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Oracle VM reduces virtualisation costs

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Oracle has announced international fashion icon, Versace, is using Oracle VM Server for x86 to address the demands of its rapidly expanding data centre. To ensure their IT infrastructure could meet the growing demands of the business, Versace began an upgrade process that would replace aging IT components with lower cost, higher performance solutions.
By choosing Oracle VM, Versace was able to reduce virtualisation-related costs by 50%, while doubling the number of cores in production.
With its new Oracle VM-based architecture, which also leverages Oracle Linux, Versace has been able to reduce its physical number of servers by 40%, rack space by 25% and power consumption by 45%.
Using the Oracle VM Template for Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Enterprise Manager for full stack management enabled Versace to deploy a fully-managed enterprise application in development, test and production environments in hours, jumpstarting their ERP upgrade.
Versace also relies on Oracle Database, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Hyperion solutions, Oracle Business Intelligence and BI Publisher and Oracle Warehouse Builder to power its critical business operations.
“Our ultimate goal was to improve application deployment time, increase performance and save on IT costs,” says Gian Giacomo Ferraris, CEO of Versace.
“The support that we have received from Oracle has helped us dramatically reduce licensing and management costs, while ensuring our architecture can scale to meet the changing dynamics of our growing business.”