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We believe the era of generic application infrastructure is passing, and here’s why.
The way we see it, the typical self-assembled and converged solutions that make up generic application infrastructure are designed to treat all applications equally. And the hard truth is that not all workloads are created equal!
This one-size-fits-all approach can be wasteful – you may be paying for resources you’re not even using!
Simultaneously, we also believe this approach may compromise the business requirements of your most demanding applications. We see it as being built for the averages and not the extremes.
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In our opinion, application infrastructure will be either engineered for cost, or engineered for demanding requirements.
If you’re optimizing for the demanding requirements of your mission critical and business apps, such as OLTP and ERP you’ll need to think about how you can optimize for important things, such as bare metal CPU performance, integrated high-performance data center fabrics and engineered software optimizations. Can your critical applications afford a performance tax?
For web apps such as web mail or some business apps such as CRM, your goal may be to optimize for cost. If this is the case, you’ll need to consider optimizing for not only hardware costs, but design and integrations costs. Not to mention on-going operational and support costs.
And software costs, especially for the hypervisor. Does every workload demand a fully featured vSphere environment?
And we see that generic application infrastructure misses the mark for both.
Let’s look a little deeper ------------------------------ We said that generic application infrastructure can’t deliver effective cost-optimization.
In a converged or hyperconverged environment, what you’re paying for, with separate hypervisor software, may not be justified in an effective cost-reduced design, especially if your goal is to support general-purpose compute.
And if you’re using this as a consolidation environment for database, software licensing costs can be excessive; you may be paying for more than you need.
Many converged solutions are still made up of multiple vendors, so there are high ongoing support costs.
Similarly, multi-vendor, self-assembled approaches may also result in high operational costs. You are responsible for selecting the components, you’re responsible for the design and integration. You are responsible for multi-vendor support, and for keeping everything updated and patched – and that’s a real cost.
Not to mention the longer deployment lead times that often come with multi-vendor solutions.
We also said that generic application infrastructure can’t deliver extreme performance.
Converged and multi-vendor solutions can’t easily support a combination of virtualized and bare metal. And usually they aren’t built on an optimized cluster fabric.
With certain critical applications, you just can’t afford hypervisor performance penalties, but some performance penalties are unavoidable with typical hypervisors.
And we believe that generic infrastructure is just that. GENERIC. It isn’t optimized for Java, WebLogic middleware and Oracle applications. -------------
Ask yourself if a generic application infrastructure is cutting it for your needs.
Does every workload demand a fully featured vSphere environment? Are you paying for features you’re not even using?
Do you have critical applications that just can’t afford a performance tax?
Think about what’s required in your infrastructure to either optimize for cost or for performance. ---------------- Oracle’s strategy for application infrastructure is clear.
We’ve engineered Private Cloud Appliance for cost-optimization.
And we’ve engineered Exalogic for extreme performance requirements.
The Private Cloud Appliance is able to run all of Oracle’s on-premises applications. Oracle Applications are highly optimized for Oracle hardware. Oracle Private Cloud Appliance provides the fully integrated system, that allows a customer to easily deploy these applications using Oracle VM Templates. This simple to manage, easy solution enables the customer to go from power-on to production in a matter of hours!
One of the unique features in OPCA is the build in SDN or software defined network, this delivers a system that never needs physical changes to add new networks, reconfigure networks or connect networks, this covers all IP networking and storage networking for an extremely flexible system that allows for many different types of application workloads to be deployed on the same box and for customer to move work load around their systems as their needs change. The system also includes hardware for future expandability that will be delivered through software updates. The system is fully pre cabled so even if you don’t start with a full rack configuration expansion is as simple as sliding in a new compute node and attaching a few cables that are already in the rack.
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Yes, we believe the era of generic application infrastructure is passing.
In our view, it is important that we help you align your application infrastructure with your key business objectives.
We believe enterprises will need to optimize their application infrastructure either for cost or for extreme requirements.
And Oracle has the solutions to help you avoid the complexity, cost and performance penalties of multi-vendor approaches.
It’s time to move from a generic infrastructure to one that’s engineered for your business needs.
We invite you to schedule an in-depth conversation on Private Cloud Appliance, if your objective is cost optimization, or Exalogic, if your objective is extreme performance.
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The Problem: Generic infrastructure misses the mark. It isn’t optimized for cost nor performance Consider your mission-critical apps such as OLTP, real-time analytics which require extreme performance optimization and your enterprise apps such as CRM, business productivity (email, etc) which you want to optimize for cost If you’re optimizing for cost, you’ll need to optimize for not only hardware costs, but don’t forget software costs + operational costs. Does every workload demand a fully-featured vSphere environment? If you’re optimizing for demanding requirements, you’ll need to optimize for bare metal CPU performance, integrated high-performance data center fabrics and engineered software optimizations. Can your critical applications afford a performance tax?
Optymalizacja infrastruktury dla aplikacji biznesowych - Paweł Zawadzki, Principal Sales Consultant, Oracle Polska