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Virtualizing Oracle Databases on vSphere: Benefits and Examples

There are many benefits to virtualizing infrastructure for Oracle databases on vSphere. Among those are the reduction of the number of physical systems your organization requires and the more efficient use of existing systems. However, the most important benefits are the resource management capabilities innate in vSphere and the features that facilitate the guarantee of adherence to service level agreements (SLAs) such as availability, disaster recovery, performance, security, and provisioning. This section describes these benefits and then illustrates examples.

Virtualizing database workloads on vSphere significantly reduces the number of physical systems your organization requires, while achieving more effective utilization of datacenter resources. Clients realize tangible savings from this consolidation along with operational cost savings from reduced datacenter floor space, power, and cooling requirements. Figure 1-7 illustrates an example of Oracle database servers on vSphere architecture with application services and infrastructure services.

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Figure 1-7 Oracle databases on VMware vSphere

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