Friday Aug 09, 2013

Migration Made Easy: Switch from Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle Linux in Minutes

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 Join us for a live webcast on August 27 at 9am PT and find out how you can switch from Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle Linux in minutes.

In this webcast, you will learn about:

  • The why and how of switching from Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle Linux
  • Industry-leading Linux management and high-availability tools (included with Oracle Linux subscription at no charge)
  • Differentiated features, including Ksplice and DTrace
  • Deep testing and integration with the Oracle stack
  • Customer-use cases

With Oracle Linux, you get free access to the most advanced Linux operating system, better testing, integration with enterprise infrastructure and applications, and world-class support at a fraction of the cost.

Speakers:

Monica Kumar
Senior Director, Product Marketing Linux, Virtualization and MySQL, Oracle

Michele Casey
Director, Linux Product Management, Oracle

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Monday Jan 07, 2013

Introducing the Ksplice Offline client

We are excited to announce the availability of a new feature in our Ksplice service, known as the Ksplice offline client.  This new option eliminates the requirement on a direct connection to the internet to apply zero-downtime Ksplice patches.  The Ksplice offline client allows the user to create a local YUM repository which will mirror the Ksplice channel from ULN (Unbreakable Linux Network).  Once you have mirrored the channel on your local network, you simply apply the patch using the same Ksplice tools and commands you are already familiar with.  Ksplice is available to all customers with Oracle Linux Premier or Oracle Linux Premier Limited support.  Take a look at Wim's blog, where he provides an excellent example for how to setup and use this new service and if you are using Red Hat and want to try Ksplice, you can sign up for a 30 Day Free trial

Friday Nov 09, 2012

Did You Hear About RedPatch?

With today’s RedPatch announcement, the Oracle Linux team provides the Linux community a repository containing the source for all the changes Red Hat makes to their kernel, free of charge, available from our public git site. This repository simplifies life for administrators by providing them a straightforward method for determining the type of fixes a patch contains.

Read more.

Friday Jul 22, 2011

Oracle Linux Enhanced with Zero Downtime Software Updates

Oracle Buys Ksplice

Oracle today announced that it has acquired Ksplice, Inc., the creator of innovative zero downtime update technology for Linux. The transaction has closed.

The addition of Ksplice’s technology will increase the security, reliability and availability of Oracle Linux by enabling customers to apply security updates, diagnostics patches and critical bug fixes without rebooting.

Oracle believes it will be the only enterprise Linux provider that can offer zero downtime updates, and expects to make the Ksplice technology a standard feature of Oracle Linux Premier Support.

Ksplice Inc. is a privately-held company based in Cambridge, Mass.

Read more 

Wednesday Jul 20, 2011

Don't miss exciting Oracle Sessions at LinuxCon North America!

LinuxCon brings together the best and brightest that the Linux community has to offer, including core developers, administrators, end users, business executives and operations experts - the best technical talent and the decision makers and industry experts who are involved in the Linux community. This year LinuxCon North America will be at Hyatt Regency Vancouver, BC, Canada on August 17-19, 2011.

Oracle is one of the major sponsors in this event with several sessions and Technology Showcase. Wim Coekaerts, Senior VP of Linux and Virtualization Engineering, will talk about What's Inside Benchmarks on Wed, August 17 at 2pm.  In his presentation,  he will give a bit of an insight into what goes on behind the scenes and how these benchmarks on Linux help us find performance gaps and bugs.

We will also have sessions covering Linux Tracing, Transcendent Memory: Not Just For Virtualization Anymore!, Care and Feeding of a MySQL Database for Linux Systems Administrators, and The changes and challenges of PHP and Linux.

Also don't forget to visit Oracle's booth at the Technology Showcase to receive FREE DVD Kit that includes Oracle Linux 6 and resources to learn more about Oracle Linux. Read about Oracle Sessions and register here.

We look forward to seeing you in this great event!


Tuesday Jun 21, 2011

Oracle Linux at Oracle Openworld 2011

In the Oracle Linux track, you'll learn how organizations of all sizes, in all industries, worldwide, are realizing the true benefits of complete and integrated solutions with Oracle Linux and Oracle's world-class Linux support program. Find out what Oracle is doing to simplify the development, deployment, and management of Linux solutions via significant testing initiatives including the Oracle Validated Configurations program. Also discover how Oracle is driving the enterprise Linux technology roadmap with new features and enhancements, making Linux a faster, better operating system for all. Meet Oracle's Linux engineers, experts, customers, and partners, and get answers to all your Linux questions. Here are the Linux sessions and demos that you don't want to miss.

· Oracle Linux Strategy and Roadmap

· New Features in Oracle Linux

· End-to-End Data Integrity Solution for Linux

· Debugging and Configuration Best Practices for Oracle Linux

· Demos

· Hands-on-Labs

Register by July 29 and get a $500 discount.http://bit.ly/kSjDMD

Monday Apr 18, 2011

IDC Linux Evolution: Live Webcast Wednesday, April 20th, 9:30am PT/12:30pm ET


Date: Wed., April 20, 2011 

Time:  9:30 a.m. PT / 12:30 p.m. ET

Presented by:

Al Gillen, Program Vice President, System Software, IDC

Gary Chen, Research Manager, Enterprise Virtualization Software, IDC

Monica Kumar, Senior Director, Linux, Virtualization, and MySQL Product Marketing,  Oracle


Join Oracle for a Webcast jointly presented with IDC, The Value of Linux in Today's Fast-Changing Computing Environments. Hear IDC analysts discuss the evolution of Linux as a solution for business-critical deployments and the new ways in which Linux is being delivered to customers in response to the changing datacenter requirements. 
Monica Kumar of Oracle will outline how Oracle Linux addresses the changing customer requirements and the type of integrated and optimized solutions available to simplify Linux deployments and lower IT costs. You will get details on:
  • Complete and integrated Linux solutions from application to disk
  • Lowering your Linux support costs
  • Access to free enterprise-class Linux software
Register now for the Webcast, The Value of Linux in Today's Fast-Changing Computing Environments.

Wednesday Mar 16, 2011

LIVE WEBCAST March 24 2pm PT- Why Switch from Red Hat and SUSE Linux to Oracle Linux?

Oracle has been offering affordable Linux support since 2006 and more than 6,000 customers already use it. Oracle's Unbreakable Linux support program draws on the expertise of a world-class support organization that understands how to diagnose and solve Linux issues integrated with the applications being deployed on it. Find out how you can save 50-90% on your support costs.

Join Oracle's Monica Kumar, Sr.Director of Linux, Oracle VM and MySQL and Avi Miller, Principal Sales Consultant, Linux and Virtualization on Thursday, March 24, 2pm PT to hear:


  • The "Why and how" of switching to Oracle Linux
  • Testing and integration with systems and applications
  • Free management and high availability tools
  • Real life customer scenarios


If you are going to get free access to the most advanced Linux operating system, along with world-class support at a fraction of the cost, better testing and integration with your server and applications, why wouldn't you do it? 


Register Now

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