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Oracle Server Business Shows Signs of Growth

Larry Ellison claims he's regularly beating IBM for big server deals as Oracle Engineered Systems take off.


Tags: Oracle, IBM, EMC, servers, Exalogic, Oracle Exalogic

Xen 4.4 ARMs for Virtualization, Adds SPICE

The open-source Xen project continues to prosper as a Linux Foundation collaboration project.


Tags: Linux, Oracle, cloud computing, Cloud, virtualization, Xen, Linux Foundation, Xen Hypervisor, xen 4.4

Linux Kernel Patching Gets Dynamic

Oracle, SUSE and Red Hat have now all launched efforts that promise zero-downtime patching. How do the three approaches differ?


Tags: Linux, Oracle, Red Hat, Linux server, kernel, SUSE, server os, server operating system

HP Tops Slow-Growing Server Market in Q4 2013: Gartner

IBM, which is selling its x86 server unit to Lenovo, saw large declines in both server revenue and shipments, the analyst firm says.


Tags: Oracle, IBM, Fujitsu, Dell, HP, servers, server virtualization, IT infrastructure, Cisco Systems, Huawei, hyperscale

Oracle Updates Exalogic and Exadata Engineered Systems

Oracle boosts compute performance and storage capacity in the latest generation of Exa-Class systems.


Tags: Oracle, servers, Exadata, Exalogic, Oracle Exalogic, compute

Oracle Updates Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Linux Servers

Latest Linux kernel from Oracle provides updated features and support.


Tags: Oracle, Red Hat, Linux server, RHEL, Linux kernel, Oracle Linux, UEK

Oracle Unveils Big Memory Machine to Support In-Memory Databases

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison kicks off OpenWorld with new hardware and software releases.


Tags: database, Oracle, data center, servers, SPARC, In-memory database, In-Memory, M6-32

ZS3 Series Storage Appliances Debut from Oracle

The new zettabyte file system-based storage systems offer the option of running without Oracle servers or software.


Tags: Oracle, servers, ZFS, Storage Appliances, Oracle Exalogic

A Sunny Outlook for All in Microsoft and Oracle's Cloud Partnership?

With the two companies teaming up on the cloud in what looks to be a win-win deal, who then stands to be the big loser?


Tags: Oracle, cloud computing, Cloud, Microsoft, server virtualization, VMware, public cloud, virtually speaking

Oracle Linux Gains Momentum

With over 11,000 deployments on non-Oracle hardware, Oracle Linux is powering ahead.


Tags: Linux, Oracle, Red Hat, Linux server, RHEL, Oracle Linux

Oracle's New SPARC SuperCluster T5-8 Includes Intel Xeon

While most of Oracle's Engineered Systems run on Intel x86 with Linux, the new SuperCluster is the exception to that rule, running on Solaris and using both SPARC and Intel.


Tags: Oracle, servers, Exadata, SPARC, Exalogic, sparc supercluster, Intel Xeon

Oracle Exa Systems Grow Amidst Overall Hardware Decline

Oracle's overall hardware business continues to slip, but its Engineered Systems are headed in the right direction.


Tags: Oracle, servers, Oracle Database, Exalogic, Oracle Exalogic, quarterly earnings

What's Next for IBM Power? [VIDEO]

IBM Server Chief talks about Linux and takes aim at Oracle SPARC.


Tags: Linux, Oracle, IBM, Power7, IBM Power System, SPARC, IBM Power Series, POWER7+

Big Blue Strikes Back Against Oracle SPARC Power Claims

Whose systems are faster: Oracle's SPARC or IBM's Power?


Tags: Oracle, IBM, servers, POWER 7, IBM Power System, SPARC, IBM Power Series, Power 8

Oracle Accelerates Servers with New T5 and M5 SPARC Lines

Oracle updates its high-end and mid-range portfolios of SPARC server chips and systems.


Tags: Oracle, servers, SPARC, Server Market, T5, M5

Oracle's Server Woes Hit the Bottom Line

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison reveals new SPARC processor set to debut next week.  Will it help lead a hardware turnaround?


Tags: Oracle, Sun, servers, Exadata, SPARC, Exalogic, quarterly financials

Sun Pays Off for Oracle as Q2 Earnings Grow

With solid returns in for the second quarter, Larry Ellison is ready to call the purchase of Sun the best acquisition his company has ever made.


Tags: Oracle, server, x86 servers, Sun, Sun Microsystems, acquisition, servers

Solaris 11.1 Improves Performance for Oracle Workloads

New Solaris features will help to enable Oracle's cloud database.


Tags: Oracle, Cloud, Solaris, Oracle Database, Solaris 11, cloud database

Oracle Solaris 11.1 Updates Unix for SDN and the Cloud

Oracle improves Solaris performance and cloud capabilities while also addressing the market trend towards Software-Defined Networking.


Tags: Oracle, cloud computing, Cloud, Unix, Solaris 11, SDN, Software-Defined Networking

Oracle Debuts Exalogic X3-2 Server

The company updates its business application server platform with Intel Sandy Bridge processors and a whole lot of RAM.


Tags: Oracle, server, servers, Exalogic, application server

Oracle Pushing Forward on Linux and Solaris

Wim Coekaerts explains how Oracle's Linux team works in the post-Sun acquisition era alongside Solaris.


Tags: Linux, Oracle, Solaris, servers, server os

HP Wins Oracle App Support for Itanium Servers

Oracle plans to appeal a court ruling that will force it to continue to support HP's Itanium servers.


Tags: Oracle, server, x86 servers, HP, servers, Itanium

Oracle Updates Its Exalogic Servers

Software updates in the new Exalogic servers boost virtualization options for the Oracle engineered systems.


Tags: Oracle, virtualization, servers, Exalogic, IaaS, Oracle Exalogic, OracleVM 3.0

The Oracle Cloud Has Arrived

He may have made fun of the term "cloud" back in 2009, but today Larry Ellison is singing a different tune.


Tags: Oracle, cloud computing, Cloud, social CRM, Oracle Cloud

New Version of Oracle VM Server for x86 Improves Storage Availability

Release 3.1 of Oracle VM Server for x86 offers enhanced ease of use for virtualization administrators and improves storage availability.


Tags: Oracle, Cloud, virtualization, server virtualization, Oracle VM, Virtualization Management, Oracle VM Server

Oracle Enhances Desktop Virtualization, Expands Storage Options

Improvements to Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Sun Ray server software offer a broader range of storage options.


Tags: Oracle, software, virtualization, VDI, Sun Ray, Storage, virtualization desktop infrastructure

Oracle x86 Servers Buying Guide

Oracle continues to invest in the abundant x86 intellectual property it inherited from Sun Microsystems, and with its latest x86 server releases the company is positioning them even more prominently.


Tags: Oracle, middleware, server, virtualization, x86, x86 server

Oracle Accelerates Linux With Unbreakable Linux Kernel 2

Oracle moves to Linux 3.0 and adds full support for the next-generation Btrfs filesystem.


Tags: Oracle, Linux kernel

The 7 Best Servers for Linux

Shopping for a new Linux server isn't as easy as you might think. Here's a round-up of what's available for those of you who want to dance with the penguin.


Tags: Oracle, IBM, Dell, HP, Linux server, PogoLinux, penguin

Oracle SPARC Server Buying Guide

Oracle recently introduced a new line of SPARC servers and a SPARC SuperCluster based on its brand new T4 chip. Here's a rundown of the new product offerings.


Tags: Oracle, SPARC, sparc supercluster, t4 chip

7 Blade Server Solutions to Transform Your Data Center

Boost your virtualization, private cloud or database-backed computing with these new blade servers. You'll save space, power and deployment headaches with high-density blade servers from your favorite manufacturers.


Tags: Oracle, IBM, Dell, Cisco, HP, server hardware, server blade, SuperMicro

Oracle Brings WebLogic 12 to the Cloud

First major release of Java middleware server in two years, advances scalability, Java EE 6 and Java SE 7 features.


Tags: Java, Oracle, cloud computing, middleware, Java EE, WebLogic

IDC: Worldwide Server Revenues Sluggish but Still Up

The third quarter marked the slowest quarterly growth rate for servers worldwide since the first quarter of 2010, according to IDC. Among global vendors, IBM was the big winner, picking up enough share to pull even with HP.


Tags: Linux, Oracle, IBM, Fujitsu, Dell, HP, mainframe, IDC, server shipment stats, x86 server, server revenue

Gartner: Server Shipments, Revenue Up in Third Quarter

The research firm says worldwide server shipments and revenues were up in the third quarter of 2011, driven primarily by Asia/Pacific and Eastern Europe.


Tags: Oracle, IBM, HP, Gartner, server shipment stats, server revenue

Oracle Debuts Solaris 11

First Unix release from Oracle now officially available, delivering what Oracle execs call, the world's first Cloud OS.


Tags: Oracle, Solaris, Unix

Oracle Previews Upcoming Solaris 11 and Oracle Linux Changes

At last week's Oracle OpenWorld, the OEM offered a glimpse at upcoming changes for Solaris 11 and the Oracle Enterprise Kernel for Linux.


Tags: Oracle, Solaris, OpenWorld, Unbreakable Linux, Solaris 11

Oracle Supercluster Pushes SPARC Forward

Oracle CEO announced new SPARC T-4 based systems while leveling a competitive barrage against IBM.


Tags: Oracle, Solaris, SPARC

Oracle Updates Solaris 10

Oracle improves ZFS and system performance in latest Solaris update.


Tags: Oracle, Solaris, Unix, ZFS

Oracle Takes on VMware with Oracle VM 3.0

Oracle looks to advance its server virtualization technology with new management capabilities and performance enhancements.


Tags: Oracle, virtualization, VM, VMware

Oracle Improves VirtualBox 4.1

New virtualization release includes cloning and tunneling features, as Oracle pushes open source technology forward.
Tags: Oracle, open source software, server virtualization, VDI, virtualbox

10 Server Companies That Make You Think 'Buy,' 'Sell' or 'Hold'

Innovation makes companies memorable. Which of these companies will you remember tomorrow?
Tags: Oracle, IBM, EMC, Apple, HP

HP Demands Oracle Support Itanium

HP goes on the offensive in its defense of Itanium.
Tags: Oracle, Intel, HP, Itanium

Oracle Updates Jdeveloper

New version of Oracle Fusion focused Java IDE is released.
Tags: Java, Oracle, Fusion, JDeveloper

Sun Shines on Oracle as Server Market Rebounds

IDC reports 'meaningful' enterprise server refresh cycle as first quarter server revenues hit $11.9 billion
Tags: Oracle, IBM, Dell, HP, IDC

Oracle Buyer's Guide, Users Weigh In

Oracle users weigh in on how they perceive the vendor these days. How big of an impact is its smack at Itanium having, and how are non-Oracle software shops faring? Learn where the company remains strong and where there may be room for improvement or concern.
Tags: Oracle, Red Hat, buyer's guide, Itanium, x86 server

Oracle Server Buyer's Guide

More than a year after acquiring Sun Microsystems, the question remains: Where is Oracle going with its Sun server bounty, and where does it see the industry heading?
Tags: Oracle, buyer's guide, x86 server, netra, SPARC

HP: Itanium Is Not Dead

Oracle claims Intel is ending Itanium. HP and Intel respond.
Tags: Oracle, Microsoft, Intel, HP, Itanium

Oracle Debuts GlassFish Server 3.1, Improving JavaEE 6 Middleware

Reference middleware architecture for JavaEE 6 is updated, tying the former Sun tech even closer to Oracle's broader Java platform offerings.
Tags: Java, Oracle, Sun, Glassfish

Big Box Appliance Buyer's Guide

2010 was the year of the big box appliance. Oracle Exadata II, Oracle Exalogic and EMC Greenplum are but a few examples. IT historians, of course, will point out that this market was begun by such firms as Netezza and Teradata.
Tags: Oracle, IBM, EMC, Exadata, Exalogic

10 Server Hardware Highlights of 2010

From Oracle's acquisition of Sun to Cisco releasing blade servers to SSDs going mainstream, 2010 was an eventful year for server hardware. Revisit the 10 most notable milestones.
Tags: Oracle, IBM, server hardware, 2010, Cisco UCS

Oracle Prepping for Server OS Domination

Oracle claims the top spot for Unix with Solaris and reveals it has its eye on the Linux top spot for its homegrown Linux distro, Oracle Enterprise Linux. Red Hat and HP express a mix of consternation and amusement. But is that the right reaction?
Tags: Oracle, Solaris, Unix server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, server os

Oracle Debuts SPARC Supercluster

Oracle updates Sun hardware lineup with new SPARC based servers for the cloud, delivering record setting performance.
Tags: Oracle, Sun, InfiniBand, SPARC

Red Sky Supercomputer: A Showcase for Oracle/Sun Blade Servers and Storage

What happens when two supercomputers join together and operate as one? With Red Sky/Red Mesa, a collaborative effort involving Sandia National Labs, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Oracle/Sun, we're about to find out.
Tags: Oracle, Sun, supercomputers, TOP500, Server Blades

5 Operating Systems Making Big Waves This Week

Thanks to Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Fedora and the not-so-well-known (but no less notable) QNX, the server OS waters were choppier than usual this week. Here's some insight as to what's really going on.
Tags: Oracle, Windows, OS, Mac OS X, Ubuntu Server

Oracle T3 Server Buyer's Guide

Oracle threw down the gauntlet at the high-end of the server market this week, demonstrating its commitment to Sun servers at its annual OpenWorld show in San Francisco.
Tags: Oracle, Sun, server hardware, OpenWorld, buyer's guide

Novell Debuts Linux OS for SAP Apps

SAP is getting its own optimized Linux operating system, thanks to a new effort from Novell with SUSE Linux.
Tags: Linux, Oracle, SAP, Novell, SUSE

Server OS Landscape Rolls With the Punches

These days, the UNIX and Linux server OS landscape would play on the big screen as well as a combination Jackie Chan, James Bond, and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure movie all rolled together.
Tags: Oracle, Novell, VMware, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, server os

Oracle Squelches Open Source Spirit

Has Oracle replaced Microsoft as public enemy No. 1 when it comes to enterprise operating systems? Some in the OpenSolaris community believe so.
Tags: open source, Oracle, Microsoft, OS, OpenSolaris

The Top 10 Linux Server Distributions

Rated: The Top 10 Linux server distributions by ease of use, paid support, and data center reliability.


Tags: Linux, Oracle, Ubuntu, Red Hat, Debian

IBM's New Unix Server Sports 256 Cores

Big Blue Releases its biggest Unix Server yet, a Power7 system that boasts record transaction performance.
Tags: Oracle, IBM, Unix server, POWER 7, AIX 7

Oracle Sets High Performance Server Hardware Agenda

Promises to double application performance on Sparc systems every two years.
Tags: Oracle, Sun, Solaris, server hardware, HPC

Oracle Details Upcoming Solaris 11 Release

Oracle is investing in Sun's Unix and will use technologies from openSolaris as part of the next-generation release.
Tags: Oracle, Solaris, Unix server, OS, OpenSolaris

Oracle Takes Next-Gen Data Center Push on the Road

Next week's event will tout Oracle's systems approach, Sun hardware and the benefits of private clouds.
Tags: Oracle, data center, Sun, SAP, enterprise applications

Open Source Software Comes to a Fork in the Code

Anyone paying attention to Oracle's acquisition of Sun had a keen sense that a culture clash was inevitable for the open source software OpenSolaris. This week's launch of Illumos reveals the time might be now.
Tags: Oracle, open source server, Sun, open source software, OpenSolaris

Illumos Aims to Free Oracle's Open Source Software

With the future of OpenSolaris under Oracle unclear, a new effort aims to deliver an alternative to the popular open source software.
Tags: Oracle, Sun, open source software, OpenSolaris, Illumos

Oracle's Plan for Solaris Servers

The company says that Dell and HP will be reselling Oracle's Solaris and Enterprise Linux operating systems.
Tags: Oracle, Dell, Solaris, HP

OpenSolaris Board Revolts Against Oracle

The OpenSolaris Governing Board (OGB) that oversees the open-source community is threatening to disband.
Tags: Oracle, OpenSolaris

Oracle Emphasizes Exadata in Server Architect

Speed advances in storage and network connectivity are feeding back into the design constraints for servers.
Tags: database, Oracle, server, Architect

Oracle Commits to Sun Hardware

After Oracle's acquisition, Sun Microsystems has turned a profit for the first time in more than a year.
Tags: Oracle, server, Sun Microsystems, SPARC

Oracle Announces New High-Performance Computing Sun Clusters

True to its promise, Oracle sticks to the high-end market with massive clustering x86 servers and a unified network fabric.
Tags: Oracle, Intel, x86 servers, Sun, HPC

Is Oracle Ready to Dump AMD From Sun's x86 Server Lineup?

Sun traditionally offered both AMD and Intel processors in its x86 server lineup. Now, it's looking like AMD's Opteron won't make the cut under Oracle's ownership.
Tags: Oracle, Intel, x86 servers, AMD, Opteron

The Question of Database Virtualization -- Answered

If you believe that virtualization is limited to Web, application and a few other "lightweight" services, think again.
Tags: database, Oracle, virtualization, database virtualization

Oracle Updates Virtualization Technologies

The Sun Ray 3 Plus client can significantly reduce power consumption.
Tags: Oracle, virtualization technologies, data center, virtual desktop, VDI

Latest Sun Ray Shines Light on a Virtual Oracle

Virtually Speaking: Following on its recent release of VirtualBox, Oracle is now refreshing the Sun Ray client and the Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
Tags: Oracle, virtualization technologies, desktop virtualization, virtualbox

Oracle Abandons AMD Opteron on Sun Servers

The new Sun Microsystems owner plans to discontinue existing Opteron servers.
Tags: Oracle, server, Sun, AMD, Opteron