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Mohamed Ali Mohamed
Real User
Statistics Analyst at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 22 2018

What is most valuable?

* Good performance : Exalogic is designed especially for Oracle middleware and applications hosted on WebLogic servers... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved the way my organization functions by migrating apps to one consolidated platform that is dedicated to... more»

What needs improvement?

* EMOC needs more attention and simplification. * The integration with EM cloud manager should be straightforward. *... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

For pricing and license, you have to pay for Exalogic HW plus elastic cloud software for all cores at all nodes, so it... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We previously used a different solution; we switched to get one platform for WebLogic-based apps.

What other advice do I have??

The best thing from my point of view for Exalogic is that it enables you to control Oracle middleware licenses and... more»
Erik Benner
Real User
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 31 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature I've seen in the Exalogic platform is the integration it has with the Exadata. When I'm running WebLogic based... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits is it reduces the latency, reduces the amount of time for the Exalogic to get data from the database on the Exadata. When you're... more»

What needs improvement?

There's a lot of additional features I would like to see in the Exalogic. The user interface would be nice to better integrate into Enterprise... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

What you really look at on an Exalogic is what's your application and would the benefit of the lower latency when you connect to the Exadata... more»

What other advice do I have??

Rating: I'd give Exalogic probably a 7.5. The reason is, the issues with the Emoc system and that integration, that user interface is very... more»
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it_user419700
Consultant
Oracle Fusion Middleware Technical Consultant at a tech services company
Feb 05 2018

What is most valuable?

* High-speed network * Strong storage features (ZFS) * High Availability out of the box * Integrated with a large... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product offers a strong infrastructure with compute, storage, and network in a private cloud environment, enabling... more»

What needs improvement?

With the shift to public cloud, and with Oracle releasing Oracle Public Cloud Machine and Oracle Private Cloud... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

Pricing and licensing are two very delicate aspects when talking about Oracle, especially engineered systems. The... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

VMware. We switched because of the capabilities offered with Exalogic for integration with other engineered systems,... more»

What other advice do I have??

I rate this product eight out of 10. After years of stabilization (a lot of known bugs and issues with compute nodes... more»
Duarte
Real User
Database Administrator at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Oct 10 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of the product is the infinity band solution, but only if you have all of the components –... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We used it a lot for BI Operations, for JMS, and other business operations that need a very fast response for... more»

What needs improvement?

The storage system needs to be improved. Perhaps the newer version (X4) is better but on X3, we had many storage issues.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

It’s very difficult to define pricing and licensing. Nonetheless, if you want a mid-range solution (you don't have much... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We started using our applications over VMware solutions. We were having some I/O constraints that forced us to research... more»

What other advice do I have??

Well, first check if your requirements are aligned with the solution. For example, if your solution will need to... more»
SrEngSysConsultant091
Consultant
Senior Engineered Systems Consultant at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 23 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are a fast and effective UI, and easy provisioning. Automated tasks can be instituted during service delivery. I use... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use this platform internally for presales demonstrations, proof of concepts, training, and hands-on labs with our customers.

What needs improvement?

* Expand the templates and appliances like those that are available in OVM 3.4, such as the Oracle database firewall used in IPoIB private... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We had previous experience with HP’s CloudSystem Matrix and CloudSystem Enterprise. The Oracle platform has a much better and tighter... more»

What other advice do I have??

If you are using only LINUX/Solaris and Oracle Fusion MW products, then this is a great platform.
Wisnu Wibowo
Real User
Solutions Architect at a government
Jan 17 2018

What is most valuable?

Scalablility: When we need to upgrade from an eighth-rack to a full-rack, the real downtime is less then an hour.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Internally, server consolidation. In a cloud architecture, moving the HA VM from one to other is faster. This is... more»

What needs improvement?

* Highspeed transactions per second for business areas such as public-service, telco, banking, online store, payment... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

Get the price of the license you will need for the middleware that will be running on top of the Exalogic. Otherwise,... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Yes. We switched because of * highspeed InfiniBand fabric interconnect * proper connectivity with Oracle Data... more»

What other advice do I have??

Before implementing make sure you have network planning confirmation and existing network services, such as DNS and NTP... more»
StorageAdmin591
Real User
Storage Administrator & Sistemista at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 13 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to have ZFS is very useful.

How has it helped my organization?

We used it create a new filesystem, and a stretched cluster with a few simple and quick steps.

What needs improvement?

Whenever there is a problem, opening a service request to get help from Oracle is an endless story. For example, I had problems that I lived... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

The purchasing department chose this solution. Economically speaking, it is probably a cheaper option than others available, but for the... more»

What other advice do I have??

My advice is to evaluate other solutions!!!
OracleTechAnalyst803
Real User
Oracle Technology Anayst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 26 2017

What is most valuable?

Storage. Strong in data integrity.

How has it helped my organization?

It doesn’t improve the way my organization functions. It has only one feature that improves app performance, but in a specific way. Everything... more»

What needs improvement?

- Management console: Awful to use it, complicated, too many options spread around many menus that don’t make any sense. - Networking:... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I previously used a different solution. I did not choose this product. I run it for a customer in his environment.

What other advice do I have??

I’d go for this product only if I have a really specific application to run, and it has proven better use with this product. Otherwise, I’d look... more»
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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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