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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

Oracle Java SE Subscription

The Oracle Java License has changed for releases starting April 16, 2019. 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 uses authorised under prior Oracle Java licenses may no longer be available. Please review the [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|News|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 disk controller and just boot off mirrored M.2 SATA SSD [...]

By |May 15th, 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