Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/15/pillar_axiom_r5/

Storage array update breaks up data and app conflicts

'He's not worth it' cries Oracle-blessed software

By Chris Mellor

Posted in Storage, 15th September 2011 07:32 GMT

Oracle has released new Pillar Axiom software with better management, replication and physically separated domains of data.

Pillar Data was the Larry Ellison-funded high-availability storage array startup, run by Mike Workman, which developed and introduced the Axiom arrays. These majored on storage quality of service, and the company was acquired by Oracle earlier this year at effectively zero cost - but with a potential earn-out after a few years if sales are strong enough.

Release 5 of the Axiom Storage System Software, which was probably in development before the acquisition, has three new features:

Oracle says:

[Release 5] is a major step forward in storage consolidation for Oracle Database, Oracle Applications, and cloud computing environments, helping to improve performance and streamline data management with the combination of its modular architecture, QoS, and new interface. It also simplifies management of multiple data types and application workloads with easy-to-use application profiles pre-tuned for Oracle environments.

Mike Workman is now SVP for storage solutions at Oracle. The latest release supports Axiom 600 arrays and is compatible with previous Axiom 500 and 300 products. ®