Wednesday Feb 20, 2013

Webcast, Tuesday Feb 26: Oracle Solaris on Oracle x86 Systems – Co-engineered For Efficiency & Performance

In this short webcast, you'll learn about how Oracle has created unique value for its x86 systems by close integration with the features offered by Oracle Solaris and Oracle's system management tools, delivering increased system performance, reliability and security.

Why does Oracle Solaris offer unique advantages in performance and reliability when run on Oracle's own systems? This is your opportunity to find out more about lower total cost of ownership, increased reliability, and the overall value of integration.

Presenters include Chris Baker from the Oracle Solaris team, a familiar name for those who have been using Solaris on their x86 systems for a while; Chris has been around long enough to remember when Oracle Database could run on a 24MB Pentium III.  From the hardware side, we'll have Josh Rosen and Ed Franklin.

Oracle Webcast: Oracle Solaris on Oracle x86 Systems – Co-engineered For Efficiency & Performance
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 noon ET

Thursday Oct 25, 2012

Oracle Solaris 11.1 Now Available; Learn More About It at November 7th Webcast

Oracle Solaris 11.1 is now available for download -- as detailed earlier, this update to Oracle Solaris 11.1 provides new enhancements for enterprise cloud computing. Security, network, and provisioning advances, in addition to significant new performance features, make an already great release even better.

For more information, you can't do better than the upcoming launch event webcast, featuring a live Q&A with Solaris engineering experts and three sessions covering what's new with Oracle Solaris 11.1 and Oracle Solaris Cluster. It's on Wednesday, November 7, at 8 AM PT; register today.

Thursday Apr 26, 2012

Solaris 11 Online Forum is Now Available On Demand

For those of you who missed any of the sessions yesterday, or if you'd just like to play them over and over again, we've now got them all available on demand.

Thanks to Markus, Dan, Bart, John, our panel of customers, and our partners MSC and SAS for their participation in this, thanks to everyone who deluged us with questions, thanks to our fast-fingered Q&A team for responding to them, and thanks to everyone behind the scenes who made this work.

Wednesday Apr 25, 2012

Thanks for Attending the Forum

In a word: wow.

We answered over 200 almost 300 questions online, and we're still working through the backlog. I hope it was worthwhile for all of you who were able to attend.

For those of you who couldn't make it to the live 'cast: stay tuned for replay information.

Thursday Apr 19, 2012

Update on Next Wednesday's Oracle Solaris Online Forum

John Fowler on stage at the Oracle Solaris 11 launch, NYC, November 2011Some updates on next week's forum (Wednesday, April 25th): we've now added John Fowler, EVP for Oracle's systems group, to our list of participants.

We'll be kicking off at 9 AM PT with Markus Flierl, head of the Solaris core technology group.

He'll be followed by Dan Price and Bart Smaalders from Solaris engineering. I met with them yesterday (I get to be the interviewer during this one) and I think this is going be an informative and fun session. They'll be talking about not only what's in Oracle Solaris 11 today, but some of the things they and the rest of the Solaris team have in mind for Solaris 11 updates.

Then we get to hear from some of our customers who have already moved to Oracle Solaris 11, and what features made it interesting to them and compelled them to jump on it right away.

Finally, John will wrap up with what Oracle Solaris means to Oracle's overall systems strategy, including "building block" systems, engineered systems such as Exadata, Exalogic and SPARC SuperCluster, and our storage offerings (you'll find Solaris 11 at the heart of our Sun ZFS Storage Appliances).

During the session, we'll have a live Q&A running, so you can ask about anything you're hearing as it's going on.

Register today!

Online Forum: Oracle Solaris 11: What’s New Since the Launch
April 25th 9:00 a.m. PDT – 11:30 a.m. PDT

Wednesday Apr 04, 2012

April 25th Online Forum -- Oracle Solaris 11: What's New Since the Launch

It's been a few months since we released Oracle Solaris 11, so we thought it was time to check in and let you know how things are going.

On April 25th, at 9:00 PT, we'll host an online forum, featuring Markus Flierl, the VP for Solaris core engineering, as well as engineers, customers and partners. During the forum, Markus and his crew will give an update on the release, recap Oracle's OS strategy, and give you a peek at what the engineers are working on for future updates.

