VMware’s new vFabric Data Director 2.0 provides support for Oracle for enterprise database as a service delivery.
VMware (NYSE: VMW) has announced VMware vFabric Data Director 2.0
with support for
virtualization of Oracle databases on VMware vSphere
vFabric Data Director 2.0 simplifies
and automates database lifecycle management, allowing IT to deliver database as
a service in order to increase developer agility while reducing total cost of
ownership for databases, VMware said
The journey to cloud computing is
all about reducing complexity for developers and IT operations in order to be
able to more effectively meet the demands of todays application realitiesfaster
development cycles, more data and higher expectations for IT responsiveness, Jerry
Chen, vice president of Cloud and Application Services at VMware, said in a
statement. VMware vFabric Data Director leverages the benefits of
virtualization at the database tier to reduce database complexity and cost
through policy-based automation and a self-service management model.
vFabric Data Director 2.0 automates
deployment, management and governance of heterogeneous databases and enables IT
to automate and delegate routine database management tasks, including
provisioning, backup, cloning and patching, VMware said in a press release.
This means application teams can provision or refresh a database in minutes
rather than days and IT can offer developers self-service database access while
maintaining control and compliance through policy.
The new vFabric Data Director 2.0
now supports Oracle 10gR2, Oracle 11gR2 as well as vFabric Postgres
9.1a VMware optimized
relational database based on PostgreSQL. vFabric Data Director 2.0 also
automates the process of migrating a physical database into a virtual
environment. This enables enterprises to consolidate existing databases on
VMware vSphere. The new release also supports integration with cloud
infrastructure and big data solutions via APIs for integration with other
products such as vCloud Director
, vFabric Application Director,
the Cloud Foundry
, EMC Data Domain
, and Greenplum
Enterprises using these products can now leverage
Data Director for database provisioning and management.
vFabric Data Director is part of the
VMware vFabric family of products, which includes GemFire, SQLFire and runtime
products optimized for Spring, plus a complete set of services to build, run
and manage modern applications in distributed, cloud environments.
vFabric Data Director 2.0 is
licensed per virtual machine of managed database at $750 per VM up to two vCPUs
or virtual CPUs.