Traditionally, the best practice for mission-critical Oracle Database backup and recovery was to use storage-led, purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs) such as Data Domain, integrated with RMAN, Oracle’s automated backup and recovery utility. This disk-based backup approach solved two problems:
1) It enabled faster recovery (from disk versus tape)
2) It increased recovery flexibility by storing many more backups online, enabling restoration from that data to recover production databases; and provisioning copies for test/dev.
At its core, however, this approach remains a batch process that involves many dozens of complicated steps for backups and even more steps for recovery. Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (RA) customers report that total cost of ownership (TCO) and downtime costs (e.g. lost revenue due to database or application downtime) are significantly reduced due to the simplification and, where possible, the automation of the backup and recovery process.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Mar 16, 2015
Industry analyst firm IDC recently conducted primary research, commissioned by Red Hat, to determine the total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides in the long term versus running mixed environments or primarily non-paid Linux distributions.
The results of this analysis are clear: Organizations that standardize on Red Hat Enterprise Linux recover their up-front subscription costs faster through more efficient operations, less downtime and a more productive IT staff. Key findings include:
Organizations that standardize on Red Hat Enterprise Linux have more efficient IT staffs
Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers experience about one-fifth the amount of downtime as organizations using primarily non-paid Linux distributions
Organizations that heavily use non-paid Linux have almost double the total operational costs
Time to market for new application deployments can be greatly reduced with Red Hat Enterprise Linux