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Top Ten things to consider when moving Business Critical Applications (BCA) to the Cloud (Part 2 of 3)

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In the first part we looked at public, private and Hybrid Cloud and their characteristics. In this part we will look at the common characteristics of business critical applications. We will also look at how some of these characteristics relate to the different types of Cloud infrastructure. Common Characteristics of Business Critical Applications (BCA): Business critical Read more...

Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management for Databases

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In the first part of this series we provided a high level view of the benefits of using Virtual Volumes enabled storage for database operations. In the second part of this series we examined in more detail how Virtual Volumes can improve the backup and recovery capabilities for business critical databases, specifically Oracle .In the Read more...

Crash consistent backups and database cloning with Virtual Volumes

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In the first part of this series we provided a high level view of the benefits of using Virtual Volumes enabled storage for database operations. In the second part of this series we examined in more detail how Virtual Volumes can improve the backup and recovery capabilities for business critical databases, specifically Oracle. The backups Read more...

Virtual Volumes for Database Backup and Recovery

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In the first part of this series we provided a high level view of the benefits of using Virtual Volumes enabled storage for database operations. In this post, we will examine in more detail how Virtual Volumes can improve the backup and recovery capabilities for business critical databases, specifically Oracle. The backups for Oracle can Read more...

Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS): Reference Architecture with VMware and Tintri

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Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) is a real-world example of cloud computing that delivers databases and database applications through self-service portals without IT intervention. Providing multiple copies of relational database servers for testing and development is traditionally a complex operation that involves the combined efforts of multiple teams and the creation of custom scripts. Yet the ability to Read more...

VMWorld Topic: Virtual Volumes (VVOLS) a game changer for running Tier 1 Business Critical Databases

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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 concerns that need to be addressed that include: Database Performance to meet strict Read more...

vCenter Server 6.0 Availability Guide

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vCenter Server has become a mission critical part of most virtual infrastructures. It can be a single point of failure if it is not designed for availability. vCenter Server 6 has many changes relating to vCenter Server and its components and careful consideration has to be made in the design of its architecture. There are Read more...