Author Archives: Industry Perspectives

Accelerating Oracle RAC Performance with Caching SAN Adapters


Today’s mission-critical database applications, such as Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), feature Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) workloads that demand the highest levels of performance from servers and their associated shared SAN storage infrastructure. The introduction of multi-processor CPUs coupled with virtualization technologies provides the compute resources required to meet these demanding workload requirements within Oracle RAC servers, writes Cameron Brett of QLogic. Read More

Modernizing vs. Revolutionizing


New technologies can be broken down into two categories: those that modernize and those that revolutionize. Modernizing is basically doing the same thing as before, just a little bit faster or little bit easier. Revolutionizing is either eliminating or vastly changing how something is accomplished, writes Matt Henderson of Violin Memory. Read More

Augmenting Power Monitoring and Control at Data Centers

ASCO-Bhavesh Patel

There are several ways to boost reliability and resiliency of emergency/backup power in the face of a utility power outage. One increasingly popular trend is to install advanced power monitoring and control capabilities that take advantage of reporting from a variety of computing devices, writes Bhavesh Patel of ASCO. Read More