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16 Jul 2014
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Get Your ZFS On [37412]
By Rick Ramsey

Rick writes, "Surprising as it may seem, there are still many sysadmins out there who don't use ZFS or are not familiar with its best features. We (since I'm one of them) should send expensive gifts to Oracle ACE Alexandre Borges. Alexandre loves Solaris so much he can't stop writing about it. He recently put together a torrent of articles about ZFS that, even if you think you know everything about it, you should peruse. Because I bet he's found things you didn't know about.

I've been posting them at the rate of about one a week. Here are the first five..."
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11 Jul 2014
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Oracle VM Storage Connect Plug-in for Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance [37302]
By Honglin Su

Honglin writes, "The Oracle VM Storage Connect framework provides a storage discovery and provisioning API that enables the provisioning and management of storage platforms directly from within Oracle VM Manager. The abstraction provided by the Storage Connect framework allows administrators to perform provisioning operations without the need to know the specific behavior of any storage platforms that are being used within the Oracle VM infrastructure. The Storage Connect API allows third party storage vendors to develop their own Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-ins that enable their storage appliances to interface with the Storage Connect framework..."
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25 Jun 2014
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Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 Sets World Record on SPC-2/E Benchmark, Beats IBM and HP on Price/Performance [37095]
New World Record Demonstrates Customers Can Maximize Storage Performance and Data Center Budget Simultaneously with Oracle ZS3 Series

Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 set a new SPC-2/E world record with the best overall price/performance and the most efficient energy use with the highest performance per watt(1). These results demonstrate Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 can offer customers excellent price/performance for high-throughput workloads such as data warehouse, business analytics and video on-demand applications. The ZFS Storage ZS3-2 beats IBM DS8870 by 10x and HP P9500 by 7x on price/performance.
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18 Jun 2014
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Why DBAs care about Storage? [36992]
Launch Webcast Replay

A web replay covering the advantages of using Oracle's ZS3 storage with the Oracle Database is now available. The webcast will cover how the unique integration features between the Oracle Database & the ZS3 storage platform simplifies many of the daily tasks of a database administrator thus making Oracle's storage the ideal choice for Oracle Databases.

Doug Chamberlain, Principal Product Manager for ZS3 is the guest speaker.
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18 Jun 2014
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Playing with ZFS Shadow Migration [36993]
Migrate data from one system to another system

Part 3 of a series that describes the key features of ZFS in Oracle Solaris 11 and provides step-by-step procedures explaining how to use them. This article describes the Shadow Migration feature and shows how to use it to migrate data from one system to another system.
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26 May 2014
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ZFS Storage Appliance Videos [36629]
By Roxana Babiciu

Check out part one of a new video series for ZFS Storage Appliance. In video #1, you'll learn about the advantages built into Oracle's ZS3 Storage Appliance that come from the unique position that Oracle holds in the market. In video #2, you'll learn how best to monitor large ZS3 installations as well as the use of Enterprise Manager as a complement to dtrace analytics at the ZFS Storage Appliance device level.
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