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Next-Gen Oracle's Sun x86 Servers: Blazing Performance, Lower Costs, Reduced Risk

In April 2012, Oracle unveiled the latest Oracle's Sun x86 systems, which are based on the latest Intel chipset and deliver up to 67 percent better computational performance over the prior generation of CPUs.

In addition, the new server architecture supports increased memory, storage, and network bandwidth for enterprise performance and reliability—all without any changes to the physical footprint.

Widely considered the best platform for Oracle software, Sun x86 systems are ideal for midsize companies. "They drive down operational risk while maximizing return on investment, thanks to unrivaled performance and reliability for both applications and computational services," explains Subban Raghunathan, director of hardware development, Oracle.

When combined with Oracle Premier Support services, Sun x86 systems also offer key tools for cloud-enabled deployments, including an operating system, virtualization, infrastructure provisioning, and system management—all at no extra cost.

World Record Performance
Powered by the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, Sun x86 servers have set multiple world record benchmarks demonstrating superior performance on computational, application, and enterprise workloads.

“Extensive coengineering, testing, and validation have gone into creating an excellent balance between processor, memory, and I/O resources in the solution stack," says Doug Fisher, corporate vice president, Software and Services Group, Intel Corporation. "As a result, Sun x86 servers offer an unprecedented ability to move large volumes of data efficiently and handle multiple millions of transactions per second.”

Engineered for Reliability
Oracle software runs better on Sun x86 systems, because software and hardware have been designed, integrated, and tested together. Benefits include
  • A single administrative tool to help reduce operating expenses while increasing control and insight
  • Patches that work immediately across the stack
  • Only one vendor to call for support
  • The ability to operate in virtual environments out of the box, reducing deployment time
Oracle Database Appliance
Sun x86 systems also form an integral part of Oracle Database Appliance, a complete package of software, server, and storage to deliver Oracle Database 11g—all in a single system that is easy to deploy and manage.

Oracle Database Appliance offers unique flexibility for midsize companies, thanks to pay-as-you-grow software licensing. This allows organizations to quickly scale from two processor cores up to 24 processor cores—without incurring the costs and downtime usually associated with hardware upgrades.

Find out more about Oracle's Sun x86 systems.
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