vFabric Data Director 2.0 virtualisation of Oracle databases on VMware vSphere
Virtualisation and cloud infrastructure firm VMware has introduced its vFabric Data Director 2.0 with support for virtualisation of Oracle databases on VMware vSphere.
The new release simplifies and automates database lifecycle management, allowing IT to deliver Database as a Service. It also automates deployment, management and governance of heterogeneous databases.
vFabric Data Director 2.0 enables IT department to securely automate and delegate routine database management tasks, including provisioning, backup, cloning and patching.
It also supports Oracle 10gR2, Oracle 11gR2 as well as vFabric Postgres 9.1and automates the process of migrating a physical database into a virtual environment to further simplify database virtualisation.
The new release provides APIs for integration with other products such as vCloud Director, vFabric Application Director, the Cloud Foundry open source project, EMC Data Domain, and Greenplum Chorus.
Enterprises using these products can now leverage Data Director for database provisioning and management for an integrated experience.
vFabric Data Director is part of the VMware vFabric family of products which includes GemFire, SQLFire and runtime products optimised for Spring as well as a set of services to build, run and manage modern applications in distributed cloud environments.
VMware Cloud and Application Services vice president Jerry Chen said, "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."