EMC Uses Oracle Apps for In-House Virtualisation

Virtual storage services provider EMC has announced that the company is in the middle of virtualising its in-house Oracle applications.

Speaking during the OpenWorld Oracle conference in San Francisco, EMC CEO Joe Tucci revealed that the company is building a private cloud for itself, which means that it would create a virtualised environment for running its own internal Oracle applications.

“We use Oracle internally, and we are proud of that,” Tucci said, informing that Oracle and EMC have 70,000 shared clients.

EMC announced that it was moving to x86-based servers to run its Oracle ERP and CRM platform and other related applications.

The company informed that by moving Oracle’s 11g database, the back-bone of its CRM application to servers based on VMware’s ESXi hypervisor, it managed to reduce the number of servers by a factor of ten, The Register informs.

With the move, the company also managed to increase database server utilisation of the CPU to 70 percent and save $5 million in the first year.

EMC informed that it had been able to virtualise 40 percent of workload based on the Oracle application till now and the entire virtualisation spree will be over by the end of this year.