Legacy SPARC serves a purpose…BUT
Maintaining older SPARC for applications? If so you’re not alone. Many users are continuing to run legacy SPARC systems because their applications are stable on Solaris 10 and they either can’t or don’t want to migrate to Solaris 11, a requirement for new SPARC T systems. (Estimates are that as many as 50% of all SPARC systems in service are still running Solaris 10) The reliance on older, less reliable hardware can be expensive as high maintenance costs and management time add significantly to IT overhead. Read more…
Oracle Database users can leverage DBVisit, a 3rd party, Oracle Certified Application available to run with Standard Edition, to save licensing costs and/or enhance recovery capability in several ways. Read more…
More powerful, advanced processor cores may cost more but can reduce the overall IT budget.
Why? Enterprise applications are expensive and typically licensed by core count. For example Oracle Database Enterprise Edition costs $47,500 per processing unit plus support. More powerful, efficient processors can significantly reduce licensing requirements by running the same applications on fewer cores. That efficiency can in many cases far outweigh the cost of new systems with such processors. Read more…
Fujitsu M-series Servers
What’s the road ahead for SPARC? There has been much speculation recently regarding the future of the SPARC processor and Solaris. While Oracle has indicated the current M8 processor may be their last for the foreseeable future, development of the SPARC platform will continue through the combined efforts of Oracle and Fujitsu. Read more…
SMI Featured as Fujitsu Partner of the Month
SMI helped a major defense-related research facility upgrade their large installed base of aging systems running on Solaris 10 with minimal disruption by recommending the Fujitsu M10-1. Read more about the project and the advantages of the M10-1.
SMI President Peter McLoughlin quoted in a Tech Target article
Check out the article, Outdated technology: A channel partner challenge, to read about the challenges channel partners face when they encounter outdated technology in clients’ datacenters.