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Cost-Effective Data Growth with Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack

The amount of data stored worldwide is staggering—IDC’s 2011 Digital Universe Study reports data created and replicated is expected to top 1.8 zettabytes this year. This explosive data growth means companies are faced with managing massive amounts of data and searching for cost effective storage solutions.

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack creates a new, economical way to add extreme performance storage servers to an Oracle Exadata Database Machine.

“As the amount of both structured and unstructured data continues to grow exponentially, managing and accessing that data quickly becomes a real challenge,” says Kimberly Billings, director of Product Marketing at Oracle. “Customers with large, mission-critical databases need a scalable, cost effective way to store massive amounts of data, but they also need extreme performance for accessing that data.”

Cost Effective, Extreme Performance Storage Capacity
Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack is designed for customers that need to increase their storage to accommodate growing volumes of backup, archival, and unstructured data, which is less frequently accessed. It’s a high-capacity, high-bandwidth, scale-out storage solution that enables customers to grow the storage capacity and bandwidth of any X2-2 and X2-8 Oracle Exadata Database Machine.

Up to eight Oracle Exadata Database Machine racks and Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Racks can be easily connected to achieve a single storage grid with a raw disk capacity of more than 3 Petabytes. Using Oracle Exadata’s Hybrid Columnar Compression feature, more than 10 Petabytes of user data can be stored. Customers can choose from full rack, half rack, and quarter rack configurations.

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack allows customers to easily and cost effectively expand their storage capacity as their Big Data requirements grow. “It gives companies more flexibility—they can add storage for roughly US$7,000 per TB as they need it,” says Billings, “yet still achieve the performance, reliability, and data security required for their mission-critical database systems.”

Learn more about Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack.
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