Mazda Modernizes IT Infrastructure for Automobile Design and Development With Oracle's SPARC T4 Servers

Mazda Modernizes IT Infrastructure for Automobile Design and Development With 
Oracle's SPARC T4 Servers 
SPARC T4 Servers With Oracle Solaris Help Reduce Operational Costs by
40 Percent and Lower Monthly Server Power Consumption by 75 Percent 
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/04/13 --  Oracle (NASDAQ:
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--  Mazda Motor Corporation has modernized and consolidated its Mazda
    Digital Innovation (MDI) system on Oracle's SPARC T4-4 and T4-2
    servers running Oracle Solaris 10.
--  The MDI system is critical to Mazda product development and provides
    technologies which span the entire process from planning and
    development to manufacturing new cars, including 3D Computer Aided
    Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Product Data
    Management (PDM), and other IT tools.
--  Over time, Mazda's MDI sy
stem, originally launched in 1996, began to
    experience performance issues and challenges with server resource
    allocation, efficiency, and cost.
--  To address these challenges, Mazda used Oracle VM for SPARC to
    virtualize and consolidate its middleware and applications on 25
    servers onto three SPARC T4 servers to support its production
    environment, application development and disaster recovery.
--  Since both the old and the new servers were running Oracle Solaris,
    the migration to the new SPARC T4 servers took only two days to
--  Using Oracle Solaris Containers, Mazda is running legacy applications
    in virtual machines, which allows them to run a mix of applications
    and take advantage of the latest SPARC T4 servers.
--  With SPARC T4 servers with Oracle Solaris, Mazda has achieved:
    --  50 percent faster PDM tool response time at peak hours. With as
        many as 3,500 users, the PDM tool supports 1 million transactions
        during peak hours at the beginning and end of each day(1).
    --  40 percent reduction in monthly operational costs
    --  75 percent lower monthly server power consumption
    --  90 percent reduction in its data center footprint. Mazda reduced
        its MDI system from 12 racks to one.
--  Additionally, by consolidating onto SPARC T4 servers, Mazda's MDI
    system has the performance and flexibility to handle new business
    requirements and accommodate future growth.
--  Mazda purchased its SPARC T4 servers in July 2012.

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(1) CAD data download times. 
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