Accelerate ERP application and/or database provisioning using CTClone virtualization. Reduce the storage CAPEX costs by about 80% through virtualizing both databases and ERP applications. Clonetab ERP cloning modules leverages Ctclone technology to create instant copies of database and application tiers, reducing the clone times to few hours from days/weeks.
Customer is a global leader in management consulting with presence in more than 60 countries.
Environment: ERP: Oracle e-Business Suite, Oracle Databases on AIX, RAC, ASM, multi node.
Clonetab modules used: Clonetab cloning, CTClone (Virtualization), Data Scrambling module, SQL Self Service, New EBS instance creation module, CTDR (Disaster Recovery) module.
Database Cloning method: Clonetab’s ERP cloning module, with Ctclone virtualization.
1. Around 4 hours clones of EBS including Database and Data scrambling.
2. Included all post clone steps like.
• Handling of TDE encryption using Oracle Key vault
• Retain EBS users with responsibilities
• Retain a list of EBS profile options, workflow setups etc.
• Execute data scrambling as part of the cloning process
3. Chose any snapshot of data from past 40 days for cloning (snapshots taken by Clonetab’s ctclone module).
4. Fetch archivelogs needed for recovery by communicating with customers archivelog backup solution.
• Clone time of Oracle EBS reduced from 2 weeks to 4 hours.
• Flexibility to go to any snapshot of data in the last 40 days (using snapshots created by Clonetab’s Ctclone module). Extremely useful for month-end closing type tasks.
• DBA teams spend virtually no time in executing the clones
• Through easy integration architecture, Clonetab fetches archivelogs from existing archivelog backup software, avoiding redundant copies of archivelog backups
• Improved efficiency across all IT teams by eliminating days of wait times for latest production copies.
• Reduced storage utilization from ~140TB to ~25TB for same number of EBS instances.
• Huge cost savings due to virtualized databases, reduced man hours spent on clones and improved efficiency across IT
• Resulted in decommissioning of expensive data masking software by introducing Clonetab’s integrated single solution for cloning and scrambling.
• Provisioned new (non-existing EBS instances with few clicks using New instance creation module of Clonetab.
• Maintain production gold copy in second data center using Clonetab CTDR module.