By Adam Hawley on Mar 26, 2009
Was just reading an article over at Virtual Strategy Magazine entitled "Taking the Server Out of Application Management" by Jasmine Noel.
She makes some good points that align with what we're seeing and hearing as well -- that virtualization management can make life harder for App Admins if you don't have the right tools or processes for dealing with the fact that you no longer know where your app might be physically.
I agree with this. Oracle's particular approach to virtualization is all about how we can be the absolute best at solving this particular problem: how can we do virtualization / management specifically for the purpose of making applications (and their middleware, databases, OSes, etc.) actually easier to deploy, manage, and support? Because, the good news is, virtualization can actually make things much easier for apps admins when you use things like Oracle VM Templates (pre-built virtual machines) to deploy your golden images rapidly. By the way, the Oracle VM Management Pack for Enteprise Manager 10.2.0.5 that just came out is a huge step in this direction to manage the entire stack together. I'll try to blog about that separately soon, but you can check that out here...http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/017955_EN
You can find the article at the link below. Let us know what you think: how can we make virtualization so that it actually makes your life as an apps admin or DBA better?