracle SPARC systems and Oracle Solaris, allowing you to have a single point of control for all your fabric systems. Get up to 100 times faster server management, 70 percent fewer cables and cards, and 50 percent less capital cost.

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E-BOOKS

Database Storage for Dummies, Oracle Edition

This smart resource provides insight on how to optimize database storage for maximum performance and efficiency, which database storage solutions are best for your data center, and how fully integrated software and hardware solutions maximize value and reduce total cost of ownership.


Customer Reference E-Book: Innovation for Private Clouds and Virtualization

Looking for the best storage for private clouds or virtualized environments? This e-book details dozens of customer success stories about deploying Oracle storage in virtualized and private cloud environments.


Customer Reference E-Book: The Best Storage for Oracle Database

Rapid data growth can have organizations facing increased costs, greater systems management complexity, and dramatically reduced storage efficiency. Read how dozens of Oracle Database customers are overcoming those challenges with Oracle Storage.


Oracle Servers—Download the Latest E-Books

Oracle's servers are engineered to deliver record-breaking performance, simplified management, high availability, and cost-saving efficiencies. Recent announcements have further extended the capabilities of these industry-leading systems. Find out more in these short e-books, which also include links to additional resources.

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DEMOS

Consolidate Your Data Center Infrastructure with Oracle Virtual Networking

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MARKETPLACE INTELLIGENCE

Wikibon TCO Study: Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Reads for Show, Writes for Dough

Industry analyst Wikibon recently conducted a comprehensive economic value analysis of Sun ZFS Storage Appliance compared to conventional midrange storage systems, such as NetApp and EMC. Get the results.


Storage Strategies NOW: Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Provides Superior Unified Storage Platform

This “Analyst Storage Strategies NOW” research brief takes a look at how Sun ZFS Storage Appliance performs better with Oracle software and Oracle SPARC servers—and at a lower cost than NetApp, EMC Isilon, and VNX.


Dragon Slayer Consulting: The End of the General Purpose Storage Era

Evolutionary adaptations are necessary for long-term survival, even in the world of data storage. Read one analyst’s perspective on why the era of general purpose storage is coming to an end, and the era of application-engineered storage will soon dominate.


Evaluator Group Paper: Backing Up the Big Data Stack

Are you an Oracle Exadata or Oracle SuperCluster customer looking for the best backup solution? Learn how Sun ZFS Backup Appliance can help increase IT productivity and deliver a more efficient data protection environment to support an escalating influx of data.


Making the Move to the Cloud?

Read the InfoWorld Custom Solutions Group paper, "Making the Move to the Cloud." Learn about Oracle Optimized Solution for Enterprise Database Cloud, which offers a fully tested, tuned, and documented architecture to help you deploy a database cloud. If you’re thinking about making the move to the cloud, this InfoWorld brief is a must-read to simplify and accelerate your move.


InfoWorld Technical White Paper: Reduce System Integration Risks and Speed IT Deployments

Learn how Oracle Optimized Solutions can help you facilitate the deployment of an enterprise software infrastructure, reduce integration risks and operating costs, and increase user productivity, as well as accelerate business agility to quickly respond to changes inside and outside your business.


Avoiding Security Risks with Regular Patching and Support

Customers that delay patching or necessary upgrades because of short-term issues risk long-term damage to their company’s security and credibility. Read the latest report from Ovum, outlining the value of regular patching and support.


TechTarget FAQ for IT Leaders: Oracle Platinum Services

Read the latest brief from TechTarget, which highlights why Oracle’s support model for full-stack integrated systems offers a compelling proposition for IT. The brief highlights Oracle Platinum Services, which include sophisticated services as part of its standard support for Oracle’s engineered systems—at no additional cost—without increasing IT complexity or placing additional burden on IT resources and budgets.

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FEATURED READING

Oracle Optimized Data Center Reference Architecture White Paper

Built on best practices and the experiences of others, reference architectures accelerate the implementation of a solution by avoiding the lengthy process of creating an architecture from scratch for each project—or worse yet, embarking on a project without an architecture. This paper is filled with critical, need-to-know information for IT and business architects and enterprise managers. It outlines in architectural terms how reduced risk, reduced cost, and increased agility can be achieved through consistent integration and reduced complexity.


Oracle Virtual Networking: Guidelines for Deployment in a Virtualized Environment

These recommendations from Principal Sales Consultant Brian K. Matheson focus on bringing the most simplicity, agility, and performance to your virtualized environment.


Check Out the New OracleVoice Blog on Forbes.com.

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CUSTOMER BUZZ

National Guard Health Affairs Integrates Hardware and Software Infrastructure to Improve High Availability and Speed of Critical Applications

To meet its requirement for greater capacity and efficiency to serve a rapidly growing employee base, National Guard Health Affairs (NGHA) deployed Oracle technology, including Oracle’s SPARC Enterprise M9000 servers, Oracle’s SPARC Enterprise M5000 servers, Oracle’s SPARC T4-2 servers, and Oracle WebLogic Server. The organization also upgraded its Oracle E-Business Suite 12 applications. This freed up 25 percent of system administration time and cut server power and cooling overheads to approximately 35 percent of previous costs by consolidating 20 standalone servers into just 8 servers.


Safaricom Halves Cost of Data Storage, Delivers Differentiated Telecommunications Services with an Enhanced Customer Experience

To improve data management, provide differentiated services, and enhance the customer experience, Safaricom implemented Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s Siebel Customer Relationship Management, and Oracle Business Intelligence Suite. This provided the company with a real-time, comprehensive view of customers, reduced the demands placed on data management staff, and cut storage costs in half. Oracle’s network-attached storage solution and Oracle’s StorageTek SL3000 modular library system provides underlying disk and tape protection.

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RESOURCE CENTERS

Oracle SuperCluster T5-8: Our Fastest Engineered System

Learn how Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 combines best-in-class technologies from across Oracle’s integrated stack in a single engineered system—delivering dramatic performance and efficiency improvements while reducing costs and risk.


Oracle’s New SPARC Servers: Transform Your Data Center

Oracle's SPARC T5 and T4 servers take record-breaking performance and industry-leading reliability to an entirely new level, meeting and exceeding all your business demands. Explore the resource kit, including the Oracle SPARC T-Series Servers e-book and a special IDC report, to discover how you can transform your data center with Oracle's new SPARC servers.


Performance, Availability, and Scalability: Introducing the SPARC M5-32 Server

Discover how the SPARC M5-32 server can help you accelerate deployment, reduce TCO, and meet rapidly changing business requirements for years to come.

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BIG DATA INFOGRAPHIC

Infographic: Analytics and Big Data

Did you know? By using Oracle Business Analytics and big data, UN officials will deliver energy to 1.3 billion people. Check out this brand new infographic and find out more about how analytics and big data are changing the world.

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EVENTS

Oracle OpenWorld 2013

September 22–26 │San Francisco, California
Don't miss these insightful general sessions and a hands-on lab for Oracle Virtual Networking.


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