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Re: RAC in NAS

From: Mogens Nørrgaard <>
Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 17:54:31 +0200
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No, it's back to US again. It is no use trying the finger-pointing, since all guys everywhere pretty much are nice guys. As soon as you get to know them it's very hard to be hard and agressive towards what they're trying to do, isn't it?

So, Jared, stop all this nonsense and start planning the storage book. It's sorely needed, and I suspect that's what you wanted to point out to us :-).

I'll be happy to write the introduction :-))).


Jared Still wrote:

> On 7/27/06, *Mark Brinsmead* <
> <>> wrote:
> Excellent advice.
> You know, when I think back on the 5 or 10 biggest infrastructure
> "errors" I have seen in recent years,
> they all seem to have this in common: The "technical architect"
> obtained most (or all) of his/her advice
> and information from hardware sales reps (and usually from only
> one vendor). The only exceptions I can
> think of are the cases where the "technical architect" actually
> *was* the hardware sales rep...
> Small wonder. The technical architects are not usually experts
> in storaage. That is, down to the detail level.
> The problem is lack of education. The reason for that is that an
> education storage management is very difficult to come by unless
> you deal with it every day.
> Try looking for a book that gives a concise explanation of storage
> management.
> There isn't one. I've looked on amazon, googled and asked the people that
> would know if such a thing exists. It doesn't.
> Unless the TA has such an expert in house, or knows where to find one,
> there's no one else to turn to than the vendors.
> Of course, when doing my own homework, I *do* look pretty closely
> at vendor-supplied information.
> I usually skip the brochures, though, and go straight to the spec
> sheets and (when available) reference
> manuals. When I feel like having fun, I do this *before* the
> sales rep is invited to visit... ;-)
> Those spec sheets are useless unless you know enough about storage
> to interpret them, or have someone available to do so for you.
> This is often dependent on the size of the company. Small to medium
> size businesses do not often have the expertise necessary to understand
> all the implications of different storage technologies when considered
> with a specific use such as Oracle Databases. They often also do not
> have sufficient resources to fully explore this in a lab environment.
> Back to the vendors, once again.
> --
> Jared Still
> Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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