This is because today’s IT infrastructure is massively customized with mix & match technologies that have led to this enormous IT complexity and rising costs. Duplicate systems, proliferating and inconsistent data about customers, employees, products and services, and makeshift integrations lead to longer times to market, poor customer service, inefficient processes and lost opportunities for achieving economies of scale. The complex web of systems and processes results in long lead-times for projects and increasing pressures on datacenter power and cooling. Systems are relatively fragile and risky to modify. Focused on components (perhaps pools of compute or storage components) Services/Labor intensive (internal or external resources): implementation, integration and ongoing maintenance Application / Services deployments are Unique drives up cost/time/fragility, slows down agility/speed of changes Most Vendors and Customers are focused on Infrastructure Building Blocks as the future direction Incremental Improvements via low-level building blocks (e.g. Server virtualization): Most companies and vendors are able to achieve incremental improvements and efficiencies through server virtualization, and moving towards virtualized pools of compute, storage & network resources. Typically low-level hardware and hypervisor/server building blocks, not application oriented Limited to incremental improvements Oracle offers this too because there is real value in standardizing even at the IaaS level Massive simplification is Game changing We see an inflection point in the industry – an opportunity to move past the typical incremental improvements and fundamentally change the IT operating model. Oracle is focused on the game changing opportunities for how IT buys, deploys & runs services. Two key areas are elastic cloud services and pre-integrated, workload optimized systems. The goal is take out massive amounts of labor – not just upfront, but throughout the lifecycle of the services you deliver to the business.
The SPARC T4 CPU was redesigned from the ground up to provide greater performance for single threaded workloads while preserving the same multithreaded performance as the prior generation T3 systems. Running at up to 3.0 GHz (T4-4) the new SPARC T4 incorporates elements of a ‘modern pipeline’ design. For example, Out of Order execution in the processor pipeline and dynamic threading capabilities were added to enable the 5x single thread performance increase. The T4 also carries forward the T systems history of on-chip integration of key features like encryption, I/O and networking links, and a hypervisor for supporting OVM Server for SPARC (LDOMs).
We want to emphasize that Oracle is making huge gains in performance, and very quickly. Look at the performance gain from T3 to T4 and imagine what the gain will be from T4 to T5 as we further leverage our IP. --Same Body, new brain means that our enhancements are all around the processor and not adjustments to memory, IO, etc. This IS about the processor and it rocks. --single threaded performance is 5x faster and the throughput is the same as it was on T3 servers --This is an extension of the investment protection advantages that the M-Series has offered for years. There’s no no need to upgrade and re-certify the entire infrastructure. A simple processor upgrade with capabilities to support an even broader array of workloads.
Oracle's SPARC T4 is a game changing processor that provides the most versitale processor for the highest throughput, single-processor performance. The SPARC T4 has a wide variety of unique features that provide leadership in security and virtualization. SPARC T4 carries forward a number of the world record benchmark results around T’put oriented loads, such as SPECJEnterprise and TPC-H. In order to demonstrate the leap forward in single-thread performance, we can now look at the batch level performance of applications like EBS, JDE and Peoplesoft. Finally, T4 continues to lead the industry in Security Crypto performance with the fastest and most cost-effective security designed on chip and supporting up to 16 ciphers.
Lets take a look at the M-series servers, designed to lead the industry in reliability, availability and serviceability. (Mission Critical RAS) All while offering outstanding Investment Protection. The current M-series products are on the 4 th in-box upgrade and still counting. You are able to upgrade all of your CPU ’s or only a partial number when you need the added performance, mixing old and new CPU’s. The M-series systems are an excellent platform for consolidation, reducing costs and management, and allowing room for growth in a reduced footprint. M-Series improved manageability with Oracle Enterprise Manger OpsCenter delivering: One management infrastructure from applications to hardware Now with the ability to create, configure, provision, monitor and manage dynamic domains Integrated with platform service processors and firmware – customers can manage all Oracle servers And the leading Solaris virtualization technologies such as Solaris containers and dynamic domains (hard partitioning & electrical isolation) will continue to be invested in.
