Monday Mar 24, 2014

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Call for Proposals: Share Your Solaris Insights

It seems like every year, we manage to fit even more stuff into Oracle OpenWorld:

 ...but we're always looking for more. And we're especially interested in what you've got to say.

The Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Call for Proposals is now open, through April 15th. This is a chance for you to share your experience with your peers, and to interact with some of the top Oracle Solaris experts in the world.  Are you an administrator with insights on IPS and AI?  A developer who saw some key performance gains?  Time to put together a proposal and submit it.  But you've only got a few weeks to do it.  (For those of you in the US, it's another great way to put off doing your taxes.)

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is always a unique experience in a unique city, and if your proposal is accepted, you'll get a complimentary pass to the show. OOW is September 28th to October 2nd this year.

Learn more about Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Friday Sep 20, 2013

"Systems Central" at OOW13

This year, the Westin San Francisco Market Street is going to be the OpenWorld hub for engineered systems, server, and storage content, which includes both operating systems and virtualization.  We're thinking of it as "Systems Central."

This is where you'll find not only the bulk of the Oracle Solaris breakout sessions, but it's also where our Oracle Solaris engineers and executives will be making themselves available for one-on-one conversations before and after the sessions.

Protip: lunch will be served for attendees here, so this is a chance for you to get some quieter moments away from the throng, and hang out with Oracle Solaris developers after a less hectic meal.

The weather looks like it's going to be nice this year (70º in the city on Monday), so the short stroll from Moscone to the Westin will be a perfect prelude to a deep dive into Oracle Solaris content.

Wednesday Sep 18, 2013

Where to Go? What to See? Glynn Has Some Oracle Solaris Insights for OOW13

As you've no doubt gathered by now, we've got dozens of Oracle Solaris related sessions and labs going on next week, so it may be hard to figure out where you want to be.  Glynn Foster gives his top picks for Oracle Solaris at Oracle OpenWorld, which may help you make some key decisions.

But you'll have plenty of time for more -- so don't forget to check the "Focus on Oracle Solaris" guide, too.

Wednesday Sep 11, 2013

What's the Can't-Miss Oracle Solaris Session at OpenWorld 2013?

If you're looking to find out more about where Oracle Solaris is headed in the near future, you won't want to miss this year's general session, "Oracle Solaris Strategy, Engineering Insights, and Roadmap." What's the "next big thing" for Oracle Solaris?

No, not new colors.

I talked with Markus Flierl, VP of Oracle Solaris core engineering, who will be hosting this session, and "C" is still for "cloud" in our alphabet. He says that among other things, the session will focus on how Oracle Solaris has evolved from a cloud OS to a cloud infrastructure, with examples of customers who are building SaaS, PaaS and IaaS clouds with Oracle Solaris today.

You'll also find out why the Oracle Solaris and Oracle SPARC and x86 systems are the best platform for Oracle deployments, as integration drives database and Java functionality more deeply into the OS and silicon layers.

And of course, the session will give an outlook on what's being worked on for future Oracle Solaris updates, such as next-generation OS virtualization, built-in SDN solutions, and integration with current and emerging standards for cloud technologies.

All in all, a good place to be on Monday; follow the link below to add it to your schedule. Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 23rd, 12:15 PM - Oracle Solaris Strategy, Engineering Insights, and Roadmap
(GEN9021 Westin San Francisco - Metropolitan II

Tuesday Aug 27, 2013

Oracle Solaris Hands-On Labs at Oracle OpenWorld 2013

We're going to have some very interesting Oracle Solaris-themed Hands-On Labs (HOLs) at Oracle OpenWorld 2013.

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Friday Aug 23, 2013

Oracle Solaris Events at Oracle OpenWorld 2013

Time certainly flies... here we are, coming up on the fourth Oracle OpenWorld since we became part of Oracle.  And the show just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

This year, plan to spend some time at the Westin San Francisco Market Street -- that's where you're going to find Oracle hardware, operating systems (both Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux), and Oracle virtualization technologies setting up camp for most of their breakout sessions. Think of the Westin as "Systems Central."

But there will be other outposts of Oracle Solaris and systems goodness as well -- the DEMOgrounds in Moscone South will be home to lots of interesting demos (and interesting people demoing them), and our popular Hands-On Labs series will return in force, with half a dozen opportunities to dig into Oracle Solaris-related topics.

As usual, we'll give you more details on sessions and labs in upcoming blog posts, but for now, here are a couple of key documents to give you a rundown of what's in store for you:

These documents will most likely be updated a time or two before the show, so check back before you head out to San Francisco.

