- To help organizations deploy their applications, databases and storage in the cloud, Oracle today introduced the Oracle® Cloud File System.
- The Oracle Cloud File System offers organizations a solution that extends cloud characteristics to their storage by enabling more effective storage pooling through a network accessible elastic storage cloud.
- The Oracle Cloud File System is available today and is priced at $5,000 per processor. It is available free of charge for storing Oracle software binaries, metadata, and diagnostic files (terms, conditions and restrictions apply).
The Oracle Cloud File System comprises the following features: Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System and Oracle Automatic Storage Management Dynamic Volume Manager.
The Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System is a highly available, general-purpose cluster file system for storing all files including Oracle and non-Oracle related files. It snapshots and restores files on demand to protect important files from human error, replicates files for disaster protection, provides fine-grain access security and data encryption, and supports file tags for easy file management.
Oracle Automatic Storage Management Dynamic Volume Manager provides volume management support for Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System and other third-party file systems such as Linux ext3. This allows administrators to store all file system data, including third-party file system data, in Oracle Automatic Storage Management and take advantage of its inherent performance, availability, and manageability benefits.