Sun Fire X4470 M2 Server Best Virtualization Server for Business Applications With industry-leading, best-in-class performance, Oracle's Sun Fire X4470 M2 server is an ideal consolidation platform for mixed workloads. With the no-cost, vertically integrated Oracle software stack of OS and virtualization software, the X4470 M2 drives superior TCO and performance. This enterprise-class, four-socket x86-based server delivers expandability, density, and power efficiency in only 3RU. KEY APPLICATIONS • Consolidation of database, middleware and applications • Collaboration tools and enterprise performance management applications AT A GLANCE • Up to 35% lower TCO than comparable HP or IBM systems (link to WP) • Compact 3RU enterprise-class, x86-based server can minimize real estate costs • Set world record for all 4-socket systems, including IBM Power 750 Express • Boosts application performance and reduces power consumption with Oracle's Sun FlashFire technology and up to 1TB low voltage memory • Consistent and simplified manageability with Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager, included in every system Compare Similar Servers KEY SPECIFICATIONS • Two or four Intel Xeon processor E7-4800 processors • Up to 64 DIMMs with a maximum memory of 1 TB • Up to six 2.5&quot; disk drive bays for HDDs or SSDs • Up to four Sun Flash Accelerator F20 PCIe cards • Hot-swappable disks, cooling fans, and power supply units • Optimized to run Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, and Oracle VM • Certified to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Windows Server, and VMware
OS/virtualization occupies a critical spot in the &quot;app to disk&quot; stack -- between the hardware and the application. This is a place where &quot;good enough&quot; is never good enough; it's where innovation pays. More than two decades of investment in Oracle Solaris means that we can provide advances in resiliency, performance, integrity, and observability that no other operating systems has. Combined with Oracle's leading support offerings, Oracle Solaris provides greater efficiency and reliability at greater value, with guaranteed compatibility and the largest portfolio of applications of any open enterprise OS.
David Pascoe commented on an earlier iteration of the express series (OpenSolaris 2008.05) in comparison to CentOS.
Virtualization at Oracle starts with Oracle VM Server Virtualization and Management: Oracle ’s enterprise class server virtualization product certified for production deployment with all Oracle products
Oracle ’s integrated, full-stack management products enable a superior high availability environment as compared to any other virtualization solution because Oracle can monitor availability to a fine-grained level throughout the stack for much better context and control.
Speaker Notes: “ Oracle VM” includes both the Server and management components in one solution that is freely available, with no license cost. Oracle VM Manager is the virtualization element manager included with Oracle VM Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control is the system management product from Oracle for providing an integrated management environment for the full software stack together, whether on physical or virtual machines.
Speaker Notes: Faster Application Deployment with VM Templates – Download and import pre-configured virtual machines containing pre-installed Oracle enterprise applications or other software to get up and running in hours not weeks Full-production licensed software
Oracle VM Server for SPARC, previously called Sun Logical Domains, provides highly efficient, enterprise-class virtualization capabilities for Oracle’s SPARC T-Series servers. Oracle VM Server for SPARC leverages the built-in hypervisor to subdivide system resources (CPUs, memory, network, and storage) by creating partitions called logical (or virtual) domains. Each logical domain can run an independent operating system. Oracle VM Server for SPARC provides the flexibility to deploy multiple Oracle Solaris operating systems simultaneously on a single platform. This is the virtualization solution that fully optimizes Oracle Solaris and SPARC for your enterprise server workloads.
