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Oracle Unveils Upgrades to  ZS3 Storage Server Line
Oracle Unveils Upgrades to ZS3 Storage Server Line

By Barry Levine
June 25, 2014 1:45PM

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The ZFS Storage ZS3-2 set a new SPC-2/E record with the best overall price/performance and the most efficient energy use with the highest performance per watt, according to Oracle. Oracle said its ZS3-2 showed 10 times better price/performance than the IBM DS8870 and seven times better price/performance than the HP P9500 XP Disk Array.
 



Oracle released enhancements to its ZFS Storage ZS3 Series on Wednesday that it says now "easily handles unpredictable VM workloads which saturate conventional NAS storage systems." The company said its ZFS Storage ZS3-2 can now handle more than 16,000 virtual machine boots from a single platform in less than seven minutes.

Additionally, Oracle unveiled the Communications Application Orchestrator for managing the lifecycle of next-gen network services.

Using ZFS Storage OS 8.2, the ZFS line of storage appliances can now support OpenStack Cinder and a set of RESTful management APIs for deploying private cloud environments. The ZS3-2 also now features 1.5 PB capacity and 1 TB memory per cluster.

Better Price/Performance

Scott Tracy, vice president of Storage Software at Oracle, said in a statement that "heavily virtualized data centers demand efficient, high-performance storage in order to avoid performance issues and operational disruption caused by unpredictable virtual machine workloads and boot storms."

The new capabilities from the ZS3 storage systems, he said, offer "valuable architectural benefits and superb analytics to support high-density virtualized environments."

On Wednesday, Oracle also announced that the ZS3-2 set a new SPC-2/E record with the best overall price/performance and the most efficient energy use with the highest performance per watt. The ZS3-2 was compared against the IBM DS8870 and HP P9500.

In comparisons, Oracle said its ZS3-2 showed 10 times better price/performance than the IBM DS8870 and seven times better price/performance than the HP P9500 XP Disk Array.

Tracy told news media that those benchmark results showed that "high performance is no longer achieved at the expense of data center budget and energy resources."

Communications Application Orchestrator

The Oracle Communications Application Orchestrator was also released on Wednesday. It enables the management of a virtual network function, automatically provisions virtual devices, and assists resource optimization by allowing for the graceful shutdown of virtual machines. The company described Network Functions Virtualization as "the next generation of network architecture" which can significantly reduce complexity.

In addition to product upgrades, Oracle has been increasing its acquisition portfolio. Earlier this week, in the biggest deal since it bought Sun Microsystems in 2010 for $7.4 billion, Oracle announced it had agreed to buy Micros Systems for about $5.3 billion. The Columbia, Maryland-based Micros provides software for retailers and hospitality providers.

Founded in 1977, Micros said its software runs on more than 330,000 sites in 180 countries. It provides integrated front office, back office, central and Web-based solutions designed to improve workflows and customer service, via app, Net, IPTV, call centers and kiosks.

Last Friday, the tech giant also announced that it had signed an agreement to buy a provider of co-browsing and screen sharing technology.

The acquisition, LiveLook, uses a cloud-based service to allow customer service or sales agents to guide customers and would-be customers through screens on the Web or in mobile environments.
 

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