Oracle Strengthens it’s Storage Portfolio

By Computerworld May 23rd 2012
Oracle adds StorageTek Tape Analytics, Sun ZFS Backup Appliance to its storage portfolio to address the growing enterprise storage market in India.

Oracle announced that it has strengthened its storage offerings with the addition of two new products Oracle StorageTek Tape Analytics and Sun ZFS Backup Appliance to its storage product portfolio. 

Oracle's StorageTek Tape Analytics software allows for the monitoring and management of  Oracle’s StorageTek tape library environments. Oracle's Sun ZFS Backup Appliance provides an integrated backup and recovery solution for Oracle’s engineered systems.

The total volume of data being processed and stored by businesses is rising exponentially. IDC has estimated that the size of the “digital universe” will increase 29 fold between 2010 and 2020. Unfortunately, the amount of storage capacity is not growing as fast as the data, necessitating greater intelligence in the storage infrastructure. In addition, energy consumption by storage (already 40% of the power consumed and is growing 20% per year) and rising storage management costs (growing by 25% per year) are driving organizations to look for a better way of dealing with this massive amounts of storage.

Amit Malhotra, Director Storage Sales- Japan & Asia Pacific at Oracle was quoted in the press release as saying, "The dramatic growth in digital data generation has put increased stress on organization’s existing infrastructure and the traditional approach is increasingly becoming inadequate in managing and extracting maximum business value. Our business-ready storage systems integrate innovative hardware architectures, automated storage tiering, and simplified storage management software into an intelligent infrastructure to enable our customers (to) tackle this data deluge."