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December 10, 2012

Oracle introduces Exalogic Elastic Cloud X3-2

The new release delivers enhanced performance for highly mission-critical, large scale private cloud deployments at the infrastructure-as-a-service layer

By CBR Staff Writer

Oracle has introduced Exalogic Elastic Cloud X3-2, the second hardware generation of its engineered system for running business applications.

Exalogic Elastic Cloud is combination of hardware and software which is claimed to provide enhanced performance, reliability and scalability for Java, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Applications, Re-hosted CICS/IMS TP and other business applications.

Built on Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.0, the new release includes modern CPUs, flash memory and network fabric technologies, and provides customers with enhanced performance for highly mission-critical, large scale private cloud deployments at the infrastructure-as-a-service layer.

Through the combination of hardware-assisted Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV), server virtualisation and increased physical RAM, Oracle Exalogic X3-2 supports up to a 60 times increase in application deployment density.

Leveraging latest Intel Core (Sandy Bridge) Xeon processors, Oracle Exalogic X3-2 delivers 3.5x better application performance than the original Oracle Exalogic X2-2.

In addition, the new release incorporates 33% more CPU cores per configuration, increasing from 360 to 480 in an Oracle Exalogic Full Rack.

Oracle Exalogic X3-2 will provide full support for server, network and storage virtualization, along with IaaS management to support up to 95% reduction in application deployment time.

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The new release includes full support for Oracle Exalogic’s new Trusted Partitions licensing model that allows for flexible licensing of Oracle software and also incorporates Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.0.

Oracle Exalogic X3-2 comes with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c management system right inside the box, for single pane of glass management, from application to disk.

The new Oracle Exalogic X3-2 systems are fully compatible with Oracle Exalogic X2-2 systems and the existing Oracle Exalogic X2-2 systems can also be upgraded with Oracle Exalogic X3-2 compute nodes.

Oracle Exalogic allows customers and partners to reduce cost and complexity, eliminate business risk and protect and maximise return on their existing and future Oracle software investments.

It accelerates the functionality of the standards-based Oracle Fusion Middleware product portfolio, including Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Coherence, Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Tuxedo products.

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