Oracle’s new bundled offerings promise 50% lower Opex to SMBs

Infotech Lead India: has launched new bundled offerings around its x86 servers, entry level SPARC servers and storage solutions.

These bundles offer savings of up to 50 percent lower acquisition and operational costs.

The new initiative is aimed at enabling mid-sized enterprises to drive consolidation and virtualization as they embrace cloud computing.

Oracle said this new Volume Business Initiative will be driven through partners and is being rolled out across APAC markets.

“Traditional method of building a virtualized infrastructure is very time-consuming and a perplexing effort, owing to the required integration of many components such as servers, storage, network, virtualization tools, and operating systems from a range of vendors.” said Stuart Long, CTO, Asia Pacific and Japan, Oracle.

The largest cost drivers in a multi-vendor virtualized infrastructure are software licensing and support for operating system and virtualization. These bundles include a complete, virtualized infrastructure that is certified and fully supported with Oracle applications and databases, avoiding the complexity of dealing with multiple vendors for support. It is a single-vendor solution for the entire hardware and software stack from application to disk that can be deployed in hours rather than weeks.

Oracle offers zero-downtime updates that enable customers to apply security updates, diagnostic patches and critical bug fixes without rebooting.

Moreover, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c provides a comprehensive solution that eases the management pains of traditional data centers, enabling organizations fast track to the cloud, while maximizing service quality and minimizing IT management costs.

“We realize that the needs of midsize customers are the same as large enterprises. However, for midsize customers, time is critical and therefore there is a demand to invest in easy-to-implement technology solutions so that the benefits can start showing quickly,” said Mitesh Agarwal, CTO & director – Systems Solution Consulting, Oracle India.

“Virtualization and consolidation have been mainly confined to expensive mainframes at large corporations in India until the recent past. The introduction of Oracle bundles will make virtualization capability accessible to a much wider market at a low cost owing to the entry level servers and storage thereby helping them easily move to the cloud,” said Naresh Desai, country general manager, Avnet.

“Most mid-sized organizations across India are looking at consolidating and virtualzing their current IT infrastructure. However, factors like enormous cost, complex management and security risks are holding them back. With the new bundled offerings, Oracle has simplified adoption of cloud for mid-sized organizations,” said Vinod Menon, director – Technology from Ashtech Infotech.

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