Tuesday Jan 17, 2017

Partner Spotlight: Solution-Soft

Content contributed by Margaret Errington

Testing software systems for correct behavior requires precision and proper setting. As an example, when it comes to enterprise software systems, timing can be everything. Is the item of interest month-end, quarter-end, or year-end? Has the system correctly aged uncollected receivables? Have the systems amortized the debt correctly, over the correct period? These are examples of what could become date and time sensitive test cases. Time Machine, by Solution-Soft, enables strategically placed software virtual clocks to time travel the system being validated into the past or the future. What is strategic about the software virtual clocks is directly related to how the system queries the environment for the date and time and the underlying architecture of the environment itself. Time Shift Testing with Time Machine can result in enormous savings over the life of a project by eliminating the resource utilization and procedures associated with changing the system clock on one or many servers in the environment. Solution-Soft has been a proud member of the Oracle Partner Network for over fifteen years, providing the Time Shift Testing solutions for customers who write, deploy and execute software using products in the Oracle eco-system. Solution-Soft has developed specific solutions in the Time Machine Suite of Products for this eco-system using the Oracle Cloud, Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization products. The Time Machine Framework for Oracle and the Time Machine Framework for WebLogic were developed and tested using these platforms and services and are available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

Tuesday Dec 20, 2016

Great choices for third-party backup and restore on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM

This post is courtesy of Margaret Errington. 

In an era where storage is very affordable, collecting and storing data is no longer an issue. This explosion in data growth within the enterprise can bring new headaches, that of protecting it. Additionally,  if we are to add budget constraints, high service-level agreements, and technologies, such as virtualization to the mix, the capabilities of traditional backup and recovery processes may be a bit strained.

Customers are looking for backup/recovery solutions that address scalability, the ability to backup applications and databases both in the cloud and on-premises, and at the level of files to complete VMs.

In collaboration with Oracle, Backup and Recovery Software Partners have certified solutions for enterprise infrastructures built on Oracle Linux and/or Oracle VM. These solutions are available whether the customer’s IT environment who are on-premises or in the cloud. Below are some partners with currently supported data protection solutions:

Visit: Oracle Cloud Marketplace; Oracle Cloud; Infrastructure for Open Cloud: Oracle Linux; Oracle VM

Need more information? Contact us at: ol-ovm-info_ww at oracle.com. 

Wednesday Sep 21, 2016

OOW16: Daily Digest - Wednesday, Sept 21

Hello to you on another beautiful morning from Oracle OpenWorld.

In case you missed the Oracle OpenWorld keynotes last two days, here's the on demand link.

Today's keynote is "Oracle Converged Infrastructure—On-Premises Solutions with Cloud Insurance" by Dave Donatelli, and "A Revolution in Compute and Data Management" by John Fowler and Juan Loaiza, 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m., at Moscone North, Hall D.  Live streaming is available for keynotes in case you are not in San Francisco.

It had been a really busy three days for us but today is even more packed for Oracle Linux and Virtualization teams. Just check out those sessions we have lined up for you- Oracle VM deployment on IBM Cloud session is the one not to miss.   

As usual, we have some great showcase theatre sessions lined up as well:

Today is also your last chance to visit Showcase partners, Oracle demopods and win great prizes. So don't forget to come to Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase at Moscone South, Booth 1901.  

Hope you have a great Wednesday, come and see us at our sessions and showcase.

Tuesday Sep 20, 2016

OOW16: Daily Digest - Tuesday, Sept.20

Hello again from the beautiful city of San Francisco, sun is shining and people are enjoying the last days of summer. 

Today is the 3rd day of the Oracle OpenWorld which started on Sunday with Larry Ellison keynote covering new cloud announcements. It continued on Monday with Mark Hurd keynote and many sessions for Linux and virtualization teams including speaker from BT who covered their container implementation. Today, in the morning Safra Katz and Thomas Kurian will talk about Cloud Enterprises, Larry Ellison will cover "The Future of Cloud Database and Infrastructure" at 1:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m., Moscone North, Hall D. If you are not in San Francisco, you can watch some of the sessions and keynotes through the OOW livestream.

Today Oracle Linux and Virtualization teams have variety of topics that includes Future of Converged Infrastructure and Ksplice sessions, Partner presentations, and variety of mini theatre sessions and Hands-on Labs.

Mark the Focus on Linux and Virtualization Document which lists all the sessions and demos available.

