Posts Tagged ‘Oracle’

Rental vs Purchase: What’s the deal?

October 17, 2016

There are a number of reasons why rental is ideal over purchase:

  • When IT or AV equipment is needed for a short term projects like training, migration, testing or a sudden peak in workload and you just can’t justify purchasing.
  •  With the speed technology progresses you can often find yourself in the position of buying a brand new top spec piece of equipment only to find within a few months something newer, faster, slicker and just better has been released and your once top of the range unit is fast becoming out of date.
  • Sourcing new IT or AV equipment can be a lengthy process and you can see yourself working to tight budgets which may mean you need to compromise on spec and power and occasionally sacrifice large chunks of your budget on hardware support and the possibility that the chosen solution is just not quite right for the job in hand – all to be repeated when the hardware goes end of life, leaving you back at the start of the project.

What are the advantages of IT Rental?

Availability: A vast range of fleet items means you can have access quickly and efficiently to a number of solutions, and just sometimes only an older end of life piece of equipment can do the job – we work with a wide range of suppliers to find the products you need. Which helps companies maintain their competitive advantage.

Flexibility: Flexible rental contracts put you in control and ensures you have the equipment you need when and where you need it and allows you to return the equipment early, extend the hire or even purchase the solution. All whilst safe in the knowledge that you can expand or reduce the solution to fit within your project constraints.

Upgrade / Refresh: A new and higher spec model has just been released but your budget just won’t stretch – rental gives you the option to upgrade or refresh part way through your contract

Support: Hamilton Rentals team of qualified engineers test and configure the equipment prior to shipping and provide support for the duration of the rental and are on hand to help with any hardware queries or issues.

Avoid Budget constraints: Capital may not always be available to buy the equipment you need. Unlike purchase, rental can be Operating Expenditure with flexible payment terms.

Why might you consider renting?

Customers use AV and IT hire for a huge variety of reasons including:

  • Evaluations, benchmarking & testing
  • Try before you buy
  • Short Term Projects
  • Software development & testing
  • Server consolidation & migration
  • Exhibitions or trade shows
  • Festivals
  • Sporting events
  • Government elections
  • Product launches
  • Presentations
  • Using OPEX not CAPEX – Conserves cash flow
  • Relocations, data Moves & site Moves,
  • Swing Kit
  • Extra capacity for peak workloads
  • Training courses
  • Seminars and Conferences
  • Resilience (During Maintenance/ upgrades)
  • Solutions to long delivery lead-times
  • To avoid adverse weather conditions
  • For film premiers
  • For AGMs
  • To save on fuel costs avoid driving to meetings
  • Reduce pollution and meet to ISO14001 accreditation
  • Disaster recovery, disease, theft, fire & flood
  • Opportunity to rent and then buy (Try before you Buy)
  • For Support which is included as standard
  • To source hard to find or end of life products

If you are sure that purchase is the best option for you, we can still help you through a variety of ways:

Rent To Own: Our rent to own programme mixes rental and purchase to allow you to spread the cost of IT projects over a fixed period of time. You simply rent the equipment and software for 3 or 6 months (typically) and on payment of the final rental invoice title of ownership transfers to you. More info on the programme and the benefits are available on our website: http://www.hamilton.co.uk/services.cfm?p=1200

Try Before You Buy: Hamilton Rentals will take the risk that your solution is going to be right for you. We will supply a brand new system to the agreed specification, on a pre-agreed rental contract of up to 3 months. If you decide to buy the system, we will count your rental premiums as part payment and will simply invoice for the balance of the purchase price. If you decide not to buy the system, then you can return it at the end of the agreed rental term, and you will have nothing extra to pay. More info on the programme and the benefits are available on our website: http://www.hamilton.co.uk/services.cfm?p=500

