Oracle On Demand Infrastructure: Virtualization with Oracle VM
INTRODUCTION Oracle On Demand Infrastructure
Oracle On Demand offers the broadest portfolio of solutions in the industry, including subscription and managed applications that accelerate business results, reduce costs, and lower risks. For customers to achieve these benefits, Oracle On Demand invests in advanced technologies and continuously improves services.
Reviewing the evolution of the Oracle On Demand Managed Services Grid gives context and rationale to Oracle’s virtualization efforts. Over the last four years, Oracle has leveraged commodity servers to enhance services by hardening security and adhering to new deployment standards. Oracle further enhanced services by improving the test infrastructure and isolating critical production workloads. While these operational enhancements were being deployed, Oracle continued to rapidly adopt new infrastructure technologies that increased customer capacity. Most recently, Oracle has been replacing single-core servers using two units of space in a server rack (2U) with dual-core servers using one unit of space (1U) - in effect, quadrupling the capacity of the Oracle On Demand Managed Services Grid.
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