Oracle has announced Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X4-2 which, compared to the previous release, provides higher throughput and coupled with Oracle Exabus technology, delivers near native response times for virtualized applications, resulting in greater consolidation benefits.
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X4-2 hardware, powered by Intel Xeon processors, provides 50% more cores per node, large amounts of memory and significantly increased flash and disk storage capacity. In addition, the latest release of Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software provides the ability to combine different application architectures (bare metal, virtualized and infrastructure as a service) on a single rack and allows customers to leverage virtualization templates and assemblies through Oracle VM Templates and Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder.
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X4-2 reduces the cost and complexity of deploying and consolidating enterprise applications through its greater computing density and wider range of deployment options compared to the previous release. It delivers 50% more computing power per server node with Oracle’s Sun Server X4 servers with the 12 core Intel Xeon Processor E5-2697 v2 and offers extreme computing density with up to 720 processor cores, 7.5 TB of memory and 24 TB of Flash memory in a single rack.
The Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X4-2 also delivers 33% more storage capacity with Oracle ZS3 Series Storage, co-engineered with Oracle engineered systems to provide the high IO throughput required by the extreme performance of Oracle Exalogic X4-2.
The Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X4-2 also has the ability to consolidate diverse deployment architectures on a single rack, including bare metal, template-driven virtualization and infrastructure as a service
Oracle Exalogic X4-2 is also certified for Oracle In-Memory Applications, Oracle’s unique in-memory optimizations that enable real-time, ad-hoc analytics of live transactional data. The increased memory capacity of Oracle Exalogic X4-2 makes it ideal for Oracle In-Memory Applications, which can run 10-20x faster and help to accelerate critical business processes.
Oracle Exalogic X4-2 is available with a choice of Oracle Linux or Oracle Solaris operating system software.