The advantages of Oracle’s SPARC microprocessors include software in silicon, data-analytics acceleration, security, efficiency, and simplicity. In this August 2016 interview, John Fowler, Oracle’s executive vice president of systems, explains why SPARC S7 and M7 are ideal for engineered systems, servers, and cloud infrastructure.
John Fowler is Oracle’s executive vice president of Systems. He has extensive experience in corporate strategy as well as systems and software development. Before coming to Oracle in 2010 when the company acquired Sun, Fowler worked at Sun for more than 14 years. There he served in several influential roles, including executive vice president of Sun's Systems Group; chief technology officer for Sun's software organization; and executive vice president of Sun's x64 Systems Group, focused on delivering industry-standard network computing systems for Solaris, Linux, and Windows. At Oracle, Fowler continues to be responsible for the delivery of all of Oracle’s systems products, including SPARC and x86-based servers, Oracle Solaris, networking, and disk and tape storage products.