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Real User
Statistics Analyst at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 23 2018

What is most valuable?

* Scalability is a valuable feature, as compute nodes can be added as required. There is no force to increase form 1/8 Rack to 1/4 Rack as in Exalogic, for example. * All… more »

How has it helped my organization?

* It is a converged system, which contains integrated HW components (compute servers, networks switches, and storage) and management software plus Oracle VM. * It provides… more »

What needs improvement?

* OVM Manager Interface is using HTML5. It should be reconverted to be a Java interface. * A VM server console is needed as an improvement, especially when GUI mode is… more »

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

* No licenses for the shipped software or firmware. * For pricing, it is more expensive than the normal solution or the hyper-converged system.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We switched to reduce Oracle licenses and support costs.

What other advice do I have?

If you have many Oracle products, such as databases, middleware, and apps, it will help you reduce Oracle app licences and support costs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

VMware and Nutanix.
Syed Jaffar Hussain
Real User
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 08 2017

What is most valuable?

* Flexibility to run mixed workloads for Oracle and non-Oracle environments. * One stop to all your applications; for example, consolidation of various platforms, Linux, RHEL, WM Windows and Solaris… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Any new deployment typically takes weeks or months to get things ready. With PCA, the deployment provisioning is made easy; the new environment can be ready in just few hours. Thus, this will hep… more »

What needs improvement?

* Support and more awareness of the system functionality and internal mechanism.

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

No additional software licenses are required for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance. The Oracle Private Cloud Appliance system price includes all the required software. It's the most cost-effective… more »

What other advice do I have?

Oracle PCA is definitely worth investing in.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We compared various cloud options that supports the full range of Oracle software, including AWS, MS Azure, etc.
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Consultant
CTO/Architect at Viscosity North America
May 31 2016

What is most valuable?

It's considered a converged system, so one of the real interesting things about it, you can have mixed workloads. You can install web server, app server, databases, rack, all those things, so it's… more »

How has it helped my organization?

One of the benefits, like I said, it's a converged system, so that I can install a web server and my entire EBS stock. I can have my app server, web server, my Oracle Database all on that one compute… more »

What needs improvement?

I think a tighter integration with external storage, the simplicity of having, let's say for example, EMC storage or Hitachi storage connected to PCA would have been a nice little added.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

This is really a good consolidation play. So typically customers would have 10, 15 servers out there, probably older and what PCA does is give them a platform for consolidation. So it really gives… more »

What other advice do I have?

Rating: since this is an early product, I think the good thing about it is it's moving up in the scale as opposed to moving flat. I'd probably give it a seven and a half and upwardly moving as it… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The key, first and foremost, is again, you have to have CAPEX or OPEX or both. So if that's your main driver is cost reduction and CAPEX and OPEX is one of those, then this is a good avenue to go to… more »

What is Oracle Private Cloud Appliance?

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, is an integrated infrastructure system engineered to enable rapid deployment of converged compute, network, and storage technologies for hosting applications or workloads on a guest OS. It is a data center-class system that provides incremental and scalable performance optimized for consolidation of mixed workloads.

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance customers

Agnitum Information Technologies, Mediacloud, Xait AS, Atos Global Managed Services, CaixaBI, ICA AB, BT Spain, Secure-24, Xait

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