Sunday Sep 30, 2012

Top 5 Sites and Activities in San Francisco to Experience During Oracle OpenWorld

While Oracle OpenWorld may provide solutions and information on topics like how to simplify your IT, the importance of cloud, and what types of storage may satisfy your enterprise needs, who is going to tell you more about San Francisco?

Here are some suggested sites and activities to experience after OpenWorld that aren’t too far from the Moscone Center. It is recommended to take a cab for the sake of time, but the 6 square miles that make up San Francisco will make for a quick trek to any of the following destinations:

  1. The Golden Gate Bridge

    An image often associated with San Francisco, this bridge is one of the most impressive in the world. Take a walk across it, or view it from nearby Crissy Field, it is a sight that floors even the most veteran of San Franciscans.
  2. The Ferry Building
    Ferry Building
    Located at the end of Market Street in the Embarcadero, the Ferry Building once served as a hub of water transport and trade. The building has a bay front view and an array of food choices and restaurants. It is easily accessible via the Muni, BART, trolley or by cab. It is a must-see in San Francisco, and not too far from the Moscone Center.
  3. Ride the Trolley to the Castro
    Trolley
    For only $2, you can get go back in history for a moment on the Trolley. Take the F-line from the Embarcadero and ride it all the way to the Castro district. During the ride, you will get an overview of the landscape and cultures that are prevalent in San Francisco, but be wary that some areas may beg for an open mind more than others.
  4. Golden Gate Park
    Golden Gate Park
    When you tire of the concrete jungle, the lucky part of being in San Francisco is that you can escape to a natural refuge, this park being one of the favorites. This park is known for its hiking trails, cultural attractions, monuments, lakes and gardens. It is one good reason to bring your sneakers to San Francisco, and is also a great place to picnic. Please be wary that it is easy to get lost, and it is advisable to bring a map (just in case) if you go.
  5. Haight Ashbury
    Haight Ashbury
    For a complete change of scenery, Haight Ashbury is known as one of the places hippies used to live and the location of "The Summer of Love." It is now a more affluent neighborhood with boutique shops and the occasional drum circle. While it may be perceived as grungy in certain spots, it is one of the most photographed places in San Francisco and an integral part of San Franciscan history.

Thursday Sep 27, 2012

SPARC Servers at Oracle OpenWorld

SPARC Server Sessions at OpenWorld

There is plenty to learn about the SPARC servers at the Oracle OpenWorld. The SPARC server sessions offer depth and breadth in content selection to satisfy everyone's need from the one who is technically oriented to the one who would like to understand more about the business value of SPARC technology. And, there is always more. Keynotes, Oracle innovations and many product demonstrations are only a few of many other opportunities to interact with the product experts and executives to establish greater insight to the Oracle SPARC technology.

The Oracle SPARC Servers

Oracle's SPARC servers running Oracle Solaris are ideal for mission-critical applications that require high performance, best-in-class availability, and unmatched scalability on all application tiers.

With a robust roadmap, Oracle assures the highest levels of investment protection through 100% SPARC/Solaris binary compatibility, proven by hundreds of thousands of deployments over more than 20 year. 

Thursday Sep 20, 2012

8 Reasons to Attend Oracle OpenWorld 2012

Oracle OpenWorld

Every year, the Oracle Hardware team recognizes the unique buzz that accompanies the season of OpenWorld. During the late nights kept possible by the grace of caffeine combined with the stress and eagerness for the event to run smoothly, we like to remind ourselves of why all our hard work is going to pay off. So, now that we've registered, here are some of our top reasons that we’re excited for Oracle OpenWorld 2012:

  1. The Keynotes
    Just to name a few...Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Thomas Kurian, John Fowler and many more are speaking live. We're expecting to walk away from the keynotes with a new frame of reference on a vast array of hot topics.
  2. Networking
    Whether it's through means of the OpenWorld Lounges, social media, or bars and cafes around Moscone Center, we'll be surrounded by people who are experts in the hardware field.
  3. Hardware Sessions
    There are enough sessions to satisfy every Oracle hardware knowledge need.
  4. Hardware Experts in General
    So many experts that we wish we could be in two places at once sometimes.
  5. Pearl Jam & Kings of Leon
    Rock out with these two legendary bands at the Oracle Appreciation Event!
  6. Oracle Music Festival
    Joss Stone, Macy Gray, the Hives, and Jimmy Cliff will be welcome escapes at the end of each day at OpenWorld, and are just a couple more reasons these all nighters before OpenWorld are worth it.
  7. ORACLE TEAM USA and the America's Cup trophy
    After the sailors take on San Francisco Bay for Fleet Week, we’ll be soliciting them for autographs and taking pictures with them at OpenWorld.
  8. Location, Location, Location
    The Moscone Center is beautiful and in the best location in San Francisco. We know the OpenWorld hype will get to us sometimes, and it's nice to know that we have pretty much everything San Francisco has to offer at our finger tips.

Why are you excited for #OOW? Tell us why!

Wednesday Sep 19, 2012

Storage Forum at Oracle OpenWorld

For anyone attending Oracle OpenWorld and involved in Storage, join us at the Storage Forum & Reception. This special engagement offers you the ability to meet Oracle’s top storage executives, architects and fellow storage colleagues.

Storage Forum

Features include interactive sessions and round-table discussions on Oracle's storage strategy, product direction, and real-world customer implementations. It’s your chance to ask questions and learn first-hand about Oracle's response to top trends and what keeps storage managers up at night, including how to contain storage costs, improve performance, and ensure seamless integration with Oracle software environments.

Featured Speakers: Mike Workman, SVP of Pillar Axiom Storage Group; Phil Bullinger, SVP of Sun ZFS Storage Group; and Jim Cates, VP of Tape Systems Storage Group

Added Bonus: The Storage Forum will be followed by an exclusive Wine and Cocktail Reception where you can...

  • Meet and network with peers, and other storage professionals
  • Interact with Oracle’s experts in a fun and relaxed setting
  • Wind down and prepare for the Oracle Customer Appreciation Event featuring Pearl Jam and Kings of Leon

Date & Times:
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Forum
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Reception

Disclaimer: Space is limited, so register at http://bit.ly/PULcyR as soon as possible!

If you want any more information, feel free to email Lexi.Nicholas@oracle.com

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