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Lowest possible hardware cost to host an Oracle Database (EE)

If you need a low cost Dev/Test platform for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition or just a small production deployment with a handful of Database licenses what low cost self hosted hardware options are out there? You have probably already decided using a cloud service is not for you, your data includes financial or customer data […]

Solaris 10 Extended Support

Oracle Solaris 10 is now in Extended Support (from Jan 2018) and access to patches is curtailed even if you have an existing Premier support contract. If you need patches going forward contact Oracle to uplift your support to Extended Support which has a premium of 10% (of your current Premier Support value). Years 2 […]

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances – go large

Oracle’s ZFS Storage Appliance is trusted for Data Protection and Primary Storage by the vast majority of Fortune 100 companies, including 7 of the top 10 global banks and 9 of the top 10 Telco providers.
Over the last decade, the ZFS Storage Appliance has built a reputation on being the fastest and most efficient […]

By |May 1st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

New Oracle x86 Server – more CPU’s than you can shake a stick at!

Two four socket servers in a single 5U chassis!
The new Oracle 8-Socket Server X7-8 can be configured as a single 4-socket server, a single 8-socket server OR two isolated 4-socket servers. You need to use the Intel® Xeon Platinum 8160 24 core 2.1GHz or Intel® Xeon Platinum 8168 24 core 2.7GHz CPU to achieve an 8-socket single server but can mix GOLD & […]

Fujitsu M10-1 Server new low price for premium CPU.

Do you need a server which supports Solaris 10 & 11  SPARC and you are on a budget?  Oracle have just re-priced the Fujitsu M10-1 Server to provide even more value, fitted with the premium SPARC64 X+ 16-core 3.2 GHz processor instead of the SPARC64 X 16-core 2.8 GHz.

The Fujitsu M10-1 provides between two and […]

By |December 6th, 2017|Categories: Tech Talk||0 Comments

New Oracle x86 Server – massive NVMe flash storage capability

Familiar 1U and 2U formats
The new Oracle X7-2 & X7-2L x86 Servers are available to price and ship. They follow on from Oracles line of x86 servers, the X5’s and X6’s but with new 25Gb/s Networking and extra support for NVMe drives by way of larger capacities and more per server.  CPU’s and memory […]

Oracle Database Appliance – “As New” Official Demo Unit for Sale

********* Now SOLD ********

Demo unit for sale
Our “All Flash” Oracle Database Appliance from Oracle, the – X6-2S has served its demo purpose and now is the time to sell it off. This unit will make a fine Database Server and is in perfect condition. It will be fully boxed in the original packaging with […]

Oracle Database Appliance – for Standard Edition

There is a new  “All Flash” Database Appliance from Oracle, the – X6-2S and X6-2M. It is primarily aimed at 12c Standard Edition and it comes in a 1U package.

X6-2S – 1*10 Core CPU, 128 to 384GB mem, 6.4TB-12.8TB NVMe database storage, 960GB SSD for OS and Software.
X6-2M – 2*10 Core CPU, […]

By |October 25th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

MiniCluster S7-2

You have decided on a SPARC/Solaris Architecture and would love a SuperCluster but your workload doesn’t warrant that level of investment. Enter the MiniCluster S7-2.  This S7 SPARC Server based Engineered System runs your database and applications. If it tumns on Solaris for SPARC your application will feel at home here.

Oracle MiniCluster S7-2 is […]

By |August 10th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

New S7 SPARC Servers

Oracle have released new S7 chipped machines which are SPARC servers to run Solaris 11.3. This is an effort to produce scale out architectures with a commodity style SPARC chip. The servers use a chasssis similar to the existing x86 Oracle platforms with  1U and 2U variants. Each CPU is an 8-Core with 8 […]

By |August 10th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments