By Alexandra Huff-Oracle on May 06, 2015
Last week the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud product
management team hosted 19 companies who run on Exalogic in Santa Clara,
California to get a sneak preview of the upcoming release of the Exalogic
Elastic Cloud Software (EECS).
A total of 26 people from seven countries attended the Exalogic Beta, and all were unanimously impressed by what they saw and experienced. The PM team provided three days of hands-on-labs, in which participants learned about the powerful new features being incorporated into this release, coming later this calendar year.
All of the hands-on labs were completed on time with 100% success. Nineteen customers (19 IaaS tenants) created almost 100 VMs successfully as
part of the JCS and IaaS operations and application deployment labs, and all of
the IaaS VM CRUD operations were performed by 19
customers in parallel with 100% success.
“The hands-on labs are what proved that your strategy is "real" and is being executed," reported one attendee, while another remarked, "The biggest benefit we can see is the new Exalogic management user interface which will be available in the Oracle Enterprise Manager application. The fact that we will be able to change the shape (RAM, CPUs, network configuration) of the virtual servers without having to recreate them is priceless!”
Four partner companies and 15 customer companies attended the beta, providing valuable insight and feedback to engineering and product management, and are now eagerly awaiting the new release. "We like the new option to run and manage virtual server backups. We are very impressed with the new API code and the OEM UI development," said one participant, while another customer added, "we believe that the Oracle teams paid attention to us customers and they will take our comments and suggestions seriously, so they are included in coming releases."
A few other customer comments heard during the three-day event:
- Definitely on the right track
- Private Cloud “on par” with Public Cloud is great
- Very attractive to put “the playgrounds” (DEV/TEST) in the Cloud
- Acceptance/pre-production as close to production as possible to on-premise
- Has great base and potential to grow for years to come
All in all, it was a great experience for Oracle Exalogic
product development, and our valued guests.
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