Oracle Enhances Technology Stack with New Integrations for Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliance

Oracle has announced three new integrations in support of its open and integrated technology stack. Enhancing its backup and recovery capabilities for Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliance now directly connects to the Oracle Exadata InfiniBand fabric to simplify deployments and accelerate backup and recovery time by more than 50% compared to traditional NAS systems. Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure now provides integration with the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance with rapid iSCSI provisioning that automates desktop provisioning and accelerates virtual desktop deployments. Additionally, Oracle Secure Backup is qualified for Sun ZFS Storage Appliance backup and recovery with Oracle's scalable StorageTek tape libraries, to simplify tape-based data protection with an affordable end-to-end solution that reduces backup and recovery windows for Oracle Database and non-database information.

"Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliance delivers compelling value for customers on three major fronts: best-in-class management, with DTrace Analytics and Hybrid Storage Pools, a highly-scalable architecture using integrated flash combined with the Solaris OS, and seamless integration with Oracle applications," says Scott Tracy, head of Flash and Disk products, Oracle. "Engineered with Oracle software, the Sun ZFS Storage appliance offers customers a mature storage solution they can trust."

The Sun ZFS Storage Appliance product line includes management software and a hybrid storage pool architecture, and is integrated with Oracle Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Database, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and Oracle's SPARC servers to provide optimal business system performance.

Oracle IT's migration to the Sun ZFS Storage appliance has achieved a 30% reduction in the number of storage systems deployed, and has taken advantage of the appliance's Hybrid Storage Pool technology to reduce the amount of energy used per IOPS, according to the company. The Sun ZFS Storage Appliance product line aims to simplify deployment, troubleshooting and administration of storage for cloud computing with high throughput; a rich set of data services, including thin-provisioning and de-duplication; and, storage analytics that offer visibility into individual virtual machines and applications. 

More information is available about Oracle's Sun Unified Storage.