Things are heating up in the private cloud appliance world. Meet Exalogic Elastic Compute Cloud (EECC), which contains both a full server and storage hardware. It is not an appliance, it is much more!
Exalogic is an Engineered System: an assemblage of best-of-breed storage, compute, network, operating system and software products that are integrated, tested, tuned, optimized, delivered and supported by Oracle as a single factory-assembled unit. Exalogic is not an appliance (customers can disassemble the system and use the components for whatever they like, whenever they like, with full support from Oracle) and it is not a blue-print.
Exalogic is designed to provide extreme high performance, reliability, ease-of-use and versatility without being a proprietary, closed system with high total cost of ownership and vendor lock-in. Exalogic is everything enterprises love about both mainframes and open systems with none of the stuff they don’t. Exalogic is the realization of a new way of looking at the role of IT in the modern enterprise.
Find out more about Storage Appliances, Exalogic Private Cloud Appliance and Cloud Computing with the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance.
There is also the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux, a custom Linux offering that’s based on the 2.6.32 Linux kernel.
The new Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel is the result of the combined efforts of Oracle’s Linux, database, middleware, and hardware engineering teams, and is:
Fast—More than 75 percent performance gain demonstrated in OLTP performance tests over a Red Hat Compatible Kernel; 200 percent speedup of Infiniband messaging; 137 percent faster solid state disk access
Modern—Provides optimizations for large NUMA servers; improved power management and energy efficiency; fine-grained CPU and memory resource control
Reliable—Supports the Data Integrity Extensions and T10 Protection Information Model, to stop corrupt data from being written to storage; hardware fault management improves application uptime; low overhead performance counters for tracing
Optimized for Oracle—Built and tested to run Oracle hardware, databases, and middleware with the best Linux performance and reliability available