3 critical steps to getting Engineered Systems right first time

In my last blog post I talked about how Oracle Engineered Systems, by their very nature of being tightly integrated, sometimes tend to blur the boundaries of traditional team responsibilities in the IT department. This post goes one step further into the planning stages of deployment. It is aimed mostly at DBAs, but Infrastructure Architects or Network Architects who are part of the wider...



Engineered Systems - The Sys Admin's answer to conflict resolution hell

Lately, your solution’s been teasing you with one of those problematic ‘catch me if you can’ conflicts. It’s a pretty intricate solution. A highly available database tier and a middle tier made up of a bunch of different hosts, possibly a virtualisation layer and allocated a quota off the multi-tenanted corporate storage network and SAN. Plus, it’s all communicating across the...