131: Oracle Application Server High-Availability Options
Jeremy Simmons , PIOCON Technologies, Inc.    Biography

Objectives: Understand the OAS high-availability options and the associated benefits and risks of each.
Understand how ASG, Portal and WebCenter impact a high-availability strategy.
Understand the impact of SOA Suite, VMs, Load-balancers and SSL on a HA strategy.
Abstract: Oracle Fusion Middleware and its centerpiece, the Oracle Application Server (OAS), lie at the heart of many corporate SOA, Portal and Identity Management initiatives. These mission-critical applications may require 24x7x365 high-availability while allowing for unplanned or planned downtime for individual system components. Oracle provides several methods for achieving OAS high-availability and it is important to understand and choose the optimal architecture to fit the business needs. For example, while configuring OAS in an Active-Passive mode provides fail-over, it does not include load-balancing. Full redundancy, high-availability and load-balancing can only be achieved with an Active-Active configuration. To leverage OAS as the core technology for any mission-critical initiative, each high-availability option must be carefully considered. This presentation will address the OAS alternative configurations and the associated benefits and risks of each.

Audiernce Focus: Application Server Administrator
Expertise: Intermediate
Track: Architecture
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Time: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM