BDM deck to position Vblock™ Specialized Systems for High Performance Databases.
Engineered as one – architectural standards and specs Manufactured as one – delivered from factory Managed as one – single object view Supported as one – system in addition to components Sustained as one – release compatibility matrix for lifecycles system assurance and integrity
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Single Product: A true converged infrastructure encompasses every facet of engineering and manufacturing an individual IT product and applies them to a fully integrated converged infrastructure system. VCE’s system specification defines strict architectural standards of what and how IT components are designed together, while VCE’s release compatibility matrix (RCM) defines the full envelope of supported present and future hardware and software revisions.
Single Point of Management: VCE consolidates component element managers, discovers system hardware, and aggregates complete system configuration information, health and logs. Validates system software to the RCM. Compiles a single object view and makes it available to vCenter or other management frameworks. NEW: VCE Vision™ can identify out of revision software on any component and perform “push button” updates. Validation is being extended from RCM to the VCE Security Hardening Guide. VCE has developed a VMware integration to VMware vCenter Log Insight. OEM of vCenter Ops Mgr (now GA) and supporting the product. Potential ability to manage across more than one Vblock System using a system called SMI?
Single support: VCE support engineers are cross-trained on all components within a Vblock System, and also on how the components are assembled into a true converged infrastructure. VCE understands how to support the system as a product above and beyond as a collection of components. Further, VCE’s process and ticketing system is integrated directly into support systems of investor companies so that if an escalation is needed, VCE maintains responsibility and control throughout the customer interaction.
Optimized environment: through comprehensive characterization of standardized converged infrastructure, VCE accomplished focused integration with leading horizontal and vertical applications. VCE simplifies application deployment and ongoing operations by extending Vblock System concepts of standardization and automation to the runtime environment. Examples include data protection, mobility, database, ERP, collaboration, etc.
To illustrate this further, IDC recently completed a study of VCE customers. VCE dramatically accelerated infrastructure deployments (160 days to 40 days) while driving staggering increases in availability through the elimination of most types of data center outages. VCE transformed data center operations to reduce total average annual data center costs by 50%. Study available on VCE.com.
VCE enables organizations to focus on business innovation rather than maintaining data center operations. VCE Vblock Systems support both physical and virtual Oracle workloads for global enterprise customers and service providers. Customers with unique performance and scalability needs now have a solution that is unsurpassed in performance, availability and workload flexibility. Vblock Specialized Systems for high performance databases extends the VCE Experience to massive Oracle database environments.
Massive means “Hundreds of TBs”, “Low Application Latency” and “Millions of IOPS” Architecture specifically designed to optimize CPU core utilization, including flash-everywhere and automated storage tiering Mixed workload capable for maximum flexibility and efficiency Life cycle system assurance to increase IT productivity, eliminate errors, and drive high availability Integration data protection, including VPLEX “Oracle Certified RAC” for continuous availability VCE experience drives down TCO, including optimal CPU utilization for efficient licensing
Vblock™ Specialized Systems for High Performance Databases are optimized for high-volume online transaction processing or online analytical processing, point of sales transactions, legacy applications, and enterprise business intelligence or data warehousing. You can scale performance to millions of IOPS with millisecond latencies for high throughputs.
Capable of supporting both massive databases and the applications that access databases, Vblock Specialized Systems for High Performance Databases provides unsurpassed performance, high availability and lower TCO.
Predictable Deployments, Simplified Operations, Lower RiskAll of the historical Vblock Systems value such as pre-packaged, optimized for performance, availability, and wrapped with centralized support – all resonates and extends to the Vblock™ Specialized Systems for High Performance Databases. Our 1600+ deployments have shown us that we understand our customer requirements and deliver against it.
Lower TCOLifecycle system assurance, centralized support, unmatched architectural flexibility enables consolidation of your existing databases and applications, improves staff productivity, optimizes resource utilization and virtualization – all drive your costs dramatically lower. Further, fewer cores reduce both operations and licensing expenses.
Additional Talking Points Virtualization has proven to be a powerful tool to allow more Oracle software to be deployed on less CPU, providing strong economic benefits. Also, optimized use of flash technology has positive impact on optimizing database performance and reducing CPU I/O wait times. This optimization of Oracle CPU utilization has significant and positive effects on reducing the TCO of Oracle database environments.
Purpose Built for PerformanceVblock™ Specialized Systems for High Performance Databases are optimized for high-volume online transaction processing or online analytical processing, point of sales transactions, legacy applications, and enterprise business intelligence or data warehousing. You can scale performance to millions of IOPS with millisecond latencies for high throughputs.
Further, backed by proven technologies such as c-series rack mount servers, advanced networking technologies and ‘flash everywhere’ design and market leading storage arrays – VMAX 40K and new VNX models that meet stringent business critical SLA targets. Customers rely on Vblock Systems’ modularity to scale as needed. And take full advantage of virtualization’s flexibility to keep pace with unpredictable growth.
Additional Talking Points Optimized use of flash technology has a positive impact on optimizing database performance and reducing CPU I/O wait times. This optimization of Oracle CPU utilization has significant and positive effects on reducing the TCO of Oracle database environments.
High AvailabilityVblock™ Specialized Systems for High Performance Databases eliminates manual, error prone operations with VCE Lifecycle Systems Assurance. Customers can confidently upgrade and move forward with software/patch updates without incurring planned downtime and associated risks. Further, fully integrated data protection optional products deliver continuous availability to support day-to-day business operations or meet the most stringent service-level agreements. A complete portfolio of solutions includes backup and recovery, automated replication, and workload mobility.
Additional Talking Points VPLEX “Oracle certified” RAC for continuous availability Delivering five 9s availability out of the box and choose RAID protection levels to balance recovery and cost of storage infrastructure Unlike Exadata that does not allow customers to choose RAID levels, resulting in three nines availability where customers must then triple mirror the system to get to five 9s – (reducing useable storage/capacity by 66%!)
Mixed Workload Capable Unique architecture enables you to consolidate mixed databases and applications. Customers have the choice to deploy a physical or virtual workload. Provision production, QA, and test/development environments simultaneously or run multiple copies of the same database.
Additional Talking Points Mix production and test/dev on the same system and use storage replication to move between both environments Unlike Exadata that requires separate environment and places restrictions on OS and virtualization software
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