This whitepaper explores the new SPARC S7 server features and then compares this offering to a similar x86 offering.
The key characteristics of the SPARC S7 to be highlighted are:
Designed for scale-out and cloud infrastructures
SPARC S7 processor with greater core performance than the latest Intel Xeon E5 processor
Software in Silicon which offers hardware-based features such as data acceleration and security
The SPARC S7 is then compared to a similar x86 solution from three different perspectives, namely performance, risk and cost.
While there are significant potential benefits when an organization migrates to a hyper-converged system, true cost and real life experience are critical to the decision making process. In order to effectively establish a case for going to one platform vs. another, strong fact-based analytical methodologies and approaches are needed.
In this paper the case for Hyper-Converged Appliances, and in particular the EMC VCE VxRail Appliance, is made from both cost and measureable effort perspectives. Strict reliance on measurables was used in lieu of anecdotal observations or customer quoted benefits in order to provide realistic and repeatable analysis.
A key challenge for enterprise IT is maintaining high performance, while meeting increasingly stringent requirements for security and reliability. In addition, budget constraints, and a seemingly endless sprawl of physical and virtual systems, increase delivery complexity. Enterprise IT managers continue to face difficult decisions on how to deliver enterprise performance, security, and reliability to users within their budgets.
Considering the value added by Big Data, Cloud, Database Farming, and blazing application speed on purpose-built platforms, business managers and IT executives considering solutions to run increasingly complex applications face a dizzying array of vendor platforms.
This technical/business white paper assesses new infrastructure choices from Oracle, and how they can help organizations meet their performance and security requirements without tradeoffs.
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