Of course, you can still run custom
applications on Oracle Application Server…but at what cost? By switching to
Oracle WebLogic Server, you can gain rich new functionality, get unparalleled
performance and lower your support costs in the process.
Operational Costs, while Improving Service Levels: Although Oracle Internet Application Server (iAS) continues to be
maintained and updated according to Oracle standard lifetime support policies,
Oracle iAS layered products such as Oracle Forms, and Reports have been
certified with the WebLogic Server infrastructure. Converged with key
capabilities of Oracle Containers for J2EE (OC4J), the full portfolio of Oracle
Internet Application Server layered products, and the end-to-end diagnostics
and management with the Enterprise Manager Diagnostics Pack, all designed to squeeze
down operational costs while improving service levels as well as to enable
Oracle customer investments in Oracle Internet Application Server to move
forward seamlessly to Oracle WebLogic Server.
- WebLogic Suite Includes the
In addition, WebLogic Suite includes foundational technologies beyond Java EE
such as Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, Oracle Discoverer and Oracle Portal that
are critical for applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite.
- Virtualize your Forms and Reports
Not only that, starting September 2012,
Oracle Forms and Reports support is included in Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder
(OVAB). OVAB makes it possible for
administrators to quickly configure and provision entire multi-tier enterprise
applications onto virtualized and cloud environments. OVAB provides a framework
for automatically capturing the configuration of existing software components
and packaging them as self-contained software appliance, composing configurable
blueprints of multi-tier application topologies called assemblies and
provisioning those onto a pool of virtual and cloud resources with minimal user
input. OVAB now contains a new plug-in for Oracle Forms and Oracle Reports. The Forms and Reports OVAB plug-ins/extensions provide the ability to examine Forms and Reports applications and configurations to create and deploy assemblies containing Forms and Reports
appliances. Hence, migrating your forms and
reports applications to WebLogic enables you to virtualize your existing forms
and reports applications and even run these on a cloud platform.
- Take Advantage of State of the
Art Migration Tooling: To enable a systematic and manageable upgrade, automated tooling
is provided for layered products like Oracle Forms and Reports.
Webcast: Virtualize and Run Your Forms Applications in the Cloud- It
Pays to Upgrade to Oracle WebLogic Server 12c.
Learn more about why and how to upgrade your applications to
Oracle Forms running on Oracle WebLogic
Server, what’s new with Oracle Forms
and how to virtualize you Oracle Forms application.
OTN: Forms upgrade and new features
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