 Mini Theatre sessions are located in the Oracle Linux, Virtualization and OpenStack Showcase, Moscone South, Booth:1901. You can win Chrome Cast, Penguins and UE Roll Speakers if you attend one of the sessions below and visit Partner demopods.

See you at the sessions and showcase area!

Zeynep Koch 

Friday Sep 16, 2016

OOW16 : Oracle Linux and Virtualization Top 10 Things to Do

We painted the town red. Closed the Howard Street from 3rd to 4th. Weather in San Francisco will be sunny with no rain. And Sting will be in town! What can be more exciting than Oracle OpenWorld, September 18-22 where you will have access to so many sessions, training opportunities but also the fun that comes from attending such a big event.

In this last blog before OpenWorld starts, we wanted to list Top 10 Things for you:

Top 10 Things To Do at OOW16 

1. Attend the Keynotes by Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Dave Donatelli and many other key executives 

2. Register for General and key sessions by Ajay Srivastava, SVP, Linux & Virtualization Engineering  

GEN6518 - General Session: Oracle Linux, Virtualization, and Networking Power the Cloud  

CON6743 - Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Directions in Converged Infrastructure

3. Bookmark this url Focus on Document  to see all the Linux and Virtualization conference sessions

4. Visit Oracle Linux, Virtualization and OpenStack Showcase area @Moscone South, Booth: 1901 to see Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, VirtualBox, Ksplice, Secure Global Desktop and product demos 

5. Visit Partner Demo stations at the Oracle Linux, Virtualization and OpenStack Showcase and be in the drawing for famous Penguins 

6. Attend the Showcase Mini-theatre to hear Oracle and Partners present interesting topics and solutions and you will be in the drawing win a ChromeCast or a UE Roll Bluetooth speaker

7. Don't miss these two customer sessions featuring:

  • British Telecom - BT will talk about their Container implementation
Oracle Linux, Docker, and Oracle's Container Registry [CON7461]
Monday, Sep 19, 5:30 p.m. | Marriott Marquis - Salon 1/2/3
  • IBM -  In their session IBM will talk about their Cloud implementation with Oracle VM 
Oracle VM Deployment on IBM Cloud [CON2972]
Wednesday, Sep 21, 3:00 p.m. | Marriott Marquis - Salon 1/2/3

8 . Attend the Hands-On Labs  - the good news is we have 5 Hands-on Labs, bad news is all but 2 are full. Grab the remaining spots in our really popular HOLs.

9. One event not to miss is the Customer Appreciation Night with Sting and Gwen Stefani. Come and have fun at the AT&T stadium with us. Let's celebrate!

10.  Last but not the least enjoy the California weather, hospitality and beautiful city of San Francisco.

See you all at Oracle OpenWorld!

 Linux and Virtualization teams 

Wednesday Sep 14, 2016

OOW16: Showcase Partner Spotlight - Micro Focus

Exciting news for the attendees of Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Sept. 18-22, There's a new line-up with Sting and Gwen Stefani for OOW16 customer appreciation night and you are invited,  but that's not all..

This year we are very excited to have 8 partners showcasing their solutions at the Oracle Linux, Virtualization and OpenStack Showcase at Oracle Openworld.  Our showcase area will feature partner and Oracle pods as well as Mini theatre where partners will present their solutions. We have exciting demos and giveaways which should be an incentive to come by. 

Our showcase partner in this spotlight blog is Micro Focus.

Micro Focus is a global software company with 40 years of experience in delivering and supporting enterprise software solutions that help customers innovate faster with lower risk. By applying proven expertise in software and security, they enable customers to utilize new technology solutions while maximizing the value of their investments in critical IT infrastructure and business applications. As a result, they can build, operate, and secure the IT systems that bring together existing business logic and applications with emerging technologies—in essence, bridging the old and the new—to meet their increasingly complex business demands.

Micro Focus will be presenting at the Showcase mini theatre located at the Moscone South, Booth 1901.

Mini Theatre Session: 

Tuesday, Sept 20, 4:00-4:20pm

To hear more about Micro Focus solutions visit @kiosk SLX-011  at the Oracle Linux, Virtualization, and OpenStack Showcase (booth 1901) in Moscone South. 

