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Database as a Service Platform Improves High Availability, Enhances Support for Oracle and Other Databases No one comes close to Tesora's database as a service platform in terms of the combination of features and choice of 13 different databases. Today the company makes available new features in its database as a service - based on OpenStack Trove - which make it easier for administrators to manage disparate database technologies through their life cycle. IT and database managers can now update OpenStack database guest images in real-time with the newest, enterprise-ready version of the Tesora database as a service (DBaaS) platform. This automates patch management that would otherwise be an intensive, manual exercise. The new Tesora DBaaS Platform Enterprise Edition 1.7 also provides more control over database replica placement ensuring that they are not subject to t... (more)

Racemi Speeds Server Migrations to Virtually Any Cloud Platform | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Racemi, a provider of automated server migration software, announces availability of updated DynaCenter software with performance improvements that speed Linux and Windows server migrations as much as 30 percent, while increasing reliability and delivering more flexibility. This latest release of DynaCenter software comes with: Near real-time change detection that dramatically reduce the time required to synchronize data during Windows migrations, particularly important when replicating changes on large databases or other workloads with lots of updates. Automated migration pre-c... (more)

Survey Finds Database in the Cloud Taking over in Enterprises | @CloudExpo #Cloud

As enterprises make the sweeping move from traditional data centers to cloud computing, a survey by 451 Research shows that some 90 percent of information technology (IT) database managers and executives say their selection of database technologies relates to the suppliers' cloud strategy. The report states that while the initial adoption of database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offerings from cloud providers, especially Amazon Web Services (AWS), have posed a challenge to the incumbent on-premises database vendors, the survey results indicate that those incumbent vendors are likely to ma... (more)

The Times They Are a-Changin’

by Barry Crist, Likewise CEO - You could have easily missed this one.  VMware and Novell announced they are expanding their strategic partnership. VMware and Novell Expand Strategic Partnership to Deliver and Support SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware vSphere Environments There is a much bigger story here on two fronts.  The first is that while the language in the release carefully avoids the word “free,” this is in fact how VMware’s vSphere customers will view this announcement.  vSphere licensees are now also entitled to a license of SUSE Enterprise Server (SLES)–once the ... (more)

CloudLinux Partners with Parallels to Improve Stability of Hosting Servers

CloudLinux, Inc., developers of the commercially supported Linux server operating system made specifically for shared hosting, has announced a partnership with Parallels, the hosting and cloud services enablement leader. CloudLinux OS, which will now be accessible directly from Parallels Plesk Panel and Parallels Business Automation solutions, offers web hosting companies the ability to manage resources available to their shared hosting customers. Parallels' customers can now purchase CloudLinux OS licenses directly from Parallels. This agreement is in addition to the existing i... (more)