Oracle has announced Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.0. According to Oracle, customers in 43 countries across 22 industries have already adopted Oracle Exalogic, and it is the fastest growing Oracle engineered system with 3x Y/Y sales bookings based on the last two quarters of FY 2012.
The second generation of Exalogic is raising the bar even further, with a single integrated system that addresses the key business goals of application owners - to seize market opportunities, lower business risk and reduce cost and complexity, noted Hasan Rizvi, senior vice president for product development at Oracle, who spoke during a webcast presentation to launch the new release.
According to Rizvi, Oracle Exalogic can support consolidation of hundreds of Java and non-Java applications and delivers lower total cost of ownership by supporting more transactions on less hardware and software with ease of management.
In particular, Rizvi said, Oracle Exalogic 2.0 adds four key new capabilities. The new release provides mission-critical virtualization of business applications, raises the bar on performance even further, enables comprehensive management from the applications to the disk, and introduces an application delivery mechanism.
Built on industry standard technologies, Oracle says Exalogic supports virtualization of mission-critical business applications with near native performance vs. physical servers through Oracle VM integration; and provides a high-speed communication (I/O) fabric, Oracle Exabus, which ties all Oracle Exalogic system components together. In addition, Exalogic 2.0 provides elasticity at the application level through integrated application-to-disk management with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c; and supports consolidation of multiple applications on the same system as a private cloud, while improving security through complete application isolation. And, in another key enhancement, Exalogic 2.0 integrates Oracle Traffic Director, a built-in application delivery controller, to securely manage and route large volumes of application traffic with high performance.
The Oracle Exalogic system with hardware and software engineered together provides 10x performance gains for Oracle Applications, Java-based applications and other business applications, and up to 6x faster application provisioning to help customers quickly respond to changing market needs, according to Oracle.
According to Oracle, Exalogic will provide customers and partners with a system that can maximize return on their Oracle software investments. Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s Siebel CRM, Oracle’s PeopleSoft, Oracle’s JD Edwards, Oracle ATG Commerce and Oracle’s industry specific business applications. have been optimized, tested, benchmarked and certified on Oracle Exalogic for high performance. Exalogic is also optimized to run the Oracle Fusion Middleware product portfolio, including the Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Coherence, Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Tuxedo products. In particular, Oracle Tuxedo ART 12c is optimized on Oracle Exalogic to help with rapid rehosting of IBM CICS, IMS, and batch applications. Oracle Exalogic also natively leverages Oracle Exadata Database Machine and integrates with Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters.
For a replay of the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud software 2.0 online launch event, go here.
For the data sheet on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, go to www.oracle.com/us/products/middleware/exalogic/overview/index.html.