SOURCE: Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation

July 25, 2012 13:00 ET

Oracle Announces Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.0

Engineered System Optimized for Running Business Applications; Delivers Groundbreaking Innovations to Help Customers Reduce Cost and Complexity, Eliminate Business Risk and Seize New Market Opportunities

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 25, 2012) - Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Oracle today announced Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.0.
  • Customers in 43 countries across 22 industries have already adopted Oracle Exalogic. Exalogic is the fastest growing Oracle engineered system with 3x Y/Y sales bookings based on the last two quarters of FY 2012. To date, 40% of Oracle Exalogic's growth comes from customers who have chosen Exalogic over competing solutions from IBM, including mainframes.
  • The Oracle Exalogic engineered system outperforms competing platforms by a wide margin:
    • Eliminates application and middleware deployment risk with one-click automated deployment of complex, multi-tier business applications.
    • Up to 10x performance gains for Oracle Applications, Java-based applications and other business applications
    • Up to 6x faster application provisioning to help customers quickly respond to changing market needs.
  • Built on open, industry standard technologies, Oracle Exalogic:
    • Supports virtualization of mission-critical business applications with near native performance vs. physical servers through Oracle VM integration.
    • Provides a high-speed communication (I/O) fabric, Oracle Exabus, which is the foundation of Oracle Exalogic's extreme performance, reliability and scalability and ties all Oracle Exalogic system components together.
    • Delivers true elasticity at the application level through integrated application-to-disk management with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.
    • Supports consolidation of multiple applications on the same system as a private cloud, while eliminating security risks through complete application isolation.
    • Integrates Oracle Traffic Director, a built-in Application Delivery Controller, to securely manage and route large volumes of application traffic with high performance.
  • Oracle Exalogic provides customers and partners with an engineered system that accelerates the performance and can protect and maximize return on their existing and future Oracle software investments.

Oracle Exastack Program

  • 340 ISVs are certified on Oracle Exalogic through the Oracle Exastack Program, which enables ISVs and other qualifying members of Oracle Partner Network (OPN) to optimize their applications to run even faster and more reliably on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud.
  • ISVs are seeing dramatic out-of-the-box performance improvement for virtually every standard Oracle Linux or Oracle Solaris application.

Supporting Quotes

  • "Since the general availability of Oracle Exalogic in January 2011, customers are experiencing tremendous improvements in application performance and vast reductions in the complexity of their application infrastructures, while improving their time-to-market of revenue generating services," said Hasan Rizvi, senior vice president, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java Products, Oracle. "Built on open, industry standards, Oracle Exalogic can support consolidation of hundreds of Java and non-Java applications and delivers lower total cost of ownership by supporting more transactions on less hardware and software with ease of management."
  • "As the largest retailer of sporting goods in Latin America, we are achieving very aggressive growth -- over 100% per year. Running our Oracle ATG Commerce application on our previous JBoss infrastructure we had 30-40 different machines with 120 instances. We were able to migrate to Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud in less than 3 weeks, without any downtime and have already seen impressive results," said Márcio Kumruian, CEO, Netshoes. "With Oracle Exalogic, we have consolidated to 1 server with only 16 instances, providing both cost savings and increased business efficiency. Our Oracle ATG Commerce application performs 6x greater than before and is fully synchronized with Oracle WebLogic Server. The Netshoes brand means quality and value for our customers and we want their online experience to be excellent. With Oracle Exalogic all the pieces work together, so we can focus on customer service and expanding our business."
  • "Business critical applications require performance, elastic scalability and high availability, at an affordable cost," said Massimo Pezzini, vice president and research fellow at Gartner. "To maximize flexibility and minimize costs, user organizations are increasingly looking for a range of cloud-based options including open standard-based integrated system platforms providing virtualization, multi-tenancy, advanced automation and facilitated operations as well as compatibility with public cloud environments."

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