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Oracle announces new Sun Fire x86 clustered systems

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Bolstering its enterprise-class x86 blade and rackmount servers for highly virtualised and private cloud deployments, Oracle has announced enhanced Sun Fire x86 clustered systems.

Oracle’s Sun Fire x86 clustered systems posted five new world records, demonstrating enterprise leadership and superior performance for Java applications.
Over a three-year period, Oracle’s virtualised x86 systems with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM deliver up to 48% better TCO than HP with Red Hat Enterprise, Linux and VMware.
Oracle’s Sun Fire x86 clustered systems have set more than 30 world records to date, highlighting Oracle’s industry-leading performance for decision-support and online transaction processing databases, business applications, and IT infrastructure running on operating systems including Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux.
Only Oracle’s comprehensive portfolio of x86 systems is engineered with its business software and hardware to deliver complete application-to-disk solutions.
Oracle’s application-to-disk solutions can be managed and supported as a single system with Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g for simplified management.
For faster deployment, Oracle’s x86 systems ship pre-installed with Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, and provide a completely tested and supported virtualised environment for Oracle Software, including Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Applications.
Oracle’s Sun Fire x86 systems are part of Oracle's complete portfolio of cloud-ready software and hardware products, supporting Oracle's commitment to provide advanced cloud-computing infrastructure to help reduce the cost and complexity of running enterprise software.
“Oracle delivers differentiated enterprise-class solutions for the x86 server market with its integrated application-to-disk approach and unique end-to-end Oracle Premier Support capabilities,” says Ali Alasti, VP of hardware engineering, Oracle.
“With outstanding performance and operational efficiency, these new systems combine with Oracle software to provide a rock-solid foundation for enterprise consolidation and private cloud deployments.”