Oracle Database to the Private Cloud! (Really, it’s true this time!)

Traditional Oracle RAC DBOne of the biggest challenges with traditional RDBMS systems is how to make them move into the cloud (and not just into IaaS).  Amazon recently announced that they will be offering an Oracle service but the issue at hand is that ultimately, it’s a pure IaaS service.  Yes, I can either put up my licenses or pay-as-I-go for Oracle, but it’s not quite what I envisioned.  Cloud’s basic principals is to allow data to live everywhere and nowhere, computing can grow and shrink in an elastic nature transparently.

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Making Managing and Deploying VMWare vSphere Networking a Sinch

The title is pretty lofty, but having lived many VMWare deployments, I wouldn’t say networking under VMWare is rocket science, but there are a few things I’d give a few tips on.  Now, there’s bound to be many more, and I’d invite the hive mind to add their own experiences to my own or tell me that I’ve got it all wrong, either works!

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Documentum Development under vCenter Lab Manager – Lessons Learned

I promised a few “lessons learned” and here they are!  Our initial implementation worked well, but there were little gotcha’s.  These were not really Lab Manager specific issues, rather our implementation.  None of these were show stoppers, but they were noticable enough that we decided they needed to be addressed.

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Using VMWare Lab Manager to Speed Up Documentum Development

Recently, I have been having a fun old time working with our Documentum Platform team in the delivery of new solutions.  As with any enterprise platform, there’s always a large overhead in managing development and QA environments.  This becomes especially a problem when there are many different projects needing infrastructure at the same time, whether it’s net-new solution development, regression testing, evolution of an existing solution, user training and infrastructure changes.  This is further compounded when the environments are physical as the workload to maintain the environments can become quite excessive, both for IT and IS.

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