Oracle Enterprise Linux and Oracle VM Awareness: It's a Question of SCALE
By oracletechnet on Mar 02, 2009
Last month, at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) in L.A., OTN's Chief Installfest Officer Todd Trichler was present on the exhibitor floor to sling free software (Oracle Enterprise Linux and Oracle VM), as he is wont to do.
Todd also had the presence of mind to take a small survey sample among the 1,000 attendees, with questions focusing on awareness of the availability of free Enterprise Linux ISOs from OTN, of Oracle VM, and of VM templates for Oracle Database, Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control, or SOA-on-Oracle WebLogic Server.
While a good number of the attendees had some general idea about Oracle's activity in the Linux and virtualization areas, many were surprised to realize the extent of Oracle's commitment there - that is, about the existence of actual supported products. To many, the existence of Oracle Enterprise Linux and Oracle VM was news. This is quite surprising considering the sophistication of the audience - this was not LinuxWorld (now "Open Source World", I believe), after all (Did I just say that?)
We clearly have a lot of work to do in this area. Any suggestions?