Open Universities Australia Realizes Valuable Savings and Simplifies IT With Oracle VM
REDWOOD SHORES, CA, Aug 19, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) --
Oracle (NYSE: ORCL)
To address the challenge of ballooning costs, due to
ever-increasing data demands requiring ongoing hardware upgrades,
Open Universities Australia (OUA) has virtualized the database and
application layers of its IT infrastructure. To help ensure it would
achieve its desired performance results, OUA put Oracle products to
the test. The cost savings and performance results clearly identified
-- Open Universities Australia (OUA), an Australian open distance
education organization, has converted the database layer of its IT
infrastructure into a virtualized environment running Oracle VM,
Oracle Linux, Oracle Database, and Oracle Real Application Clusters.
-- Facing aggressive growth targets, infrastructure upgrades every three
years, and a zero-outage deployment model, OUA needed a solution that
integrated with its current IT environment while allowing the
organization to control rising costs.
-- Before selecting a solution, OUA tested Oracle Database and Oracle
Real Application Clusters using Oracle VM with Oracle Linux and the
Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, Oracle's PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
and PeopleSoft CRM.
-- OUA's tests found that the virtualized environment provided more
flexibility for its current work load and virtually no performance
degradation for end users. In addition, OUA deployed the virtualized
Oracle Database and PeopleSoft applications to its cloud-based
production and disaster recovery environments as well as its hosted
-- Using Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Real Application Clusters. OUA
was able to deploy a highly available, production environment all in a
-- Implementing Oracle VM enabled OUA to save over $300,000. In addition,
as over 75 percent of the University's database now exists in a
private cloud environment, OUA gained the flexibility to grow the IT
environments over time by adding incremental hardware resources. OUA
also reduced its database server footprint by 20 percent.
-- Oracle VM has been deployed at OUA since January 2013.
-- "With projections of higher costs in the coming years, we were faced
with a difficult decision on how best to evolve our infrastructure,"
said Anthony Russo, Director ICT, Open Universities Australia. "Our
testing and implementation of Oracle VM, across all database layers,
showed we could not only save on costs, but that we could consolidate
our applications and do so without affecting the overall database
performance. It's a fantastic solution which I feel very passionate
-- OUA Whitepaper: Oracle VM on Oracle Real Application Clusters,
Physical vs Virtual Database, is available via the IOUG Website with
Free Associate Membership and joining the Cloud Computing SIG.
-- Whitepaper: Oracle Real Application Clusters in Oracle VM Environments
-- Oracle Virtualization
-- Oracle VM Server for x86
-- Oracle Real Application Clusters
-- Oracle Database
-- Oracle VM Server for x86 Datasheet
-- Oracle VM Server for x86 software download. Terms, conditions and
-- Oracle's Virtualization Blog and Twitter
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