FlashGrid SkyCluster enables Oracle RAC on Google Cloud Platform
FlashGrid Cloud Area Network
FlashGrid Cloud Area Network™ software enables migration of mission-critical applications to the public cloud by bridging the gap between the limited network capabilities that the public clouds provide and the capabilities required for achieving maximum availability. FlashGrid Cloud Area Network™ enables running high-speed clustered applications in public clouds or multi-datacenter environments with the efficiency and control of a Local Area Network.
FlashGrid Storage Fabric turns locally attached disks into shared disks accessible from all nodes in the cluster. The sharing is done at the block level with concurrent access from all nodes.
In 2-node or 3-node clusters each database node has a full copy of user data stored on Persistent SSD disks attached to that database node. The FlashGrid Read‑Local™ Technology allows serving all read I/O from the locally attached disks and increases both read and write I/O performance. Read requests avoid the extra network hop, thus reducing the latency and the amount of the network traffic. As a result, more network bandwidth is available for the write I/O traffic.
Maximum Availability with Multi-AZ
Each GCP cloud region has 3 or more availability zones. The availability zones are isolated from each other while providing high speed network connectivity between them. Placing Oracle RAC nodes in multiple availability zones provides high availability above the level achievable in a traditional data center.
GCP offers variety of VM sizes with different numbers of CPU cores and different memory sizes to meet the needs of various database workloads. When more resources are needed, the instance types of the database nodes can be easily changed one by one without causing database downtime.
Persistent SSD storage can provide a single cluster with over 100K IOPS, which is comparable to a dedicated all-flash array.
Automated deployment with a few mouse clicks
Create a high availability cluster in the cloud in just a few mouse clicks. The process of deploying cloud resources, clusterware, and HA storage is fully automated with FlashGrid SkyCluster Launcher.