Chapter 1. Oracle Grid

Information Technology (IT) infrastructure is scattered throughout an organization. Hardware and software resources available in organizations are either underutilized or unable to be put into efficient use due to lack of resources. Many times IT resources are not used to their full potential. In some cases, IT resources are overused; therefore, there may not be sufficient resources to complete tasks on time. When one part of IT resources fails, other resources may not be available to fill the void, meaning there is not a balanced utilization of resources within an already existing pool. Due to these limitations, systems are expensive to maintain.

This imbalance of resource utilization within an organization exists because ...

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