Leading Price/Performance – The low-overhead architecture provides scalable performance under increasing workloads without additional license cost. This enables you to meet the most aggressive price/performance requirements. Secure Live Migration – Enables you to migrate an active domain to another physical machine while maintaining application services to users. In addition, on-chip cryptographic accelerators deliver secure, wire speed encryption capabilities for live migration – without any additional hardware investment. PCIe Direct I/O – Extends current PCIe support to enable you to assign either individual PCIe cards or entire PCIe buses to a guest domain. This not only provides I/O configuration flexibility, but also delivers native I/O throughput. Dynamic Reconfiguration (DR) – Allows computing resources to be dynamically added or removed on an active domain. You can add and remove CPUs, virtual I/O, cryptographic units (aka MAU), and memory on an active domain. Moreover, cryptographic units and CPUs are dynamically reconfigured together to simplify operations and to ensure consistent performance. These capabilities help organizations to better align IT and business priorities. Dynamic Reconfiguration (DR) – Allows computing resources to be dynamically added or removed on an active domain. You can add and remove CPUs, virtual I/O, cryptographic units (aka MAU), and memory on an active domain. Moreover, cryptographic units and CPUs are dynamically reconfigured together to simplify operations and to ensure consistent performance. These capabilities help organizations to better align IT and business priorities. Advanced RAS – Each logical domain is an entirely independent virtual machine with its own OS. The logical domain supports virtual disk mutipathing and failover, as well as faster network failover with link-based IP multipathing (IPMP) support. The logical domain can also handle path failure between an I/O domain and storage. Moreover, the domain is fully integrated with the Solaris FMA (Fault Management Architecture), which enables predictive self healing. Physical-to-virtual (P2V) Conversion – Quickly convert an existing SPARC server that runs the Solaris 8, Solaris 9, or Oracle Solaris10 OS into a virtualized Oracle Solaris 10 image. Use this image to facilitate OS migration into the virtualized environment.
CPU Whole Core Allocation and Core Affinity – Enable organizations to optimize the assignment of virtual CPUs to deliver higher and more predictable performance for all types of application workloads. CPU Dynamic Resource Management (DRM) – Enable a resource management policy and domain workload to trigger the automatic addition and removal of CPUs. This ability helps you to better align your IT and business priorities. Advanced Network Configuration – Configure your network to use the following features to obtain more flexible network configurations, higher performance, and scalability: Jumbo frames, VLANs, virtual switches for link aggregations, and network interface unit (NIU) hybrid I/O. Low-Overhead, Higher-Scalability Networking for Oracle Solaris 11 Express – Extended mapin space allows virtual network devices to use shared memory to exchange network packets, which improves performance and scalability. Enhanced Management Information Base (MIB): – Enables the SNMP MIB to use the latest Logical Domains Manager XML interface, permitting third-party management software to access the new features and resource properties. Official Certification Based On Real-World Testing – Use Oracle VM Server for SPARC with the most sophisticated enterprise workloads under real-world conditions, including Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC). Affordable, Full-Stack Enterprise Class Support – Obtain worldwide support from Oracle for both your entire virtualization environment and workloads. The support covers hardware, firmware, OS, virtualization, and the software stack.
Starting with the SPARC SuperCluster, the most important point to think about is it’s best for Oracle. Exadata purpose built for the database runs that extraordinarily well, and Exalogic runs middleware, Java middleware, WebLogic and those applications extraordinarily well. But what we wanted to do here is to bring those pieces of technology together with any other stuff you have running in your enterprise. So, we have many customers that have hundreds or thousands of applications, whether they’re packaged applications or written in traditional languages, running many parts of their enterprise. And we bring together these core technologies into a platform that lets you run those applications, but also have the best of the best from Oracle so you can run side-by-side with database 11, you can run side-by-side with WebLogic, and so on. Performance