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24 Oct 2014
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Virtual Compute Appliance and ZFS Storage Appliance [38926]
Friday Spotlight

Honglin Su writes, "In today's splotlight, we want to share some great assets about Oracle's Virtual Compute Appliance and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance.

Virtual Compute Appliance is a converged infrastructure solution that combines preconfigured networking, servers, and storage into a convenient package that system administrators can easily deploy into an existing data center. Combined with the virtualization power of Oracle VM, the Virtual Compute Appliance provides the perfect general-purpose solution for rapidly and easily bringing online a new rack into a cloud environment. Customers can expand storage of the Virtual Compute Appliance by connecting to Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance externally. We published a new white paper that describes how to increase the storage capacity of the Virtual Compute Appliance by adding a new rack containing a larger Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance cluster..."
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13 Oct 2014
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Oracle ZFS Storage Users Group Conference [38817]
November 10th 2014

OZUG is the Oracle ZFS Storage Users Group, an IOUG Special Interest Group. As an independent and non-profit group, its charter is to help members collaborate and share information around Oracle ZFS Storage. The User Group's Fall Conference is scheduled for November 10th at Oracle's Santa Clara office, with an RSVP requested by Monday, October 20th. Topics include:

  • Best practices with Oracle Database integration
  • Workflow, scripting, RESTful API best practices
  • SMU, snapshot, cloning, and replication best practices
  • Encryption ...and more

Registration details are here.
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08 Oct 2014
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Oracle Brings out the Big Guns, Rolls out the FS1 Flash Storage System [38714]
DCIG Blog by Jerome M. Wendt

Jerome writes, "Dedicating a single flash-based storage array to improving the performance of a single application may be appropriate for siloed or small SAN environments. However this is NOT an architecture that enterprises want to leverage when hosting multiple applications in larger SAN environments, especially if the flash-based arrays has only a few or unproven data management services behind it. The new Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System addresses these concerns by providing enterprises both the levels of performance and the mature and robust data management services that they need to move flash-based arrays from the fringes of their SAN environments into their core.

Throwing flash memory at existing storage performance problems has been the de facto approach of most hybrid and flash memory storage arrays released to date. While these flash-based arrays deliver performance improvements of 3x to as much as 20x or more over traditional hard disk drive (HDD) based arrays, they are frequently deployed as a single array dedicated to improving the performance of a single application..."
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30 Sep 2014
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StorageTek SAM-QFS 5.4 [38569]
Open source filesystem and Hierarchical Storage Manager

QFS is an open source filesystem. It is tightly integrated with SAM, the Storage and Archive Manager, and hence is often referred to as SAM-QFS. SAM provides the functionality of a Hierarchical Storage Manager.

StorageTek Storage Archive Manager (SAM) 5.4 is the most significant update in several years. It contains numerous enhancements, including:

  • Horizontal scalability enables users to increase the rate at which they archive data by 10x
  • Automated data integrity validation enables the archive to automatically self-audit and then self-heal if necessary
  • Files can now be imported and exported from the archive in LTFS format Page.
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29 Sep 2014
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Oracle Launches the Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System [38568]
Outperforms EMC XtremIO by up to 9x

Architected for Oracle Database enterprise SAN environments, Oracle FS1 Series innovates with new QoS Plus software and one-click application storage provisioning

Transcending the limitations of existing all-flash storage arrays, the new Oracle FS1 Series flash storage system scales to petabytes of all-flash capacity while delivering a multitude of innovations designed to take flash technology to new extremes. Users of Oracle Applications including Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle's PeopleSoft, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, and Siebel applications can now benefit from one-click application storage provisioning that simplifies deployment and automates complex manual tuning and administration.
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25 Sep 2014
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ZFS storage appliance Simulator [38452]
By UnixArena

Lingeswaran writes, "You can download the ZFS storage appliance from oracle. This is a pre-built virtual machine simulating the actual Sun ZFS Storage Appliance that comes with the Oracle Super Cluster. Here we will see how to install and configure ZFS storage appliance for demonstration purpose..."
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