Monday Mar 25, 2013

eSTEP Newsletter March 2013

Dear Partners,

We would like to let you know that the February '13 issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains information on the following topics:

Corp News

CERN and Oracle celebrate 30 years of collaboration
General info about the company
The SPARC Difference - Reduce Risks, Cut Costs, Power Innovation - Make your IT a force for change
Grow Your Business with Oracle
Cultivating Business-Led Innovation
An Economist Intelligence Unit research program sponsored by Oracle
Latest Analyst Reports

Tech Section

Oracle Releases Oracle Solaris 10 1/13

New ODA – platform + disks + SW
SnapManager for Oracle DB for ZFSSA Now Available
Product Update Bulletin Oracle Solaris Cluster - February 2013
Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 3/13 available
Oracle Produces World Record SPECjbb2013 Result with Oracle Solaris and Oracle JDK
SPARC T4 Digest and Crypto Optimizations in Solaris 11.1
Implementing Root Domains with Oracle VM Server for SPARC
How to survive inevitable cloud failures
OVN Impact on Oracle's Storage Solutions
Oracle Partitioning Policy - Topic: Server/Hardware Partitioning

Learning & Events


Planned TechCasts

Guided Learning Paths for new SPARC servers available
March 26 Webcast: "Breakthrough with Extreme Performance"
JavaOne 2012 Videos Posted on OracleLearning YouTube Channel
Oracle VM step-by-step hands-on labs now available on Oracle Technology Network
Oracle Solaris on Oracle x86 Systems Webcast Replay

How to

What it takes to Deploy and Manage a Private Cloud with Oracle VM

How to Multiply the Capacity of Oracle Storage Systems
Tuning an Oracle Exalogic System
Higher Productivity form Embracing HTML5 with Jave EE7
How to Avoid Erroneous Results in Performance Testing
How to: Build a Private Virtual Network with Zones in Solaris 11
Using IPS to Configuire a Basic DNS Server + Client in Solaris 11

How to - Linux dedicated section

How to Configure the Linux Kernel out of Memory Killer
Preventing Silent Data Corruption in Oracle Linux
How to Update a Linux Kernel without Rebooting

References

University of Oxford Reduces E-mail Queries 22%, Trims 13 Weeks from Inquiry
Handling
PhotoBox Drives 200% Growth, Delivers Superb Customer Experience to 24 Million Members
ARTstor Adds Thousands of New Images Cost-Effectively Each Month While Reducing Support Costs by 30% to 40% with Storage Appliance
Garmin Deutschland Resolves 40% of Customer Inquiries Online, Boosting Productivity and Effectiveness of Customer Service Representatives

Extra this month

Selling the Oracle Database Appliance is easier with Oracle Financing


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Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Wednesday Feb 20, 2013

eSTEP Newsletter February 2013

Dear Partners,

We would like to let you know that the February '13 issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains information on the following topics:

Corp News

  • Gartner Positions Oracle in Leaders Quadrant for Data Masking Technology
  • Oracle Ships Over 3 Exabytes of Media for StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives
  • Oracle Buys Acme Packet
  • Oracle Announces General Availability of MySQL 5.6

Tech section

  • Oracle Announces Oracle VM 3.2
  • Oracle Database Appliance 2.5 patch update now available
  • Systems Announcement Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Availability
  • StorageTek LTO-6 Tape Drive Now Available for SL150
  • Oracle Releases Oracle Exalogic VM Templates
  • Oracle Snap Management Utility for Oracle Database
  • Siebel 8.1.1.4 Benchmark on SPARC T4
  • Oracle White Paper Labels StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library Superior to Quantum's Scalar Line
  • Announcement: DTrace for Oracle Linux General Availability
  • Oracle Delivers on SPARC Promises

Learning & Events

March:

  • Oracle VM for SPARC Intro and I/O Best practices

April:

  • Update on SPARC Product-Family
  • Configuration & technical Overview on new T-Series
  • Configuration & technical Overview on new M-Series

plus:

  • Get Your Oracle Special Edition eBook: Server Virtualization for Dummies
  • Oracle Fact Finders, Episode 1: Managing Storage Systems

How to

  • How to Configure a Failover Guest Domain in an Oracle Solaris Cluster
  • Network Virtualization and Network Resource Management
  • How to Evaluate Oracle Solaris 11 from Inside VirtualBox
  • How to create a Cluster of Logical Domains
  • How to Set up a Hadoop Cluster Using Oracle Solaris 11 Zones

