Thursday Apr 28, 2016

JOIN US: OpenStack Australia Day - May 5th

Oracle will be at the OpenStack Australia Day! 

OpenStack Australia Day is set to be the region’s largest, and Australia’s first, conference focusing on Open Source cloud technology. Gathering users, vendors and solution providers OpenStack Australia Day is an industry event to showcase the latest technologies and share real-world experiences of the next wave of IT virtualization. 
Date – May 5th
Oracle session and demo booth 

Session- Oracle experience deploying and upgrading OpenStack using Docker containers

Speaker – Avi Miller, Product Management Director 

OpenStack is notoriously complex to deploy and update. Traditional method of using RPMs is extremely unreliable due to inter-dependencies resulting into delays in deployment and failures in update. Any change in any of the RPMs may can adversely impact other RPMs and the deployment risks failures and delays. Leveraging OpenStack upstream Kolla project, Oracle has transformed the deployment. OpenStack services are deployed as micro-services in docker containers which are fully independent from each other.  Using the Ansible deployment tool, any of the containers can be changed or replaced easily without impacting other containers. In this session, you will learn the details of the ACTUAL EXPERIENCE with Oracle OpenStack distribution using Docker containers

* Actual time for the fast deployment: small, medium and large OpenStack deployments
* Learn the surprisingly easy update process and actual time required.
* Understand the recommended OpenStack configuration for different size of deployments

* Learn the actual performance, scalability and tuning for different deployment size 

Tuesday Apr 19, 2016

Join Us at the OpenStack Summit in Austin!

The OpenStack developers and users summit in Austin is just around the corner!

Oracle is a premier sponsor of the event, and we will have experts from all of Oracle's OpenStack technologies including Oracle Solaris, Oracle Optimized Solutions, Oracle Linux and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance. We encourage you to stop by the Oracle Booth # B30 to sync up with some of the cutting edge work that we have been doing at Oracle to deliver a fully integrated enterprise cloud solution. We will have a lot of demos and experts to answer your questions.

The Oracle sponsor session will be on Tuesday, April 26, 2:00pm-2:40pm at Austin Convention Center - Level 4 - MR 18 A/B:

Secure, Containerized and Highly-Available OpenStack on Oracle Solaris (Speaker: Dave Miner)

A full distribution of OpenStack has shipped as part of Oracle Solaris since 2014. For two years we've operated an internal cloud that lives on the bleeding edge of Solaris development to serve Oracle's systems engineering organization and have gone through upgrades from Havana to Juno to Kilo. We'll discuss how the mature containers, security, lifecycle management and high availability technologies in Solaris make it a great platform for building and using an OpenStack infrastructure.

Hope to see you in Austin!

Monday Nov 30, 2015

Oracle at Gartner DC, Infrastructure and Operations Mgt Conference, Dec 7-10

Oracle is a Premier sponsor of the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conferencethis December 7 – 10, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with Oracle experts in a variety of sessions, including demonstrations during the showcase receptions where they can discuss topics on Oracle’s Engineered Systems and many more of Oracle’s product offerings.

Oracle’s Solution Provider Session: New Thinking in Critical IT Infrastructure

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Speaker: Chuck Hollis 

IT services are moving to the cloud, that's a fact, but you will always have critical services that run in your data center. You need a new type of infrastructure that allows you to move seamlessly between traditional IT, private & public cloud. This session will feature executive thought leaders from Oracle and leading customers to share their experience in transforming IT infrastructure.

Oracle will be at the Conference Exhibition Hall C, Booth #411 on:

Exhibiting Date & Hours:

Monday, December 7th 

6 - 8 PM: Show floor hours

Tuesday, December 8th

12– 2 PM: Show floor hours

6 – 8 PM: Show floor hours

Wednesday, December 9th

12- 2 PM: Show floor hours

Come and talk to our experts about Oracle's OpenStack products.

    Register today. 

    Tuesday Oct 06, 2015

    Oracle OpenStack at Oracle OpenWorld 2015

    Oracle OpenWorld 2015 is nearly here. We've got a great line up of OpenStack related sessions and hands on labs. If you're coming to the event and want to get up to speed on the benefits of OpenStack and the work that Oracle is doing across its product line to integrate with this cloud platform, make sure to check out the sessions below:

    General Sessions

    • General Session: Oracle Linux-the State of the Penguin [GEN9479]
      Wim Coekaerts, Senior Vice President, Oracle
      Chris Kawalek, Sr. Principal Product Director, Oracle
      Tuesday, Oct 27, 11:00 a.m. | Park Central-Metropolitan II
    • General Session: Security, Speed, Simplicity - Hybrid Cloud Present & Future with Oracle Solaris [GEN8606]
      Markus Flierl, Vice President, Oracle
      Chris Riggin, Chief IT Architect, Verizon
      Tuesday, Oct 27, 11:00 a.m. | Intercontinental—Intercontinental C (5th Floor)

    Conference Sessions

    • OpenStack and MySQL [CON2625]
      Matthew Lord, MySQL Product Manager, Oracle
      Thursday, Oct 29, 1:15 p.m. | Moscone South-250
    • Secure Private Cloud Done Right with Oracle and OpenStack [CON8313]
      Glynn Foster, Oracle Solaris Product Manager, Oracle
      Jeffrey Kiely, Principal Product Manager, Oracle
      Monday, Oct 26, 5:15 p.m. | Intercontinental-Intercontinental C (5th Floor)
    • Developer Cloud Made Simple: How to Build an OpenStack Developer Cloud [CON8337]
      Deepankar Bairagi, Principal Software Engineer, Oracle
      Liang Chen, Architect, Oracle Developer Studio, Oracle
      Nasser Nouri, Principal Software Engineer, Oracle
      Thursday, Oct 29, 9:30 a.m. | Intercontinental-Intercontinental B (5th Floor)
    • Maximize Your Private Cloud Investment with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux [CON9574]
      Chris Kawalek, Sr. Principal Product Director, Oracle
      Dilip Modi, Principal Product Manager, Oracle OpenStack, Oracle
      Wednesday, Oct 28, 4:15 p.m. | Park Central-Metropolitan II
    • The DBaaS You’ve Been Waiting for-Oracle Database, Oracle Solaris, SPARC, and OpenStack [CON8354]
      Mehmet Kurtoglu, TT Group - BroadBand Database Operations Manager, TTNET
      Onder Ozbek, Product Manager, Oracle
      Eric Saxe, Director of Engineering, Oracle
      Thursday, Oct 29, 1:15 p.m. | Intercontinental-Intercontinental B (5th Floor)
    • Rapid Private Cloud with Oracle VM and Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux [CON9576]
      Michael Glasgow, Technical Product Manager, Oracle
      John Priest, Director, Oracle VM Product Management, Oracle
      Wednesday, Oct 28, 1:45 p.m. | Park Central-Metropolitan II
    • The Cutting Edge of Technology: Deploying a Secure Cloud with OpenStack [CON3225]
      Detlef Drewanz, Master Principal Sales Consultant, Oracle
      Eric Saxe, Director of Engineering, Oracle
      Thursday, Oct 29, 2:30 p.m. | Intercontinental-Intercontinental B (5th Floor)
    • Oracle Enterprise Manager? OpenStack? VSphere? Have It Your Way! [CON8059]
      Shrikanth Krupanandan, Director, Database administration, Fidelity Management & Research Company
      Scott Meadows, Director, Oracle
      Nirant Puntambekar, Senior Manager, Software Development, Oracle
      Thursday, Oct 29, 1:15 p.m. | Intercontinental-Sutter (5th Floor)
    • DevOps Done Right: Secure Virtualization with Oracle Solaris [CON8468]
      Duncan Hardie, Principal Product Manager, Oracle
      Fritz Wittwer, Service Engineer, Swisscom Schweiz AG
      Wednesday, Oct 28, 12:15 p.m. | Intercontinental-Intercontinental B (5th Floor)
    • MySQL Backup and Recovery-Use Cases and Solutions [CON2494]
      Mike Frank, Product Management Director, Oracle
      Monday, Oct 26, 12:15 p.m. | Moscone South-262