Thursday Mar 14, 2013

It's That Time Again: Share Your Great Solaris Story at Oracle OpenWorld SF

The Oracle OpenWorld Call for Proposals is now open, through April 12th. What does this mean to you, the Solaris person? This is a chance for you to share your experience with your peers, and to interact with some of the top Oracle Solaris experts in the world.

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is a unique experience in a unique city, and if your proposal is accepted, you'll get a complimentary pass to the show (you can also submit proposals for JavaOne and MySQL Connect).  OOW is September 22nd-26th this year.

Learn more about Oracle OpenWorld 2013

Saturday Sep 29, 2012

Down to the Wire - Yet More Solaris Things to See at OpenWorld (and JavaOne!)

San Francisco is bracing for the annual invasion. The airport's jammed, the tweets are flying, and the numbers are crazy: more than 50,000 attendees and 2,500+ sessions, taking over Moscone Convention Center, two streets, Union Square, and seemingly every hotel in town (98,000 hotel room nights).

So yeah, it's busy.

And it's not just OpenWorld--we've also got JavaOne, MySQL Connect, and four other sub-events going on as well.

Speaking of JavaOne, you can find Solaris-related activity there, too -- I've highlighted one hands-on lab below.

Here's a last pre-event roundup of activities for consideration; enjoy the show(s)!

(Remember, Schedule Builder is your friend; use it with the session numbers below to register.)

Monday, October 1st:

3:15 PM - General Session: Accelerate Your Business with the Oracle Hardware Advantage
(GEN9691, Moscone North Hall D)

John Fowler, head of Oracle's Systems organization, will talk about Oracle hardware technology and how it's co-engineered with other key technologies, including Oracle Solaris.

Tuesday, October 2nd:

10:15 AM - Building an IaaS Platform with SPARC, Oracle Solaris 11, and Oracle VM Server for SPARC
(CON4431, Moscone South 270)

Get the birds-eye lowdown (whatever that means) on how U.S. Cellular  built its Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud delivery platform with Oracle’s SPARC T4 servers, Oracle Solaris 11, Oracle Solaris Cluster 4, and Oracle VM Server for SPARC. The session covers the high-level design, business case made, implementation details, and lessons learned.

11:45 AM - Oracle Solaris 11 Panel: Insights and Directions from Oracle Solaris Core Engineering
(CON8790, Moscone South 252)

This has been one of the livelier Solaris-related sessions in years past (and I'm not saying that just because I get to moderate it this year). A panel of core engineers responsible for a wide range of key Solaris technologies will talk about some of the interesting work they've been doing -- but mostly we keep time open for the panel to take questions from attendees, because that's the fun part.

Wednesday, October 3rd:

10:00 AM - Tracing Your Java Application Tuning on Oracle Solaris with DTrace
(HOL10214, Hilton San Francisco, Franciscan A/B/C/D)

This JavaOne hands-on lab will show how to use the DTrace framework to dynamically trace your Java applications on Oracle Solaris and uncover new tuning opportunities.

Thursday, October 4th:

12:45 PM - Oracle Solaris 11: Optimized for Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server, and Java
(CON8800, Moscone South 252)

Explore how Oracle Solaris 11 has been built to be the best platform for the cloud and enterprise applications, with built-in optimizations to improve performance and deliver unique functionality with Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server, and Java.

Wednesday Sep 12, 2012

Oracle Solaris Events at Oracle OpenWorld 2012

When Oracle OpenWorld kicks off at the end of this month, it will mark the third year that we've participated as an integrated part of Oracle. (In 2009 we were there in "coming soon!" mode, which was an interesting experience in itself.)

As in the last few years, we've got lots of sessions related to Oracle Solaris, which you can see on the Focus On Oracle Solaris page: hands-on labs, sessions on multiple topics, two Oracle Solaris general sessions, and demos. We'll also have an Oracle Solaris and System Partner Pavilion, where you can see what other companies are doing to leverage the new features in Oracle Solaris 11.

We'll describe some of the specific topics in future posts here, but if you want to make plans on what to see right now, take a look at the "Focus On" document, or see Glynn's blog post, where he describes his top picks.

Friday Apr 13, 2012

Oracle Solaris at OpenWorld SF 2012

Oracle OpenWorld will be from Sep 30 to Oct 4 in San Francisco this year.
Register paying early bird prices, plan for your travel, and plan for your hotel !
Get ready to learn about the latest of Oracle Solaris, Oracle Solaris Cluster, and Oracle Solaris Studio.

The external Call For Papers just closed, which means many people will work hard over the next few weeks to make sure you will get the best possible sessions, demos, hands on labs, etc.
Early signs show that we will have great Solaris coverage, similar to last year. Read this nice recap about it, or to refresh your memory of what we managed to cover last year even more, check out the 2011 Focus On Oracle Solaris document (pdf).