References


Mazda Modernizes IT Infrastructure for Automobile Design and Development with Oracle’s SPARC T4 Servers Breakthrough Talent

Dubai World Gains Business Agility, Mitigates Risks, and Reduces Costs with Eco-Friendly, Semivirtual Data Centers

Extra this month

Oracle Engineered Systems - The Smarter Choice

Top 5 Reasons Oracle Engineered Systems are a Smarter Choice than IBM PureSystems

1. Proven Performance with Thousands of Customers

2. True Integration and Optimization for Extreme Performance

3. Flexible Application Deployment with License Portability

4. Greater System Predictability and Consistency

5. Simplified Support and Lower Total Cost



You 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.

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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

Friday Dec 14, 2012

eSTEP Newsletter December 2012

Dear Partners,

We would like to inform you that the December issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains informations to the following topics:

    Notes from Corporate:

  • It's Earth day - Every Day, Oracle SPARC Newsletter, Pre-Built Developer VMs (for Oracle VM VirtualBox), Oracle Database Appliance Now Certified by SAP, Database High Availability, Cultivating Business-Led Innovation

    Technical Corner:

  • Geek Fest! Talking About the Design of the T4 and T5 SPARC Chips, Blog: Is This Your Idea of Disaster Recovery?; Oracle® Practitioner Guide - A Pragmatic Approach to Cloud Adoption; Oracle Practitioner Guide: A pragmatic Approach to Cloud Adoption; Darren Moffat Explains the new ZFS Encryption Features in Solaris 11.1; Command Summary: Basic Operations with the Image Packaging System; SPARC T4 Server Delivers Outstanding Performance on Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g; SPARC T4-4 Servers Set First World Record on PeopleSoft HCM 9.1 Benchmark; Sun ZFS Appliance Monitor

    Refresh:

  • Core Factor Table; Remanufactured Systems Program for Sun Systems from Oracle; Reminder: Oracle Premier Support for Systems; Reminder: Oracle Platinum Services

    Learning & Events:

  • eSTEP Events Schedule; Recently Delivered Techcasts; Webinar: Maximum Availibility with Oracle GoldenGate

    References:

  • LUKOIL Overseas Holding Optimizes Oil Field Development Projects with Integrated Project Management; United Networks Increases Accounting Flexibility and Boosts System Performance with ERP Applications Upgrade; Ziggo Rapidly Creates Applications That Accelerate Communications-Service Orders l

    How to ...:

  • The Role of Oracle Solaris Zones and Oracle Linux Containers in a Virtualization Strategy; How to Update to Oracle Solaris 11.1; Using svcbundle to Create Manifests and Profiles in Oracle Solaris 11.1; How to Migrate Your Data to Oracle Solaris 11 Using Shadow Migration; How to Script Oracle Solaris 11.1 Zones for Easy Cloning; How to Script Oracle Solaris 11 Zones Creation for a Network-in-a-Box Configuration; How to Know Whether T4 Crypto Accelerators Are in Use; Fault Handling and Prevention – Part 1; Transforming and Consolidating Web Data with Oracle Database; Looking Under the Hood at Networking in Oracle VM Server for x86; Best Way to Migrate Data from Legacy File System to ZFS in Oracle Solaris 11;

    Special Year End Article:

  • The Top 10 Strategic CIO Issues For 2013


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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

Wednesday Nov 21, 2012

eSTEP Newsletter November 2012

Dear Partners,

We would like to inform you that the November '12 issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains information to the following topics:

News from Corp
Oracle Celebrates 25 Years of SPARC Innovation; IDC White Papers Finds Growing Customer Comfort with Oracle Solaris Operating System; Oracle Buys Instantis; Pillar Axiom OpenWorld Highlights; Announcement Oracle Solaris 11.1 Availability (data sheet, new features, FAQ's, corporate pages, internal blog, download links, Oracle shop); Announcing StorageTek VSM 6; Announcement Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 Availability (new features, FAQ's, cluster corp page, download site, shop for media); Announcement: Oracle Database Appliance 2.4 patch update becomes available

