Oracle unveils next generation Virtual Compute Appliance

Oracle has unveiled Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA) that simplifies the way customers install, deploy, and manage converged infrastructures for virtually any application or cloud service.

With Virtual Compute Appliance, customers get a converged infrastructure solution that can consolidate nearly all of data center workloads into a powerful, fault tolerant platform that is easy to use, grow and manage.

VCA enables customers to get both Oracle and third-party applications and services up and running with minimal time spent for provisioning and configuring the system.

Application and service deployment is further streamlined by using Oracle VM templates for over 100 Oracle software packages which can reduce deployment from days to hours and minutes. Customers can consolidate Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, other Linux distributions, and Microsoft Windows applications onto one platform with the Virtual Compute Appliance.

The VCA is an ideal platform for cloud, supporting Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and database as a service (DBaaS) deployments, with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.

Many customers are already using the Virtual Compute Appliance to offer private cloud services to clients who use Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Hyperion, Oracle Database and other Windows applications.

For added investment protection, the VCA can accommodate business growth by expanding one server at a time and mixing server generations in the same base rack. It also supports Oracle Trusted Partitions, which gives customers the flexibility to license Oracle software on a vCPU basis.

VCA can expand storage capacity quickly and easily with Oracle ZS3 Series storage systems while increasing throughput and reducing latency in high-density virtualized environments.

When deployed with Oracle software and the VCA, the ZS3 Series provides unique Application Engineered Storage capabilities, which help improve performance and increase storage and management efficiency.

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