Data Center Solutions for Enabling the Eco-Enterprise
The phenomenal growth of the scope and power of the data center has significantly increased its energy consumption. IT teams are monitoring server and storage utilization and must consider ways to raise utilization levels so that IT hardware does not sit idle while consuming power and driving up ventilation and cooling costs.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
The Oracle Grid computing architecture features many powerful techniques that improve energy efficiency and data center productivity. Some of the grid computing techniques that can contribute to energy efficiency include:
Server Virtualization and Consolidation using Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Application Server clusters and Oracle VM. Server consolidation saves energy, lowers system management overhead and enables a more cost effective "pay as you grow" strategy.
Storage Virtualization Consolidation using Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM) and Oracle Advanced Compression. Companies that use fewer disks will consume less power. More centrally managed storage means less administrative overhead.
Application Consolidation using a Global Single Instance implementation of enterprise applications not only results in energy and hardware savings, but also a better quality of service, more accurate and up-to-date information and reduced systems management overhead.
Workload Management using Oracle Enterprise Manager allows management of spare capacity in order to provide more processing power to development, test or production systems.