Artikelen gelabeld: Virtualization

Oracle LMS response to licensing on VMware


Last week I was in London to attend the UK Oracle User Group licensing event. After a number of sessions with excellent material leading to very interesting discussions (one was showing – with permission – some of my own content, with the comment that it saved this customer “a shitload [...]

Oracle on VMware: Caging the license dragon


Virtualizing databases has huge financial and operational benefits – in particular with Oracle, where physically deployed database servers are typically heavily under-utilized which leads to huge over-spending on license cost. Of course poor efficiency on database servers leads to higher processing requirements, to higher number of CPUs purchased, and in turn [...]

Baking a cake: trading CPU for IO?


Sometimes I hear people claim that by using faster storage, you can save on database licenses. True or false? The idea is that many database servers are suffering from IO wait – which actually means that the processors are waiting for data to be transferred to or from storage – and [...]

The Pit and the Podium: EMC Puts Converged Infrastructure in...


A winning Formula 1 car is built with 80,000 parts and components that must perform together at speeds of over 200 mph. To support the success of such a technologically advanced racing car, a wealth of compute, storage and network technologies are required to analyze data, aid design, support manufacturing, [...]

Interview with Madora


A while ago I was interviewed by Kay Williams of Madora Consulting. As many customers are overwhelmed by licensing, audit and compliancy issues, I highly recommend my EMEA readers to reach out to Madora if you need independent assistance in that area. In the interview we discussed a bit of my background, [...]