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New Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance Supports Virtually Any Application and Workload

In August 2013, Oracle released the new Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, an engineered system that enables enterprises to rapidly deploy and easily manage virtual resources in production data centers and development environments. This wire-once and fully assembled system integrates compute, network, and storage resources in a software-defined fabric to enable IT managers to implement in hours—rather than the days or weeks required for traditional systems—a converged infrastructure for a broad mix of applications and guest operating systems such as Linux, Oracle Solaris, or Microsoft Windows.

Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance incorporates the following components, preintegrated and assembled from the factory: Oracle’s Sun x86 servers, Oracle Fabric Interconnect, and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance. This engineered system includes Oracle SDN (Software Defined Networking) for software-defined network configurations, Oracle VM for server virtualization, and controller software for managing and monitoring the system.

“Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance hides the complexity of deploying and managing a converged infrastructure by taking care of network, I/O, and storage configuration,” says Charlie Boyle, senior director of product marketing for Oracle's data center division. “The only thing IT managers need to do is deploy virtual machines. And similar advantages continue after implementation—Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance is easy to manage over the long term.”

In addition to rapid infrastructure provisioning, Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance also accelerates the time needed to launch complete application stacks. Oracle VM Templates and Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder offer preconfigured applications, middleware, and databases packaged as ready-to-run virtual machines that IT managers can dynamically configure at deployment time.

Business Benefits
Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance gives enterprises a wide range of business benefits, including

  • The ability to respond quickly to market needs by provisioning applications faster in a virtualized environment
  • A flexible infrastructure that enables dynamic provisioning of virtual machine resources once they’re up and running
  • Support for a mix of applications and guest operating systems within the same infrastructure
  • Easy expansion of compute nodes by offering customers the choice to add one or more compute nodes at a time
  • The flexibility to license Oracle software on a vCPU basis
  • A single point of contact for support, as Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance is the first converged infrastructure system from a single vendor

Dig Deeper
Watch the launch webcast for more details about the new Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance.

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