Technical Section
Oracle White papers on SPARC SuperCluster; Understanding Parallel Execution; With LTFS, Tape is Gaining Storage Ground with additional link to How to Create Oracle Solaris 11 Zones with Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center; Provisioning Capabilities of Oracle Enterprise Ops Center Manager 12c; Maximizing your SPARC T4 Oracle Solaris Application Performance with the following articles: SPARC T4 Servers Set World Record on Siebel CRM 8.1.1.4 Benchmark, SPARC T4-Based Highly Scalable Solutions Posts New World Record on SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark, SPARC T4 Server Delivers Outstanding Performance on Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g; Oracle SUN ZFS Storage Appliance Reference Architecture for VMware vSphere4;  Why 4K? - George Wilson's ZFS Day Talk; Pillar Axiom 600 with connected subjects: Oracle Introduces Pillar Axiom Release 5 Storage System Software, Driving down the high cost of Storage, This Provisioning with Pilar Axiom 600, Pillar Axiom 600- System overview and architecture; Migrate to Oracle;s SPARC Systems; Top 5 Reasons to Migrate to Oracle's SPARC Systems

Learning & Events
Recently delivered Techcasts:
Learning Paths; Oracle Database 11g: Database Administration (New) - Learning Path; Webcast: Drill Down on Disaster Recovery; What are Oracle Users Doing to Improve Availability and Disaster Recovery; SAP NetWeaver and Oracle Exadata Database Machine

References
ARTstor Selects Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage 7420 Appliances To Support Rapidly Growing Digital Image Library, Scottish Widows Cuts Sales Administration 20%, Reduces Time to Prepare Reports by 75%, and Achieves Return on Investment in First Year,
Oracle's CRM Cloud Service Powers Innovation: Applications on Demand; Technology on Demand,

How to
How to Migrate Your Data to Oracle Solaris 11 Using Shadow Migration; Using svcbundle to Create SMF Manifests and Profiles in Oracle Solaris 11; How to prepare a Sun ZFS Storage Appliance to Serve as a Storage Devise with Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c; Command Summary: Basic Operations with the Image Packaging System In Oracle Solaris 11
; How to Update to Oracle Solaris 11.1 Using the Image Packaging System, How to Migrate Oracle Database from Oracle Solaris 8 to Oracle Solaris 11;  Setting Up, Configuring, and Using an Oracle WebLogic Server Cluster; Ease the Chaos with Automated Patching: Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c; Book excerpt: Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Handbook


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Previous published Newsletters can be found under the Archived Newsletters section and more useful information under the
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Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Thursday Oct 25, 2012

eSTEP Newsletter October 2012 now available

Dear Partners,

We would like to inform you that the October '12 issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains information to the following topics:

News from Corp
Oracle Announces Oracle Solaris 11.1 at Oracle OpenWorld; Oracle Announces Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine; Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c introduces New Tools and Programs for Partners; Oracle Unveils First Industry-Specific Engineered System - the Oracle Networks Applications Platform,;  Oracle Unveils Expanded Oracle Cloud Offerings; Oracle Outlines Plans to Make the Future Java During JavaOne 2012 Strategy Keynote; Some interesting Java Facts and Figures; Oracle Announces MySQL 5.6 Release Candidate

Technical Section

What's up with LDoms (4 tech articles); Oracle SPARC T4 Systems cut Complexity, cost of Cryptographic Tasks; PeopleSoft Enterprise Financials 9.1; PeopleSoft HCM 9.1 combined online and batch benchmark,; Product Update Bulletin Oracle Solaris Cluster Oct 2012; Sun ZFS Storage 7420; SPARC Product Line Update; SPARC M-series -  New DAT 160 plus EOL of M3000 series; SPARC SuperCluster and SPARC T4 Servers Included in Enterprise Reference Architecture Sizing Tool; Oracle Magazine

Learning & Events
Recently delivered Techcasts:
An Update after the Oracle Open World, An Update on OVM Server for SPARC; Update to Oracle Database Appliance

References
Bridgestone Aircraft Tire Reduces Required Disk Capacity by 50% with Virtualized Storage Solution; Fiat Group Automobiles Aligns Operational Decisions with Strategy by Using End-to-End Enterprise Performance Management System; Birkbeck, University of London Develops World-Class Computer Science Facilities While Reducing Costs with Ultrareliable and Scalable Data Infrastructure

How to
Introducing Oracle System Assistant; How to Prepare a ZFS Storage Appliance to Serve as a Storage Device; Migrating Oracle Solaris 8 P2V with Oracle Database 10.2 and ASM; White paper on Best Practices for Building a Virtualized SPARC Computing Environment, How to extend the Oracle Solaris Studio IDE with NetBeans Plug-Ins; How I simplified Oracle Database 11g Installation on Oracle Linux 6

You 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.

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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.

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