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Oracle to Enable Private Clouds

Oracle Cloud File System offers organizations a solution that extends cloud characteristics to their storage

To help organizations deploy their applications, databases and storage in the cloud, Oracle on Monday introduced the Oracle Cloud File System, which offers organizations a solution that extends cloud characteristics to their storage by enabling more effective storage pooling through a network accessible elastic storage cloud.

The Oracle Cloud File System, priced at $5,000 per processor, is available free of charge for storing Oracle software binaries, metadata, and diagnostic files (terms, conditions and restrictions apply).

The Oracle Cloud File System is supposed to:

  • Provide shared pooled storage with unified namespace for applications, operational files, and user files
  • Access storage either directly over a storage network or over traditional networks
  • Rapidly grow, shrink, and migrate storage pools while applications are online

The Oracle Cloud File System would also provide advanced data management and security features including:

  • Snapshots and replication of files and file systems for backups and disaster protection
  • Data access security and encryption to protect from security threats
  • Easy aggregate management operations via file tags

The Oracle Cloud File System comprises the following features: Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System and Oracle Automatic Storage Management Dynamic Volume Manager.

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