• Best Practices for Oracle Database Recovery

    By Zerto, on 22 April, 2014

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    Oracle makes one of the most widely used database management systems in the world, supporting operations for 98 percent of Fortune 500 companies. If a database is unavailable, revenue, productivity and reputation can be damaged. Replication and recovery for databases involves a high risk endeavor that includes manual processes and the close supervision of a database administrator (DBA).

    So how can companies effectively protect against outages for high-transaction applications?

    The Zerto solution offers three advantages over traditional replication methods for Oracle database recovery in virtualized environments:

    Application Consistency

    • Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) delivers application consistent checkpoints with support for Oracle’s hot backup mode
    • Simple, centralized management with a single solution for both the database and application

    Simple, Automated Testing

    • Automated disaster recovery testing allows verification that BC/DR processes are in place and will execute properly when needed. During the testing, the Oracle database is still processing, users are still working, and changes are replicated without interruption
    • Failover can be executed even during a test, in the off-chance that an incident occurs that requires a failover action

    Robust Replication

    • Designed to excel under even the most extreme rates of change, ZVR has continuous, block-level replication capturing all I/O, even during the times with the highest number of transactions. This methodology provides aggressive service levels and minimizes the impact on the end-user productivity
    • Provides the lowest possible application data loss with Zerto Virtual Protection Groups (VPGs) which ensure crash consistency and write-order fidelity across all VMs
    • Enables significant cost reduction by replicating VMs only. With more exact replication, a company can reduce the storage and bandwidth required to support the BC/DR process.

    Since many of the largest businesses in the world depend on Oracle, they cannot afford to have their database become unavailable and impact their revenue. With the benefits of ZVR these enterprises have a consistent disaster recovery process spanning their entire virtual environment which ensures reliable application and information availability.

    Download the case study on Zerto Virtual Replication for Oracle to learn more.

    (The image was taken from Don Burleson’s blog “What type of DBA are you” http://www.dba-oracle.com/art_dbazine_what_kind_dba.htm ) 

     

  • Cloud Disaster Recovery: Getting Started

    By Zerto, on 16 April, 2014

    Enjoy part  two of our “Frequently Unasked Questions” video podcast, with Truth in IT‘s David Littman,  Zerto Cloud Sales Manager, Jason Nolan, and Dante Orsini, iLand’s Senior VP of Business Development. This short video focuses on the biggest obstacles to developing a disaster recovery (DR) strategy and how cloud can help. Take a look at our …

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  • How to Choose a Disaster Recovery Provider

    By Zerto, on 14 April, 2014

    Check out the first in our three-part video podcast series with Truth in IT‘s David Littman,  Zerto Cloud Sales Manager Jason Nolan, and Dante Orsini, iLand’s Senior VP of Business Development. The first part discusses top disaster recovery (DR) mistakes and how to avoid them. Answer these five questions to help you choose a cloud service …

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  • Application Recovery Across Multiple LUNs

    By Zerto, on 9 April, 2014

    Guest post by Justin Nordeste, Zerto Cloud Technical Engineer  Today we’re going to talk about multi-tiered applications and disaster recovery (DR) strategy. You’re probably just like everyone else; you want the lowest Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) possible, but don’t want your SAN design to conflict with the needs of your Array Based Replication (ABR) solution, …

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  • Disaster Recovery: Five Frequently Unasked Questions

    By Zerto, on 2 April, 2014

    In this podcast with Truth in IT‘s David Littman and Sean Masters, a Zerto Sales Engineer, Sean explains some of the lesser-known tips for Disaster Recovery in a virtual environment.

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  • Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions on Data Protection with Zerto

    By Zerto, on 25 March, 2014

    Guest post by Sean Masters, Zerto Sales Engineer “What do you mean it’s up and running already? It can’t be this easy!” – actual trial customer after we installed his proof-of-concept, completely non-intrusively, in under 30 minutes. As a Solutions Engineer with Zerto, the majority of my day is spent discussing the benefits of near-real-time …

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