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News for Solaris & Oracle Hardware

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 configurations now scale to 16PB of spinning disk storage or [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|News|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 longevity of service. The current SPARC range is vast and [...]

By | June 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments

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 do you want anyone else but you hosting it? Don't worry, [...]

By | May 2nd, 2018|Tech Talk|0 Comments

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 & 3 will be 20%. Now is the time to migrate [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

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 unified storage system on the market. Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|News|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 & Platinum CPU's when creating dual 4-socket server configurations. The Non-Volatile [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments