Private infrastructure clouds are becoming the “must have” feature that suppliers of every stripe need to sell in order to make headway in the industry, and Oracle is no exception to rule. The company has now introduced their Oracle Optimized Solution for Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, a mouthful of a title that is meant to accelerate IaaS deployments for enterprises of all types.
The aim of the Oracle Optimized Solution is to speed up VM deployments by 98%, increase productivity and lower TCO for cloud providers. At the 2011 Cloud Expo in New York, Oracle gave some insight into the meat and bones of its new cloud offering, which starts with a Sun Blade 6000 chassis packed in with two X6270 M2 blade servers.
Though the company didn’t give out precise specs on their blade configuration, they did say in a whitepaper that the 6000 chassis would be able to hold ten single or dual-node blade servers, and is designed to scale up to 32 nodes on a single server.
With a network expansion module on the back of the blade chassis, 10 downlinks and 14 uplinks are available, along with the ZFS storage appliances that will hold the VMs. Customers will be able to choose their ZFS arrays, and they will be linked to the blades of the server by 10GE connections.
The Oracle Optimized Solution will support management as a single system thanks to Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g, and is meant to service as a foundation for the company’s foray into IaaS.
If all goes to plan, “the Optimized Solution for Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure [will cut] deployment time from weeks to hours and helps customers get virtualized infrastructure up and running faster”, according to Oracle VP Ali Alasti.