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:
-- 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.
Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together
in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.
Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other
names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
(1) CAD data download times.
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.