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RE: Web site hosting environment on Sun 4500

From: LoughMiller, Gregory <>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000 13:53:40 -0400
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not being totally familiar with the E4500, I would check to make sure that you have enough slots in the machines. or example, I/O boards, HBA's, network connections, and CPU/Memory system boards.. For example-if you are building a 7x24 scenario, how many slots would be required for redundant disk paths?


-----Original Message-----
From: Weaver, Walt [] Sent: Monday, August 07, 2000 10:37 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L Subject: Web site hosting environment on Sun 4500

Is there anyone out there running a web site hosting environment with Oracle on the back end? If so, I'd be interested in hearing what kind of hardware and software you're running and how well it works.

We currently have about 600 hosted customers, due to expand to over a thousand by the end of the year. Our plan is to consolidate all of our customers on a single platform for easier administration; currently we're using MySQL, Oracle, and SQL Server on a number of hardware platforms.

Our plan is to move everyone to Oracle, and we're looking at the Sun 4500 as our hardware platform. I'm trying to figure out how well all this stuff is going to scale, if we can run all these sites on a single 4500 or if we'll have to purchase more. The front-end web application layer will be Sun Netra's, and we'll be using the 4500's on the back end, either in a fail-over or clustered environment.

SO, my question: is anyone out there doing something like this, and if so, what's been your experience? Is it possible to run close to a thousand customer web sites on a single 4500? These sites will be anything from small mom 'n pop sites up to Fortune 500 company sites. Am I out of my mind to run a single instance of Oracle with one schema for each site?

I'd sure be interested to hear any comments, suggestions, or even derisive laughter.

--Walt Weaver
  Bozeman, Montana, USA

Author: Weaver, Walt

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