Oracle Expands Sun Blade Portfolio for Cloud and Highly Virtualized Environments
Oracle today announced the expansion of its Sun Blade systems portfolio with new SPARC and x86 blade products and blade integrated solutions targeting private clouds and highly virtualized business environments. The expanded portfolio adds the SPARC T3-1B blade server and the dual-node Sun Blade X6275 M2 server module, as well as an Oracle VM blade cluster reference configuration and Oracle’s optimized solution for Oracle WebLogic Suite.
Benchmarks on the Sun Blade X6275 M2 demonstrate the outstanding performance characteristics critical for running varied commercial applications used in cloud and highly virtualized environments. These include best-in-class SPEC CPU2006 results with the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series, six Fluent world records, and 1.8 times the price-performance of the IBM Power 755 running the NAMD workload.
Powered by the industry’s first 16-core processor with up to 128 simultaneous threads, the SPARC T3-1B blade server has integrated on-chip cryptographic acceleration and delivers 2x the throughput, 2x the memory, as well as a 4x I/O bandwidth improvement over previous generation models.
Oracle’s network fabric provides seamless integration with Ethernet and InfiniBand over a single switched fabric, delivering unique virtualization capabilities and extreme application performance using Oracle’s own unique silicon capabilities.
The Sun Blade modular systems deliver unsurpassed customer benefits, accelerating the deployment of virtualized workloads up to 98% faster than the competition. They support Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, and Oracle VM, and deliver an end-to-end virtualized environment that provides tested and supported solutions for Oracle and non-Oracle Software. These systems are also certified with other third party operating systems and virtualization solutions.