On the heals of Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4 this week comes version 2.0 of the Extensibility Exchange. A new theme allows optimal viewing on a number of different computing devices from large monitor displays to tablets to smartphones.
One of the first things you'll notice is a scrollable banner with the latest news related to Enterprise Manager and extensibility. Along with the "slider" and the latest entries from Oracle and the Partner community, new features like a tag cloud and an auto-complete search box provide a better way to find the plug-in, connector or other Enterprise Manager entity you are looking for. Once you find it, a content details page with specific info related to that particular entity will enable you to access it at the provider's site and also rate and comment on that particular item. You can also send an email from the content details page which is routed to the developer. And if you want to use version 1 of the Extensibility Exchange instead, you will be able to do so via the "Classic" option.
Service Catalog for Database and Middleware as a Service; Enhanced Database
and Middleware Management Help Drive Enterprise-Scale Private Cloud Adoption
IT organizations are adopting private clouds as a stepping-stone to business-driven,
self-service IT. Successful implementations hinge on the ability to efficiently
deploy and manage cloud services at enterprise scale. Having a complete
cloud management solution integrated with an enterprise-class technology
stack is a fundamental requirement for IT. Oracle
Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4 meets that requirement by
helping businesses become more agile and responsive, while reducing cost,
complexity, and risk.
provide advanced technology stack management, secure database administration,
and enterprise service governance, enabling Oracle customers and partners
to maximize database and application performance and drive innovation
using self-service IT platforms.
have been driven by customers and the growing Oracle
Enterprise Manager Ecosystem, comprised of more than 750 Oracle
PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized partners. Oracle and its partners
and customers have built over 140 plug-ins and connectors for Oracle
Manager 12c Release 4 allows for a rapid enterprise-wide adoption
of database, middleware and infrastructure services in the private cloud,
driven by an enhanced API-enabled service catalog.
The release features
“push button” style provisioning of complete environments
such as SOA and Oracle Active Data Guard, and fast data cloning that
enables rapid deployment and testing of enterprise applications.
capabilities to detect data and configuration vulnerabilities provide
enhanced cloud service governance along with greater operational control
through a flexible and extensible showback mechanism.
A new performance
warehouse enables predictive database diagnostics and trend analysis
and helps identify database problems before they occur.
data-governance capabilities enhance security by helping systematically
discover and protect sensitive data.
of upgrades with the ability to rollback changes enables faster adoption
of Oracle Database
A new consolidated
view of Oracle
Fusion Middleware 12c deployments with a guided management
capability lets administrators apply best management practices to diverse
middleware environments and identify performance issues quickly.
A Java VM Diagnostics
as a Service feature allows governed access to diagnostics data for
IT workers across multiple disciplines for accelerated DevOps resolutions
of defects and performance optimization.
New automated provisioning
for SOA lets middleware administrators perform mass SOA provisioning
and preferred credentials have been added to Oracle Enterprise Manager
to provide additional fine-grained security for organizations with complex
access control requirements.
A new security
console provides a single point of control for managing the security
of Oracle Enterprise Manager environments.
Support for the
latest industry standard SNMP v3 protocol, including encryption, enables
more secure heterogeneous management.
adapts to observed environmental changes and adds self-management capabilities
to help Oracle Enterprise Manager run at peak performance, while demanding
less IT supervision.
Livermore National Laboratory has a strong tradition of technology breakthroughs
and leadership. As a member of Oracle’s Customer Advisory Board
for Oracle Enterprise Manager, we have consistently provided feedback
and guidance in the areas of enterprise-scale cloud, self-diagnosability,
and secure administration for the product,” said Tim Frazier,
CIO, NIF and Photon Sciences, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
“We intend to take advantage of the Release 4 features that support
enterprise-scale availability and fine-grained security capabilities
for private cloud deployments.”
recent CloudTrack survey shows that most enterprises plan to adopt hybrid
cloud architectures over the next three years,” said Mary Johnston
Turner, Research Vice President, Enterprise System Management Software,
IDC. “These organizations plan to deploy a wide range of workloads
into cloud environments including mission critical database and middleware
services that require high levels of fault tolerance and disaster recovery.
Such capabilities were traditionally custom configured for each application
but cloud offers the possibility to incorporate such properties within
the service definition, enabling organizations to adopt cloud without
compromise. With the latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c,
Oracle is providing customers with an out-of-the-box experience for
delivering highly-resilient cloud services for databases and applications.”
inception, Oracle has been leading the way in innovative, scalable and
high performance solutions for the enterprise. With this release of
Oracle Enterprise Manager, we are extending this leadership by providing
enterprise-scale capabilities for planning, delivering, and managing
private clouds. We call this ‘zero-to-cloud – accelerated.’
These enhancements help our customers to expedite their adoption of
cloud computing and prepares them for the next generation of self-service
IT,” said Prakash Ramamurthy, senior vice president of Systems
and Cloud Management at Oracle.