So stay tuned. As it's true for all other Oracle products, we will keep you posted on OpenWorld 2012 news as they become available.

Tuesday Mar 27, 2012

Oracle Solaris at OpenWorld Tokyo 2012

Oracle OpenWorld Tokyo will open its doors on Wednesday, April 4 2012, until Friday, April 6 2012, in Roppongi.
If you've been in Tokyo as a Gaijin, or foreigner, you know exactly where that is.

Many of Oracle's top executives will be there, including Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, and John Fowler. The keynotes that they are covering will be very interesting, for sure.

Now, whether you will actually be there, or not, you might still find it interesting that several great Solaris-related sessions will be held there, especially as part of the "Oracle Develop" track, such as:

  • "Oracle Solaris 11 - Developers Need To Know"
  • "How to build high performance and high security Oracle Database environment with Oracle SPARC/Solaris"
  • "Oracle Solaris Tuning Contest"
  • "IT Assets preservation and constructive migration with Oracle Solaris virtualization"

And of course John Fowler's keynote "Server and Storage Systems Strategy".
The complete schedule in English can be found here.

We hope you can make it. If not, there will always be the San Francisco one.

Thursday Mar 15, 2012

Got a Great Solaris Story to Tell? Come to OpenWorld and Tell It

I know there are a lot of Solaris veterans that still haven't experienced the enormousness that is Oracle OpenWorld. Simply put: if you have a chance to go, you should go. You'll learn a lot, and you'll be in one of the greatest cities in the world at the same time.

Even better: if you've got something to share, we might be able to get you in for free.

Yep, it's that time already: the Call for Papers for this year's OpenWorld (and JavaOne) is open.  But not for long -- you've only got until April 9th to submit your abstract.

As a Solaris person, you'll probably be most interested in participating in one of two tracks:

  • ORACLE DEVELOP: Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux Development

All you need to give us right now is a title and an abstract. If your session is accepted, we'll let you know by early June, and you can start to plan to join us in San Francisco from September 30 to October 4.

(If you're planning on attending in listen-only mode, be aware that the early registration price is available until March 30.)

As is true every year, this is your opportunity to meet the leading Oracle hardware and software engineers, including lots of the Oracle Solaris team, and interact with your peers from all over the world. See you there!

Monday Oct 17, 2011

Oracle Solaris 11 Highlights from Oracle OpenWorld 2011!

Oracle Solaris 11 had some exciting news at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 this year!  If you missed the John Fowler keynote or the Oracle Solaris 11 sessions - you can still catch all the highlights from links below.

NEW - Oracle Solaris 11 White Papers:

NEW - Oracle Solaris Article:

Monday Sep 26, 2011

Oracle Solaris at Oracle OpenWorld 2011

This will be the second Oracle OpenWorld that Solaris will be officially part of.
And we'll have a lot to talk about, especially about the upcoming Oracle Solaris 11 release.

For all information related to Solaris, check out the "Focus on Oracle Solaris" document (pdf).

Some Highlights:

  • Keynotes of Larry Ellison (Sunday, Oct 2) and John Fowler (Tuesday, Oct 4)
    -> checkout live streaming options if you are not attending.
  • Oracle Solaris General Session (Monday, Oct 3, 12:30pm PT, Moscone South, Room 103)
    -> with Markus Flierl, VP Oracle Solaris Engineering and Senior Engineers
  • Meet The Experts of Oracle Solaris (Monday through Wednesday, Oct 3-5)
  • 15 Solaris Sessions
  • 5 Solaris Hands-On-Labs
  • 5 Solaris Demo Pods
  • Solaris Partner Pavillion

We hope you can join us, there was never a better way to get direct access to so many Oracle Solaris experts !

Wednesday Aug 24, 2011

"What's New in Oracle Solaris 11" Training at Oracle OpenWorld

You are attending Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco this year ?
You travel to the SF Bay Area, or live nearby ?
You are interested in the upcoming Oracle Solaris 11 release ?

Take advantage of this one-day training by Oracle University, on Sunday October 2.

Course Description:
This 1-day seminar provides a detailed look at the newest key features of Oracle Solaris 11 and how to use these features within your deployments. You will learn how to implement the new packaging system, how using the default file system, ZFS, will improve your data management capabilities, how to deliver fully virtualized networking, and how to use the advanced user, application, and device security.

Add Oracle University to your conference pass or choose a standalone pass to
take advantage of this exclusive training opportunity.
Times, location, registration option and prizing can be found here.


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