An April 2013 business white paper from Oracle/ Solaris SPARC Modern calls data center management "a constant balancing act requiring rapid responses to new business opportunities and careful management of existing infrastructure costs."
"Choosing infrastructure platforms that can meet both needs is key to successful IT organizations," continues the document. "Many data center teams are turning to cloud-style deployments to rapidly deploy new services and consolidate existing infrastructure for the best return on investment."
Oracle contends that platforms especially designed for cloud infrastructure accelerate business results faster than traditional standalone server, network and storage implementations.
"Implementing successful cloud infrastructure requires more than state-of-the art data center technologies such as fast wide-area networks, powerful servers, immense storage capacities, and pervasive high-performance virtualization -- it requires an end-to-end technology vision," states the paper's introduction.
The paper goes on to describe how the company's focused enterprise data center portfolio is designed around the principle of hardware and software engineered to work together. "This approach results in a co-engineered, tested, and optimized enterprise stack that reduces risk, delivers leading performance, and simplifies deployment and management," says Oracle.
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