Proof of Concept: Try it, run your application in a live environment within your infrastructure, with your users and with your workloads. Tuning and incrementing can be carried out without disruption to your other projects. If the concept works, you can purchase a system with confidence – if it doesn’t, you can simply return it and end the rental contract. You can even buy the equipment you are renting, it’s already in-situ, you know it does the job, it is fully supported and a cost effective option. We can even provide the skills to help you with your proof of concept using our industry accredited engineers and consultants experienced in the technology you require.  More info on the programme and the benefits are available on our website: http://www.hamilton.co.uk/services.cfm?p=300

Ex-Rental Sales: Hamilton Rentals supply an excellent selection of new, refurbished and used IT & AV equipment and buying from us gives you peace of mind that you’re buying from experts: we are the loan pool and rental partner to many major Vendors in the UK and have a wide variety of UK sourced ex-demo products in stock. Add to this, fast next day delivery, additional installation and support packages to enhance the service, full testing & refurbishment process on all items to ensure reliability prior to delivery, transfer of the remainder of the manufacturer’s warranty and a 30 day warranty from us. More info on the Ex-Rental Sales service and products available can be found on our website: http://www.hamilton.co.uk/sales.cfm

Oracle Flash Storage and a selection of spares

April 29, 2014

Oracle spares

Hamilton Rentals has an excellent selection of ex-rental and new Oracle hardware available for purchase or rental.

Current special offers include

 

Sun Ray Client 3 New & Boxed p/n TC3-00Z-00  -Price £99
1920×1200 Max Resolution, 
Dual-Link DVI-I port, 5 USB 2.0 ports
Gigabit Ethernet port, serial port,
Smart Card Reader, Soft Touch On
F5100 Solid State Flash Array p/n TA5100RASA4-20AA -Price £4850
480GB with 20 x 24GB SATA enterprise-class SLC Flash modules,
16 x 4-wide 3Gb/s SAS ports, 
2 x 720W Power Supplies
F5100 Solid State Flash Array p/n TA5100RASA4-40AA -Price £9250
960GB with 40 x 24GB SATA enterprise-class SLC Flash modules,
16 x 4-wide 3Gb/s SAS ports,
2 x 720W Power Supplies

 