    Hands on Labs

    • How to Build a Hadoop Cluster Using OpenStack [HOL1598]
      Ekine Akuiyibo, Software Engineer, Oracle
      Thursday, Oct 29, 9:30 a.m. | Hotel Nikko-Monterey
    • Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Solaris-Fast, Secure, and Compliant App Deployment [HOL10358]
      Scott Dickson, Principal Sales Engineer, Oracle
      Glynn Foster, Oracle Solaris Product Manager, Oracle
      Wednesday, Oct 28, 10:15 a.m. | Hotel Nikko-Nikko Ballroom I
    • Deploying a Multinode OpenStack Setup with a Preconfigured Oracle WebLogic Cluster [HOL6653]
      Sai spoorthy Padigi, Software Developer 1, Oracle
      Sandeep Shanbhag, Software Engineer, Oracle
      Wednesday, Oct 28, 8:45 a.m. | Hotel Nikko-Monterey
    • Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Solaris-a Complete Cloud Environment in Minutes [HOL10357]
      Scott Dickson, Principal Sales Engineer, Oracle
      Tuesday, Oct 27, 4:00 p.m. | Hotel Nikko-Nikko Ballroom I
    • In 60 Minutes: Build a Storage Cloud That Is Sustainable, Low Cost, and Secure [HOL2925]
      Donna Harland, Principal Product Manager, Oracle
      Joseph Lampitt, Solution Specialist, Oracle
      Hanli Ren, Senior Software Engineer, Oracle
      Adam Zhang, Principle Software Engineer, Oracle
      Tuesday, Oct 27, 8:45 a.m. | Hotel Nikko-Monterey
    • Build Your Own Cloud Environment with Oracle Solaris 11 RAD and REST [HOL6663]
      Gary Wang, Manager, Oracle
      Yu Wang, Software Engineer, Oracle
      Xiao-song Zhu, Principal Software Engineer, Oracle
      Monday, Oct 26, 3:30 p.m. | Hotel Nikko-Nikko Ballroom I
    You can see all the session abstracts, along with all the rest of the Oracle OpenWorld 2015 content, at the content catalog. Looking forward to you joining us for a great event!

    Friday Oct 02, 2015

    Friday Spotlight: Oracle Linux, Virtualization, and OpenStack Showcase at OOW15

    Happy Friday everyone!

    Today's topic will be about our amazing showcase at Oracle OpenWorld, Oct 25-29. The Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack showcase is located in Moscone South, booth #121, featuring Oracle product demos and Partners.  In past years, our showcase had been a great location to see demos of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM as well as solutions from our Partners. This year, it is expanded with Oracle OpenStack product demos and a theatre. Here's a list of the Oracle and Partner kiosks, don't forget to visit and talk to one of the experts that can help you out with your questions:

    • SLX-007 - Access Applications Securely with Oracle Secure Global Desktop
    • SLX-008 - Oracle VM VirtualBox
    • SLX-009 - Enhance Security and Reduce Costs Using Zero-Downtime Updates with Oracle Linux and Ksplice
    • SLX-010 - Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux  -Enterprise Ready
    • SLX-011 - Oracle Linux for the Cloud-Enabled Data Center
    • SLX-012  - Develop and Distribute Containerized Applications with Oracle Linux
    • SLX-013 - Oracle VM Server for x86
    • SLX-014 - Oracle VM Server for SPARC  

    The table below lists the featured Partners and their solutions:

    The Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and OpenStack Showcase will also include an in-booth theatre for Partners and Oracle experts to share their solutions to customers and partners, alike. For the latest listing of theatre sessions currently confirmed please refer to the Schedule Builder

    Don't forget to visit us at Moscone South #121, we will giveaway some great software (keeping it as a surprise- you need to come and see) and be in the drawing for our famous penguins and and Intel Mini PC - NUC appliance where you can use it for set top boxes to video surveillance, and home entertainment systems to digital signage, it is one appliance that can do it all.

