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Oracle Announces All Flash FS1 Flash Storage System


August 31, 2015

Oracle has announced the latest version of its FS1 Flash Storage System. This new system is completely flash-based and designed for cloud workloads requiring fast data access.

The system is designed for demanding applications such as online transaction processing (OLTP) and targeted to enterprise SAN environments, public and private clouds.

“High latency has impacted customers on shared storage platforms for years, slowing down OLTP response times and preventing mixed workloads from running at full speed. Customers are looking to flash to address these issues,” said Mike Workman, senior vice president of flash storage systems, Oracle. “Oracle All Flash FS1 dramatically reduces I/O wait times typically seen in today’s highly virtualized, transaction-driven enterprises where low latency is critical to response time. This superior performance combined with unique features, such as Flash Domains and Flash Profiles, make the All Flash FS1 the platform for customers who want to significantly accelerate their applications in SAN and secure cloud environments.”

The storage system offers up to 64 all-flash domains, offering isolation for operators running multi-tenant clouds, providing up to nearly 1 PB of storage. Oracle said that the system can be powered up in 30 minutes from delivery.

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Most clients will opt for flash storage for the raw speed it offers over disks. Oracle claims IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second) faster than EMC’s XtremIO as well as 9.7 times faster write times. Oracle also offers Hybrid Columnar Compression with a 10:1 compression ratio, twice the data storage than with data deduplication on top of the high data capacity the All Flash S1 already offers.

Perhaps the biggest vote of confidence comes from Oracle’s own customers.

“Products such as the All Flash FS1 are riding the flash price/performance curve and promise to deliver dramatically lower latency and consistent response times at an affordable price. This can significantly reduce the effort required to deliver what are often among the most stringent service level requirements in IT,” David Vellante, chief research officer at Wikibon, said.




Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

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