As Oracle OpenWorld 2015 ends this week, I
wanted to recap some of the particularly interesting aspects of Oracle’s Private Cloud
solution that were highlighted there. Specifically, there were a large number of sessions focused on private cloud
implementations, from Oracle customer case study examples and customer panels, through to sneak peeks at upcoming
technology improvements from Oracle that particularly benefit private clouds. In addition to sessions there were many
product demos in the demogrounds, as well as the Hands On Labs where customers
could actually walk thru the steps for implementing various types of private
Customers come to Oracle OpenWorld to learn about the latest in the technology as well as best practices for leveraging that technology. The Hands On Labs walked them through the actual steps needed to implement a private cloud, such as in the lab Deploying and Managing a Private Cloud on Oracle VM (HOL10469), where customers learned the planning and deployment of a database as a service (DBaaS) private cloud environment, using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control and Oracle VM as the foundation. The demo area was very popular with attendees learning about the various technologies used to implement private clouds on premises, such as Oracle Multitenant, for both the Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Enterprise Manager private cloud capabilities, and Oracle Real Application Clusters.
Besides the demos and labs, there were of course hundreds of sessions spanning the Oracle technology stack for private cloud. Many sessions had a further focus on implementing a hybrid solution, connecting your private cloud with your cloud services running in Oracle's public cloud. Oracle's unique cloud architecture allows for seamless movement of workloads AND data between your private cloud and Oracle Cloud, precisely because the technology infrastructure is the same. This means an application you develop and test in the public cloud can then easily run in your on-premises private cloud, since it's still running on the same database and middleware technology. A number of sessions at OpenWorld walked through the various best practices of how to implement a hybrid model, such as Deploying Database as a Service in Private and Hybrid Cloud Models—Best Practices or How to Navigate the Operational Challenges in Hybrid Cloud Adoption.
So, overall a very successful event. If you missed it this year, remember, there'll be another Oracle OpenWorld next year, so you can hopefully plan to attend next year!