Friday Mar 28, 2014

Cloud Odyssey: A Hero's Quest at Collaborate 2014!

Calling All Heroes - Join the Quest!

Cloud Odyssey: A Hero's Quest is launching at Collaborate 2014!  Sponsored by the IOUG, OAUG and Quest user groups, you can attend this exclusive sci-fi movie screening as a pre-conference workshop at Collaborate on Monday, April 7, Venetian Hotel, Lido 3003.  If you and your organization are on a journey to the cloud, join us to watch Cyrus Agarwal and the crew of the starship Stratus on their voyage to the mysterious cloud planet, Terranuvem.   To get there, Cyrus and the crew will test the limits of technology, tenacity and human ingenuity.  Watch the movie trailer here.

 After the film, you'll learn how to build, deploy and deliver private clouds that enable IT organizations to provide the business with greater agility, lower cost and lower risk.  Along the way, you just might become a cloud hero, too!

see the detailed agenda here

If you are unable to attend the event at Collaborate, please join us in our global tour, coming to a city near you, complete schedule of events around the world is here.

Friday Nov 15, 2013

Cloud Odyssey and the Value of Shared Experience

When many people have shared an experience like a movie or a book, they have an immediate way of communicating, at the gut level, a difficult concept or a theme. Man’s relationship to nature, Avatar. A child’s ability to see the good in others, E.T. The thin line between good and evil, Batman: The Dark Knight.

This ability for a story to convey concepts is, in part, the driver behind the movie Cloud Odyssey: A Hero’s Quest (trailer).

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Monday Sep 23, 2013

Cloud Odyssey: A Hero's Quest at Oracle OpenWorld!

 Calling All Heroes - Join the Quest!

Cloud Odyssey: A Hero’s Quest is about to launch. Join us at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 and join the crew of the star cruiser Stratus as they prepare for their journey to the Cloud. This sci-fi action adventure takes you to the outer reaches of the universe. Join the crew in their quest for the mysterious cloud planet – Terranuvem.

Visit the Cloud Odyssey Booth at Oracle OpenWorld - Moscone West 4048

  • Have your photo taken as one of the crew
  • Get a sneak preview of the two minute trailer for the forthcoming movie Cloud Odyssey: A Hero’s Quest
  • Speak to an Oracle expert about Oracle Private Cloud solutions
  • Get a behind the scenes look at the making of Cloud Odyssey: A Hero’s Quest

In addition, start YOUR journey to the cloud with some must-see sessions at Oracle OpenWorld:

Cloud Keynotes:

  • Hardware and Software, Engineered to Work Together, Tues. Sep. 24 8-10:00am Moscone North Hall D
  • Cloud Keynote – Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle Tues. Sep. 24, 1:30-3:15pm Moscone North Hall 

Cloud General Sessions:

Be sure to visit the multitude of cloud activities at Oracle OpenWorld, including conference sessions, demos and Hands On Labs.

If you’re unable to attend Oracle OpenWorld, you can join the crew for the Cloud Odyssey journey at:

https://www.facebook.com/CloudOdyssey


Monday Sep 09, 2013

Getting Extreme Performance with Oracle Engineered Systems in the Cloud

written by Lisa Schwartz

America’s Cup is upon us!   And America’s Cup means Oracle extreme performance on the water.  Did you know you can get Oracle extreme performance in the cloud?   You can run your Oracle applications on Oracle Engineered Systems in Oracle’s Managed Cloud.

Consider these extreme stats that Oracle application owners are getting from running Oracle Engineered Systems in the cloud:

•    Optimize performance with 200,000-plus Oracle Financials transactions per hour—
with 80 percent capacity to spare
•    Increase performance with Oracle PeopleSoft Payroll processing in half the time
•    Boost productivity with up to 11x faster HR self-service response times with 4000 concurrent users
•    Lower TCO by 2x over IBM Power 780 systems and HP Superdome 2

Watch this video!  See how Oracle Team USA  uses extreme technology to get extreme performance on the water…

Friday Aug 30, 2013

Journey to the Cloud…Planet

 Written by:  Jeff Erickson

The year is 2092. Scientists have been scanning deep space for decades looking for signals of alien life. Earlier this year they hit pay dirt: a signal both strong and consistent, confirmed as hailing from deep space. The signal jolted the global scientific community and its supporters in government and industry. Big things began to happen. First, an unprecedented coordination of deep space sensors triangulated and pinpointed the signal’s source. It was coming from a planet catalogued 35 years ago by Brazilian researchers and labeled as “earth-like.” Further study confirmed that it is a rocky planet with methane, mild volcanism, and an abundance of water circulating in its atmosphere. The Brazilians called it, appropriately, Terranuvem: the cloud planet. Next, scientists responded to the pulse from Terranuvem with signal of our own. All involved expected it to take 12 years to arrive at the distant world.

