For more than a decade, Oracle has developed and enhanced its ZFS Storage Appliance, giving its users a formidable unified and enterprise-grade storage offering. The latest release, ZS7-2, boasts upgraded hardware and software and is a timely reminder that more users might do well to evaluate this offering. It has a trifecta of advantages:
(1) It’s notable performance, price-performance, and flexibility are all improved in this new release
(2) There is a surprisingly inclusive set of functionalities, including excellent storage analytics that were developed even before analytics became a contemporary “must-have”
(3) There’s a compelling group of “better together” elements that make ZFS Storage Appliance a particularly attractive choice for both Oracle Database environments and users that want to seamlessly integrate a cloud component into their IT infrastructure.
Given the proven abilities of Oracle’s prior models, it’s also safe to assume that the new ZS7-2 will outperform other major offerings across multiple workloads, including high-performance NAS, Oracle Database, applications, and backup and restore.