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Primeur weekly 2012-01-02

The Cloud

Hong Kong's Quality HealthCare adopt IBM Cloud and Analytics ...

Improving security in the Cloud ...

EuroFlash

T-Platforms to build 10 PetaFlops supercomputer ...

Award-winning Maximum Performance Computing (MPC) powers trading systems at J.P. Morgan ...

USFlash

Bright Computing and China HPC Technologies power astronomical research at China's Purple Mountain Observatory ...

Bright Computing Selected for HPC cluster at Texas A&M University ...

40-year-old puzzle of superstring theory solved by supercomputer ...

Virginia Tech's Wu Feng unveils HokieSpeed, a new powerful supercomputer for the masses ...

Lawrence Livermore receives $1.75 million to integrate more renewable sources into California's energy grid ...

A new kind of metal in the deep Earth ...

Compact personal supercomputer provides powerful GPU computing in a small package ...

Tokyo Institute of Technology wins Gordon Bell Prize with NVIDIA GPU-accelerated supercomputer ...

New device could bring optical information processing ...

Asiana Airlines improves business efficiency with Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Digicel Haiti implements Oracle Exadata Database Machine to help meet business objectives ...

Iowa Network Services improves services uptime and reduces data centre operational costs with Oracle Solaris ...

BNP Paribas CIB speeds information processing with Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Quantum computing has applications in magnetic imaging, according to Pitt researchers ...

Better turbine simulation software to yield better engines ...

Optical fiber innovation could make future optical computers a SNAP ...

Iowa Network Services improves services uptime and reduces data centre operational costs with Oracle Solaris

21 Dec 2011 Redwood Shores - Iowa Network Services is using Oracle Solaris, the no. 1 enterprise operating system, on Oracle's SPARC T-Series servers, to provide superior application performance and reliability, improve services uptime and create virtual servers to help consolidate its data centre and phase out older hardware.

Iowa Network Services began offering Internet services starting in 1993, and is one of the largest independent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Iowa, supporting nearly 80,000 subscribers, hosting more than 1,000 web sites and providing services for 150 telecommunications companies across the state.

With Oracle Solaris, Iowa Network Services has substantially improved the availability and reliability of their services, achieving close to 99.999% uptime.

Using the built-in virtualization capabilities of Oracle Solaris Containers, Iowa Network Services initially ran 130 virtual servers housed on 36 physical servers, reducing hardware management needs, equipment costs and space requirements, increasing the flexibility of server resources and providing a 25% performance improvement from consolidation of services.

Consolidating the number of physical servers enabled Iowa Network Services to also reduce support costs, decrease power and cooling requirements and improve personnel efficiency, resulting in a 15% reduction in operational costs.

Iowa Network Services is also using Oracle Solaris Containers to establish isolation mechanisms that help improve resource use and provide all workloads with access to the appropriate amount of computing resources.

The Oracle Solaris Legacy Containers capability allows Iowa Network Services to run their Solaris 8 and 9 Oracle Solaris applications within multiple Oracle Solaris environments on a single system, immediately gaining scalability and performance benefits, without modifying existing applications.

Iowa Network Services has consolidated 36 servers onto four SPARC T-series servers, reducing its footprint by more than 85 percent.

Iowa Network Services is also evaluating Oracle Solaris 11 Express and expects to migrate to Oracle Solaris 11 in the future.

"Oracle Solaris on SPARC servers is a key component of our infrastructure. With Oracle Solaris Containers, we can create multiple private execution environments within a single instance of Oracle Solaris. With each environment having its own identity, it behaves as if it's running on its own system, making consolidation both easy and secure", stated Steve Guntly, Manager, Systems Administration, Iowa Network Services Inc. "We are looking forward to testing Oracle Solaris 11 technologies and features on the SPARC T3-1 server and leveraging the improved software and hardware integration and expanded virtualization capabilities, with hopefully even better performance and reliability."
Source: Oracle

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-01-02

The Cloud

Hong Kong's Quality HealthCare adopt IBM Cloud and Analytics ...

Improving security in the Cloud ...

EuroFlash

T-Platforms to build 10 PetaFlops supercomputer ...

Award-winning Maximum Performance Computing (MPC) powers trading systems at J.P. Morgan ...

USFlash

Bright Computing and China HPC Technologies power astronomical research at China's Purple Mountain Observatory ...

Bright Computing Selected for HPC cluster at Texas A&M University ...

40-year-old puzzle of superstring theory solved by supercomputer ...

Virginia Tech's Wu Feng unveils HokieSpeed, a new powerful supercomputer for the masses ...

Lawrence Livermore receives $1.75 million to integrate more renewable sources into California's energy grid ...

A new kind of metal in the deep Earth ...

Compact personal supercomputer provides powerful GPU computing in a small package ...

Tokyo Institute of Technology wins Gordon Bell Prize with NVIDIA GPU-accelerated supercomputer ...

New device could bring optical information processing ...

Asiana Airlines improves business efficiency with Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Digicel Haiti implements Oracle Exadata Database Machine to help meet business objectives ...

Iowa Network Services improves services uptime and reduces data centre operational costs with Oracle Solaris ...

BNP Paribas CIB speeds information processing with Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Quantum computing has applications in magnetic imaging, according to Pitt researchers ...

Better turbine simulation software to yield better engines ...

Optical fiber innovation could make future optical computers a SNAP ...