The enterprise database manages the life blood of the organization. How do IT administrators keep this data protected and secured for 24/7 access while staying compliant with database updates?

I spoke with John McAbel, Senior Solutions Product Manager for Enterprise Databases at Cisco. He gave me a glimpse into Cisco’s enterprise database solution portfolio that includes tools designed to avoid common pitfalls such as over-spending on hardware, under-planning for migrations, and ensuring a secure operating environment.

John noted that Cisco has “really tooled our solution to bring innovation around automation with profiles, governance and compliance through policy, and embedding our solutions with a broad security swipe.” These solutions include Cisco Workload Automation Manager (CWOM), and Cisco Tetration.

Cisco Solutions for managing database performance

Cisco UCS systems include tools simplify operation and automation for database management. These tools enable organizations to cut the time for update deployments from months to hours. Companies can declare their policies and profiles, creating an environment that is programmable and smart enough to know where updates should be applied and when. Think of this as compliance at a push of a button.

CWOM drives continuous health for your database systems. The intelligent software analyzes workload consumption, costs, and compliance constraints and automatically allocates resources in real time. You can determine when, where, and how to move and resize database workloads, maximize elasticity with public cloud resources, and quickly model infrastructure and workload growth scenarios to determine how much infrastructure you will need and when you will need it.

During our conversation, John  presented  best practices for how to ensure database integrity through Cisco security solutions. Turning the security strategy upside down, Cisco Tetration augments security into your enterprise database solutions, working to protect data from the moment of deployment through the lifetime of the data. Think of this policy as a locked door requiring a pass code. Only specific transactions are allowed to happen which means risk for unauthorized access declines.

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Maggie Smith

Marketing Manager

Enterprise Solutions - Data Center Marketing