Chapter 2. Virtualization and High-Performance Oracle Workloads

Virtualized Oracle Environments on vSphere Key Benefits

Even though this chapter’s title refers to high workloads, the discussion extends to all business-critical applications (BCAs), or in a broader sense, important applications. Often, the terms Tier 1 and BCA are used as synonyms, but the overlapping use of the terms is more of a commingling of the ideas. BCA refers to those applications that are critical to the moment-by-moment functioning of the business, whereas Tier 1 usually refers to an application with a regularly high workload, such as a data warehouse (DWH) application. Of course, a Tier 1 application with high resource requirements may also be paramount to the success ...

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