Oracle is all set to expand its Sparc Server market by this year end and plans to include its new Sonoma processor chip into the servers. Oracle plans to introduce its Sonoma featured Spark servers at a very low price point than it offers today, allowing companies to use them for smaller, less critical applications. The said servers with the said Sonoma chips will be available from September this year.
Not much is available to say about Oracle’s Sonoma Processor chips. But if what is advertised is to be believed, then Sonoma has the potential to prove as a new rival for Intel’s Xeon Chips.
Factually speaking, Oracle has not refreshed its Sparc line of server series from the past two years. But within a couple of months, the company is said to deliver an update to the Sparc T5, which is used in the bulk of its mid-range systems, as well as the high-end Sparc M7.
Cisco has been growing its server business quickly these days and Oracle wants to have a chunk of Cisco’s share by bringing down the price of its server products. For this reason, it is interested in introducing Sonoma Processors into its server chassis, as they offer the same performance like Intel Xeon and is available for a very less cost.
More details are awaited!