Oracle adds Virtual Machine support to Exalogic 2.0
Software offers 10x performance gains and automation features.
Oracle has released Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.0 to help enterprises migrate mission critical applications in a virtualised environment.
The Exalogic 2.0 software supports Oracle Virtual Machine 3.0 and allows businesses to run intensive applications in the cloud without seeing a drop in performance. With the update, appliances can support up to 128 virtual CPUs.
The software has been tweaked to offer up to 10x performance gains over the preceding version without the need to deploy new hardware.
Improvements can be seen when running business critical ERP, CRM and supply chain management applications, the firm noted.
“We allow you to take the business applications you’re running on a physical environment and move it to a virtualised Exalogic environment without seeing any performance degradation,” said Ajay Patel, vice president of Oracle Fusion Middleware during a pre-brief.
“The focus for this release has been around making Exalogic the premier and logical choice for running both Oracle and ISV [business] apps.”
Other key features of Exalogic include the ability to automate software, network, and storage configuration steps during the deployment process thanks to the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform.
The software will also have Oracle Traffic Director built-in. This is an Application Delivery Controller that securely manages and routes large volumes of application traffic without compromising performance.
Oracle claims its Exalogic setup is used by a wide range of industries from banks to consulting firms and manufacturers.
“The software is vital if businesses want to lower the cost and complexity of running critical applications,” Patel added.