I was discussing about different features of FEHC3.1 software and solution in the last few blogs. They were
After writing the above blogs, I felt that a summary is required to appreciate the good features of the solution. Hence, I planned for this blog.
The solution uses the best of EMC and VMware products and services to deliver on the following principles:
This solution enables the deployment of Oracle DBaaS in a dedicated business group running on Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud. The key findings of this solution are as follows:
Compliance - Designing Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud with a dedicated Workload Pod for Oracle DBaaS improves management of Oracle licensing compliance.
Self-Service - Application developers and service users can provision an Oracle Database, with monitoring and data protection (backup and DR), directly from the vRealize Automation Service Catalog for Day 1 operations.
DBaaS Day 2 Operations - The solution offers elasticity and support for Day 2 operations. Resources, services, and maintenance operations can be managed from vRealize Automation. For example, through the vRealize Automation portal, service users can:
Automation - vCenter Orchestrator enables process automation throughout the machine provisioning lifecycle in vRealize Automation.
Rapid Deployment - Using vRealize Automation Application Services, DBAs and application architects can quickly build and publish blueprints with a drag-and-drop interface to automate the deployment of simple and multitier applications.
Figure 1. Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud dual-site CA topology
Continuous Availability - Figure 1 depicts the conceptual configuration of the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud CA dual-site/single vCenter topology. This topology hosts the same components within each of the pods, but enhances the single-site topology by including EMC VPLEX and vSphere metro storage cluster technologies to protect all the management and workload across data centers.
This Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution enables customers to build an enterprise-class multitenant, scalable, platform for complete infrastructure service lifecycle management. This solution provides on-demand access and control of infrastructure resources and security while enabling customers to maximize asset utilization. Specifically, the solution integrates all of the key functionality that customers demand of a hybrid cloud and provides a framework and foundation for adding other services in the DBaaS environment.
Lastly from the DBA perspective, it has fulfilled the following purposes which are very much beneficial to the DBAs:-