Oracle spares

Type Oracle Part Code Description 
Disk Arrays XTD6140R-NO DRIVES ST6140 Array – No Drives
XTCCSM2R01A0XXXXX CSM200A-No Disk-Tray Only
TCCSM2R01A0-0Z-N CSM200A-0x1-RR-Diskless
TA5100RASA4-20AA 480GB SOLID STATE FLASH A
XTA7410-24AS100 S7410,64GB,2×2.3G,READ-0G
XTA7410-24AS000 S7410, 16GB, 2×2.3G-QC
XTA7310-14AS00 S7310, 16GB,2.3G-QC
TA5100RASA4-40AA 960GB SOLID STATE FLASH A
TB7310-16A S7310 w/ System Board
XTA7410-NO MEM S7410,0G,2.2.3G,Read-0G
F5100 F5100 /w System Board
TB7410-26AR064 Sun 7410 w/System Board
XTA741024AS-ATO Sun 7410 w/System Board
Hard Disks XRA-SC1CB-73G10K V240 73GB 10K SCSI DRIVE
XRA-SS2CD-73G10KZ 73GB 10K RPM 2.5″ SAS dis
SESX3C11Z SE 146GB 10K RPM 2.5″ SAS
TC-FC1CF-300G15K-N Sun CSM200 300GB 15K FC-H
SELX3C12Z SE 146GB 10K RPM 2.5 SAS
SELX3E11Z SE 300GB 10K RPM 2.5 SAS
XRB-SS2CD-146G10KZ 146GB 10K RPM 2.5″ SAS
XRA-SS2CD-146G10KZ 146 GB HD X4600 M2 10K
XRB-SS2CF-300G10K2 300GB – 10K RPM SAS Disk
SE6X3K11Z 600GB – 10000 RPM Disk
SELX3F11Z 600GB – 10000 RPM SAS Dis
XRA-SS2CF-146G10K 146GB 10K RPM 2.5″ SAS di
SE6Y3G12Z One 300 GB 10K SAS HDD
541-5030 500GB – 7200RPM SATA
540-7711 500GB 5400 RPM SATA Disk
SEMY3B11Z SE_146GB 10K RPM 2.5″ SAS
LTO3-HP4FC-L700Z LTO3-HP-FC SL700-SL1400 4
SEPX3A11Z 73GB 10K RPM 2.5 SAS disk
Interface Card SG-XPCI2FC-QF4 PCI-X 4Gb FC Dual Port HB
SGXPCIESAS-R-INT-Z 8-port Internal SAS RAID
501-7723-04 Mezzanine Card for 7410
X7280A-2 Sun PCI-E Dual GigE UTP
SG-XPCIE2FC-EM8-Z 8Gb FC HBA, 2 port, Emule
SG-XPCIE2FC-EM4 PCI-E 4Gb FC Dual Port HB
SG-XPCIE8SAS-E-Z 8-port External SAS HBA
SG-XPCIE2FC-QF4 4Gb FC Dual Port HBA
X4447A-Z Sun x8 PCI express Quad
SG-XPCIE1FC-QF4 4Gb FC Single Port HBA
SGXPCI1SCSILM320-Z PCI-X Singl Ultra320 SCSI
SG-XPCIE1FC-EM4 PCI-E 4Gb FC Single Port
X4444A SUN QUAD GIGASWIFT CARD
541-1984 Fan Module for F5100
541-3259 Energy Storage Mod – ESM
371-4091-03 24GB Flash Module
SG-XPCI2FC-QF2-Z RHSPCI Dual FC 2Gb HBA w/
X4445A Quad GigaSwift PCI-X adap
SG-XPCI2FC-EM4-Z Sun StorageTek PCI-X Ente
SG-XPCI2SCSI-LM320 SUN PCI DUAL ULTRA SCSI
X7286A Sun PCI-X GE MMF
XTA5000-NF2-1G-Z 2-port MMF (Optical) NIC,
X8015A-Z RoHS DVI-to-VGA Adapter
Memory X7703A-4 1GB DDR (2*512MB) DDR1 Me
370-7670 V240 Memory 512MB
X5870A 4GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR3-1333
X7603A 1GB (2*512MB) Kit min OBP
X7703A 1Gb(2x512Mb) DDR Mem
SELX2A1Z SE_MEMORY-EXP 8*1GB MODUL
SELX2B2Z SE_MEMORY-EXP 8*2GB MODUL
SELX2C1Z SUN 8*4GB MODULE (32GB)
SELX2C1P 8 × 4GB Memory Module
SELX1C1Z SE CMU: 2 SPARC64VII 2.53
X6270-CTO X6270 2xQC CPU, 36G, 2xHD
X6322A 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR2-667
X6382A X4150 2x4GB PC2-5300 mem
X7056A 4GB MEMORY SIMM(4 X 1GB)
SEWX2D2Z SEM3000 4x8GB DIMM DDR2 6
SEWX2B1Z 4x2GB DIMM for M3000
SESX2C4Z SE 8GB FBDIMM (2x4GB) 800
X8703A 1GB (2*512MB) DDR Memory
X5867A 4 GB Memory kit DDR3-1066
SEWX2C2Z SEM3000 4x4GB DIMM DDR2 6
X6321A-C Sun 4GB 2 x 2GB Memory
X7051A-Z OPT MEMORY 2GB (4*512MB)
X8704A 2GB (2*1GB) DDR Ultra 45
X8098A X4600M2:2x4GB DDR2-667 QC
SEWX2B2Z SEM3000 4x2GB DIMM DDR2 6
X8123A-C-Z 4GB (2x2GB) SR DDR2-667
X4226A-Z X4100/X4200 M2: 2x2GB mem
SEWX2A1Z 4x1GB DIMM for M3000
X7200A 20.1-inch LCD Monitor
X7205A 19-inch LCD Monitor
Sun Rays TC3-00Z-00 Sun Ray 3 Client
