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October 08, 2010

Cloud Computing & Database Administration: Enabling Database-as-a-Service

By Erin Monda, TMCnet Contributor


Cloud computing is a seeming game-changer for IT organizations, as it significantly impact standard DBA task patterns.

But those who seek to understand how the cloud can help them in their day to day business lives can often be foiled by a bevy of questions. Does the cloud automate everything that a DBA does? Does the cloud mark the end of the DBA career? Or is the cloud an enabler of new opportunities for the DBA?

If you have found yourself wondering about similar things, you may want to attend the webinar that Hostway (News - Alert) is throwing.

Hostway, a dedicated server and cloud hosting solutions company, has organized a thirty minute webinar entitled “Cloud Computing & Database Administration: Enabling Database-as-a-Service.” The webinar will help teach IT managers and other interested parties how to increase database management productivity in a cloud environment.

On Oct. 12, at 11:30AM EST/10:30AM CST, attendees may join the webinar and enjoy a down-to-earth discussion of the opportunities presented by virtual technology.

The webinar will touch upon the real world prerequisites for deploying database assets and operational support to the cloud.  Hostway’s featured speaker, Venkat Devraj, chief technology officer of Stratavia Corporation, will help demonstrate how cloud-based database automation can increase the efficiency of many repetitive tasks, such as database installation, user administration, patch management, etc. Challenges facing to the effective scaling of database assets and operations will be identified -- and an ideal framework and reference architecture will be presented. 

Webinar attendees are bound to:

*Get practical tips on how to cost effectively leverage new cloud computing paradigms to enhance database deployment and support.

*Learn how cloud technologies can enhance the ability to scale database engineering and operational support, enabling corporations to increase efficiency and departmental satisfaction.

*Find out how to turn complex workflows into simple point-and-click operations that immediately leverage technology and personnel assets.

The interactive forum will showcase NetDBA's, an innovative Enterprise-clasee database automation solution that simplifies the management of corporate databases and enables database administrators to automate the most repetitive administrative and support tasks, freeing them to focus on more complex, value-added activities.

Interested parties may click here sign up for registration or go to: http://webcast.streamlogics.com/audience/index.asp?eventid=95626466


Erin Monda recently graduated from W.C.S.U. with a degree in professional writing. She primarily writes about network technologies, including cloud computing, virtualization and network optimization, however she also has a focus on E911 technologies and legislation.

Edited by Erin Monda




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