I'm sure some of you are asking how a network virtualization product can help with software licensing. Well, if you've been following VLSS for awhile, you know that our mantra isn't "Trust, but verify." It's "Just verify," and VMware NSX can help do just that.
Recently, VLSS took on an engagement with an organization that had no disaster recovery (DR) solution in place. The initial phase was to develop a DR Proof of Concept (POC) within a two-week timeframe.
This organization has an on-premise data warehouse and a stack consisting of an Oracle® database, an Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise (OBIEE) server, and Informatica®. The database is backed up locally with Recovery Manager (RMAN). All components are running in VMware®. The POC’s objective was to take the company’s on-premise environment and replicate it that to the Oracle Cloud to achieve a 48-hour Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and a 24-hour Recovery Time Objective (RTO).
Even if your organization has dedicated IT expert or an entire IT department, partnering with a reliable technology specialist could help to provide additional professional advice that may dramatically improve the performance of your network and servers by appropriately preparing your company for an unwanted and untimely disaster.
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Oracle Audit Protection Guarantee
The thought of being chosen for an Oracle Audit brings on moments of panic for even the most seasoned CIO or DBA. There is a whole industry of companies (Software Licensing Consultants) that will assist you in the event of an Oracle Audit. They will help you try to mitigate the risk of a current audit. Up till now not a single one of these firms would offer you an Oracle Audit Protection Guarantee. That has all just changed, and will be revealed later in this article. There are a number of lawyers who have booming practices dealing with software license issues. The internet is full of stories of companies who have been through the ugly process of an Oracle audit or had to deal with Oracle aggressive sales techniques associated with the audit.
Wow what a week! I'm happy to be back stateside where they have regular drip coffee so I can actually survive being jet-lagged. Besides the lack of caffeine options at the conference, I had a great trip to Barcelona with some very exciting news coming out of VMworld Europe! I even had a little time to catch a Champions League match!
So let's talk about the VMware's mic drop moment with the announcement of VMware Cloud on AWS. The Keynote on Tuesday was all about this, how it will connect up a customer's internal datacenter with the main public cloud providers (Amazon, Microsoft, Google, VMware's own cloud) and allow for automated transferring workloads seamlessly between those entities. Interesting stuff.
As for Oracle, it's interesting to note that it's cloud wasn't part of this. But the licensing implications are still very unclear. A lot to come on that in the next few weeks / months.
Check out the full details of the announcement here.