To learn more about Micro Focus products visit company's website

OOW16: Showcase Partner Spotlight - Fortinet

Sting and Gwen Stefani! Where can you see them both and tell your boss you are attending a conference to get educated? Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Sept. 18-22, of course. There's a new line-up for OOW16 customer appreciation night and you are invited but that's not all..

This year we are very excited to have 8 partners showcasing their solutions at the Oracle Linux, Virtualization and OpenStack Showcase at Oracle Openworld.  Our showcase area will feature partner and Oracle pods as well as Mini theatre where partners will present their solutions. We have exciting demos and giveaways which should be an incentive to come by. 

Our showcase partner in this spotlight blog is Fortinet.

Fortinet provides top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Its unique security fabric combines purpose-built ASICs, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you proven security, exceptional performance, and better visibility and control--while providing easier administration. Its flagship enterprise firewall platform, FortiGate is available in a wide range of sizes and form factors to fit any environment.

Fortinet will be presenting at the Showcase mini theatre located at the Moscone South, Booth 1901.

Mini Theatre Sessions:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday


Visit Fortinet @kiosk SLX-002 at the Oracle Linux, Virtualization, and OpenStack Showcase (booth 1901) in Moscone South.

Tuesday Sep 13, 2016

OOW16: Showcase Partner Spotlight Solution-Soft

Are you coming to  Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Sept. 18-22? We have great line up of sessions and hands-on labs happening. See all the sessions here.

This year we are very excited to have 8 partners showcasing their solutions at the Oracle Linux, Virtualization and OpenStack Showcase at Oracle Openworld.  Our showcase area will feature partner and Oracle pods as well as Mini theatre where partners will present their solutions. We have exciting demos and giveaways which should be an incentive to come by.

Our showcase partner in this spotlight blog is Solution-Soft.

Solution-Soft is a leader in date- and time-testing software solutions as well as data compression/file transfer and data storage management. Solution-Soft proudly provides 2000+ domestic and international customers with patent-pending software solutions proven to optimize customer IT infrastructure, save costs, and deliver mission-critical applications. Solution-Soft's goal is to deliver solutions that both fulfill their customers’ needs and catalyze future growth.

Drop by kiosk @SLX-001 at the Oracle Linux, Virtualization, and OpenStack Showcase (booth 1901) in Moscone South. 

Solution-soft will be presenting at the Mini theatre located inside the showcase area. Be sure to attend one of their sessions if you want to hear more information about their solutions with Oracle.

Mini theatre sessions - Solution-Soft

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30-10:50am

Time Shift Testing in the Oracle Cloud with Solution-Soft’s Time Machine 

Drop by kiosk @SLX-001 at the Oracle Linux, Virtualization, and OpenStack Showcase (booth 1901) in Moscone South.

For more information about Solution-Soft visit this site

Wednesday Jan 28, 2015

Partners Announce Support for Oracle Linux

Scores of leading technology partners -independent software vendors, hardware vendors, and system integrators- support Oracle Linux and Oracle VM.

Several independent software vendors and SIs recently announced their support for Oracle Linux:

  • SAS for SAS 9.4 TS1M2 (9.4 M2) application platform
  • Symantec for its Endpoint Protection 12.1.5 client for Linux
  • Symantec Storage Foundation and High Availability 6.2 product suite 
  • Capgemini has certified its OCommerce solution on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM
To see full list of Partners supporting Oracle Linux, visit our Oracle Linux Partners page.

Tuesday Jan 20, 2015

Whitepaper: End to End Data Integrity Using Oracle Linux, Fujitsu ETERNUS and QLogic HBA

As demand for data protection has grown in recent years, ensuring the integrity of the customer's data is a very important task. To carry out this task, data protection is not only required for the storage system but the entire system. Each system component has data protection functions such as memory parity detection, error detection with communication protocols, CRC error detection of the disk storage system, and redundancy. (Figure 1.1, I. Conventional data integrity functions) T10 PI defines the mechanism for data integrity protection that is standardized through communication paths and devices. End-to-end data integrity from applications to disk drives is implemented with the combination of T10 Protection Information (T10 PI) and Data Integrity Extensions (DIX).

This White Paper explains how data protection can be implemented for the entire system using T10 Protection Information (T10 PI) that comes with the Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, the Fujitsu ETERNUS DX S3 series, and QLogic HBA.

Read more 

Wednesday Nov 26, 2014

SPOTLIGHT: Oracle is Sponsoring HP Discover, Barcelona, Dec 2-4

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! 

