Compare IBM VersaStack vs. Oracle Exalogic

IBM VersaStack is ranked 10th in Converged Infrastructure with 2 reviews while Oracle Exalogic is ranked 4th in Converged Infrastructure with 4 reviews. IBM VersaStack is rated 8.0, while Oracle Exalogic is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM VersaStack writes "Replication and DR implementation became faster". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Exalogic writes "Enables you to control middleware licenses and apps. ​EMOC needs more attention and simplification". IBM VersaStack is most compared with Vblock, FlexPod and Dell PowerEdge VRTX, whereas Oracle Exalogic is most compared with Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, Nutanix and HPE SimpliVity. See our IBM VersaStack vs. Oracle Exalogic report.
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Replication and DR implementation became faster.The combination of Cisco's architecture and IBM's flash technology. Cisco provides FI technology which provides one simple architecture. IBM's flash technology is fast.

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The automation and provisioning of the environment, as well as the centralized monitoring, have all improved over the years.Provides high-speed network, strong storage features (ZFS), High Availability out of the box, and is Integrated with a large number of products.Exalogic offers integration with other engineered systems, which increases the throughput capability and enables processing of bigger and heavier workloads.Server consolidation. In a cloud architecture, moving the HA VM from one to other is faster. This is because of the InfiniBand network fabric between the compute nodes and storage nodes (ZFS Storage).Scalablility: When we need to upgrade from an eighth-rack to a full-rack, the real downtime is less then an hour.Enterprise high-speed interoperability: With IPoIB we can deliver to other environments, either IP-Ethernet-based or IP-InfiniBand-based protocol, both with minimum bandwidth capacity of 10Gbps, 20Gbps, or 40Gbps, redundantly.

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Raw data mapping for storage should be a given option.

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The solution is prone to disk failures. This needs to improve. Over the past four years we've had to replace about six of them. They've failed almost every three to six months.Middleware application services, such as statistics, data mining, could be better.

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Pricing and licensing are two very delicate aspects when talking about Oracle, especially engineered systems. The prices are quite high compared with other similar products, so the CapEx analysis and investment return have to be very well studied.To expand the hardware's capability requires a massive investment.Get the price of the license you will need for the middleware that will be running on top of the Exalogic. Otherwise, you can use another middleware solution, as long as it can run on top of Oracle Linux.

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Also Known As
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud

VersaStack is a converged infrastructure solution of network, compute and storage designed for quick deployment and rapid time to value. The solution includes Cisco UCS integrated infrastructure together with IBM software- defined storage solutions to deliver extraordinary levels of agility and efficiency. VersaStack is backed by Cisco Validated Designs and IBM Redbooks application guides for faster infrastructure delivery as well as workload/ application deployment.

Designed for dynamic organizations that want to accelerate business growth while reducing costs, VersaStack incorporates IBM all-flash as well as hybrid storage technologies into the “single pane of glass” management environment provided by Cisco UCS Director. The solution offers quick deployment and execution of business applications—with the versatility to adapt as business priorities change. Providing an IT infrastructure that is easy, efficient and versatile, VersaStack helps accelerate data center infrastructure deployment and helps efficiently manage information and resources amid business change.

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is a datacenter building block that integrates compute, networking and storage hardware with virtualization, operating system and management software. It provides breakthrough performance, reliability, availability, scalability and investment protection for the widest possible range of business application workloads, from middleware and custom applications to packaged applications from Oracle and hundreds of 3rd party vendors, in both conventional and cloud deployments. As an Oracle Engineered System, Oracle Exalogic delivers faster deployment, higher user productivity, lower TCO, reduced risk and one-stop support.

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Sample Customers
Newhall Hospital, Medicat, JJ Haines, SigmaxSascar, Banca Transilvania, UL, Agilent, Reliance Commercial Finance, PT Bank Central Asia Tbk, Bank of Qingdao, Yarra Valley Water, FAW Car Co. Ltd.
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Financial Services Firm40%
Comms Service Provider20%
Insurance Company10%
Software R&D Company38%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company5%
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