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SL150 Tape Library upgrade offer

Oracle are running a promo until May 20th, 2020 to provide massive value on the StorageTek SL150 Tape Library upgrades. This is only open to existing owners of the SL150 Tape Library and includes three primary components: LTO-8 and LTO-7 Drives and the 30-slot expansion unit. Fact #1: 12TB Capacity Oracle’s LTO-8 offers 10x more [...]

By |2020-02-17T15:02:21+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Oracle Java SE Subscription

Do you need to purchase Oracle JAVA licenses? To be completely sure check out Oracle FAQ’s at the following URL If you have decided, you require licenses for your deployment here is how to calculate costs. Desktop Commercial use of JAVA on a desktop is per user of that desktop. If there is one [...]

By |2019-10-30T15:37:56+00:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

StorageTek SL150 Tape Library – Massive Oracle Promo

Oracle are running a promo until January 24th, 2020 to provide amazing value on the StorageTek SL150 Tape Library. Capacity runs from 30 to 450 slots and 2 to 30 drives with total flexibility for different combinations. e.g. two drives and three hundred slots, four drives and 90 slots, the choice is yours. The minimum [...]

Oracle Java SE Subscription – Oracle pull all JAVA sales from channel. You must now buy direct.

The Oracle Java License has changed for releases starting April 16, 2019. This post updated Jan 2020. The new Oracle Technology Network License Agreement for Oracle Java SE is substantially different from prior Oracle Java licenses. The new license permits certain uses, such as personal use and development use, at no cost -- but other [...]

By |2020-01-31T11:23:32+00:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

New Oracle x86 Server – X8-2 and X8-2L

Familiar 1U and 2U formats The new Oracle X8-2 & X8-2L x86 Servers are available to price and ship. They follow on from Oracles line of x86 servers, the X7's.  CPU's are upgraded with Oracle choosing to offer three variants of the Intel Xeon® CPU from 4-Core to 24-Core. You can now skip using a [...]

By |2019-05-15T15:56:30+00:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances – go larger and faster, again.

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance disk trays can now use the 14TB "capacity" disk instead of the 10TB disk for extra storage space. Each individual disk shelf can now support 336TB or 280TB when using additional read/write flash disk. December 2018 also sees the release of new medium and high end controllers, the ZS7-2. When combined with the new disk capacity [...]

By |2019-01-18T13:47:30+00:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Solaris Support to 2031 and beyond

You may be concerned that Solaris has an uncertain future. Fear not, Oracle are planning to support Solaris 11 and subsequent Solaris 11 versions until at least 2031. That's regular, full-blown, Premier Support. If that wasn't enough there will also be a regular period of extended support to take it to 2034. SPARC and Solaris capable x86 servers have a great future and [...]

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 & [...]

By |2018-05-01T15:49:16+00:00May 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 & [...]