December 08, 2009
First-in-kind I/O fabric solution simplifies management and migration of Oracle RAC Database over InfiniBand
BILLERICA, Mass., and RA'ANANA, Israel, Dec. 8 -- Voltaire Ltd., a leading provider of scale-out datacenter fabrics, today announced the Voltaire Grid Control Plug-in, a software-based plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager that enables management, monitoring and analysis of Voltaire's InfiniBand I/O fabrics in Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) Database environments. The combination of Voltaire's new Plug-in, Grid Director InfiniBand switches and Oracle RAC Database provides an end-to-end database consolidation platform that lowers the cost of computing for enterprises.
Voltaire developed the Grid Control Plug-in in response to the growing demand for Voltaire InfiniBand as the I/O interconnect in Oracle RAC implementations.
Voltaire's Plug-in works with Oracle Enterprise Manager environments. Oracle Enterprise Manager is a comprehensive product family of management software for applications and IT infrastructure resources. Delivering management that spans applications, middleware, database and virtual infrastructure, Oracle Enterprise Manager provides top-down application management for the enterprise application stack comprising Oracle and non-Oracle software. By deploying the Voltaire Plug-in, database administrators can monitor and analyze InfiniBand fabric performance through a single console using Oracle Enterprise Manager. The solution reduces downtime and shortens time to resolution of I/O issues and their impact on database instances from one central location, lowering operational costs and eliminating new technology training needs.
"The Voltaire Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager brings Voltaire's rich and comprehensive set of I/O fabric management features to Oracle RAC environments resulting in better manageability and lower cost," said Asaf Somekh, vice president of marketing at Voltaire. "The solution gives database administrators the tools to track and improve the functioning of the InfiniBand fabric with the ultimate goal of ensuring the performance and availability of the databases they are managing."
Availability and Technical Requirements
The Voltaire Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control is available from Voltaire today. Developed with support and validation by Oracle, the product is for use with Oracle RAC 10gR2 or higher, Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10.2.0.1 or higher and the Voltaire Grid Director 4036 40 Gb/s InfiniBand switch version 2.0. More information is available at http://www.voltaire.com/grid_control.
Voltaire (NASDAQ: VOLT) is a leading provider of scale-out computing fabrics for datacenters, high performance computing and cloud environments. Voltaire's family of server and storage fabric switches and advanced management software improve performance of mission-critical applications, increase efficiency and reduce costs through infrastructure consolidation and lower power consumption. Used by more than 30 percent of the Fortune 100 and other premier organizations across many industries, including many of the TOP500 supercomputers, Voltaire products are included in server and blade offerings from Bull, HP, IBM, NEC and Sun and provide the internal server-to-storage connectivity for the HP-Oracle Database Machine. Founded in 1997, Voltaire is headquartered in Ra'anana, Israel, and Billerica, Mass. More information is available at www.voltaire.com or by calling 1-800-865-8247.
Source: Voltaire Ltd.
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