If your storage were smart and self-optimizing, using the right combo of intelligent caching, flash and disk—and could deliver QoS at a granular enough level—you'd be perfectly aligned. With the launch of the FS1, Oracle seems to have built just that.
We are extremely pleased with our experience with the new Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System and will be deploying it as the foundation of our virtualized, highly available private cloud infrastructure. FS1 will enable us to standardize on an intelligent storage platform that simplifies storage services and SLA management for our private cloud to support our company’s future growth.
Keolis is France’s largest private sector transport group. We are impressed with Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System’s performance and ease-of-deployment with our current infrastructure. To protect our data we plan to implement a three-way disaster recovery configuration based on Oracle FS1 as a highly scalable storage platform combined with its high availability data replication features.
The FS1 aggressively solves two major application workload problems through the use of automation that replaces unsustainable, labor intensive administration. It ensures that mission-critical databases and applications are not impacted by less important requests, and it reacts dynamically at a granular level to meet the performance and capacity requirements of those applications at the lowest cost.
The new Oracle FS1 is like no other array we've ever seen on the market. Not only is the system engineered specifically for Oracle software, but also it's uniquely optimized for both performance and cost, depending on the workload. With built-in orchestration, the array is designed to dramatically speed deployment and simplify ongoing tuning. In addition, secure multi-tenant domains together with extremely high levels of storage allocation granularity supports a unique business-led QoS.
Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System is the most intelligent flash storage system on the market. It monitors workloads, adaptively learns from usage patterns, and prioritizes I/O processing based on customized business priorities and access patterns, not first in-first out—helping reduce data center expenses and accelerate critical applications.
Granular Data Blocks
Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System delivers flash acceleration with disk economics. It moves data intelligently across four tiers of flash and disk storage in fine-grained 640 KB blocks—that’s 400x greater efficiency than the competition—to simultaneously optimize for cost, performance, and business value, leading to substantial savings of valuable resources. And, unlike competitive offerings, all necessary software is included at no extra cost.
Uniquely Coengineered with Oracle Database and Applications
Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System is coengineered with Oracle Database and Applications to increase productivity, reduce complexity, simplify operations, and reduce TCO. This includes Oracle-exclusive support for Hybrid Columnar Compression—compressing historical data by 10-50x and reducing total Oracle Database storage requirements by up to 40% compared to other vendors of SAN products.
Application Profiles for Streamlined Management
Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System comes with predefined Application Profiles that provide tuned and tested out-of-the-box storage optimization for Oracle Database and key enterprise applications, which will include Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle JD Edwards, Oracle Siebel, Oracle PeopleSoft, and Microsoft Exchange. With one click you can reduce the time to setup, provision and deploy applications—with a minimum of administration.
Meet Performance and Availability SLAs
Oracle FS1 Storage System’s priority-based allocation of shared resources ensures that you can maintain high levels of predictable performance across multiple workloads. It supports 24x7 operations with rapid failover and no single point of failure and protects against data loss with end-to-end data integrity validation.
Consolidate and Create Cloud Infrastructures with Secure Multitenancy
Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System helps accelerate consolidation projects and cloud deployments with secure, reliable multitenancy that can increase security and performance predictability by isolating data in private resource pools with individual QoS settings. With the extreme security and granular SLA management, IT managers can set up dedicated private storage domains for users, applications, or companies, making Oracle FS1 an ideal platform for private, hybrid, and public clouds. By leveraging Oracle FS1’s storage domains, you can lower operational expenses as you consolidate multiple SAN arrays, reducing management, power, cooling, and space costs.