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25 Jun 2015
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Use Oracle Storage To Your Competitive Advantage [43646]
New Video Series

Roxana Babiciu writes, "We have four short videos highlighting Oracle Storage, featuring Kerstin Woods, Senior Principal Product Marketing Director, Oracle Storage. Partners can view, upload to your own website, or make a request to have a semi-customized video for your use - free of charge! Work with your Oracle Partner Manager if you would like to create a semi-customized video, and view our resource page for video specifics and order information..."
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02 Jun 2015
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Superior performance, efficiency & co-engineered with Oracle Database [43209]
Oracle ZFS

Oracle's excellent performance and price/performance benchmark results demonstrate this ability to deliver high performance at a significantly lower cost than the competition. For example, Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4 is able to achieve higher SPC-2 throughput performance than other systems near its price point.
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19 May 2015
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Oracle ZFS and OpenStack: We're Ready [42801]
... and Waiting

Bob Handlin writes, "After Day 1 of the OpenStack Summit, the ongoing debate rages as it does will all newish things: Is OpenStack ready for prime time? The heat is certainly there (the OpenStack-savvy folks will see what I did there), but is the light? Like anything in tech, it depends. The one thing that is clearly true is that the movement itself is on fire...

The "yes" side says "OpenStack is ready, but YOU aren't!!!" The case being made on that side is: 'OBVIOUSLY if you simply throw OpenStack over a bunch of existing infrastructure and "Platform 2" applications, you will fail. If instead, you build an OpenStack-proof infrastructure, and then run OpenStack on top of it, you can succeed'..."
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18 May 2015
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Oracle ZFS Storage Powers the Oracle SaaS Cloud [42792]
By Bob Handlin

Bob writes, "On the plane to OpenStack Summit, I was thinking about what we on Oracle ZFS Storage team have been saying about cloud storage, and how Oracle's cloud strategy internally (building the world's most successful Software-as-a-Service company) maps to our thinking. If you haven't followed the SaaS trends, Oracle's cloud has grown well beyond the recreational stage. We're killing it, frankly, and it's built on Oracle ZFS Storage.

The cliche is that there's no clear definition for cloud (or maybe it's that there are a bunch of them). I disagree. I think that as typically happens, people have done their best to twist the definition to match whatever they already do. Watch Larry Ellison's CloudWorld Tokyo keynote (there's a highlights video/but watch the whole thing). At at 22 minutes in, he walks you through how real cloud applications work..."
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18 May 2015
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Oracle ZFS Storage Intelligent Replication Compression [42797]
Intelligent Is Better

John Szlendak writes,"Remote replication ensures robust business continuity and disaster recovery protection by keeping data securely in multiple locations. It allows your business to run uninterrupted and provides quick recovery in case of a disaster such as a fire, flood, hurricane or earthquake. Unfortunately, long distance replication can often be limited by poor network performance, varying CPU workloads and WAN costs.

What's needed is intelligent replication that understands your environment and automatically optimizes for performance and efficiency, on-the-fly, before sending data over the wire. Intelligent replication that constantly monitors your network speeds, workloads and overall system performance and dynamically tunes itself for best throughput and cost with minimum impact to your production environment..."
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12 May 2015
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Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance [42594]
RESTful API Examples

Jim Kremer writes, "The Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance added a RESTful API for managing storage in its OS8.2 release and this post tells you how to get some Python examples that call this new RESTful API.

The best place to get example code is through the ZFS Storage User Group (OZUG) hosted at www.ioug.org Signing up is free. Just follow the OZUG signup instructions. Not only are there RESTful API scripts, but also workflow and CLI scripts shared by the OZUG community..."
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