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Vblock™ Specialized System for High Performance Databases

Extend the efficiency of VCE converged infrastructure to your most demanding database needs. Learn how Vblock™ Specialized Systems have been designed to deliver high performance in the millions of IOPS - with millisecond response times, continuous availability, and exceptional flexibility for enterprise applications such as Oracle, all at a low total cost of ownership.

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Oracle EBS and RAC Performance & Elasticity on Vblock™ Systems

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions such as Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) have been historically slow to migrate to a converged infrastructure and virtualization. Performance and elasticity are two of the key barriers. VCE Vblock™ Systems provide simple, low-risk solutions for migrating from a physical to virtual environment. Delivering Oracle EBS and RAC instances that can be consolidated on less hardware to improve utilization and reduce licensing costs. Vblock Systems allow IT organizations to effectively manage and allocate resources to meet the demands of a dynamic Oracle EBS environment.

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Backup and Recovery of Oracle EBS on VCE Vblock™ Systems

This solution architecture describes the key features and benefits of backup and recovery in the virtualized Oracle EBS on Vblock Systems with EMC Avamar.

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Zero Downtime Migration for Oracle EBS R12 with RAC on Vblock™ Systems

The validation testing of a typical customer configuration outlined in this white paper, utilizes a virtualized Oracle EBS environment. The results illustrate that dynamic workload demands satisfy SLAs, along with resource flexibility and lower TCO.

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Agility & Scalability for Oracle EBS R12 and RAC on VMware vSphere 5

Customers want to know that running Oracle EBS in a virtualized production environment will meet the needs of their business SLAs. This white paper outlines extensive performance and scalability testing of Oracle EBS applications on a Vblock™ Systems with vSphere 5.

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Oracle and VCE: The Next Step in Integrated Computing Platforms

In order to keep up with today's insatiable demand for data, high performance databases require high throughput, low latencies, and flexible scalability. In this ESG Lab review you will learn how a VCE system driven by Oracle, delivers the perfect blend of high performance and reliability.

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Migrate Oracle Apps from RISC/UNIX to Virtualized x86

Ready to move Oracle to a virtualized environment? This brief explains how true converged infrastructure can help you migrate from a RISC/UNIX environment and achieve the availability and scale your applications require. Learn how VCE VblockTM System helps ensure SLAs are maintained during migration, quality of service is improved and that licensing costs are reduced.

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Vblock™ Systems Enable Operational Excellence & the Birth of a New Business

After a successful acquisition and growth phase, Rompetrol turned its energy into improving global operations by consolidating IT operations and launching a series of IT initiatives including an SAP rollout and a move toward private cloud. Rompetrol chose VCE and Vblock™ Systems for its production and disaster recovery operations and distributed them in three of its data centers. In the process, Rompetrol created a new organization, Iqon Romania, which consolidated the IT expertise spread across the company and was given the mandate to provide "IT-as-a-service" to Rompetrol.

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Vblock™ is Cornerstone of New In-House IT Operation for Canadian Pacific Railways

As part of this sweeping transformation, Canadian Pacific Railways (CP) took a fresh look at its outsourced IT and decided to bring the entire operation in-house. After evaluating various options, CP chose Vblock™ Systems from VCE to virtualize its extensive suite of business-critical SAP applications and other business solutions. Read how CP has dramatically improved system-wide operations and customer responsiveness while reducing IT costs.

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Vblock™ Systems and SAP: Transform Your Business

You rely on your ERP System to drive your business and give you a strategic advantage. Now you can speed time-to-value throughout your operations while also lowering costs by running your SAP applications on VCETM VblockTM Systems.

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Jumpstart Business Transformation with SAP on Vblock™ Systems

Customers who virtualize SAP benefit from improved performance, lower TCO, and improved application availability. VCE, in partnership with SAP, is leading the way with virtual SAP landscapes. Vblock™ Systems offer a factory-integrated, enterprise-class IT infrastructure that streamlines acquisition, deployment, and operations. Strict design control enables Vblock Systems to meet specific performance and availability levels so that IT can easily meet business requirements as environments scale. Customers who previously spent 70% or more of their IT budgets and staff time on maintaining infrastructure now can focus on more strategic efforts that add more value to the business.

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Business Benefits of Running SAP on True Converged Infrastructure

Forrester Consulting conducted a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examined the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by replatforming SAP on factory-integrated systems. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact on their organization of implementing a VCE converged infrastructure solution for SAP.

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University of San Diego Advances Academic Excellence with Vblock™

Needing a more flexible IT infrastructure to support academic excellence, and not wanting to piece together technologies on their own, University of San Diego turned to VCE Vblock™ Systems. This case study highlights how Vblock System enabled them to speed the rollout of new infrastructure by 75% while reducing IT implementation costs by 50%.

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Plains Midstream Canada Fast Forwards Integration of Acquired Assets

Rapidly integrating assets, systems and employees from a large acquisition is a major IT challenge. Learn how one oil and gas company leveraged VCE Vblock™ Systems to transform IT into an agile organization that was able to quickly on-board applications and speed deployment of new services without expanding its data center footprint.

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Lessons Learned from Virtualizing JD Edwards

Wanting to virtualize Oracle JD Edwards, a multi-national organization deployed VCE Vblock™. This case study describes how Vblock™ provided the business agility this global company required while dramatically reducing data center space requirements and power costs.

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Swiss Nuclear Power Plant Improves Business Continuity

Faced with a challenge to reliably mirror 10TB of data in real time while improving overall system robustness was the goal for a Swiss nuclear power plant. This case study explains why KKL chose VCE VblockTM Systems, how they configured the system, and how they were able to transform their twin data centers to ensure a highly-available, resilient operation in just two months.

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Hunter Fan Prepares for Business Growth with Vblock™

Hunter Fan, a global manufacturer of ceiling fans, needed more capacity to run decision support applications. Its infrastructure was running out of both space and processing power and their disaster recovery plan was vulnerable. Hunter Fan turned to Vblock™ Systems, which enabled them to improve performance of BI applications by 40%, increase storage capacity from 10TB to 70TB, and complete their data analysis in a third of the time.

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Infographic: Is Your IT Infrastructure Keeping Up?

True Converged infrastructure can cut datacenter costs in half. It's just one of the compelling reasons IT organizations are adopting converged infrastructures at a rapid pace. Discover many other quantifiable benefits in this new Infographic.

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IDC Whitepaper: Convergence with Vblock Systems: A Value Measurement

Converged infrastructures speed deployments, simplify operations, improve agility, save money and more. This IDC report explains how to quantify the benefits of a converged infrastructure and takes an in-depth look at VCE VblockTM Systems, which IDC found could speed deployment times by 5X, lower downtime by 96%, cut data center costs in half and much more. Read their findings from user interviews to learn more.

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ESG Report: VCE Lifecycle Assurance: Doing the Hard Work So You Don't Have To

Adoption of converged infrastructures is accelerating. This ESG report highlights why VCE is leading the way in enabling IT to remain focused on strategic initiatives, offloading the massive expense and risk associated with integrating home-grown IT solutions and endless patch management and regression testing.

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