NTC-20Z-00 Sun Ray 270, no country k
Media Readers X7410A DVD ROM SLIMLINE
X6323A DVD-RW for 4150/4450
X5294A-Z X2100M2/X2200M2:DVD-ROM d
X8030A-Z X4100/X4200: DVD-ROM Driv
Networking UKT-SWT-1000-24-Z ROHS 24 PORT Gb Switch
HD-7800F-0001.P SW7800 Brocade Switch 22P
SG-XSWBRO4GB-M48-Z Brocade 4Gb 48-port blade
FS108 8 PORT 10/100 SWITCH
XSFP-SW-4GB-4PK 4pk-4Gb FC transcvr short
X9738A-Z 50M LC to LC FC Opt Cable
Processors X6378A Do Not Sell (E7450 CPU)
X6379A Do Not Sell (X7460 CPU)
501-7368 V445 CPU 1.593G w/2G
541-0868-01 V445 Fan Assembly
300-1848-06 V445 550 Watt AC PSU
300-1674 V240 PSU 400 Watt AC
XCPUBD-F4089 CPU/Mem BD4x900Mhz/0 Mem
#540-6081 #SPARE UNIBRD US III 4@1.
XCPUBD-4049 CPU/Mem BDw/4x900Mhz/4x1G
RFBX74-XX SFV445: 1*1.593GHz, 0 GB,
Server Accessories CAB2768 27U Comms Cabinet
XTA-JBOD-6AMS J4200 and J4400 x6 AMS
SEEX9FL1Z SE_M4000 Filter Kit
SEMY9P41Z PWR CORD 1PHs M8000-9000
X1027A-Z Sun PCI-E Dual 10 GigE Fi
X6325A Tool-less Slide Rails
#300-2055 SPARE AC INPUT POWER SUPP
XTCCSM2-RK-19UZ Generic Rack Kit for 6140
XTA-4400-IOM J4400 SAS I/O module
SGX-SAS6-INT-Z 6Gigabit SAS RAID PCI
XTA7410-LOGZ18GB S7410 LOGZILLA FLASH 18GB
X1106A-Z Sun10GbE XFP SR PCI Expca
#371-0095 SPARE RACK MOUNT KIT M5K
X6326A Slide Rail Kit for 4×50
XTA7210-LOGZ18GB S7210 LOGZILLA FLASH 18GB
SEMY61Z SE_PCI-E IO Unit:8*slots
SEMY7BS1Z SE_PCI-E Base IO card
371-1900 SPARE 2GB DIMM 533MHZ
371-1899 SPARE 1GB DIMM 533MHZ M4K
X2073A Sun Blade 6000 NEM 24p 10
XSR-1042 Rack 42U-1000,Non-Conf Sh
X8029A-Z X2100/X4100/X4200: Slide
XTCCSM2-SFP-SW4GBZ 4Gb FC short wave SFP-UPG
X6324A-Z Cable Management Arm
XTA7410-CUK S7410 Cluster Upgrade Kit
XSR-1242E-N Sun Rack II 1242E, Conf S
X4237A Sun QDR IB-HCA PCI-e LP
#501-7461 SPARE 1.6GHZ CPU BOARD NO
#371-1107 SPARE DB-9F/RJ-45 SERIAL
XTA25X0-2.0M-SAS-Z 2m, Mini, shielded, SAS c
X8346A Cable Management Arm
X6388A X4150 SAS DRIVE CABLE KIT
X5076A-Z PWR CORD, QTY 4, AC INPUT
Server Boards SELX1A1Z CPU 2*2.1GHz Mod – M5000
X72-XXXXXX V490/V890 2×1.5Ghz No Mem
SELX1B1Z SE CMU: 2 SPARC64VII 2.4
#540-4934 CPU/Memory w/ 4×900MHZ,4G
#540-4984 CPU/Memory w/ 2×900MHZ,2G
#540-5822 CPU/Memory w/ 2×900MHZ,2G
#540-6083 CPU/Memory w/ 4×1.2GHz,0G
E29BRD484-1950-Z E2900 Board 4×1.95ghz
SEMY4HE1Z SE_CMU:4*SPARC64VII 2.88w
X7270A-Z SF V490/V890 2@1.35GHz+8G
X72XX V490/V890 2@1.35ghz + 0G
Servers T5220-CTO T5220,1x8C,1.4ghz,64G,2xH
T5120-CTO T5120,1x8C,1.2Ghz,16G,NoR
T5440-CTO T5440,2x8C 1.4Ghz,64G,4PS
T5440-CTO2 T5440,2x8C,1.4ghz,48G,4PS
T20-ATO BUILD T2000,8C,1.2Ghz,32G,0HDD
B15-XXXXXX X4450,4xE7340,8G,4xHDD
SEE-CTO M4000 2×2.53,16G, No Rail
B15-VJ4-CC-16G-KD6 X4450, 4x E7340, 16GB
SEHY9DP1Z SE_Dual Feed M9000 1ph
SEHASY11Z Sun SE_M9000/32 Base 1ph
541-2945-05 T5440 Fan Assembly
300-2158-05 T5440 AC PSU 1133 Watt
SEVXXXXXXXXX T5440 Chassis/motherboard
M4000-XXXXXX SE M4000 Server Base Only
M5000-XXXXXX SE M5000 Base Only
A85-JGZ2-H-8GB-JL8 X2200M2: 2×2218 4x2GB no
A85-FPZ2-H-4GB-GA1 X2200 M2 2.8 4GB 250GBDVD
B15-VZ4-FC-16G X4450,4×7350,16G,0HDD
445-EHZ4C2-08CB V445:4*1.593GHz, 8GB,2*73
R445-EHZ4-08CB V445:4*1.593GHz, 8GB,2*73
375-3227-02 V240 Server w/Motherboard
A52-XX Sun Fire V490 Chassis
A53-JNZ4c216GTF V890 4×1.35GHz 16GB Ram
V490-BASE-1-Z SFV490 Server Base Package

