Are you looking for which Oracle and Sun Microsystems storage products have reached their EOL? Below is a list of all or Oracle's and Sun's EOL storage arrays, tape storage systems, tape drives, NAS products and unified storage solutions. It is current as of July 2012, and it will be updated as more products reach their end of life.
CONCORD, N.H., June 22, 2012 – Acclinet Corp., a leading multi-vendor hardware reseller, has launched a new website dedicated to offering an array of cutting-edge and legacy IBM products. The website is branded Datacenter Blue.
Are you trying to figure out which IBM servers have reached their EOL? Every year, IBM EOLs several of its servers. Though they are no longer supported by their manufacturer, some of them are still highly sought after and continue to power datacenters throughout the world.
Oracle this week unveiled five servers powered by Intel Xeon's renowned E5-2600 series processors. The x86 servers are available in rackable and blade form factors. Carrier-grade versions (Netra) of the systems were also released. In its announcement, Oracle touted the servers for providing “the industry's best x86 platform for Oracle applications.”
Cisco Systems this week unveiled several new servers that are equipped with powerful Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors. The servers are third-generation systems in Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) fabric computing portfolio. The new servers include two racks and one blade. Cisco joins HP, IBM and Dell in releasing new Intel E5-backed systems in recent days.
IBM has released several new systems powered by the innovative Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor family. The chip, which is hailed for delivering 80% better performance and 50% better energy-efficiency, has also been implemented in a slew of HP and Dell machines that have also been announced this week.
This week, Dell unleashed a stable of new PowerEdge servers that are equipped with blazing Intel Xeon E5-2600 Family processors. The servers – which are available in rack, tower and blade form factors – are geared toward small, medium-sized and large enterprises with a broad range of datacenters needs. Initial reviews of the new servers have been universally positive.
Hewlett-Packard this week launched a series of new Generation 8 (Gen8, G8) servers that have a suite of innovative features, including HP Proactive Insight technology, which continually monitors more than a thousand system parameters without hindering application performance. HP boasts its Gen8 portfolio for delivering 3x the administrator productivity, 6x performance for demanding workloads and 66% faster problem resolution over previous systems.
While tidying up our office recently, we happened upon this interesting Sun Microsystems magazine advertisement. The ad doesn't directly name hardware giant Dell, but the reference is beyond obvious: “Given how hot and slow our competitor's servers are, it's no surprise their name RHYMES WITH HELL.” To see a full-sized version of the ad, click the image below.
The ad compares the Sun Fire X4100 to the Dell PowerEdge 6850. The former is 50 percent faster, one-quarter the size at 1U, consumes about one-third the power and is less than half the price than the other. When the ad ran, the Sun X4100 had a list price of $2,195, while the PE6850 was at $4,899. The X4100 is also compatible with more operating environments than the PE6850 (Solaris, Linux and Windows).
Sun Microsystems was comparing a Sun Fire X4100 equipped with two AMD Opteron Model 280 processors and a Dell PE6850 with four Intel Xeon processors. The ad tells readers to “check out our cool new industry standard x64 servers.” A web address in the ad – sun.com/better – now redirects to a page on Oracle.com about Sun Microsystems' acquisition.
Another ad we found also rips into Dell, but not as viciously. The ad, pictured below, touts the Sun X4100 as being 150 percent better than the Dell PE6850. It claims the Sun system is 50 percent faster and 66 percent more energy efficient.
Using a SPARC T4-4 cluster consisting of four T4-4 systems for its applications tier and an additional two T4-4s for databasing, Oracle achieved a benchmark of 40,104.86 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS, according to Oracle's announcement.
You might have heard that Oracle is offering deals for owners of HP Superdome hardware who trade in their legacy servers. Until May 31, discounts of 50 percent will be available to customers who trade in any HP Superdome server for a Sun SPARC M8000 or Sun SPARC M9000. At Acclinet, however, we're offering remarkable discounts on the same machines without requiring trade-ins.
Get Better Savings by Upgrading Your Server with Acclinet!
We're able to offer industry-leading discounts on new and refurbished M8000/M9000 servers as well as a myriad of other Sun solutions, including the M3000, M4000 and M5000. If a Sun M-Series server does not meet your datacenter's needs, our zero-cost consulting services can help you determine which system is the best fit.
The Sun servers we carry are available up to 48-month warranties. We also offer best-of-breed Sun support plans that will lower your system's total cost of ownership (TCO) by extending its service life.
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We've recently updated our catalog to include more than 1,500 new IT hardware items from Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Cisco, Brocade and other vendors. If you can't find the item you're seeking in our catalog, please call us at (888) 486-4948 to see if we can track it down for you. Since pricing for hardware and spare parts fluctuates constantly, the items' prices are not included in the catalog.
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