Since it's Thanksgiving week in the USA we're doing our Friday spotlight early this week.  

HP Discover is a technology event where IT professionals gather to see latest technologies. Oracle will be sponsoring HP Discover 2014 Barcelona at the The Fira Barcelona, Gran Via on December 2-4, 2014.

This year Oracle will be present in the exhibition area with engineers and product directors talking about Oracle Linux and Oracle VM and MySQL. Don't miss the opportunity to get your hands on an Oracle Linux/Oracle DVD and MySQL Dolphin. 

Oracle booth is located at #405 and booth hours are:

  • Tues, 2 Dec: 8:30-19:30
  • Wed 3 Dec:  8:30-18:00
  • Thurs 4 Dec, 8:30 -14:00  

See you in sunny Barcelona!

Oracle teams and HP have been partnering for many years and if you are not attending the show, check out the HP-Oracle Alliance page to get more information about this partnership. 

Friday Oct 24, 2014

Friday Spotlight: Boost Your IT Security for the Holiday Season - BeyondTrust and Oracle Webinar

Oracle and BeyondTrust presents Live Webinar:

Boost Your IT Security for the Holiday Season

When: Nov 6, 9am PT, 12pm EST


The holidays are generally a time for family, friends and cheer, but with all of this cheer comes something lurking in the dark; security breaches. As we prepare for the upcoming holiday season, it is imperative for organizations to understand the importance of implementing a security and compliance strategy. The most important components to address are least privilege, auditing, password management, and compliance.

Join this engaging webinar, hosted by Oracle and BeyondTrust, to learn how you can best protect your organization during the upcoming holiday season. By attending this webcast, you'll learn:

  • Why it's important to implement a least privilege strategy this holiday season
  • Understanding your organization’s data security compliance efforts
  • Managing and implementing least privilege with BeyondTrust PowerBroker & Oracle Linux
  • What you can do NOW to beef up your organization’s security & compliance program


Paul Harper Product Manager for Server & Vulnerability Products BeyondTrust

Michele Casey Director of Product Management, Oracle Linux Oracle

Register today

Tuesday Oct 21, 2014

Re-Cap: Oracle OpenWorld 2014 and September Partner Activities and Announcements

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:

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:

OpenStack Solutions

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

Software Solutions

Acronis Backup Advanced is certified for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM – Requirements; Description

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

Intel – Renée J. James, President of Intel Corporation, shared her keynote on, “The future of the Data Center in a Software-Defined World. Check out this blog.

SAP certifies Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA) – Check out the blog.

SEP Software Corp. Partners with Oracle to Provide World-Class Backup Solutions to the Marketplace – Press Release

Hardware Solutions

Dell and Oracle help customers deploy Oracle Business Intelligence Applications – Press Release

Nimblestorage unveils JD Edwards EnterpriseOne SmartStack – Publications on: InfoStor ; CNN Money; Virtual Strategy Magazine

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.

Visit our Partner pages if you want to know more about solutions from Oracle Linux Partners and Oracle VM Partners.

See you in 2015 Oracle OpenWorld - October 25–29, 2015!

Saturday Sep 27, 2014

TOP 5 Things to Do @OOW14: Oracle Linux, Oracle Virtualization and OpenStack

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 
  • Dell
  • eG Innovations 
  • Fortinet
  • Fujitsu
  • Intel
  • Lenovo 
  • Mirantis 
  • Nuage Networks
  • SanDisk
  • Secure-24
  • SEP Software Corp.
  • SolidFire
  • Tegile

2) Don't miss the General Sessions for insight into product roadmaps and future developments

GEN8471– Oracle Virtualization Strategy and Roadmap

Monday, Sep 29, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - Intercontinental - Grand Ballroom B

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

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! 

3) Attend an Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Technical sessions, mark the sites below to get more information on our sessions:

Focus on Virtualization and OpenStack

Focus on Oracle Linux 

4) Attend the Hand-on-Labs 

Next-Generation Cloud Computing with Linux Containers

Oracle Linux Systems Management Solutions

OpenStack: Getting Started with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM

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!

Tuesday Sep 16, 2014

NUAGE Networks Showcasing Their Solution at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase

- 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

Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack located at Moscone South, booth #611 - Nuage Networks is at kiosk SLX-013 exhibition is open from September 29th to October 1st, during exhibition hall hours.


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