Oracle has introduced new software enhancements to the Oracle SPARC SuperCluster engineered system that enable customers to consolidate any combination of mission-critical enterprise databases, middleware, and applications on a single system and rapidly deploy secure, self-service cloud services. Oracle SPARC SuperCluster can deliver 10 times application consolidation ratios, using new layered, zero-overhead virtualization combined with the database offload functions of Oracle Exadata storage servers and efficient networking. Compared to customer-integrated systems, Oracle SPARC SuperCluster delivers 5 times faster time to value, cutting time for installation to production from months to weeks. Oracle is debuting a new system that melds the best of both SPARC and the Intel-powered Exa-class systems. SuperCluster combines layered, zero-overhead virtualization for efficient consolidation with a self-service cloud platform for database, middleware, and applications. SPARC SuperCluster customers are reporting 10 times or higher consolidation ratios and dramatic reductions in the time and effort required to deploy new applications. The SPARC SuperCluster’s new ability to quickly and securely deploy new cloud services provides our customers a safe, cost-effective transition to a cloud-based infrastructure.