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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2008 – The HP StorageWorks All-in-One (AiO) system for Oracle® Real Application Clusters on Linux allows small and medium businesses (SMBs) to accelerate growth by improving storage utilization and management of business applications.

This solution for Oracle Real Application Clusters brings the latest HP server and storage technology to Oracle environments by integrating network attached storage (NAS), storage area network (SAN) as well as data protection functions within an HP BladeSystem c3000 (“Shorty”) enclosure.

Now SMBs can store, share, manage and protect rapidly growing pools of data and file application with a single integrated solution customized for Oracle Real Application Clusters environments. This consolidated system further minimizes operations costs and complexity by reducing cables by up to 94 percent (1) to create an affordable, easy-to-manage solution.

“SMB customers continue to search for affordable, easy-to-use integrated systems that simplify maintenance and management of their business applications,” said Andrew Manners, director, Business Development, StorageWorks, HP. “Our strategic alliance with Oracle focuses on delivering products that synchronize infrastructure, applications and services. This gives customers the flexibility to grow their storage environment as they need to prevent over-provisioning.”

The HP AiO along with Oracle Real Application Clusters delivers a shared architecture design where customers can easily expand their storage environment as their business requirements grow. This means customers can easily add HP BladeSystem c3000 enclosures, HP ProLiant Servers, external iSCSI devices or additional storage to existing clustered environments.


  • HP BladeSystem Insight Control Management Software provides total control and maximum flexibility by enabling key operational functions such as remote management, fault monitoring and power management.
  • Consolidated Oracle Real Application Clusters environment simplifies management by combining storage, processing and memory needs into one solution to better protect rapidly growing pools of application and file data.
  • HP All-in-One Storage Manager (ASM) eliminates the complexities of storage maintenance by managing clusters as a single system. The ASM also simplifies administrative maintenance by easily scheduling backups, snapshots as well as replication of hosted application data and shared folders.
  • All-in-one configured solution in an HP BladeSystem enclosure reduces setup and configuration complexity.

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  • Shared, clustered architecture provides a high level of scalability by allowing the addition of new nodes to easily expand the storage infrastructure to accommodate changing conditions or requirements of a business.
  • Cluster-based system removes a single point of failure by providing required backup of business-critical applications and allowing for continuous availability.
  • Integrated HP StorageWorks Data Protector Express Software delivers high-performance backup and recovery with scalable data protection from disk to tape, enabling 24/7 business continuity.


  • Integration of industry-standard HP BladeSystem c3000 or HP BladeSystem c7000, HP ProLiant Servers and HP StorageWorks storage blades reduces initial purchase costs as well as ongoing maintenance costs.
  • Energy-efficient HP BladeSystem c3000 with HP ProLiant BL460c server blades lowers server power consumption by up to 30 percent.(2)
  • Single point of management and simple user interface increase productivity by allowing staff to focus on mission-critical operations.

Pricing and availability

The HP AiO solution for Oracle Real Application Clusters on Linux is available now with an average U.S. list price of $50,000.(3)

About HP

HP, the world’s largest technology company, provides printing and personal computing products and IT services, software and solutions that simplify the technology experience for consumers and businesses. HP completed its acquisition of EDS on Aug. 26, 2008. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available here.

  1. Compared to standard tower or 1U rack servers connected.
  2. Based on testing against Dell PowerEdge 1950 servers.
  3. Price will vary based on customer’s required configuration. Average price includes HP BladeSystem c3000 enclosure, 2 HP BL460c, 1 HP BL260c, 2 AiO SB600c Storage Blade, HP Virtual Connect for networking, and HP Network Interface Cards.

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