Oracle ZFS Storage and VCA: The winning combination

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Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance is designed to power diverse workloads.

One of the best reasons why you should work with Oracle is that the software giant has everything that you could possibly need. And all parts and pieces work well together.

Check out the company’s Virtual Compute Appliance solution, where you get the complete offering: you get all the required hardware, software and even configuration details that you need. You get a system that is fully optimized for high density and virtualized loads. You also get networking, image provisioning and compute resources all in rack.

What do all these mean? You get a much quicker faster time to production because you have all the necessary software already pre-installed. Plus, you get the best performance you have without having to figure it all out on your own. For Oracle, the term “engineered” means that they do everything that you otherwise would need to tweak in order to get the best out of your IT investments. And it shows with the Virtual Compute Appliance where you have unified management systems to help you get the best return on investment and lower your total cost of ownership. You also have one single source for upgrading anything on the appliance, as well as one source of support.

The VCA is pre-built. You do not have to spend a long time to use it. Aside from the minimal setup required, you also do not have to worry about integration risks. You can also use pre-built templates in order to have easier application provisioning. In short, it allows users to consolidate, virtualize and get on the cloud according to your needs and the timeline you want to follow.

Meanwhile, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance gives you top-notch performance and efficiency when you are using network attached storage. It has an innovative architecture for storage that allows you to manage your systems simply and efficiency. You do not have to worry about storage sprawl, cost and complexity. It integrates seamlessly with Oracle Database and other Oracle software as well.

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance is based on multi-threaded SMP operating system that allows a majority of I/Os to be served from DRAM. This in turn gives you the opportunity to consolidate even for the most demanding workloads such as data warehousing, business intelligence, development and testing, data protection and virtualization.

Now you combine Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance and the Virtual Compute Alliance, and you get a winning combination of features and functionalities. For one, you have an expanded virtual machine image repository, where you can store thousands of images and still get high performance even for virtualized workloads because of high-speed InfiniBand. You can also get the best high availability solution for your VCA using InifiniBand for your backup and replication. Plus you can leverage Oracle VM management for external virtual machine storage.

Whether it is the first time that you are going with Oracle software and products, or you have been a long time Oracle user, you will benefit from working with the team of Oracle experts from Four Cornerstone. Call us at 1 (817) 377-1144 for more details on how to get a head start with Oracle products.

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