For further details contact us on  01438 740657

Or visit

www.hamilton.co.uk

 

Oracle’s Highest Performance Enterprise Server: Sun Sparc M9000 from Hamilton Rentals

July 21, 2011


When your business is operating in the enterprise, you need the best of the best, and that’s what you’ll get with Oracle’s Sun Sparc M9000 Server—the company’s highest performance enterprise server.   With up to 64 processors and 256 cores, this beast is designed for mission-critical events and demanding deployments in virtualisation, consolidation and multi-hosting.

Rest assured that the largest multiprocessor enterprise server is optimised for mission critical computing 24 hours a day, seven days a week with large share memory applications.  Oracle guarantees the M9000 will deliver mainframe reliability and extreme scalability for the largest workloads.

Here’s just a few other specifications: 

  • 32 x 2.88GHz SPARC64 CPUs
  • 512GB System Memory
  • 2 x PCI-E IO Units
  • 2 x BASE IO Cards
  • 4 x 146GB Hard Drives
  • 2 x Sun StorageTek PCI-E Enterprise 4GB FC HBA
  • 2 X Sun x8 PCI Express Quad Gigabit Ethernet Card
  • Solaris 10 OS

At Hamilton Rentals, where we provide the largest server rental fleet in the world, your enterprise business can get its hands on the Sun Sparc M9000 through several directions.

If you’d only like to try out the enterprise server for the short term, or are dealing with budgetary constraints, consider renting the M9000.  You can also rent the server as an alternative to costly support costs in the event of an outage—providing you with back-up insurance with extra capacity on demand.

Want to keep the server, but can’t pay for it all at once?  Our rent-to-own option lets you spread out your payments over a six or 12 month span.

Can’t wait, need it now?  Save money and avoid long delivery lead times by purchasing the server from us today.  You can shave off some of the cost with your redundant IT equipment and trade for an upgrade to the M9000.

To learn more about the Sun Sparc M9000 and our other latest offerings, contact us at Hamilton Rentals.

HP and Oracle Clash over Intel Itanium

June 16, 2011

Once friends, now foes—Hewlett Packard and Oracle have ended their alliance over a chip dispute.

