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Data growth is outstripping IT budgets

AvantiKumar | April 1, 2011
Oracle Asia Pacific on storage economic breakthrough and the company's commitment to a five-year storage strategy.

PHOTO - Oracle Asia Pacific vice president, systems sales -ASEAN, Andrew Lim

PHOTO - Oracle Asia Pacific vice president, systems sales -ASEAN, Andrew Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, 1 APRIL 2011 - Following its announcement in November 2010 of a five-year storage strategy, Oracle Corporation's Asia Pacific storage executive said the company's storage solutions offered storage economic breakthroughs that could help companies meet demands for data growth.

During a briefing in Kuala Lumpur, Oracle Asia Pacific vice president, systems sales - ASEAN, Andrew Lim said data growth demands were outstripping IT budgets for most companies. "The one constant theme is that data growth is a constant. It is estimated that from 2009 to 2020, the size of the data, of which 80 per cent is unstructured data, to reach universe will have increased 44-fold, which is a 41 per cent increase in capacity every year."

Lim said that Oracle's acquisition of Sun had allowed the company to leverage itself as the leader for enterprise solutions. "Oracle's business-ready storage systems comprise server and database applications, which help in four key areas: to store data efficiently, manage storage costs, achieve performance marks demanded by each customer, and ensure the protection of the customer's most valuable asset."

He said that Oracle Sun's ZFS Storage Appliance helped to deliver such performance benefits as being 36 per cent faster in administrative tasks than other solutions according to an independent study - Edison Group Comparative Management Costs study, 2010. "This is tantamount to a breakthrough in storage economics. This helps to reduce costs, power while enjoying better price and performance. Our software gives us a unique advantage to help in manage the storing of large amounts of data."

"Other strategies include using best of breed solutions as well as exploiting the strength of our existing database and middleware solutions," he said. "In addition, we have engineered systems, which are customised solutions for extreme performance. These are fully redundant for data warehousing, and constitutes a quantum leap for all industry sectors."




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