Author Archives: Bob Ganley

About Bob Ganley

Enterprise Information Technology Executive, Family Man, Athlete @ganleybob on twitter

Zero to Hero in one easy step

One of my catch-phrases is “Zero to Hero”. I think I got this phrase because of overhearing my kids watch the Disney animated movie “Hercules.” I use it to remind myself to get some exercise, and to express the amazing … Continue reading

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Are you good at it?

What are you tasked with today? What challenges are you facing? As you ask yourself those questions, whatever the answer is, one thing is for certain you need to “be good at it”. Whatever lies ahead, there is one thing … Continue reading

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The rule of done

My college roommate Dale reminded me of an important rule of thumb that I use every day. I call it the Rule of Done. Here is the rule: “It is not a matter of wanting, it is a matter of doing!” Self-talk … Continue reading

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Oracle RMAN is the SLA “Tax man”

In prior blogs, I’ve proposed that many organizations are paying “taxes” that they shouldn’t have to pay. These taxes are in the form of wasted costs from owning and running extra server headroom just so that performance doesn’t become unacceptable … Continue reading

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Less Aileron… Sooner!

It is interesting how things you learn in one area of life can help in others. In one of my early blog posts, I related some wisdom from my first flying instructor Harry. Here is another gem from Harry that … Continue reading

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Reduce your taxes part 4 – a SAN solution

In the first blog of this series I discussed how some organizations are over-provisioning their server resources in order to balance the competing demands of performance and data protection SLAs. Parts 2 and 3 showed examples of actual SQL Server … Continue reading

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Reduce your taxes installment 3 – The SQL Server Snapshot Tax

In the first of this series I propose that some organizations are over-provisioning their server resources in order to balance competiting performance and data protection SLAs. In part 2 we examined the “backup tax”. Now let’s look in detail at … Continue reading

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