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Get Started with New SPARC T4 Systems: Lower Pricing, New Four Core Netra Model

Since their launch in late 2011, Oracle’s SPARC T4 servers running Oracle Solaris have become one of the fastest-selling server products in Oracle history, providing a highly scalable, secure, and integrated platform for deploying enterprise and mission-critical applications. Now, thanks to recent cost reductions for memory components, Oracle and its partners are offering lower pricing for SPARC T4 servers—making them half the cost of some competing systems.

These servers provide up to 5 times improvement in single thread performance over the previous generation while maintaining the high-throughput performance for which the SPARC T-Series is known. In addition to lower acquisition costs, customers also benefit from Oracle’s inclusion of the operating system, system management tools, and processor activation at no extra cost, as well as built-in, comprehensive virtualization made possible by Oracle VM Server for SPARC.

New Low-Cost Model

Along with the lower pricing on the entire line of SPARC T-4 servers, Oracle recently introduced the lowest-cost SPARC T4 processor-based system available, the new four core Netra SPARC T4-1 server. While offering the same rugged design that allowed Oracle’s Netra systems to successfully operate without interruption during recent large Japanese earthquakes, these adaptable servers are also well-suited for many business environments. They offer all the powerful, built-in features of eight core systems, including Oracle Solaris 11, on-chip cryptographic acceleration, Oracle VM for SPARC, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, at an attractive entry-level price.

Because of the lower core count, customers can also expect significantly lower licensing costs for software licensed on a per core basis. Four core Netra SPARC T4-1 servers include hot-pluggable disk drives and redundant hot-swappable AC and DC power supplies, and are especially well-suited for Sun customers seeking to refresh existing four core UltraSPARC T2–based servers.

See the special offers available and get more information about how Oracle’s four core Netra SPARC T4-1 servers provide an ideal low-cost platform that delivers a new level of performance and operating efficiency.
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