Thursday Sep 25, 2014
Wednesday Sep 24, 2014
By Ronen Kofman on Sep 24, 2014
Today we announce the general availability of Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux 1.0. With this announcement we are now providing production OpenStack support to Oracle Linux and Oracle VM customers. The support for OpenStack is available as part of the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Premier Support at no additional cost.
In December 2013 Oracle joined the OpenStack foundation, In May, during the OpenStack conference in Atlanta, we have released the technology preview version which was based on the Havana release. Since then we have refreshed the tech preview to support Icehouse and continued improving it by making install process simpler and fixing bugs. The GA release, which is available today, is based on the latest Icehouse release.
Our goal is to help make OpenStack an enterprise grade solution, capable of operating an entire datacenter including all types of workloads meeting all the requirements including reliability, security and performance. We would like OpenStack to become first class solution and the cloud operating system of choice for customers of any size. One of the ways Oracle can help make this a reality is to test and enable demanding enterprise workloads to run on OpenStack. Making sure that those workloads can run on OpenStack in a reliable and supported way is an important step in making OpenStack an enterprise grade, general purpose cloud management solution. With experience in deploying and managing enterprise workloads in virtual environment we are in a good position to drive such enabling activity forward, and that is what we plan to do.
Some resources and pointers to learn more about Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux:
- Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux (aka O3L) is available for download from the Oracle Linux public yum repository at http://public-yum.oracle.com
- The Oracle Technical Network (OTN) page for O3L is located here and includes documentation, links and also a virtualbox VM which has O3L fully installed, configured and ready to use on your own laptop
- More information can also be found at http://www.oracle.com/goto/openstack including data sheet, an interview with Wim Coekaerts and more
Next week is Oracle OpenWorld, at OpenWorld we will showcase Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux 1.0 and also have sessions and hands on lab to discuss OpenStack, you are welcome to join us. Here are links to our sessions about OpenStack:
- CON8358 – Building a Private Cloud with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM
- CON8473 – Oracle Distribution of OpenStack – Making OpenStack an Enterprise Grade Solution
- CON8356 – Oracle's Next Generation Software Defined Networking (SDN) Platform for Public and Private Clouds
We discuss the upcoming OpenWorld sessions here.
Friday Sep 19, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 19, 2014
SEP sesam – ONE backup and disaster recovery solution for heterogeneous environments of any size
SEP Corp has partnered with Oracle to deliver an all in one backup and recovery solution for heterogeneous enterprise environments. SEP's flagship solution, SEP sesam, uses its patented Multi-Streaming technology to facilitate unlimited simultaneous data streams to provide a high performance backup solution for demanding enterprises.
Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack located at Moscone South, booth #611
SEP Software Corp. Kiosk is located at SLX-009. The exhibition hall is open from September 29th to October 1st.
Thursday Sep 18, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 18, 2014
General Session: Oracle Linux—State of the Penguin [GEN7801]
Monday September 29, 2014 - 4:00 PM-4:45 PM
Get the latest information on Oracle Linux straight from the source!
Space is limited, so make sure you register for the session to secure your seat. You can use Schedule Builder to sign up, or if you’re already logged in, you should be able to click this link to go directly to the session and it to your personal Oracle OpenWorld agenda.
There are a number of other fantastic sessions that you should consider signing up for, too. There are three in particular featuring customers sharing their real world experiences that will be fantastic. Consider signing up for these:
There are several other sessions you can sign up for, too, as well as Hands On Labs and demos in the Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase. You can get all the info in the Oracle Linux Focus On Document.
We're very excited to see you at the show!
Wednesday Sep 17, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 17, 2014
Is your business being challenged to quickly and rapidly deploy critical enterprise applications? Do you want to automatically provision entire application stacks instead of individual components? Imagine the advantages you can realize through integrated management of the complete IT stack including Oracle VM and the applications running inside the VM!
Fujitsu To Showcase Their Solution at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 17, 2014
Fujitsu offers a broad portfolio of IT products and services, focusing on providing solutions to support the modernization of existing business systems, business innovations and social innovations.
By Antoinette O'Sullivan-Oracle on Sep 17, 2014
With the new Oracle Linux 6 Advanced System Administration (1Z1-105) OCP certification you can prove fluency in and a solid understanding of Oracle Linux administration. To pass this professional-level exam, you must be able to perform advanced system administration tasks in a complex environment.
Pre-registration for the beta phase of this new certification exam begins on September 20th and you can start sitting the exam from October 4th. During the beta phase, you can get a fully fledge certification credential at a much reduced price. More information will be available on the Oracle Certification site.
Topics you could be examined on during this certification exam include:
- Managing the Btrfs file system
- Configuring and managing control groups
- Creating and installing Linux containers
- Performing advanced storage administration with the appropriate utilities
- Leveraging the Oracle Cluster File System
- Installing and using advanced software package management, including Yum
- Analyzing core dumps
- Performing dynamic tracing with DTrace
- Managing storage with ACLs, disk quotas, and Kpartx
- Configuring networks and network services
- Configuring and maintaining BIND
- Managing SELinux and associated GUI and utilities
- Using the XFS file system
- Applying virtualization
Now is the time to start preparing to take this certification. The recommended training for those preparing to take this certification is the Oracle Linux Advanced Administration course.
