Tuesday May 28, 2013

Oracle Private Database Cloud at Cloud Expo

Cloud Expo will meet June 10-13 in New York City, and Oracle experts will be hosting several demos in the exhibition hall and also offering several speaker sessions, including these sessions with an emphasis on private cloud:

Fast-track Your Transformation to Enterprise Private Cloud with my esteemed colleague Anand Akela

and

Best Practices for Providing Oracle DBaaS with a Private Cloud with my esteemed teammate Raj Kammend

It's a great chance to learn more about Oracle's offerings from the true experts.  If you miss out, make sure you catch us at Oracle OpenWorld in September...



Thursday May 16, 2013

Northern California Oracle Users Group (NoCOUG) - Spring 2013 Conference

The NoCOUG holds its spring 2013 conference next Wednesday, 22 May 2013, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at The California Center Pleasanton (formerly CarrAmerica Conference Center).

More details and registration are available on their website.

Fellow dbclouders, please take note of Mark Scardina's session from 2:30 to 3:30 in the auditorium: Why and how you should be using Policy-Managed Databases. From the abstract:

Did you know that policy-managed databases are the default database type for Oracle Database 12c RAC implementations? If you are running Administration-managed databases and would like to learn more about Policy-managed database deployments, introduced in Oracle Database 11gR2, you should attend this session. This presentation will detail how Oracle RAC policy-managed database deployments solve longstanding customer requirements such as database service start order and last service standing, database zero-configuration scaling, HA event shutdown of less critical services and managing to performance objectives while maximizing utilization. Oracle RAC database deployment, upgrade and conversion to policy management along with the use of server pools will be explained and relevant use cases presented.

There are several other topics and speakers of interest - we hope you can make it for the entire conference!

Friday May 10, 2013

The Lone Star State: On the Journey to Cloud

When we talk about the journey to cloud (see 19 January 2013 entry below), we highlight the fact that we developed this methodology with guidance from customers who are making successful transitions to cloud.  Many of these customers are in sectors such as finance and online travel -- enterprises with large scale and extreme cost-awareness.  So you might wonder whether those customers were limited, special cases -- or, is the journey being applied at more sites, across more sectors. 

In fact, the journey is underway at data centers of all shapes and sizes.  A new example from the public sector is the State of Texas.  Working with the Oracle Enterprise Architecture team, they are making the journey to cloud.  To quote from the recently published Oracle Enterprise Architecture White Paper:

"The State of Texas is setting a progressive example for other state governments by relying on cloud service providers to provision IT resources to dozens of state agencies. Led by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), the state is creating the Texas Cloud Marketplace, a private cloud that utilizes engineered systems such as Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic to deliver new technology while fulfilling legislative mandates. Oracle is helping to transform the state’s widespread infrastructure, which spans hundreds of databases and tens of thousands of applications. The billion-dollar consolidation project was designed to help 300,000 government employees serve 25 million citizens in a more flexible and cost-effective way."

Too busy to read the white paper?  Then check out this article in Profit Magazine for a quick overview.



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