Synoptix – Expert Irish Sun & Oracle Hardware Partner

Oracle Specialists IrelandWe won’t sell you “tin”, tell us what you are trying to do and we will make an informed choice of what is the right platform for you based on your needs. We will give you options and outline the benefits of each. We will make alternative suggestions and tell you why they might be better.

You might want the power and flexibility that a SPARC T Series Unix platform provides – with built in virtualisation in the form of Containers or the full Oracle Virtual Machine for SPARC (OVM). OVM on SPARC does not necessarily require a complex management infrastructure and multiple, independent Solaris OS’s and Application Software can be run on a single machine.

When it comes Solaris x86 or Oracle Linux (Red Hat kernel or Oracle Kernel) Oracle x86 servers are the way to go. An Oracle support contract on the server always covers the OS as well as the hardware and there are no upfront OS license fees. The most cost effective way to limit CPU exposure to Oracle Enterprise licensing is to use an Oracle x86 server with Solaris containers which can limit your CPU cores down to two giving you an Oracle license requirement of one, regardless of how many CPU’s are fitted to the server.

When you are considering an Oracle Enterprise Edition Database platform and want to deploy RAC look no further than the Oracle Database Appliance, a ready-made dual node high available x86 platform with everything you need, pre-configured; CPU’s, memory, flash, disks and all of the required interconnects. The infrastructure integration is taken care of; you just concentrate on the business end.

NAS storage from Oracle is provided with the ZS3 Storage Appliance. This enterprise storage supports all major protocols and features such as compression, deduplication, snapshots, thin provisioning and triple parity RAID which are all standard. Ease of management and system analysis with built in analytics are this systems key forte along with single file complete system patching.

Tape is addressed with the StorageTek SL150 Library which scales from 1 to 20 LTO drives and 30 to 300 slots. This library is designed to address a wide range of businesses at a seriously competitive price. 300 slots can be accommodated in 21RU, redundant power is available and every system comes with a colour touchscreen and remote web GUI.

Operating systems are catered for with Solaris for SPARC, Solaris for x86, Oracle Virtual Machine and Oracle Linux. All offer compelling value for money. Oracle Linux offers ultra-low cost of ownership with free licensing and support contracts from less than €100 per year. Talk to us about which is best for you.

Synoptix are a Symantec High Availability Solutions Partner

Symantec Specialsts IrelandIf you want to cluster one or multiple Solaris or Linux servers we can do it with one product, Symantec HA.
Veritas Cluster Server from Symantec keeps your most important applications running 24×7 with no manual intervention and automates your disaster recovery plans with predictable results and efficiency. Cluster Server provides a fool proof solution for detecting risks to application availability and automates the recovery of applications for high availability and disaster recovery.

  • Automates database and application failover within a data centre or to multiple remote data centres.
  • Supports heterogeneous physical and virtual operating system platforms with out-of-the-box solutions for all major database, application, and storage vendors.
  • Leverages the comprehensive management platform provided by Veritas Operations Manager to allow administrators to monitor, manage and report on multiple Veritas clusters on different platforms from a single web-based console.

Synoptix hold Symantec Technical Specialist (STS) accreditation for Veritas Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server

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