Friday Jun 06, 2014

eSTEP TechCast - June 2014 Material available

Dear Partners,

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to those of you who attended our TechCast on
"Solaris 11.2 Beta -  What's New!".

The materials (presentation, replay) from the TechCast are now available for all of you via our
eSTEP portal.  You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to access the downloads. Link to the portal is shown below.


The material can be found under tab
eSTEP TechCast

Feel free to explore also the other delivered TechCasts and more useful information under the
Download and Links tab. Any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner Systems Enablement EMEA

Announcing: Oracle Solaris Cluster Product Bulletin, May 2014

New qualifications announcements and general news for Oracle Solaris Cluster products can be found in the new Product Bulletin

Hardware Qualifications

  • New Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Kit versions with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 geographic cluster

  • Pillar AXIOM 600 with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 on x86

Software Qualifications

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Announcing: Sun Server X4-8

On June 3rd, Oracle announced the latest in its line of workload-specific, enterprise-class servers, the Sun Server X4-8. Co-engineered with Oracle software, these servers are based on the latest Intel® Xeon® E7-8895 v2 processor and are the first to include elastic computing features, maximizing performance by adapting to different workload demands in real time. This server is currently available for quoting, ordering and shipping.

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Wednesday Jun 04, 2014

OpenStack: A starting point to learn more

Most of you have heard about OpenStack and the annouced integration into Oracle Solaris 11.2 and about OpenStack support for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM.

These are two good reasons to start to learn more about OpenStack. Ronen Kofman starts a series of articles on his Blog (Ronen Kofman's Blog) to provide more knowledge regarding OpenStack.

First article of the series is called: "Diving into OpenStack Network Architecure - Part 1".

You are invited to follow Ronen through his articles where he shows how the different pieces come together and provides a bigger picture of the network architecture in OpenStack.

Monday Jun 02, 2014

CMT Blog: Virtual IO gets better for LDoms

As we all know virtual IO is of great use in the IT environments of today but when it comes to performance we often have to pay the price.

In his Blog entry Improved vDisk Performance for Ldoms, Stefan Hinker explained how the new implementation of the vdisk/vds software stack in Solaris 11.1 SRU 19 (and a Solaris 10 patch sortly afterwards) significantly improves latency and throughput of the vitual disk IO.

WP: Oracle Multitenant on SuperCluster T5-8: Study of Database Consolidation Efficiency

Consolidation in the data center is the driving factor in reducing capital and operational expense in IT today. This is particularly relevant as customers invest more in cloud infrastructure and associated service delivery. Database consolidation is a strategic component in this effort.

Oracle Database 12 c introduces Oracle Multitenant , a new database consolidation model in which multiple Pluggable Databases (PDBs) are consolidated within a Container Database (CDB). While keeping many of the isolation aspects of single databases, it allows PDBs to share the system global area (SGA) and background processes of a common CDB .

The white paper recently published on OTN:

Oracle Multitenant on SuperCluster T5-8: Study of Database Consolidation Efficiency

analyzes and quantifies savings in compute resources, efficiencies in transaction processing, and consolidation density of Oracle Multitenant compared to consolidated single instance databases (SIDBs) running in a bare-metal environment.

Thursday May 22, 2014

eSTEP Newsletter May 2014 now available

Dear Partners,

We would like to let you know that the
May'14 issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains information on the following topics:

Corp News
Oracle Reports GAAP EPS up 8% to 56 Cents, Non-GAAP EPS up 5% to 68 Cents
Collaborate 14
The Modern Marketing Tour is coming your way!
Modernizing IBM AIX/Power to Oracle Solaris/SPARC

Tech News
Announcing Oracle Solaris 11.2
SPARC M6-32 Produces SAP SD Two-Tier Benchmark World Record for 32-Processor Systems
Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.10 Released
A few Thoughts about Single Thread Performance
Big Data Means Big Pipes
PVH - Best Characteristics of All Virtualization Modes
Enterprise Server Infrastructure Cost of Ownership Oracle SPARC T5-2 with Oracle Solaris 11 versus IBM Power750 Express with AIX 7.1
An Insight into Oracle Flex ASM and Its Benefits

Updated SPARC / Oracle Solaris Public Roadmap Available
New updated WP: Best practices for deploying JD Edwards EnterpriseOne on Oracle Database Appliance
Announcement: x86 Product Sun Server X4-4
Announcing: Upgrade Kit for the Single Processor SPARC T5 - 2 Server
Announcing new SPARC64 X+ Processors for Fujitsu M10 Servers
Announcing StorageTek Tape Analytics 2.0
Oracle Secure Global Desktop and Oracle VDI

Learning & Events
eSTEP Techcast – 8th May 12:00 CEST
Ops Center 12.2 – Next Generation of Graphical LDOM Management by Elke Freyman
Webcast: Simply Your Cloud Deployment with Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance
PARTNER WEBINAR (Apr 17): Deploy BeyondTrust's Powerbroker in Minutes with Oracle VM Template
Run Virtual Machines with Oracle VM Video on Better Clouds Built with SPARC / Oracle Solaris

Systems – How to & more
Preserving Unpacked Software During a Package Uninstall
Configuring COMSTAR to Provide Local iSCSI Storage
Building a Cloud-Based Data Center with Oracle Solaris 11
Oracle GoldenGate: Coordinated Apply
How to Generate and Consume User Accounts when Testing WebCenter/ADF Applications with ATS
FusionApplications Lifecycle – the Big Picture

One Billion Stars, 30,000 Light Years, Petabytes of Data
Key Win – Maersk (DK) – Tech ULA
INSEAD Processes Applications 4x Faster for Online-Degree Program
Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann Supports Steel Production with an Integrated Platform that Reduces Maintenance and Energy Costs by 50%
BRISA Bridgestone Scales for Continental Business Excellence and Boosts Manufacturing-Process-Query Speed by 100x

When The Best Employees Quit, Can You Handle The Truth?
How To Run The Best Virtual Meeting Ever

You can find the Newsletter on our portal under
eSTEP News ---> Latest Newsletter. You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to get access. Link to the portal is shown below.


Previous published Newsletters can be found under the Archived Newsletters section and more useful information under the
Events, Download and Links tab. Feel free to explore and any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Tuesday May 20, 2014

MOS: Welcome to the Solaris 11 Information Center!

One place you should know when you are working with Solaris 11 or you are trying to learn more about Solaris 11.

The Solaris 11 Information Center

on MOS is an excellent source to explore when you are on you way to enhance your knowledge on Solaris 11.

Welcome to the Solaris 11 Information Center! (Doc ID 1559480.2)

MOS Solaris 11 Information Center

This information Center replaces the Solaris 11 Resource Centers.

Monday May 19, 2014

Oracle VM 3 - Overview of Disaster Recovery Solutions

Many roads leads to Rome. We all know this phrase. Often enough the question is which road should I take? Which one is the best for my environment. Answering this question when developing a Disaster Recovery Solution could get very complex because of the number of possible roads that could be taken.

The recently published white paper

Oracle VM 3 - Overview of Disaster Recovery Solutions

discusses different high level deployment architectures and strategies when integrating Oracle VM into a disaster recovery environment.

eSTEP TechCast - June 2014 Solaris 11.2 Beta - What's New!

Dear partner,

we are pleased to announce our next eSTEP TechCast on Thursday 5th of June and would be happy if you could join. Please see below the details for the next TechCast.

Date and time:
Thursday, 05. June 2014, 11:00 - 12:00 BST (12:00 - 13:00 CEST; 14:00 - 15:00 GST)

Title: Solaris 11.2 Beta - What's New!

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