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Oracle Private Cloud Appliance X8-2

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is a highly scalable integrated system that makes it easy for customers to deploy and manage diverse workloads. Full-stack performance optimizations allow customers to optimize the performance of containerized, cloud-native applications and enterprise applications running on multiple operating systems. Private Cloud Appliance’s trusted partition licensing reduces Oracle Database and applications software costs by up to 85%, as described in ESG’s analysis (PDF).

Private Cloud Appliance features

Key differentiators

Pre-built for faster deployment

Integrated infrastructure, virtualization, and management accelerates deployment times so customers' databases are up and running within hours instead of days or weeks (PDF).

Integration simplifies management

Built-in full-stack management and patching speeds application deployment while reducing workload and OpEx for customer IT departments.

Container support improves application portability across clouds

Integrated Kubernetes and Docker support makes it easier for IT departments to implement scalable, cloud native workloads in on-premises private clouds, making the applications portable to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Trusted partitions reduce software costs

Trusted partitions enable companies to license software on small portions of the Private Cloud Appliance. Reducing the number of software licenses needed lowers the cost for companies to run Oracle Database and applications by up to 85% compared to other solutions, as highlighted in the ICA AB customer story.

Integrated software reduces costs

The Oracle Linux and Oracle Solaris operating systems, the Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment, as well as Oracle VM virtualization software are included along with the support contract to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO).

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Deployment automation

VM templates accelerate application availability

Pre-built Oracle VM templates enable customers to deploy applications, middleware, and databases faster than with do-it-yourself (DIY) solutions.

Automatic configuration speeds network set up

High-performance, low-latency software-defined networking (SDN) automates compute and storage network configuration so customers can be running workloads on optimized infrastructure in days instead of weeks (PDF).

Container automation simplifies application deployment

The fully integrated Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment enables enterprises to easily automate the deployment, scaling, and management of application containers with Kubernetes.

Integrated management simplifies IT tasks

Oracle Enterprise Manager and Ansible playbooks simplify IT manager tasks by automating infrastructure provisioning. Administrators manage Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and attached ZFS Storage Appliance systems from a single dashboard.

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Lower costs

Complete solution reduces integration costs

A pre-built, integrated solution with hardware, software, and management provides customers with agile, intelligent infrastructure at a lower price than DIY alternatives (PDF).

Inclusive pricing eliminates hidden costs

Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment, Oracle VM virtualization and Oracle operating system software are included at no added cost.

Trusted partitions reduce software costs

Flexible software licensing with Oracle trusted partitions lowers the software licensing costs by up to 85% as highlighted in the ICA AB customer story

Simple scaling aligns capacity to demand

Compute nodes can be added or removed from Oracle Private Cloud Appliance configurations without downtime to maximize application uptime and minimize TCO.

Single-vendor solution lowers support costs

Oracle support with bundled, full-stack patching simplifies the troubleshooting and patching of customer application infrastructure while reducing IT operations, compared to multi-vendor, DIY solutions (PDF).

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Performance and Scale

High-performance servers run applications quickly

Each compute node uses the latest Intel® Xeon® processors with 64 CPU cores and up to 2TB of memory to run customer workloads at top speed.

Optimizations accelerate applications

Full-stack performance optimizations accelerate crucial customer workloads by up to 40% compared to traditional DIY architectures as described in CSP Brazil’s video.

Built-in storage speeds diverse workloads

A high-performance Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance is tightly integrated into every Private Cloud Appliance so IO intensive customer workloads like OLTP, data warehousing, and heavily virtualized environments run as fast as possible.

Simple scaling eases growth

Independent scaling of compute resources from 96 to 1,200 CPU cores and storage from 100TB to more than 3PB of usable capacity enables customers to economically meet evolving workload requirements.

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Integrated management

Converged networking eliminates complexity

Built-in software defined networking operates multiple internal networks over a single physical one, reducing the complexity of customer IT deployments and cutting workloads for network management teams.

Full-stack solution centralizes management

Oracle Enterprise Manager simplifies customer IT team workloads by enabling full-stack solution management, including Kubernetes container deployments, from a single console.

Real-time insights speed troubleshooting

Advanced management and analytics enable enterprises to quickly understand why individual workloads create performance-limiting congestion.

Multitenancy increases security

Infrastructure isolation and granular storage encryption enables companies to support multiple external clients or internal organizations with a single system.

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Cloud ready

Cloud native support simplifies development

The Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment enables developers to quickly create and easily scale containerized applications using Kubernetes.

Kubernetes increases workload portability

The Kubernetes Engine dashboard automates container creation for clusters, services, and logs so customer applications can easily move between on-premises and cloud environments.

Full-stack management reduces IT workloads

Full integration, management automation, and single bundle patching reduce the need for IT teams to maintain costly staffing in remote customer locations.

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High availability

Proven technology increases availability

The same proven technologies used in Oracle Exadata and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure maximize uptime for customer workloads.

High availability design increases uptime

A high availability architecture with no single point of failure enables crucial customer applications to run through device failures.

Single bundle patch upgrades eliminate downtime

Appliance patching, maintenance, and upgrades can be completed without interrupting operations using zero downtime appliance upgrades.

Built-in business continuity enables 24/7 operations

Built-in VM-level disaster recovery utilizing Oracle Site Guard between multiple locations enables IT teams to quickly restore normal customer operations in case of an emergency.

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Product details

Embedded software reduces management workloads

Embedded controller software streamlines installation in customer data centers while reducing configuration and management by IT teams.

Integrated management simplifies IaaS deployments

Central monitoring, metering, and self-service portal capabilities make it easy for IT teams to deploy infrastructure as-a-service (IaaS) capabilities.

Isolation enables secure multitenancy

Eight isolated tenant groups with 256 VLANs per group enables secure multitenant deployments in service provider and enterprise environments.

Choice of memory configurations lowers costs

Private Cloud Appliance compute nodes are available with 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB each, so organizations can eliminate investments in unnecessary capabilities.

High-speed networking improves performance

100 GbE internal networking and a choice of 10/25/40/100GbE connectivity to other systems in customer data centers maximize the performance of crucial application workloads.

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Oracle Private Cloud Appliance customer successes

Customers worldwide use Oracle Private Cloud Appliance to consolidate business-critical Oracle workloads with automated management, multitenancy, and low costs.

CSP Brazil
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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory lowers administrative costs by consolidating 300 servers on 6 Oracle Private Cloud Appliance systems to capture gigabytes of data per year from the Deep Space Network

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance use cases

August 18, 2020

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and Oracle Private Cloud@Customer modernize enterprise applications across private and public clouds

Scott Ferguson, Senior Product Manager

“Oracle has just released an update to its Private Cloud Appliance which comes complete with cloud-native technologies, including automated Kubernetes set-up out of the box. This gives customers a cost effective and portable way to securely run and maintain workloads either on-premises or in public clouds.”

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