5 Automation and DevOps Sessions to Attend at OCW 2023

August 31, 2023 | 3 minute read
Erin Dawson
DevRel Communications Manager
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Friends? Bedfellows? Powerful tools to help you innovate? All of the above.

The complimentary nature of automation and DevOps empower you to do more with your CI/CD pipeline and app innovation in less time.

Lucky for us, registering for Oracle CloudWorld means you have a bevy of sessions focused on automation and DevOps. While it’s tough to choose, here are five sessions that may pique your interest.

End-to-End Multicloud DevOps with OCI and a Container Platform

Session level: Intermediate

Multicloud is the new normal. Shouldn’t DevOps admins update their expectations?
In this session, two high-level Oracle PMs (Adrian Padilla Duarte and David Cabelus) demonstrate how to use several OCI services and a multicloud container platform to deploy and move applications across clusters and across clouds.

With the move to containers and cloud native architectures, one of the key goals is to have full automation for your software delivery lifecycle. Another goal is to enable application portability across clouds and on-premises.

Let Adrian and David show you how.

Self-Service Automation in the Digital-First World

Session level: Intermediate

Better assisting end users and giving customers the self-service options they crave is the name of the game, isn’t it? If so, implementing AI and machine learning solutions make it a game-over situation.
Most organizations recognize the importance of giving customers multiple options for solving their issues, but delivering the kind of automated service customers want requires a digital strategy that encompasses technological and people-oriented changes.

Learn how Oracle Fusion helps you enable customers to help themselves by digitizing your organization’s help center with many self-service capabilities, including AI-powered knowledge bases, customer portals, chatbots, digital assistants, and several other integrated tools.

Save the Wildlife—Speed Up Your Application Release Cycle with DevOps and K8s

Session level: Intermediate

Protecting wildlife is cause we can all endorse, right?

As the pace of innovation continues to accelerate, organizations must adopt CI/CD strategies to keep up. CI/CD not only provides speed and efficiency, but consistency and mitigation of human error.  This workshop lets you migrate an existing microservice app called Save the Wildlife  (currently built and deployed with automated scripts) to a DevOps pipeline.

See firsthand the benefits of fully automated app delivery in the cloud. Bring your laptop to follow along!

How BMW Uses the Power of Automation to Migrate to the Cloud

Session Level: Introductory

Maybe when you think of BMW, impossibly high quality and and attention to detail come to mind — why shouldn’t their migration strategy be any different?

By migrating the database to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) with Oracle Autonomous Database, BMW could achieve significant benefits with OCI, like cost savings and simplifying processes for database management. Oracle Autonomous Database worked perfectly with the applications deployed in Microsoft Azure via Interconnect, providing a real multicloud configuration.

Here, BMW shares how they automate the migration process and integrate the OCI operations in their internal portal so business users can handily operate everything by themselves.

Use Oracle VM VirtualBox as the Development Platform for OCI

Session Level: Intermediate

Oracle VM VirtualBox, the most popular open source, cross-platform virtualization software—and which provides tight integration with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)—helps DevOps engineers and distributed teams increase productivity and reduce their organizations’ operational complexity and cost. Learn how this enables organizations and developers to more easily and flexibly create applications with a few clicks.

Simon Coter (Director of Product Management, Oracle Linux and Virtualization, Oracle) shows how to centrally manage development and production virtual machines running on-premises and on OCI instances using any OS that supports VirtualBox (Windows, Linux, and macOS). A single button or command exports a VM from an on-premises device and runs it on OCI, or imports the VM from OCI to the user’s on-premises device.


Do any of these sound good? Great, we’ll see you at OCW, September 18-21, 2023 in Las Vegas!

Erin Dawson

DevRel Communications Manager


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