substantiation: 1M IOPS: Based on internal measurement of Exadata Storage cells 10x Java performance: Based on internal measurement of Exalogic ZFS 2x faster, ½ the price of NetApp: Demonstrates the performance of ZFS Storage via the Oracle Sun ZFS Storage 7420 appliance which delivered outstanding performance and price/performance on the SPC Benchmark 1, beating results published on the NetApp FAS3270A.The Sun ZFS Storage 7420 appliance delivered 137,066.20 SPC-1 IOPS at $2.99 $/SPC-1 IOPS on the SPC-1 benchmark. The Sun ZFS Storage 7420 appliance outperformed the NetApp FAS3270A by 2x on the SPC-1 benchmark. The Sun ZFS Storage 7420 appliance outperformed the NetApp FAS3270A by 2.5x on price/performance on the SPC-1 benchmark.SPC-1, SPC-1 IOPS, $/SPC-1 IOPS reg tm of Storage Performance Council (SPC). More info www.storageperformance.org. Oracle Sun ZFS Storage 7420 Appliance http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc1#a00108 As of October 3, 2011. Cloud provisioning, unmatched scalability: Scalability of Solaris 11, leader in scaling to 512 threads Near zero virtualization overhead: Solaris Zones, based on internal tests InfiniBand: 5-8x speed of current networks Enterprise Manager reduction of downtime: Oracle is helping to streamline operations, increase productivity, reduce downtime, and remove management barriers with Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center. With the ability to manage today’s increasingly heterogeneous, diverse, and complex datacenters, Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center helps IT staff create dynamic, scalable, datacenter infrastructure that adapts to ever-changing business priorities and demands. White paper including description of reduced downtime: http://www.oracle.com/oms/enterprisemanager11g/application-to-disk-067846.html
SPARC T45x Per Thread Performance .0 GHz Cores, 64 Threads ynamic Threading ut of Order Execution On Chip Dual-Channel DDR3 Memory Controllers On Chip 10 GbE Networking On Chip x8 PCIe gen2 I/O Interfaces 9 World Records and Counting 6 On Chip Crypto functions alanced high-bandwidth interfaces and internals Page 7
Introducing SPARC T4 Servers New Brain. Same Body. Unheard of generation to generation acceleration – Up to 5x per thread performance compared to T3 servers – Starts at $16K – Virtualization and Security included! – Up to $160K - 1TB of memory included! T4-1B T4-1 T4-2 T4-4 T4-1B T4-1 T4-2 T4-4T3 Processor T4 Processor T4 Systems • 3.0 GHz with OOO execution • Up to 1 TB of memory • 1.65GHz • Dedicated L2 128KB cache • Built-in, no-cost virtualization • Shared L2 6MB cache • Shared L3 4MB cache • High-bandwidth and high-capacity I/O • No L3 cache • 8 Cores with Private L2 Cache • Integrated 10GbE • 16 Cores • Dynamic Threading • Solaris binary compatibility • Enhanced Built-in Encryption • Built-in Virtualization Page 8
SPARC T4 Innovations Drive Performance Proven throughput & single-thread leadership• Throughput beats IBM Power7 & Westmere • Direct comparisons on SPECjEnterprise, TPC-H and more • #1s on Unlimited Apps (E-Business, Peoplesoft, JD Edwards...) • #1s on Industry Apps• Single-thread beats x86 & mainframe • SPARC T4 batch leads on E-Business, JD Edwards, Peoplesoft • Dramatic improvements over previous generation – up to 5x!• Security architecture • Crypto beats best x86 cpu on performance & efficiency • Secure database, network & filesystem• SPARC T4 has many unique architecture, pipeline, instruction, & system optimizations! Page 9
Sun Blade 6000 Modular SystemsThe Industry’s Most Flexible and Capable Enterprise-Grade Blade Platform FRONT Up to 10 Server Modules or 9 Storage Modules & 1 Server Module (or any combination thereof) Capacity Mixed Processor Architecture Supported Up to 20 ExpressModules Up to two Network Express Modules Power & Two redundant Power Supply Modules Cooling Six Hot-Swappable Rear Fan Modules REAR 40GbE, 10GbE, GbE, InfiniBand, SAS, Fabric FibreChannel Available via. EMs or NEMs Dimensions & 17.25 in (H) x 17.50 in (W) x 27.25 in (D) Weight 179 kg (350 lbs) - fully configured Availability & Chassis Monitoring Module Management 13
Solaris 10 Set the Standard• Scalability and performance – Throughput, response time• Availability – Uptime, reduced maintenance windows, risk mitigation• Security – Secure by default, integrated, no performance hits, no compatibility hits• Virtualization – Zones – LDOMs – Domains “Most Innovative Server OS” 16
Oracle Solaris 11 Raises the Bar• Scalability and performance – Designed for next-generation systems, workloads• Availability – Dramatic reduction in planned downtime• Security – Extend protection into the cloud• Efficiency – Manageability• Virtualization in every dimension – Network, CPU, data 17
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