Let’s take a closer look at data director, data director provides a single pane to monitor and manage 1000’s of database. The core capabilities of Data Director can be view from two perspectives.The first set of capabilities are targeted at the database users which are DBAs or application developers. We talked about a few slides ago on long lead time required for database operations to be carried out due semi-manual database operations, involvement from multiple IT teams. With data director, we have fully automated common database operations and cut across the silos of the IT organization. Now operations like provisioning, backup, restore, cloning and HA, can be done through a few clicks in a self service fashion. The result is for application developer to spend more time coding and less time waiting. This second set is are targeted at DBaaS operators, that provides IT with the necessary tools to enforce control and compliance over databases. With self-service to empower developers, at the same time, it’s also important for IT to maintain control. Data Director provides a myriad of features to allow IT to control resource usage, access and templates to maintain standardization, so you can feel comfortable empowering your developers.
vFabric Data Director:Powering Database-as-a-Service for Your Cloud
Cloud Platforms for the Apps of Today and Tomorrow Reduce cost,minimize disruption Shift investment to new appsto deliver differentiation New Applications Cloud Application Platform Existing Applications New vFabric Data Director Cloud Foundry Cloud Infrastructure Platform Private Public Existing Cloud Era
Customer Challenges Around Databases Improve Operational Agility Get More out of Virtual Infrastructure Control Database Sprawl Corporate IT Shadow IT … Lead time of weeks Databaseprovision or clone request Provision & Manage Provision & Manage
Thousands of under-managed and under-secured databases
First database enabled is vFabric Postgres – also live on cloudfoundry.com on 8/29
vFabric Data Director vFabric Data Director Overview One click HA Clone AutomationSelf-Service Backup/Restore Provisioning DBA App Dev Policy BasedControl Database Templates SecurityMgmt Monitoring ResourceMgmt DBA IT Admin VMware vSphere Powers Database as a service for Your Cloud
Data Director Feature Overview Resource Management Role Based Access Control Configuration Templates Backup Templates Monitoring and Dashboards Linked Database Clones Database Snapshots Database-Aware HA Self-Service Operations Database Provisioning Database Cloning Database Backup/Recovery Database HA Elastic Database Memory Dynamic RTO Tuning Dynamic Database Configuration
Self-Service Provisioning Database provisioning and configuration can take weeks, slowing innovation cycles. Solution: Self-Service Provisioning Provision fully configured databases in minutes Templates guarantee proper configuration Easy to use web interface Benefits Faster development cycles More time coding, less time waiting IT controls configuration & resource consumption
Innovative Self-Service Database Cloning The average production database has 6 clones (dev, qa) and each clone takes days to create. Solution: Innovative Database Cloning Full Database Clone Complete physical copy of parent Isolation between parent and clone Linked Database Clone Clone created from parent snapshot Available for use instantly regardless of database size “House of Brick has always found that VMware outshines the competition when it comes to the tools supporting their cloud infrastructure. With vFabric Data Director, even routine operations such as database cloning are now automated and are as easy as one simple click.” - David Woodward, COO, House of Brick Production Full DB Clone Staging Linked DB Clones Perf Dev QA
Built-in Back up Policies DBA’s have limited time to enable, monitor, and test backup and recovery policies for all databases. Solution: Built-In Backup Policies Fully integrated backup & restore process Automated scheduled backups Policy driven backup retention Self-service manual backups Dual backup techniques integrated into single policy External Backups Snapshots with Database Consistency Point-in-Time Recovery
Database provisioning and configuration requires sophisticated DBA with limited time.
Solution: Flexible Database Templates Customize templates for database configuration and backup Robust role-based access control which templates users can access Search and browse templates Fast provisioning Benefits Enforce IT standards and control Ease of use Ensure reliability and repeatability
Learn More At Vmworld Tuesday 3:00 PM: Data Strategy of VMware with Charles Fan (CAP2153) Tuesday 4:00 PM: Powering DBaaS with June Yang (CAP2154) Wednesday 9:30 AM: Enable DBaaS on VMware with Charles Fan (GD14) Wednesday 12:30 PM: Enable DBaaS on VMware with Boris Weissman (GD36) VMware Solutions Exchange Demo Booth VMware Labs: HOL12 Optimizing Data Access for Your Cloud Infrastructure Online http://www.vmware.com/go/datadirector