Enterprise IT vendor Oracle today announced Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance X4-2, an engineered system to lower the risk of physical and software configuration errors and save customers hundreds of hours in labor.
Oracle will be targeting industries including cloud service providers, financial services, and public sector.
The company said Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance X4-2 accelerates time-to-application use by enabling rapid, repeatable, full-stack virtual infrastructure deployment.
The latest release offers increased computing power in the same footprint and faster I/O and data processing using Oracle’s Sun Server X4-2 systems and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance ZS3 Series, further reducing the cost and complexity of deploying and consolidating enterprise applications.
Oracle customers have the option for adding compute one server at a time and mix server generations in the same base rack.
Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance is a turnkey solution for flexible private cloud platforms that can be used with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c to deploy cloud services ranging from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to Database as a Service (DBaaS) with features such as automated provisioning, elasticity and cloud governance (showback, quota, access controls).
Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance Controller software automates the installation, configuration, and management of infrastructure components at the push of a button, providing rapid infrastructure provisioning.
The Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance enables customers to deploy applications rapidly using Oracle VM Templates and assemblies. Oracle Virtual Networking allows new networks to be added dynamically and existing networks to be modified without manually modifying cabling.
Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle, said: “This engineered system can significantly cut provisioning time and offers investment protection by allowing customers to mix server generations in the same rack.”