Solid State drives are changing the shape of the data center. Myths around lifespan and reliability are a thing of the past and as $/GB continues to decline, the value of SSDs is now unquestionable. While a few years ago a few GB was the norm, today’s Intel® Solid-State Drive Data Center P3700 Series drives possess capacities up to 2TB with incredible performance and resiliency. At the same time, servers are maximizing the number of drive bays. Combining denser, more powerful CPUs, and several terabytes of high performance storage is driving a shift away from SAN to software-defined infrastructures.
This white paper describes how to use Symantec software to consume and protect Intel storage, resulting in a small, fast, low-cost architecture ideal for running multiple high-performance Oracle databases.
The result is a pair of fast, flexible application 1U platforms that achieve better performance (up to 184%) than alternative architectures using All Flash Arrays at a fraction of the cost (5-10%)