    Register today.

    Tuesday Aug 11, 2015

    Chat to us at OpenStack Silicon Valley 2015 Event!

    Oracle is sponsoring the upcoming OpenStack Silicon Valley 2015 event in a couple of weeks time. We're looking forward to participating in the discussions, and we will have a sponsored session with Markus Flierl, VP of Solaris engineering (not currently posted on the schedule).

    We've made some pretty great progress in OpenStack over the past year across all of the software and hardware portfolios that I mentioned in my recent OpenStack Silicon Valley blog post. The IT industry is moving fast and with the recent interest in containers, agile development and microservices, we're excited to see the standardization through recent efforts including the Open Container Initiative and our announcement to include Docker into Oracle Solaris. We'd love to chat to you about what we're doing with OpenStack, our Software in Silicon strategy at Oracle and some of the trends we're seeing in our customer base, at our booth E4. Come join us!

    Thursday Jul 23, 2015

    OpenStack Summit Tokyo - Voting Begins!

    It's voting time! The next OpenStack Summit will be held in Tokyo, October 27-30.

    The Oracle OpenStack team have submitted a few papers for the summit that can now be voted for:

    If you'd like to see these talks, please Vote Now!

    Wednesday May 20, 2015

    LIVE WEBINAR (May 28): How to Get Started with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux

    Webinar title: Oracle VM VirtualBox to Get Started with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux

    Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Time: 10:00 AM PDT

    Dilip Modi, Principal Product Manager, Oracle OpenStack
    Simon Coter, Principal Product Manager, Oracle VM and VirtualBox

    You are invited to our webinar about how to get started with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux. Built for enterprise applications and simplified for IT, Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux is an integrated solution that focuses on simplifying the building of a cloud foundation for enterprise applications and databases. In this webcast, Oracle experts will discuss how to use Oracle VM VirtualBox to create an Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux test environment and get you started learning about Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux.

    Tuesday May 19, 2015

    Join us at the Oracle OpenStack booth!

    We've reached the second day of the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver and our booth is now officially open. Come by and see us and talk about some of the work that we've been doing at Oracle - whether it's integrating a complete distribution of OpenStack into Oracle Linux and Oracle Solaris, Cinder and Swift storage on the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, integration with Swift and our Oracle HSM tape storage product, and how to quickly provision Oracle Database 12c in an OpenStack environment. We've got a lot of demos and experts there to answer your questions.

    The Oracle sponsor session is on today also. Markus Flierl will be talking about "Making OpenStack Secure and Compliant for the Enterprise" at 2:50-3:30pm Tuesday Room 116/117. Markus will talk about the challenges of deploying an OpenStack cloud while still meeting critical secure and compliance requirements, and how Oracle can help you do this.

    And in case anyone asks, yes, we're hiring!

    Thursday Apr 09, 2015

    Oracle at OpenStack Summit in Vancouver - May 18-22

    Oracle is premier sponsor at OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, May 18-22. This year we will have experts from all of Oracle's OpenStack technologies including Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, Oracle Solaris, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, and Oracle Tape Storage Solutions. We will have informative sessions and booth to visit. Here's one of the Oracle sessions:

    Title:Making OpenStack secure and compliant for the enterprise

    Many Enterprises deploying OpenStack also need to meet Security and Compliance requirements. In this talk, you will learn how Oracle can help you address these requirements with OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure solutions designed to meet the needs of the Enterprise. Come learn how Oracle can help you deploy OpenStack solutions that you can trust to meet the needs of your enterprise, your customers, and the demands of mission-critical cloud services.

    Tuesday, May 19 from 2:50 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Room 116 / 117

    We encourage you to visit the Oracle Booth # P9 for discussion with our OpenStack experts on your requirements and how best to adress your issues for smooth deployment. Marketplace hours and demos will be done on: 

    • Monday, May 18: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
    • Tuesday, May 19: 10:45am – 6:00pm
    • Wednesday, May 20: 9:00am – 6:00pm
    • Thursday, May 21: 9:00am – 4:10pm 

    Hope to meet you at OpenStack Summit!  

