LightSand teams with HP and Digital Networks to demonstrate Oracle 9iRAC disaster tolerant solution up to 2000 km
PLANO, Texas, November 03, 2009. LightSand Communications, Inc., a company pioneering SAN connectivity and routing solutions, announced today that it has teamed up with Hewlett Packard and Digital Networks to test Oracle 9iRAC in disaster tolerant configurations over a variety of distances.
The objective was to monitor the behavior of Oracle 9iRAC with HP OpenVMS clusters in disaster tolerant configurations, with distances between nodes from 0 to 2000km (1242 mi). LightSand SAN extension gateways allow the creation of widely geographically distributed, disaster tolerant OpenVMS clusters. HP OpenVMS is known for its remarkable resilience, disaster tolerance and high security. Oracle 9i RAC is one of the most popular databases for large enterprise commercial operations. Digital Networks features powerful infrastructure capabilities.
OpenVMS has the capability of delivering long-distance, disaster tolerant cluster functionality and, thus, true business continuity among remote locations. The goal of this ongoing proof of concept continues to be the demonstration that Oracle 9iRAC, in conjunction with OpenVMS and sophisticated LightSand connectivity technology, can achieve necessary levels of combined high availability and data preservation.
Although results are still preliminary, they demonstrate the promising potential for Oracle 9iRAC to be deployed in a commercially functional, truly disaster tolerant configuration, with Recovery Time Objective and Recovery Point Objective levels approaching no transaction or data loss. Results demonstrated full capability over distances up to 2000 km, and practical functionality up to 1000km, far above the SEC recommendation of 320km (200 miles).
This is a considerable result for major database consolidation initiatives over distance, said Richard Czech, CEO of LightSand. Our participation to such initiatives further demonstrates the ability of LightSand to support the implementation of state of the art business continuance and disaster recovery solutions in any environment. Such solutions are only meaningful if distance is no longer an issue, and LightSand provides unprecedented performances for SAN interconnections over any MAN/WAN.
The LightSand S-8100B gateway used for testing provides cluster-, IP-, and Fibre Channel connectivity. In addition to FC SAN connectivity, LightSand 8100 family switches support network connectivity for both Layer 2 Ethernet, including non-IP Cluster SCS traffic, and Layer 3 IP traffic over the same physical wide area interconnect.