Biztech Oct 17, 2012
Oracle has launched new bundled offerings around its x86 servers, entry level SPARC servers and storage solutions to enable mid-sized organisation drive superior consolidation and virtualisation as they embrace cloud computing. This initiative will be driven through partners and is being rolled out across APAC markets.
“In their journey to cloud computing, many midsized companies are moving from silos to a virtual environment. However, the traditional method of building a virtualised infrastructure is very time-consuming and a perplexing effort, owing to the required integration of many components such as servers, storage, network, virtualisation tools, and operating systems from a broad range of vendors.” said Stuart Long, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Sales Consulting Director, Systems Division, Asia Pacific and Japan, Oracle Corporation. “Oracle’s new bundled offerings address these challenges as it include built in operating system, virtualisation, infrastructure provisioning, and system management in one integrated stack. In addition, taking advantage of Oracle hardware and software engineered together, all these components are tested together and supported together by one vendor - Oracle.”
The largest cost drivers in a multi-vendor virtualised infrastructure are software licensing and support for operating system and virtualisation. These bundles include a complete, virtualised infrastructure that is certified and fully supported with Oracle applications and databases, avoiding the complexity of dealing with multiple vendors for support. It is a single-vendor solution for the entire hardware and software stack from application to disk that can be deployed easily. Some of the key benefits include huge savings, zero downtime, simplified management and security.
“We realise that the needs of midsize customers are the same as large enterprises. However, for midsize customers, time is critical and therefore there is a demand to invest in easy-to-implement technology solutions so that the benefits can start showing quickly,” said Mitesh Agarwal, CTO & Director - Systems Solution Consulting, Oracle India “These new bundles do exactly that by helping mid-sized companies easily upgrade, consolidate and virtualise their existing IT infrastructure, at a very affordable cost and thus enabling them to build a strong foundation for cloud adoption.”
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