Wednesday Apr 24, 2013

Trust Credit Card Data With Solaris 11

Does your company handle credit card data? Have to meet regulatory standards including SOX, HIPAA, FISMA and GLBA?

Check out Coalfire Systems new paper which provides guidance to IT professionals who are implementing Oracle Solaris 11 within their Cardholder Data Environment (CDE) and to the Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) assessing those environments.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to all organizations that store, process, or transmit cardholder data. This includes entities such as merchants, service providers, payment gateways, data centers, and outsourced service providers.

The Oracle Solaris 11 features highlighted in the paper specifically address PCI DSS compliance; however, the same basic tenets can be used for meeting other regulatory environment standards such as the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLBA), Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

Friday Mar 15, 2013

Share Your Solaris Experience At Oracle OpenWorld 2013

The Call for Papers for Oracle OpenWorld is now open. Share your expertise with Oracle Solaris, Oracle Solaris Cluster and Oracle Solaris Studio with the world’s largest gathering of Oracle technologists and business leaders. 

Submit your presentations now through April 12.

Monday May 10, 2010

New Paper: Parallel Programming with Oracle Developer Tools

We just published a new paper last week -- Parallel Programming with Oracle Developer Tools.

If you want to learn more about parallel programming techniques this paper covers everything you need to get started using a practical and pragmatic approach with many code examples. After introducing major concepts  Ruud van der Pas zooms in on various parallel programming models with an emphasis on OpenMP and MPI.

Ruud has also created some great videos on parallel computing and OpenMP. Be sure to check them out as well.

Thanks to Bhawna Mittal who work with Ruud to get the paper published.

Monday Oct 26, 2009

Join us at LISA (Large Installation System Administration Conference)

The good folks at USENIX are hosting the 23rd annual LISA (Large Installation System Administration Conference) this year in Baltimore, Maryland November 1-6.

I hope you can join us there... We have quite a few Solaris topics and we'll be showcasing some of our leading OS technologies like Solaris Networking, ZFS, Solaris Cluster, our built-in virtualization technologies including LDOMs, Solaris Containers and the like.

Our Solaris System Administration Training and Certification folks will also be on hand with the latest updates on courses and certification paths.

You'll also want to meet Rick Ramsey, the creative force behind BigAdmin, the definitive source for Solaris and Sun system administrators. Get your latest tips and tricks here and earn BigAdmin bucks for submitting your content.

We'll have some of the latest Solaris administration books there to hand out to lucky folks who take our surveys -- Solaris System Administration Essentials, Solaris 10 Security Essentials, Solaris Internals and Solaris Performance and Tools as well as some of our OpenSolaris titles -- OpenSolaris Bible and Pro OpenSolaris.

On November 3 we'll also be hosting the Solaris Security Summit. Come hear our crack team of security experts and get the latest updates on Solaris security features. Register for this free event. Walk-ins will also be welcome.

Check out the complete list of Solaris activities including some great Solaris training hosted by USENIX.

We'll be in booths 100-104 in the Vendor Exhibit area... please drop by and introduce yourself.

Thursday Jul 02, 2009

OpenSolaris Tracks @ CommunityOne

The OpenSolaris community team had a very busy but productive time at CommunityOne in June. We organized four speaker tracks on OpenSolaris that I wanted to share with you all. Here are the sessions with links to some great OpenSolaris presentations with the latest OpenSolaris 2009.06 content. Enjoy!

