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Published: 13 Oct 2012

SEPA’s IT team had some concerns about virtualising Oracle database and applications using another vendor’s virtualisation products. However, with strategic design, planning and testing, the team found success with VMware. By 2011, Scottish Environmental Protection Association’s (SEPA) IT team had virtualised most parts of its data centre to bring its infrastructure up to speed with growth in staff, technology and data.  In addition to virtualising its estate, it also deployed VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) to ensure 100% uptime. But SEPA kept its Oracle database and applications in a physical infrastructure. “We had invested hugely in Oracle,” said Alastair Rennie, head of information services at SEPA. The IT team knew that managing and supporting a fully virtualised infrastructure was far easier and cheaper than supporting a partially virtualised infrastructure. “Oracle wanted us to use its own virtualisation and disaster recovery products,” Rennie said. “But the cost was horrific.” With its previous history with VMware Inc.’s vSphere 4 and VMware Site... Access >>>

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