SOURCE: Fujitsu America Inc.
July 30, 2009 08:00 ET
Fujitsu's FlexFrame for Oracle Now Supports Oracle VM Virtual Environments
Scalable, Simplified and Cost-Effective Approach Consolidates Oracle IT Infrastructures, Allowing Organizations to Start Small and Grow
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - July 30, 2009) - Fujitsu today announces the new version of FlexFrame(R) for Oracle, enabling enterprise customers to deploy
Dynamic Infrastructures using Oracle technology. The new version of
FlexFrame for Oracle integrates Oracle VM to provide high availability
across both physical and virtual servers.
The new FlexFrame for Oracle extends the solution's availability to
customers who need to start small and grow. Greater flexibility is built in
as FlexFrame for Oracle is designed to scale dynamically with customers'
Oracle installations, always providing the maximum levels of high
availability. Also new in FlexFrame for Oracle are value-add features such
as application awareness and priority management.
FlexFrame for Oracle is an efficient solution providing a pre-integrated IT
infrastructure that dynamically assigns server resources to Oracle services
based on Oracle database, Oracle application servers or any other Oracle
application. All Oracle software, plus the operating system, reside on a
central storage system and can be started on any server in the FlexFrame
pool within minutes. FlexFrame for Oracle drastically reduces installation
and maintenance efforts and automatically manages quality of service.
Should a server fail, the Oracle service is automatically restarted on
By integrating Oracle VM, virtualization technology that is fully certified
to run Oracle products, FlexFrame for Oracle provides better resource
utilization and higher granularity. Organizations can integrate Oracle
databases running with Oracle applications as well as non-Oracle
applications such as SAP into FlexFrame for Oracle scenarios. In addition,
customers have the flexibility to choose to implement a software or
hardware disaster recovery architecture that works best for their specific
project. FlexFrame for Oracle can reduce the total cost of ownership by up
to 60 percent. Furthermore, compared to the energy costs of their
traditional environments, organizations can save up to 70 percent on energy
with the FlexFrame for Oracle environment.
The new version of FlexFrame for Oracle includes a number of value-add
features. Application awareness provides monitoring capabilities for Oracle
services and a live check with configurable restart/reboot options. In
addition, it integrates into standard Data Center management processes and
connects to SNMP network management systems. The new version also features
increased service availability with priority management that introduces
service priorities, failover and displacement rules.
Fujitsu offers a comprehensive set of integration services to help the
customer plan, implement and introduce FlexFrame for Oracle. As part of the
maintenance service, Fujitsu offers a Solution Contract, which means that
the customer has one single contact point for all problems within the
solution. An optional ROI service shows and verifies the savings that
customers receive from the solution.
Later in 2009, Fujitsu will introduce further enhancements to FlexFrame for
Oracle, which will provide native support for the newest server and storage
technologies. In addition, Virtual IO Manager (VIOM) allows customers to
manage multiple storage systems in LAN and SAN environments and reduces
complexity by introducing virtualized physical network addresses, which
makes it easier to reallocate resources between virtual machines.
Rolf Strotmann, Vice President Enterprise Servers and Software at Fujitsu
Technology Solutions, says: "The introduction of the new FlexFrame for
Oracle release is the result of more than 15 years of collaboration between
Fujitsu and Oracle. This solution consolidates Oracle environments to
provide one infrastructure for all Oracle services. Now by integrating with
Oracle VM, we can ensure high availability for both real and virtual
Monica Kumar, Senior Director, Linux, Virtualization and Open Source
Product Marketing from Oracle, says: "With the ability to support virtual
environments, Fujitsu's unique FlexFrame for Oracle technology allows
businesses to start small and add new services gradually as they grow. We
are excited to partner with Fujitsu to bring these benefits to our
FlexFrame for Oracle is available across EMEA and in the U.S. regions.
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Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global
marketplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in
70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services
experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and
advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated
revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended
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