Oracle debuts Exalogic Elastic Cloud

Posted on September 21, 2010

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At the Oracle OpenWorld show in San Francisco this week, Oracle took the wraps off the Exalogic Elastic Cloud, which the company refers to variously as a “cloud in a box” and an “integrated middleware machine.”

Oracle’s latest hardware offering “shows just what the company had in mind when it acquired Sun,” according to an article posted on Enterprise Storage Forum.

The Exalogic Elastic Cloud is an integrated platform that combines servers, storage, networking and software tailored to database workloads. The system houses up to 30 64-bit x86 multi-core processor-based servers, an internal InfiniBand architecture, Oracle WebLogic Server and Coherence software, Java middleware, virtual machines (VMs) and Solaris or Linux operating systems.

Storage elements per rack include 3TB of RAM, 1TB of solid-state disk (SSD) capacity, 40TB of conventional disk, a 4TB read cache and 72TB of write cache. The internal connectivity is 40Gbps InfiniBand, while 10GbE Ethernet provides external connectivity.

One rack is priced at $1,075,000.

Get more details in the Enterprise Storage Forum article: Oracle Unveils ‘Cloud in a Box’

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Top 10 Takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld (Enterprise Storage Forum)

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