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Why Oracle RAC on VMware?

posted March 13, 2015, 5:35 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO and Chief Evangelist

If there were ever a system stack begging for comprehensive break/fix and performance/throughput testing, it’s Oracle Real Application Clusters, or RAC.

In my non-statistical observation, we can only justify RAC to continue to be maintained…

Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014 (#1)

posted December 30, 2014, 9:37 AM by

Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs), CEO

We thought that a great way to end the year would be to publish our top 3 most popular blog posts from 2014. I would like to share those with you — one each week for…

Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014 (#2)

posted December 23, 2014, 10:38 AM by

Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs ), CEO

We thought that a great way to end the year would be to publish our top 3 most popular blog posts from 2014. I would like to share those with you — one each week…

Managing Oracle Licensing in a Shared Storage Environment

posted October 3, 2014, 2:04 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO, Chief Evangelist and David Woodard, COO

About a year ago, some joint customers of Oracle, VMware, and House of Brick began to be informed they needed to purchase Oracle licenses for all nodes sharing storage.
Oracle Contract Basics
Let’s…

VMworld 2014 U.S. – Thursday August 28

posted September 3, 2014, 2:17 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO and Chief Evangelist

 
SEC2238 Security and Microsegmentation in the SDDC – 10:30AM
Srinivas Nimmagadda – VMware manager in NSX project.

My encounter on Monday with the scaled organization canceling its Oracle support contract provided my motivation to take…

VMworld U.S. 2014 – Wednesday August 27

posted September 3, 2014, 1:57 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO and Chief Evangelist
VAPP2389 Use Storage Virtualization to Protect Business Critical Functionality with vSphere and Oracle Extended Distance Clusters – 1:00PM
Presented by Marlin McNeal – Yucca Group, and Sudhir Balasubramania – VMware.

Sudhir is one of the…

VMworld 2014 U.S. – Tuesday August 26

posted September 3, 2014, 12:00 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO and Chief Evangelist
General Session – The “SMP FT” Session – 9:00AM
It’s Christmas, Easter, and my birthday all rolled into one. Three years after the VMworld 2011 live demo, we finally got SMP Fault Tolerance.

In my…

VMworld 2014 U.S. – Monday August 25

posted August 26, 2014, 10:38 AM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO and Chief Evangelist
Revised on September 2, 2014

For starters, I walked right out of the breakfast in disgust to grab a meal on the street. Until now, VMworld has always set the standard for what conference…

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