SPARC T4 servers witness strong adoption, says Oracle

by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 17, 2012

The company outlines a three-tier strategy to accelerate its hardware business.

Oracle today announced that it has shipped thousands of midrange SPARC T4 servers with Oracle Solaris, making it to be one of the fastest ramping server products in the company’s history.

Since its launch six months ago, the servers have been adopted by more than 800 customers for their enterprise and mission-critical applications on Oracle Solaris 10 or 11, the company said.

Some of the early adopters of Oracle’s SPARC T4 servers in India include Bajaj Electricals, L&T Finance, Consultancy Services, Tata Communications, Tech Mahindra and Wipro.

“To complement our ambitious growth plans in the Indian market, Oracle SPARC T4 servers were an obvious choice to bring in enterprise-wide efficiency and agility,” said Pratap Gharge, Executive Vice President and CIO, Bajaj Electricals Ltd.

He added that with SPARC T4 server and Solaris virtualization the company was able to increase its asset utilization and enhance business applications performance

Oracle said that SPARC T4 servers deliver superior performance versus IBM and HP, and currently hold more than a dozen world records on key application workloads and industry standard benchmarks.

“This range of benchmark results demonstrates the power and innovation built into the new SPARC T-4 servers”, said Mitesh Agarwal, CTO and Director, Systems Solution Consulting, Oracle India.

Oracle said that the SPARC T4 servers come with a 5X improvement in single thread performance, 1 TB of memory capacity and massive system throughput and I/O capacity, making it ideal for large scale applications, enterprise-wide consolidation and database projects that require extreme reliability, availability and security.

As a part of this 3-tier strategy, Oracle said that it will continue to offer building blocks to address enterprise data centre needs.

It will also provide tightly integrated engineered systems to help customers achieve efficiency simplicity, and manageability. Lastly, it will offer Optimized Solutions that will sit in between the first two offerings for flexibility and broader applicability.