Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

PARTNER NEWS: Hitachi Continues Its Support for Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux team and Hitachi have been collaborating for many years. As a result of this partnership, Hitachi continues to support Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel on their storage platform including products like:

  • Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000
  • Virtual Storage Platform
  • Hitachi Unified Storage VM

For more information check the Hitachi support document

Friday Jul 04, 2014

Friday Spotlight: Using Ksplice as a Diagnostic Tool with Oracle Support

Happy Friday! And for those of us in the US, happy Independence Day!

Our spotlight this week is on a new paper written by Oracle's Robert Chase (if you read the Oracle Linux articles over on Oracle Technical Network, you'll be familiar with his work). This paper focuses on the use of Oracle Ksplice -- well known as a kernel patching tool -- as a diagnostic tool to help you when working with Oracle Support. It's really a great use of the technology, have a read below:

Using Ksplice as a Diagnostic Tool with Oracle Support

See you next week!


Friday May 30, 2014

Friday Spotlight: The Value of Oracle Linux

Happy Friday!

Our spotlight this week is on a brand new white paper, chock full of fantastic information about Oracle Linux. From the intro to Oracle Linux - Maximize Value, Minimize Cost:

"This paper describes the savings and efficiencies that an IT department can realize by choosing Oracle Linux as their enterprise standard. It highlights sample deployments and explains how deploying Oracle Linux can reduce operational costs and result in less downtime, improved productivity, and greater opportunities for revenue generation.

The paper explains exactly how Oracle Linux can reduce costs, and goes into some of the features of Oracle Linux that can make it more valuable for your organization. Read the paper now.

Have a great week!


Friday May 16, 2014

Friday Spotlight: A Very Busy Week with OpenStack, support, and more!

Happy Friday!

It's been a very busy week here for Oracle Linux, so our spotlight this week will round up several interesting things for you!

There's some material to keep you busy this afternoon!

Have a great week!


Friday May 02, 2014

Friday Spotlight: Implement Oracle Ksplice with your Existing RHEL Instances when you have Oracle Premier Support

Happy Friday! Our spotlight this week answers a question that we hear often about Oracle Ksplice:

One of the questions we receive from customers migrating from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) to Oracle Linux is: "Can I use Oracle Ksplice on my current systems or do I need to install Oracle Linux to use the service?"  

This is an important question for many customers, since migrating between operating systems usually entails months of planning and a large number of complicated steps. But Oracle has really good news for you. Migrating from RHEL to Oracle Linux is a very simple process, requiring just a few steps, and does not require reinstallation of the operating system. 

This simplicity also extends to Oracle Ksplice, which you can begin using immediately, without waiting for a maintenance window. Oracle generates the Ksplice patches needed to update your Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel, as is, the only decision you need to make is whether you want to use the online service or whether you want to implement the offline client.  

Oracle Ksplice has been supporting users with zero-downtime updates for over 8 years, with more than 1 million Ksplice patches created. Our service is backed by experience and we are ready to support your most critical workloads, whether you migrate from Red Hat to Oracle Linux or deploy new Oracle Linux systems.

 We'll see you next week!


Thursday Feb 23, 2012

Oracle Linux support lifecycle has been extended to 10 years

Ever since we began offering enterprise-class support for Linux, our Oracle Linux Support program has offered industry leading value with:

  • 8 years of support
  • Premier backports
  • Unlimited sustaining support
  • Management and Clustering included
  • Zero downtime updates via Ksplice
  • All at the lowest cost

We already covered the extension of Ksplice support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in this previous blog post, but the associated press release included another important announcement: we've now extended the Oracle Linux Support lifecycle to cover a time frame of 10 years.

With this announcement we are bringing our Linux support policy in line with the already existing support periods for Oracle Solaris. Existing customers can continue to run the same release of Oracle Linux 5 and 6 for two additional years.

For more details about the terms and conditions of our support offering, please see the updated support policies document (PDF).

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 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? 

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