Yesterday, HP filed a lawsuit with a “formal legal demand” letter to force Oracle (the No. 3 software maker) to reverse its decision to discontinue software development on Intel Itanium microprocessor, according to Reuters.

Referring to the response letter, HP’s chief spokesman Bill Wohl said, “The silence from Oracle is deafening. We are very disappointed it has to come to this.”
Oracle’s only response came through a statement denying allegations that the company breached an agreement to maintain Itanium, calling HP’s lawsuit “utterly malicious and meritless.”

The roots of this latest development came to fruition when Oracle made the decision last March to discontinue its support for Intel’s heavy-duty computing microprocessor, Itanium.  The company said it was moving in a different direction after Intel made it clear the chip was nearing the end of its life and turning its focus to its x86 microprocessor. 

However, HP has deemed this as “anti-customer” behavior.

The companies have had an ongoing partnership for the last 30 years and share about 140,000 customers.  The tension began when Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems to leverage its position in the server market, where the company had formally collaborated with HP.

Preceding the lawsuit, there was some friction when a former HP exec was hired by Oracle, leading to a conflict over trade secrets that also landed in court, but was soon settled. Other drama over hiring-politics had ensued before when a former SAP executive was hired by HP, over which Oracle threw choice words of an alleged “industrial espionage scheme” by the executive while still at SAP.

The latest lawsuit, centered on Intel’s Itanium microprocessor, said, “In a mere eight months, Oracle has gone from arm-in-arm partnership with Hewlett-Packard to bitter antagonist.”

Over those 140,000 customers shared by the two companies, Hamilton Rentals is one of them.  Contact us to learn more about their products in our server rental line.

Oracle Reveals its Latest Version of VM Server for SPARC

June 8, 2011

Today Oracle has announced its latest innovation in its SPARC line—the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1.

The company said the latest edition is a key component in its complete, integrated desktop to datacenter virtualisation portfolio, providing organisations with increased flexibility and improved server utilisation.

Oracle’s VM Server for SPARC is pre-installed on servers from its T-series line, providing a virtualisation solution allowing up to 128 virtual machines, or “domains” on one system.  The VM Server for SPARC 2.1 will deliver live migration capabilities to the SPARC T-series family, including SPARC  T3, UltraSPARC T2 Plus and UltraSPARC T2 based servers ideal for enterprise entities seeking quick and easy migration for running domains from one physical server to another.  This functionality will ultimately eliminate application outages and server downtime.

The company assures the recent enhancements to domain migration and resource management will allow Oracle SPARC T-series users to benefit from increased application service levels. The Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1 will deliver live migration, allowing users to migrate an active domain to other hosted machines without losing application services for its users. The upgrade further provides secure, encrypted migration with on-chip cryptographic accelerators that require no addition hardware investments.

An increased maximum number of virtual networks per domain will permit a substantial increase in external access, while dynamic resource management (DRM) will make sure domains are running the most important workloads for CPU access.

Users can also look forward to lower-overhead, higher scalability networking for Oracle Solaris 11 Express as well as support for virtual device service validation.

“Oracle VM Server for SPARC demonstrates the tremendous benefits of hardware and software engineered to work together,” said Bill Nesheim, vice president Oracle Solaris Engineering, Oracle. “This release offers customers a new level of flexibility in efficiently deploying enterprise workloads on the SPARC T-series family of systems and demonstrates Oracle’s ongoing commitment to innovation in SPARC and Oracle Solaris. Oracle VM Server for SPARC, the SPARC T-series family of systems, and Oracle Solaris, together with the lifecycle management capabilities of Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, offer an unmatched foundation for deploying a wide range of enterprise applications.”

Companies interested in the server line who don’t want to make the final commitment to purchasing the servers outright can come to Hamilton Rentals, who offers the largest server rental fleet in the world.  Hamilton offers the SPARC T-series among other models from Oracle and server industry leaders to suit the needs of organizations of various sizes.

To get the specifications for the Oracle VM Server for SPARC, visit here.