Monday, June 1

- view the live video streams

Developing ON OpenSolaris
Speaker Managing OpenSolaris
Speaker General Operating System/Platform Track Speaker

S304128 Developing on OpenSolaris

[ODP] [video]

Dave Miner, Nick SolterOpenSolaris Bible

- authors of

S308358 - What's New in the OpenSolaris™ 2009.06 Operating System [ODP] [video]

Pete Dennis

S311837 Becoming a ZFS™ File System Ninja, Part 1

Ben Rockwood

S303999 Measuring Performance with Sun™ Studio Tools

[PDF] [video]

Marty Itzkowitz

S304129 - Becoming an OpenSolaris™ Operating System Power User [ODP] [video]

Dave Miner, Nick Solter

S305066 Moving Forward: High-Performance Application Development in a Multicore World

Tracy Carver, Jim Falgout, Brian Goetz,Don Kretsch,Patrick Leonard, David Maples

S303951 Testing Applications with VirtualBox


Brian Leonard

S308359 - Built-in Virtualization for the OpenSolaris™ Operating System: Containers, Sun™ Logical Domains (LDOMs), and xen [PDF] [video]

Jerry Jelinek, author of OpenSolaris Bible

S304985 OpenSolaris™ Operating System and Intel: Innovation Unleashed

Bob Kasten

S308357 Observing Applications with DTrace

[PDF] [video]

Angelo Rajadurai

S304607 - Open Networking with Crossbow[video]


Sunay Tripathi

S304087 Leveraging the ZFS™ File System for Blazing-Fast Backups of the OpenSolaris™ Operating System and MySQL™ Database

Paddy Sreenivasan

Afternoon Break

S308356 Probing Database Applications with DTrace Probes

[PDF] [video]

Robert Lor, Martin MC Brown

S304261 - OpenSolaris™ Secure Deployment: Role-Based Access Control and The Cryptographic Framework

[PDF] [ODP][video]

Christoph Schuba


Lightning Talks, Part 5

S304147 Porting Applications with the OpenSolaris SourceJuicer

Diving into the SourceJuicer


Porting Using SourceJuicer



Jim Walker, Christian Kelly, Dermot McCluskey

S304013 - Open Storage with the Solaris ZFS™ File System and COMSTAR[video]


Scott Tracy, Dan Maslowski

S304289 Building C/C++/Fortran Applications on the OpenSolaris™ Operating System and Linux

Don Kretsch

Tuesday, June 2

Developing IN OpenSolaris
Speaker Deploying OpenSolaris in Your Datacenter
Inside OpenSolaris: The Developer View Mark Nelson, Sun

Secure Programming Scott Rotondo, Sun

Secure Programming, cont. Scott Rotondo Deploying OpenSolaris in your Datacenter Chris Armes, Sun
Device Driver Overview Max Bruning, Bruning Systems Becoming a ZFS Ninja Ben Rockwood, Joyent
Porting Linux USB Drivers to OpenSolaris Max Bruning Becoming a ZFS Ninja, cont. Ben Rockwood
OpenSolaris Kernel Debugging Max Bruning High Availability with OpenSolaris Nick Solter, Sun
Diving into the OpenSolaris Source Juicer Jim Walker, Christian Kelly, Dermot McCluskey, Barry Cheshire, Sun Application consolidation with OpenSolaris Containers Jerry Jelinek, Sun

Crossbow BoF
Networking in the Cloud [PDF], Ben Rockwood

More details at the OpenSolaris@CommunityOne Schedule website.

Wednesday May 13, 2009

Countdown to CommunityOne

We're busy cranking on OpenSolaris community content for CommunityOne West... only 3 weeks to go. If you're in the San Francisco Bay area on June 1 please register and drop by to see us.

On Monday, June 1, we'll be hosting two OpenSolaris tracks -- Developing on OpenSolaris and Managing OpenSolaris -- and on Tuesday, June 2, we'll be hosting two deep dive sessions -- Develop in OpenSolaris and Deploying OpenSolaris in Your Datacenter.

At the CommunityOne/JavaOne Pavilion vendor area you can also see several cool OpenSolaris demos staffed by OpenSolaris technical folks as well as comfy couches to hang out on in the OpenSolaris install lounge.

Be sure to join us Monday night for the OpenSolaris party. Rumors are flying about a dodgeball tournament, martini luge and live music. Should be fun!

Here's a great overview of the OpenSolaris events @ CommunityOne.


Lynn Rohrer-Oracle


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