Oracle has unveiled its Sparc T5 and M5 servers. The New SPARC Servers Redefine the Economics of Enterprise Computing: Deliver Extreme Performance and Value for Database and Enterprise Applications, Trump the Competition on Multiple Business-Critical Workloads.
Larry Ellison Oracle CEO while address the press conference said “The new servers, which run Oracle Solaris, are geared toward running database, Java and enterprise apps with a much higher level of speed and performance than their predecessors” Oracle is focusing on its hardware division, after acquired Sun Microsystem for $5.6 billion in 2010, on selling high-end server equipment, including the SPARC T5- and M5-powered servers and microchips. Tuned to work with the company’s software products, they are part of Oracle’s vision of becoming a one-stop shop for cloud-computing products, offering applications, databases and computing infrastructure over the internet
Tuned to work with the company’s software products, they are part of Oracle’s vision of becoming a one-stop shop for cloud-computing products, offering applications, databases and computing infrastructure over the internet.
New Servers Build on SPARC T4 Momentum and Expand Oracle’s SPARC Family
Oracle’s SPARC T5 and M5 servers join its entry-level SPARC T4 servers to complete Oracle’s new SPARC family, spanning entry-level, midrange and high-end.
Oracle’s SPARC M5-32 high end server delivers a 2.5x cost advantage over a comparable IBM system(6) with massive I/O and memory capacity for large, complex workloads and application consolidation.
The new SPARC M5-32 server is up to 10x faster than previous generations and offers superior hardware domaining and RAS capabilities
The new servers expand Oracle’s SPARC portfolio and enable near linear scalability from 1 to 32 sockets, with one common core, one operating system, and one common set of systems management and virtualization tools, making them ideal platforms for building clouds. The servers also easily address multiple application requirements and quickly meet demanding service level agreements.
The new SPARC servers and Oracle Solaris deliver mainframe-class reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS), with the Oracle Solaris Guarantee Program for binary and source compatibility to ensure the highest levels of enterprise application availability and backwards compatibility to run a broad range of new and existing enterprise applications.
Additionally, Oracle’s new SPARC T5 and M5-32 servers include zero-overhead virtualization via Oracle VM server for SPARC and unified systems management via Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c at virtually no extra cost with Oracle Premier Support services. Now all SPARC servers have the same virtualization capabilities, greatly simplifying resource management across both SPARC T5 and SPARC M5-32 servers.