Complementary Technology Enables Up To Hundreds of Virtual Environments Per Server, While Delivering High Performance
SAN FRANCISCO, Oracle OpenWorld Booth #3424, November 13, 2007 — SGI has combined its expertise in helping enterprises work with massive amounts of data and complex business processes using Oracle applications with that of SWsoft, the world’s second largest virtualization software company, to provide a landmark solution for optimizing the Oracle database with negligible data center overhead. The solution will be demonstrated at Oracle OpenWorld, November 11-15 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
The demonstration features SWsoft Virtuozzo — operating system virtualization software — running on an SGI Altix server and includes a cluster of large Oracle databases. The joint solution will run the databases inside the Virtuozzo virtual environment, moving the data from one physical server to another without losing information or connectivity to the database.
"I/O intensive applications such as databases can be a challenge because they cannot tolerate any performance degradation," said Kurt Daniel, senior vice president, marketing and business development, SWsoft. "The SGI platform combined with the near-zero overhead architecture and scalability of Virtuozzo delivers high performance and provides the ideal solution for provisioning, monitoring and managing virtualized database workloads."
Virtuozzo partitions a single Windows or Linux operating system into highly efficient and scalable virtual environments. Its patented technology enables density of up to hundreds of virtual environments per physical server. Because the solution can split a single server into hundreds of virtual environments, customers need fewer physical servers, resulting in a significant reduction in total cost of ownership.
The SGI server platform, designed for large scale data management, provides the optimal environment for Virtuozzo to run the Oracle application. Based on industry-standard Intel Itanium and Intel Xeon processors and the Linux operating system, the highly scalable SGI platform offers high bandwidth and low latency to minimize database downtime. Virtuozzo is the first and only virtualization solution to run in an Itanium environment.
"Server virtualization is an increasingly important component in optimizing the IT infrastructure to handle massive amounts of data without significantly increasing overhead," said Ken Won, director, enterprise data management, SGI. "Running on the SGI platform, which delivers the performance and reliability needed to support large scale data applications, the Virtuozzo solution helps data center managers make more efficient use of their limited IT resources."
SWsoft is a global leader in virtualization and automation software that helps consumers, businesses, and service providers optimize their use of technology. The company's software is used by more than 700,000 customers in 125 countries. The SWsoft product line includes Virtuozzo - the leading operating system virtualization solution, Parallels - the leading desktop virtualization product, and Plesk - the leading server control panel. Founded in 1999, the company has offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.swsoft.com.
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