Oracle Releases Virtual Compute Appliance X4-2

Oracle has introduced the latest release of Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance - X4-2. Oracle says the newest release offers increased computing power in the same footprint and faster I/O and data processing using Oracle’s Sun Server X4-2 systems and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance ZS3 Series, further reducing the cost and complexity of deploying and consolidating enterprise applications. Future-proofing their investments, customers can add compute one server at a time and also mix server generations in the same base rack. Enabling rapid, repeatable, full-stack virtual infrastructure deployment, it is described by Oracle as a “wire-once” engineered system that arrives ready to run production workloads with little software-defined configuration, in order to save customers labor and lower the risk of physical and software configuration errors.

The Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance is a turnkey solution for private cloud platforms that can be used with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c to deploy cloud services ranging from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to Database as a Service (DBaaS) with features such as automated provisioning, elasticity and cloud governance, such as showback, quota, access controls.

The Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance can access existing Oracle’s ZS3 Series as well as other NFS and iSCSI storage for additional capacity;  and, combined with the Application Engineered Storage benefits of Oracle’s ZS3 Series, enables the deployment of a fully virtualized Oracle Database and application environment with greater storage efficiency, performance and automated database storage management than is available with non-Oracle storage.

Details are available from Oracle about the Sun Server X4-2 systems.