Disaster Recovery: Understanding the Path Forward

Dr. Alex Winokur, Axxana’s co-founder and chief technology officer, is a world-renowned innovator in the areas of data management, data protection, and storage. With more than 30 years’ experience and as an author/co-author of more than 15 patents in the areas of storage, network management, and telecommunications, he has not only helped shape the recent history of disaster recovery (DR) but is also instrumental in creating DR and high-availability solutions that are leading the way into the future.

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Disaster Recovery in the Hybrid Cloud: Enabling High Availability

Disaster Recovery in the Hybrid Cloud: Enabling High Availability

As organizations increasingly adopt cloud-based solutions, it’s no surprise that a growing number of organizations are using a hybrid cloud model, including disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), for disaster recovery. In this model, organizations host mission-critical applications on premises while outsourcing disaster recovery operations to a cloud services provider. The advantage of this strategy is that organizations maintain control of data management even as they offload the capital expenses and operational burdens associated with a standby disaster recovery site.

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Oracle Open World London 2019

Oracle Open World London 2019

Dear Friends, Last month, Gil Chaouat (Axxana’s Director of Product Management), Richard Hubble (Axxana’s UK Sales Director), and other Axxana team members attended the two-day Oracle OpenWorld Europe conference and exhibition at the ExCeL Centre in London. As the largest annual Oracle trade show outside North America, and with a reported 10,000 delegates and exhibitors, the event drew some of the best minds and vendors in the IT industry.

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Enterprise Manager Cloud Control SNMP and Plug-Ins

Enterprise Manager Cloud Control SNMP and Plug-Ins

Hi, I have been using Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM or Cloud Control) since it was a client application. (I’m not sure whether it was in the era of Oracle 7 or Oracle 8). In the early stages, OEM was compared to other central monitoring systems (at the time, it was HP OpenView, CA Unicenter, and the like). As a DBA who was responsible for dozens of Oracle databases, I needed a main system like this. Since we had the OEM for “free” as part of a site license, we used it heavily.

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Data Guard Broker

Data Guard Broker

Hi, In an earlier version of Data Guard, when the broker had problems, one of the automatic answers I got from support was to recreate the broker configuration.

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Oracle Open World 2018

Oracle Open World 2018

Hi, This was my third time at Oracle OpenWorld, and still I was thrilled like the first time. Howard Street was dressed in big, red banners everywhere—just take a picture and share it in a social network.

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Orphaned Files in ASM

Hi, In our lab environments we test Data Guard on a daily basis, and we frequently “play” with failover, switchover, and flashback. The output of this playground is that we have some leftovers in the ASM; we call these leftovers orphan files.

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