    Monday Mar 16, 2015

    OpenStack Summit Vancouver - May 18-22

    The next OpenStack developers and users summit will be in Vancouver. Oracle will again be a sponsor of this event, and we'll have a bunch of our team present from Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, ZFS Storage Appliance and more. The summit is a great opportunity to sync up on the latest happenings in OpenStack. By this stage the 'Kilo' release will be out and the community will be in full plan mode for 'Liberty'. Join us there and see what the Oracle teams have been up to recently!

    -- Glynn Foster

    Tuesday Nov 18, 2014

    Oracle Technology Network Virtual Tech Event

    The guys over at the Oracle Technology Network are hosting a new set of virtual events that are FREE to attend:

    During the event there will be different tracks on the Database, Middleware, Java and Systems. For the Systems track we've got some great content lined up from Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM.

    The first two sessions of the day in the Systems track are about setting up OpenStack on Oracle Solaris. We'll walk you through how to take a standard Oracle Solaris 11.2 installation, install and configure the OpenStack packages and get a simple single-node instance up and running. After this we'll deploy our first instance in OpenStack and show you how to create an application golden image. We'll also walk you through some of the additional enhancements we've made to be able to provide read-only VM environments through OpenStack.

    There's a little bit of preparation work required for the labs. In our case we'll be using Oracle Solaris 11.2 installed in a VirtualBox environment. If you're interested in joining us for the events, check out the required preparation (there will be different preparation required for some of the other sessions so check out the registration page).

    Monday Nov 17, 2014

    Making OpenStack Safe for Pets

    Eric Saxe (Oracle) co-presented with Michael Aday (HP) and Nigel Cook (Intel) during the OpenStack Summit in Paris earlier this month on how OpenStack is evolving to allow the cloud infrastructure to also host managed enteprise workloads (pets) rather than workloads that can be easily created or destroyed as needed (cattle). Check it out:

    Other sessions held during the summit are available here here.

    Tuesday Aug 05, 2014

    OpenStack Summit in Paris - Nov 3-7

    The next OpenStack summit is soon approaching, hosted in Paris Nov 3-7. With a six month cadence, it's an opportunity for developers, users and operators to get together and talk all things OpenStack and plan for the next release of OpenStack (codenamed 'Kilo'). The Oracle Solaris OpenStack team will be there in attendance again, so please find us out if you have any questions.

    Eric and I have also submitted a session for the summit called "Making OpenStack Safe for Pets" - VOTE FOR THIS SESSION!

    Many Enterprise customers are well on their way towards adopting OpenStack for (at least) the Cattle rich pastures of their test & DevOps infrastructure, and are increasingly interested in consolidation of existing enterprise applications and mission critical services into that same infrastructure and management paradigm.

    Many of those applications exhibit needs and characteristics more like Pets rather than Cattle however, presenting a barrier both for consolidation and broader adoption of cloud / OpenStack by the Enterprise.

    While some have argued that Cloud / OpenStack is simply the wrong infrastructure for pet-like applications, we would posit that isn't and shouldn't be the case.

    In this talk, we will talk about trends that we are seeing with respect to adoption of OpenStack by Enterprise customers, and how that is driving our investment in OpenStack as well as our underlying compute, networking, storage, Operating System and virtualization technologies. We will talk about ways in which Oracle plans to contribute to OpenStack, and what we believe are the key areas of investment needed to address the needs of cloud wanting Enterprise customers, including high-availability cloud services, fault-tolerant cloud infrastructure, simplified cloud lifecycle management and more.

    While the day may come when Enterprise applications can be thought of as Cattle, until then significant value exists in meeting the needs of Enterprise customers wanting their pets to thrive in the cloud, and who tend to think of their cloud infrastructure as pet-like too.

    -- Glynn Foster


    Oracle OpenStack is cloud management software that provides customers an enterprise-grade solution to deploy and manage their entire IT environment. Customers can rapidly deploy Oracle and third-party applications across shared compute, network, and storage resources with ease, with end-to-end enterprise-class support. For more information, see here.


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