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15 Jan 2016
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Enterprise Data Protection with Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance [49142]
By Frank Wickham

Frank Wickham writes, "Oracle has an entire family of engineered systems that are pre-integrated to reduce the cost and complexity of enterprise wide IT infrastructures while increasing productivity and performance. Only Oracle can innovate and optimize at every layer of our Red Stack to simplify data center operations, drive down costs, and accelerate business innovation. Let this serve as a quick introduction to Oracle's Engineered Systems Family; Exadata, Exalogic, SuperCluster, Exalytics, Big Data Appliance (BDA), Database Appliance, and now the Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (ZDLRA)..."
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11 Jan 2016
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Disk Scrub - Why and When? [49132]
By Steve Tunstall

Steve asks, "What is a "Disk Scrub" and why should you do it?

To begin with, It's a good idea to do this about once a month. Have you ever done one, ever? Maybe you don't need to. We will talk about what this is, why you would or would not do it, and how you can automate it if you wish. We're talking about this button, seen here in the Configuration-->Storage page of your ZFSSA:..."
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23 Dec 2015
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Taneja Group report: ZDLRA Light-Years Ahead [48625]
By Javier Puerta

Javier Puerta writes, "A new research report on the Oracle Recovery Appliance from influencers at the Taneja Group highlights how the product is 'light-years ahead of alternatives such as EMC Data Domain appliances and NetApp filers.'

Key highlights from this report include:..."
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30 Nov 2015
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Backup to ZFS Storage Appliance Best Practices for Exadata Database Machine [47977]
By emre_baransel

"I made a presentation called "Best Practices for Exadata Maximum Availability" at BGOUG autumn event last week. In addition to general Exadata best practices about backup&recovery, disaster recovery, RAC&ASM, corruption detection features; i reserved half of my time to speak about integration of Exadata and ZFS storage appliance for the best performance of database backup&recovery. This topic is very important for ZFS SA users, because applying best practices will have a huge effect on B&R performance. Here are my slides for "Backup to ZFS Storage Appliance Best Practices for Exadata Database Machine". Find more information at the papers available on the last slide..."
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31 Oct 2015
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Happy 10th Birthday, ZFS! [47083]
By Cindy Swearingen

Cindy writes, "Ten years ago today, (October 31, 2005), the ZFS file system integrated into what would become Oracle Solaris 11. Along with many other system admin types, I believe ZFS is one of the very best things that has happened to UNIX administration, ever.

I have nothing but gratitude and respect for the original ZFS developers and the teams that continue to evolve and create products around ZFS. Many, many people contributed to the success of ZFS in the early days and its continued evolution. Many have moved on, but many from the original ZFS engineering team are still here at Oracle and that team has expanded to the largest ZFS engineering effort on the planet..."
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08 Oct 2015
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Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Racked System [46519]
Fully assembled, tested and integrated storage system complete with Oracle Platinum Service

Oracle has announced the ZFS Storage Appliance Racked System. The ZFS Storage Appliance Racked System is a fully assembled, tested and integrated storage system complete with Oracle Platinum Service that lowers total cost of ownership while reducing risk. This pre-configured storage system dramatically shortens deployment time while optimizing performance and availability. Platinum Service ensures maximum uptime and rapid resolution with 24/7 remote fault monitoring, industry-leading response times and patch deployment services.
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