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SAP on VMWare Availability and Recovery Guide

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SAP provides a range of enterprise software applications and business solutions to manage and run the complete business of a company. These mission-critical systems require continuous availability. A correctly architected and highly available solution can provide applications such as those from SAP with acceptable operational uptime by countering the impact of unplanned downtime. Although downtime Read more...

Oracle Database compression or Storage (All Flash) compression: A performance comparison

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Database vendors like Oracle provide options to create compressed tablespaces to store the data. The perceived value is the reduced storage need. While the storage used can be potentially reduced, there is a possibility of negatively impacting CPU utilization of the database server for the compression related activity on the database server. Modern All Flash Read more...

Harnessing the Power of Storage Virtualization and Site Recovery Manager to Provide HA and DR Capabilities to Business Critical Databases – VAPP4634

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Harnessing the Power of Storage Virtualization and Site Recovery Manager to Provide HA and DR Capabilities to Business Critical Databases How do you simplify and improve availability of your Extended distance Oracle Real Application Cluster using vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) ? Storage Virtualization, both host based and appliance based, can pave the way for Read more...

STO4452 – Virtual Volumes (VVOLS) a game changer for running Tier 1 Business Critical Databases

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Virtual Volumes (VVOLS) a game changer for running Tier 1 Business Critical Databases: One of the major components released with vSphere 6 this year was the support for Virtual Volumes (VVOLS). VVOLS has been gaining momentum with storage vendors, who are enabling its capabilities in their arrays. When virtualizing business databases there are many critical Read more...

Queues, Queues and more Queues

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Introduction to Queues Sizing Proper queues sizing is a key element in ensuring current database workloads can be sustained and all SLA’s are met without any processing disruption. Queues Queues are often misrepresented as the very “bane of our existence” and yet queues restore some order of semblance to our chaotic life. Imagine what would Read more...