Oracle’s SPARC range moves to the cloud

The latest SPARC S7 products has been made available in Oracle Cloud

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Oracle’s SPARC range moves to the cloud Fowler: "To enable our customers to take advantage of this next stage of cloud computing to speed innovation, reduce costs and drive business growth, we are focused on delivering proven enterprise-grade services such as the Oracle SPARC platform in the Oracle Cloud."
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  July 3, 2016

Technology company Oracle has recently brought its SPARC platform to the Cloud. The new SPARC S7 microprocessor will take advantage of new cloud services, engineered systems and servers.

Designed to deliver efficiency benefits on cloud computing delivery on critical business applications, the latest update on the SPARC platform is built with a .27 GHz, 8-core/64-thread SPARC S7 microprocessor with Software in Silicon features.

These features include Silicon Secured Memory and Data Analytics Accelerators, which boasts a substantially high per-core efficiency. Furthermore, it allows organisations to run applications of varying sizes on the SARC platform at commodity price points.

Commenting on the development, John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle: "We are still in the early phases of cloud computing adoption and as the market matures, organizations will increasingly move critical enterprise workloads to the cloud."

He added: "To enable our customers to take advantage of this next stage of cloud computing to speed innovation, reduce costs and drive business growth, we are focused on delivering proven enterprise-grade services such as the Oracle SPARC platform in the Oracle Cloud."

The new SPARC S7 processor-based cloud services and systems is expected to deliver commodity x86 economics, as well as enterprise-class functionality on security and analytics. Additionally it will include Oracle Cloud Compute platform services, in addition to Oracle MiniCluster S7-2 Engineered System and Oracle SPARC S7 servers.

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