With the centralization of storage management alongside of logical network configuration and management, Oracle VM 3.0 allows administrators to streamline and automate end-to-end virtual machine provisioning for a significant reduction in time and overhead, simplifying IT processes and helping to reduce costs.
Oracle VM 3.0 helps customers deploy enterprise software in a rapid, repeatable and error-free manner with immediate availability of over 90 Oracle VM Templates for Oracle applications, middleware and databases.
Oracle VM 3.0 is four times more scalable than the latest VMware offering, supporting up to 128 virtual CPUs per virtual machine, at a fraction of the cost. Oracle VM 3.0 demonstrated support for up to 160 physical CPUs and 2TB memory using Oracle's Sun Fire X4800 M2 servers.
When compared to VMware vSphere5 running Red Hat Enterprise Linux guest VMs, Oracle VM 3.0 running Oracle Linux guest VMs is four times less expensive.
Oracle VM is free to download, has zero license cost, and affordable, enterprise-quality support is offered through a simple subscription model per server. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.
Increased management scalability, support for leading hardware and operating systems including Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris and Microsoft Windows, and zero license costs allows customers to leverage Oracle VM 3.0 as the default server virtualization solution across their entire multi-vendor data centre.
Oracle VM 3.0 is engineered for use with Oracle software and hardware, enabling improved performance, faster application deployment, and improved manageability for Oracle software.
Oracle VM Manager 3.0 leverages Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) and Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, to simplify administrative operations via a Web-browser based user interface that does not require any proprietary client-based software.
In addition to Oracle VM Templates, Oracle VM 3.0 supports the deployment of virtual assemblies as pre-packaged, pre-configured collections of virtual machines containing entire multi-tier applications and related management policies to facilitate intelligent provisioning and operation in virtualized and Cloud environments.
Key new features in Oracle VM 3.0 include:
"Customers want to accomplish more with virtualization than just traditional server consolidation. They need virtualization solutions that can help them deploy, manage and optimize the full application 'stack' rather than just the servers alone", stated Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president of Oracle Linux and Virtualization. "Oracle VM 3.0s application-driven approach to virtualization makes management of the hardware-software stack easier by enabling customers to deploy, manage and scale applications and resources more dynamically, increasing their operating efficiencies and lowering costs."
"Over time, we expect that enterprises will need to deliver internal IT resources more like an external service provider would, allowing for rapid deployment and efficient management of business critical applications", stated Al Gillen, program vice president, System Software, IDC. "By using application centric virtualization solutions like Oracle VM 3.0, organisations are deploying a strong foundation that will support an operational transformation in their datacenters, when the time is right for their business."