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Oracle RAC on Stretched Clusters for VMware Cloud on AWS – Anti-Affinity within AZ & HA across AZs

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Introduction   As mentioned in the earlier post , VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand service that enables customers to run applications across vSphere-based cloud environments with access to a broad range of AWS services. Powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, this service integrates vSphere, vSAN and NSX along with VMware vCenter management, and is Read more...

Oracle Database on all-flash vSAN 6.7 Reference Architecture

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Customers deploying Oracle Database have requirements such as stringent SLAs, consistent performance, and high availability. It can be a major challenge for organizations to manage data storage in these environments due to these demanding business requirements. Common issues in using traditional storage solutions for business-critical applications include inability to easily scale-up and scale-out, storage inefficiency, complex Read more...

What’s New in vSphere 6.5 and 6.7 for High Performance Computing and Machine Learning/Deep Learning

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VMware vSphere is continuously improving to provide enhanced and new features. In every release, significant improvements have been made in the areas of customer experience, security, availability, and performance. This blog highlights the new functionality and performance improvements that are closely related to High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Machine Learning/Deep Learning (ML/DL) workloads from vSphere 6.5 Read more...

SAP HANA with Persistent Memory on vSphere 6.7

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In this article we investigate the functionality of Persistent Memory (PMEM) in vSphere 6.7 with an SAP HANA system. Note: the use case shown here is an example and may not be aligned with SAP’s official use case for SAP HANA and PMEM. vSphere 6.7 introduces support for PMEM which is a storage class that Read more...

Oracle and vSphere Persistent Memory (PMEM) – vPMEM v/s vPMEMDisk

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In the previous blog post Accelerating Oracle Performance using vSphere Persistent Memory (PMEM)  , we demonstrated how performance of Oracle databases can be improved using VMware vSphere 6.7 Persistent Memory feature in different modes for the uses cases below Improved performance of Oracle Redo Log using vPMEM Disk-backed vmdks/vPMEM disks in DAX mode Accelerating Performance Read more...