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  • 1.  UniData Azure Deployment

    Posted 13 days ago
    Looking for UniData expertise in deploying and optimizing storage performance in Azure.  I have not found any official Rocket technical documentation to support.

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    Ralpha Labarta
    CTO
    Engage PEO
    St. Petersburg FL US
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  • 2.  RE: UniData Azure Deployment

    Posted 13 days ago
    We are heading down the same path. I will be keeping an eye on this thread.

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    L Iveblues
    Retired
    Rocket Forum Shared Account
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  • 3.  RE: UniData Azure Deployment

    Posted 10 days ago
    We are also looking at this, we run Unidata with SB+ and SBClient in GUI mode.

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    Barry Green
    Director
    CAPITOL BUSINESS SERVICES
    Mawson Lakes SA AU
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  • 4.  RE: UniData Azure Deployment

    Posted 9 days ago
    Barry,

    In both CUI and GUI mode, SB_ is effectively a 'green screen' (i.e. telnet-based) application.  You might want to consider running SBClient in a  Terminal Server environment and using low cost PCs to access the TS environment. Optionally the TS could be cloud-based as well, though please remember to benchmark and factor in the cloud residency, failover strategy and IOPS of the TS itself if considering this option,

    Also - don't forget to secure and encrypt your cloud server access, you would be amazed how many cloud-based servers have been left without basic protections.

    Regards

    JJ



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    John Jenkins
    Thame, Oxfordshire
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  • 5.  RE: UniData Azure Deployment

    Posted 13 days ago
    Edited by John Jenkins 13 days ago
    I can offer general guidelines if of help?

    1. Inside the VM it's the same as a standalone server.
    2. Optimise the disk subsystem for a large volume of small random accessed data  rather than a small volume of large streamed data.
    3. Benchmark and manage the cost of the required IOPS

    See:

    You don't mention whether a 'green screen', SB/XA or RESTful-service based application - each has its own connectivity and persistence requirments.
    And for general VM usage - whoever the supplier:
    • Check the backup and failover strategies
    • If taking snapshots, please pause the database for the snapshot duration to ensure database integrity,
    • Consider using RFS for resilience and warmstart recovery in the event  of  a forced switchover to another zone. Ideally with transaction semantics,
    Regards

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    John Jenkins
    Thame, Oxfordshire
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