Despite the general trend towards cloud computing, there will almost always be a need for onsite data storage and processing. Given that hardware ages at the same time as stakeholders become increasingly demanding, you will inevitably need to refresh your data centre hardware periodically.
So why should you choose Oralce SPARC systems instead of cheaper, generic servers?
A perfectly optimised technology stack
Oracle SPARC servers are admittedly not suitable (or necessary) for every IT environment. But when it comes to running Oracle databases, it would be a serious investment mistake not to choose SPARC.
Every SPARC system has been designed and optimised for Oracle workloads. The M7 processor has been tuned to handle transactional workloads and data analytic workloads simultaneously – in real-time – for maximum performance. In addition to superior speed, SPARC systems offer seamless security that protects the entire stack, from bare metal through OS and applications.
Meeting the challenge of legacy applications
For well-established businesses, legacy applications are essential to operations – otherwise, they would have been replaced. These applications pre-date the cloud and may rely on now-redundant technologies. To stay in operation may normally require a rebuilding infrastructure from scratch at a significant cost.
Oracle SPARC servers provide a platform capable of supporting legacy applications and delivers a much-needed performance/security boost. The performance gains are complemented by lower cost of deployment and an increase in overall security thanks to the close integration of hardware and software.
Easing your transition to the cloud
Even as you refresh your data centre, you will also be planning the future of your data operations. As mentioned earlier, the cloud will almost certainly factor in your strategy, so it makes sense to consider how to smooth the transition when you are ready to begin the migration.
The Oracle SPARC Cloud Service is built using the same technology as SPARC servers deployed in on-premise data centres. Which means that any systems you build now will be fully compatible with Oracle Cloud. Future migration projects will be both quicker and cheaper because code will not require significant re-engineering to take advantage of the hosted platform.
In fact, SPARC users can simply extend their environment into Oracle Cloud using the dedicated compute service that has been built for precisely this purpose.
Investing in on-premise SPARC servers is an investment in the future
With the prevalence of “cloud-first” strategies, it seems that the era of the on-premise data centre is in decline. But as demand for exceptional computing speed and real-time processing accelerates, your choice of local servers becomes even more important.
Thanks to the full-stack optimisation of SPARC servers and the seamless workload cloud transitioning functionality, investment in an Oracle environment will deliver more benefits for longer. If nothing else, your business buys time to solidify its future cloud strategy and enjoys superior performance and security in the interim.
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