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By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Dec 12, 2014
In November, Oracle ran several live online events called the "Virtual Technology Summit" which are now available for on-demand viewing. The events had four tracks, Database, Java, Middleware, and Systems. In the Systems track, you'll find a number of sessions interesting for users of Oracle Linux, focused on OpenStack and Oracle VM.
If you'd like to check these sessions out, go register yourself here and have a look.
See you next week!
Friday Dec 05, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Dec 05, 2014
Over the last couple of weeks, we've done two fantastic live webcasts giving you tips on how to better manage your Oracle Linux environments. We discussed using Docker, Linux Containers, OpenStack, Spacewalk, and more. If you're looking to get a primer on how these technologies can help you, have a listen to the following on demand versions at your convenience.
Have a great week, we'll see you next Friday!
Friday Nov 21, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Nov 21, 2014
Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Oct 21, 2014
This year Oracle OpenWorld 2014 had been a busy one for us and our Partners. It had been one of the most successful showcases we had organized so far with 15 Partners actively demonstrating their solutions for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Many of our ISV and IHV partners announced solutions around Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux. During the Showcase, we recorded some of our partners who talked about their solution:
- A10 Networks
- amitego AG
- eG Innovations
- Nuage Networks
- SEP Software Corp.
Here's the list of announcements and updates in September from our partners which shows the collaboration and joint engineering efforts of Oracle Linux and Virtualization teams with the key ISV and IHVs:
Mellanox CloudX Platform now supported with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux – MarketWatch Publication
Nuage Networks Delivers SDN Integration with Oracle OpenStack with Oracle Linux – Press Release
SolidFire Announces support for Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux – Press Release
eG Innovations Delivers End-to-End Performance Management for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM – Press Release
IBM Infosphere Server pack for Siebel 3.2 has achieved Oracle Linux Ready Status
SEP Software Corp. Partners with Oracle to Provide World-Class Backup Solutions to the Marketplace – Press Release
Dell and Oracle help customers deploy Oracle Business Intelligence Applications – Press Release
Tegile Systems, a leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays supports Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, are part of the Oracle Validated Configurations.
As you can see from the updates and participation from our partners, our ISV and IHV ecosystem is growing very rapidly with exciting offers and new certifications.
See you in 2015 Oracle OpenWorld - October 25–29, 2015!
Monday Oct 13, 2014
By Ronen Kofman on Oct 13, 2014
The OpenStack hands-on Lab event at Oracle Open World was completely sold out. People who have had no prior experience with OpenStack were able to easily launch instances, setup networks and storage, and exercise various OpenStack features. Given the high demand for the hands-on lab and the positive feedback from the participants, we are making the lab publicly available, all you need is a laptop and the document available here.
The lab is designed to run inside a VirtualBox VM and takes you through installing and exercising OpenStack. It goes through basic operations, network, storage and guest communication and demonstrates how to use them. You can go through the installation and configuration process but if you would like to skip the installation and configuration part and jump right into OpenStack operation we have created a pre-installed, pre-configured virtual machine exactly for that. The virtual machine is an all-in-one OpenStack deployment, it has all the control and compute components needed to start creating instances. It also has an image already uploaded to make the whole process faster and simpler.
This virtual machine and setup can be used to further explore OpenStack features, and doing so on your laptop without the need for any additional equipment or software.
If you wanted to get started with OpenStack and didn't know where to begin this will be a great starting point. The lab assumes users have basic Linux skills but does not assume any OpenStack experience or understanding.
Friday Oct 10, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Oct 10, 2014
Every year after Oracle OpenWorld, many of the slide decks become available for you to download. If you were at these sessions, it's great to have these PDFs for reference, and if you weren't able to go, or had sessions overlapping, you can read the slides and get a sense of the key points.
You can find the slides from the Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Content Catalog. You can search for sessions that you'd like to download. Some good keywords are "Oracle Linux", "Oracle VM", "OpenStack", etc.
We'll see you next week!
Saturday Sep 27, 2014
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Sep 27, 2014
Only one day left to Oracle OpenWorld 2014!
We have prepared amazing line up of sessions and demos for you. Our showcase is the biggest one featuring OpenStack this year. Don't miss any of them. Check out the top 5 things to do:
1) Visit Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack @Moscone South, Booth #611
Stop by our Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization demo pods
- SLX-001 3762 - Oracle Linux Technical Innovations
- SLX- 002 3715 - Oracle Linux: Innovate, Collaborate, Create
- SLX-003 3767 – OpenStack - Enterprise-grade Cloud with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM
- SLX-004 3760 – Oracle VM - Integrated Infrastructure choice for the Cloud
- SLX-005 4664 - Oracle VM VirtualBox
- SLX-006 3765 - Oracle Desktop Virtualization
Check out our partners that showcase their respective solutions around Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack.
- A10 Networks
- amitego AG
- eG Innovations
- Nuage Networks
- SEP Software Corp.
2) Don't miss the General Sessions for insight into product roadmaps and future developments
Virtualization is interesting but do you know how virtualization is deployed, developed and driven revenue for Oracle? Get the insight on how Oracle has ruggedized virtualization for the enterprise and how you can benefit from the experience. While at it, hear Wim talk about the strategy and roadmap
Monday September 29, 2014 - 4:00 PM-4:45 PM
Get the latest information on Oracle Linux straight from the source!
3) Attend an Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Technical sessions, mark the sites below to get more information on our sessions:
4) Attend the Hand-on-Labs
|Oracle Linux Systems Management Solutions|
|Building a Complete HA Oracle VM Infrastructure from Server to App|
5) Network and Have fun!!
Stay up past your bedtime rocking to Aerosmith and hip-hopping to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at the Oracle Appreciation Event. These award-winners—plus free-flowing networking, food, and drink—come Wednesday to magical Treasure Island.
See you at sunny San Francisco!
Thursday Sep 25, 2014
Mirantis To Showcase Their Solution at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Sep 25, 2014
Pure Play OpenStack! As its tagline suggests, Mirantis OpenStack is known to be a truly flexible and open distribution of OpenStack, in other words – a Zero lock-in OpenStack Distribution.
Mirantis has integrated Oracle Linux and Oracle VM into Mirantis OpenStack distribution, offering joint customers a supported, enterprise-grade OpenStack distribution optimized for running enterprise workloads.
The Oracle and Mirantis partnership is all about giving choices to customers. It means that Mirantis will offer it enterprise customers a commercial bundle that will include a subscription to Mirantis OpenStack with support for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Likewise, Oracle will provide our high quality Linux support to every customer, no matter which Openstack distribution is chosen.
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.
Wednesday Sep 17, 2014
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.
Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 16, 2014
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
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