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Archived Storage Articles
02 Dec 2016
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Worldwide Enterprise Storage Market Sees Modest Decline in Third Quarter, According to IDC [58634]
HPCWire, December 2nd, 2016

"Total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue was down 3.2% year over year and reached $8.8 billion in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker. Total capacity shipments were up 33.2% year over year to 44.3 exabytes during the quarter. Revenue growth increased within the group of original design manufacturers (ODMs) that sell directly to hyperscale datacenters. This portion of the market was up 5.7% year over year to $1.3 billion. Sales of server-based storage were relatively flat, at -0.5% during the quarter and accounted for $2.1 billion in revenue. External storage systems remained the largest market segment, but the $5.4 billion in sales represented a decline of 6.1% year over year..."
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24 Oct 2016
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Ceph Storage for Oracle Linux, Release 2.0 [57430]
By Michele Casey

Michele blogs, "The latest Ceph Storage for Oracle Linux, Release 2.0, is now available for download on the Unbreakable Linux Network as well as on Oracle's public YUM repository. Based on the Ceph community Jewel release (v10.2.2), Ceph Storage for Oracle Linux provides a high performing, extremely scalable storage solution offering block, file and object storage under a single system, leveraging commodity x86-based hardware. Ceph offers a number of features and is one of the most widely deployed storage solutions supporting cloud infrastructure services like OpenStack..."
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21 Mar 2016
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Accessing Cloud Storage [50981]
By Pat Shuff

Pat Shuff blogs, "Oracle cloud storage is not the first product that performs basic block storage in the cloud. The name is a little confusing as well. When you think of cloud storage, the first thing that you think of is dropbox, box.com, google docs, or some other file storage service. Oracle Cloud Storage is a different kind of storage. This storage is more like Amazon S3 storage and less like file storage in that it provides the storage foundation for other services like compute, backup, or database..."
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18 Mar 2016
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ZFS Data and Pool Recovery [50757]
By Cindy Swearingen

Cindy blogs, "I was talking to the ZFS engineering team recently about a comment we received through another venue around the lack of ZFS recovery tools. We think this comment was possibly related by a pool failure in 2006 after reviewing mail archives. Prompted by this comment and 10 years of working with our customers to use ZFS successfully, let's review both the problems we saw when ZFS was in its infancy, particularly around 3rd-party hardware and drivers, either ignoring cache flush commands or not generating or fabricating device IDs, and the tools that we had then and now.

Let's look at the problems associated with cache flushing first:.."
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20 Feb 2016
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In a nutshell: Oracle Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (ZDLRA) [50068]
Contributor: Frank Wickham

"A groundbreaking data protection solution that's completely integrated with Oracle Database and eliminates data loss exposure for all databases without impacting mission critical production environments..."
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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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