After introducing new trends in hardware in Chapter 3, you can read more on how to exploit these with appropriate software. Choosing the operating environment for the next generation hosting platform is equal in importance to choosing the hardware. Hardware and software should be certified both from the vendors and in-house. Strong support contracts with defined Service Level Agreements must be put into place to allow the quick turnaround of troubleshooting problems.
You should not underestimate the amount of testing it takes to certify an Oracle stack, even if it is primarily for the database! This certification ...