You can take this live 5-day course as a:
- Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones.
- In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class. Below is a selection of the events already on the schedule.
|Location||Date|| Delivery Language
| London, England
|| 5 January 2015
| Jakarta, Indonesia
|| 27 October 2014
| Seoul, Korea
|| 1 December 2014
| Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|| 6 October 2014
| Wellington, New Zealand
|| 6 October 2014
| Bangkok, Thailand
|| 20 October 2014
| Belmont, CA, United States
|| 10 November 2014
Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 16, 2014
A10 Networks Showcasing Their Solution at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 16, 2014
Did you know that A10 Networks has solutions for data center optimization in the area of performance and security of your virtualized infrastructure supporting Oracle Linux and Oracle VM?
With the increased use of virtual servers and software defined network, there’s also an increase in network complexity. A10 Networks has developed the next-generation application networking solutions that are flexible and dynamic. Our partnership with A10 spans a number of years as well as across a number of Oracle product lines, with proven solutions for optimized architecture for Oracle customers deploying enterprise-grade solutions. Most recently, A10 Networks has certified A10 vThunder™ ADC on top of Oracle VM and tested an integration with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux. The availability of the vThunder appliances for Application Delivery Controller provides Oracle customers with flexible and easy-to-deploy advanced services for their enterprise within a virtualized environment.
Scene & Be Heard Theatre session: Monday 9/29 at 11:30a.m-11:50a.m at Moscone South, booth #313
NUAGE Networks Showcasing Their Solution at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 16, 2014
- an Alcatel –Lucent venture
Take the headache out of configuring and managing your networks with Nuage Networks’ Software Defined Network (SDN) solutions, supporting Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux.
“Nuage” is French for ‘Cloud”, a befitting name for a company whose solutions help customers in their transformation towards cloud IT. Its Software Defined Network (SDN) solution provides seamless management capabilities for virtualized and physical infrastructures, which include Oracle Linux. In addition to providing valuable SDN capabilities, Nuage Networks’ plug-in for Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux allow customers to make the most of their Oracle enterprise-grade solutions, while further enhancing their OpenStack environments.
If you have to deploy a new application in a couple of hours and you don’t have a couple of weeks to configure the network, Nuage Networks has a solution for you! Come visit with Nuage Networks at OpenWorld. Also, Amir Sharif, from Nuage Networks, will be hosting a theatre session at the Scene and Be heard theatre at OpenWorld, where he will share insights about “Making Fortune 500 clouds Possible with Policy-Driven SDN and OpenStack.” Scene & Be Heard Theatre session: Monday 9/29 at 11:00a.m-11:20a.m at Moscone South, booth #313
Friday Sep 12, 2014
INTEL: Partners Showcasing Their Solutions at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Sep 12, 2014
We are excited to welcome Intel Corporation, the Innovation Sponsor for Oracle OpenWorld 2014, to the Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack.
Intel and Oracle share a multi-decade history of collaboration, from building Linux kernels to validating configurations of Intel-based server solutions to server virtualization. Oracle Linux and Oracle VM add infrastructure components to effectively complement Intel hardware, and the co-engineering relationship between Intel and Oracle benefit end-customers with highly optimized results from their Oracle enterprise software on Intel© architecture. In addition to integration at the infrastructure level, our collaborative effort also extends to management of Intel hardware in Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c to report on hardware exceptions.
Thursday Sep 11, 2014
Tuesday Sep 09, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 09, 2014
Before you invest in server virtualization, take a test-drive and look under the hood at the Oracle VM engine on the Cisco UCS server. Oracle VM application-driven virtualization, combined with Cisco UCS, designed from the ground up to drive virtualized workloads and deliver a powerful and cost-effective infrastructure for the cloud. Join us in this workshop for a unique opportunity to speak to Cisco and Oracle product experts on how you can quickly build a private cloud using Oracle VM, Oracle Linux, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c on the UCS platform. Admission is free and space is very limited, so register today!
Date: September 28, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT (Lunch will be served)
Location: Courtyard Marriott San Francisco Downtown
299 Second Street, San Francisco
(Two blocks east of the Moscone Center; please note, this is not the San Francisco Marriott)
Monday Sep 08, 2014
eG Innovations and Tegile: Partners Showcasing Their Solutions at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Sep 08, 2014
Looking for an application performance management solution for your Oracle Linux physical, virtual and cloud Infrastructures, look no further – check out eG Innovations!
Accelerate and Sustain your database and applications workload in your Oracle Linux and Oracle VM infrastructure with Tegile’s patented IntelliFlash architecture
Tegile System flash storage arrays, with patented IntelliFlash™ architecture, deliver high I/O and low latency for applications and databases running on Oracle Applications, Databases, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. As part of the integration effort, Tegile extensively tests Oracle products with Tegile flash storage platforms ensure customers achieve business acceleration along with significant data reduction in their mission critical Oracle deployments.
Visit Tegile at Moscone South, Booth 611, Kiosk: SLX-019
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 08, 2014
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