Two weeks later their signal changed. Soon after, a hurriedly assembled meeting of the World Council of Nations issued a statement indicating that technology existed to traverse the light-years to Terranuvem. Rumors abound that the tech is from an extraterrestrial source. Now, we’ve learned that a ship is being outfitted to make the journey. It’s humanity’s first voyage to another star system. That’s not just a journey, it’s a quest. Join us for Cloud Odyssey: A Hero's Quest. Follow the adventure on facebook.com/CloudOdyssey. Don't miss the official movie trailer at Oracle OpenWorld. Join us for Cloud Odyssey events coming to a city near you in 2014.

Friday Aug 09, 2013

Podcast: Listen to an Oracle Customer Interview: Benefits of Upgrading Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 to the cloud

written by Lisa Schwartz


If you are considering upgrading to the latest version of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12, here is a great podcast.


You can hear Annette Melatti of Oracle ERP Product Marketing interview Bjorn Eriksson of Oracle Product Management and Jeremy Gill, CIO, Michael Baker, Inc.


Jeremy Gill, Oracle Managed Cloud Services customer, talks about the numerous business advantages of using Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 in the cloud.  And Bjorn explains the advantages of killing two birds with one stone--- how to quickly get the latest Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 innovations while efficiently upgrading directly to a Managed Private Cloud.



Take a listen…


Upgrade to Oracle E-Business Release 12 in the cloud with Oracle Managed Cloud Services




Friday Jul 12, 2013

Plug into the Cloud

With the latest release, Oracle Database 12c provides tremendous new capability to enable cloud computing. A new architecture enables greatly simplified database consolidation with no changes to your applications. This new architecture uses a new option, Oracle Multitenant, allowing you to “plug into the cloud” with a multitenant container database that can hold one to many pluggable databases. This greatly increases scalability and server utilization, allowing you to manage many databases as one, all while retaining the complete isolation of separate databases, without changing any application code or access rights.

Each application can then have its own dedicated pluggable database, to ensure complete data isolation and the resource prioritization of separate workloads. Each pluggable database is plugged in to a multitenant container database (CDB), so an administrator only has to deal with administering and managing the one CDB, literally providing the ability to “manage many as one”! This makes it easy to consolidate multiple databases onto private clouds without changing any applications, and still be in complete control of all resources.

This new architecture is designed for cloud, provides efficient consolidation, with rapid provisioning and cloning of databases, along with easier and faster upgrades and patching. With Oracle Multitenant you can quickly and easily plug into the cloud!

Attend the Webcast to learn more about Oracle Database 12c's new multitenant architecture. Be the first to learn how to:

  • Simplify database consolidation
  • Automatically compress and tier data
  • Improve application continuity
  • Redact sensitive data

Friday May 17, 2013

Who is your Cloud Hero?


There are no short cuts, no “let's try this and see what happens” when it comes to successfully implementing  the cloud.

Recent research from Oracle found more than half (54 percent) of businesses included in the global survey admitted that their companies have experienced downtime over the last six months due to cloud application integration problems. It seems that rather than busting down the computing and business process silos, companies are just moving the same problems to the cloud. Get the report here... or read this article in ZD Net outlining the implications.


Not Oracle's Cloud Heroes. Here are 3 examples of companies doing the cloud "right". Just 3 because it's the weekend, and you're looking for a quick read.

#1 British Telecom


Mark Wade, Customer Experience Director, for the BT ID Customer Experience Team says, “By consolidating many disparate systems and standardizing onto a single financial management platform, hosted by Oracle On Demand, we have greatly improved transparency, efficiency and control throughout our business operations.” Read more here.


# 2 AutoTrader.com


Dallas Clement, CFO for AutoTrader, discusses the transformative effect of cloud computing and how AutoTrader runs a top-notch HR department through its use of Oracle Fusion HCM and Taleo in the Oracle Cloud. Here's an excellent video interview.


#3: Dominos Pizza