I think one of the more interesting parts of this event will be the chance for some of our customers to share why they've moved to Oracle Solaris 11 and what benefits it has already given them.

 We'll also have an online chat, so you can ask Solaris engineers any questions about what you've heard, or other thoughts you've had.

 It should be a worthwhile event -- hope you can join us.

Online Forum: Oracle Solaris 11: What’s New Since the Launch
April 25th 9:00 a.m. PDT – 11:30 a.m. PDT
Register today!

Monday Apr 02, 2012

Oracle's Sun x86 Server Product Launch Webcast, April 10th

On April 10th, 2012, Oracle will host a webcast to discuss its new generation of x86 servers.

Register today

Topics covered will include:

  • Enhanced virtualization for consolidation and improved server utilization
  • Reduced licensing costs with 0.5 core factors for Oracle per core-priced software
  • Unparalleled reliability and availability for enterprise environments
  • Increased visibility and efficiency with Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center and expert 24/7 support
  • Ongoing protection for your existing software and training investments

Live Webcast:
The Industry's Best x86 Platform for Running Oracle Enterprise Applications

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
9:00 AM PDT

40 minutes including Q&A 

Friday Mar 23, 2012

Oracle Solaris 11 Developer Webinar Series

Pupils in a Canadian school train, 1950.This coming Tuesday, a new series of webcasts (not to be confused with a series of tubes) is kicking off, aimed at developers.

Register today

Next week's session covers IPS and related topics:

What: Modern Software Packaging for Enterprise Developers

When: Tuesday, March 27, 9 AM Pacific

Who: Eric Reid, Oracle Systems ISV Engineering

We've got several more queued up -- here's the full schedule, with registration links for each one. Or, see the series overview, which includes a link to a "teaser" preview of all the sessions.


(all sessions 9 AM Pacific)


Modern Software Packaging for Enterprise Developers

March 27th

Eric Reid
(Principal Software Engineer)

Simplify Your Development Environment with Zones, ZFS & More

April 10th

Eric Reid (Principal Software Engineer)
Stefan Schneider (Chief Technologist, ISV Engineering)

Managing Application Services – Using SMF Manifests in Solaris 11

April 24th

Matthew Hosanee
(Principal Software Engineer)

Optimize Your Applications on Oracle Solaris 11: The DTrace Advantage

May 8th

Angelo Rajadurai
(Principal Software Engineer)

Maximize Application Performance and Reliability on Oracle Solaris 11

May 22nd

Ikroop Dhillon
(Principal Product Manager)

Writing Oracle Solaris 11 Device Drivers

June 6th

Bill Knoche
(Principal Software Engineer)

Monday Dec 12, 2011

December 14th Webcast: Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3

This Wednesday, at 9 AM Pacific, please join Don Kretsch, Senior Director, and Kuldip Oberoi, Senior Manager, as they unveil new technologies in the latest release of Oracle Solaris Studio, the leading C/C++ development tool suite for Oracle Solaris and Linux:

  • Optimizations for SPARC T4 and Oracle Solaris 11 to help generate 3x faster code
  • New memory and performance analysis tools
  • New remote development capabilities for Microsoft Windows and Mac-based desktops
  • How Oracle Solaris Studio simplifies the development of applications for the Oracle stack, including Oracle Database

Register today!

Wednesday Nov 09, 2011

Launch event is starting!

Follow us as we live-tweet:


We'll do our best to answer your questions.

Tuesday Nov 08, 2011

Setting Up for the Oracle Solaris 11 Launch

In case you're interested, here's some photos from Gotham Hall. We'll add more as things continue to take shape.

Skylight: definitely ornate.

(Just one day left to register for the event or webcast!)

Sunday Nov 06, 2011

11 Questions We'll be Answering at the Oracle Solaris 11 Launch

Some things you'll learn if you join us in person at Gotham Hall in New York City, or on the web.
  1. Why do we say Oracle Solaris 11 is "built for clouds"?
  2. Where and why are businesses already using Oracle Solaris 11 in production?
  3. Why should you move to Oracle Solaris 11 from other UNIX releases?
  4. Why should you move your existing Oracle Solaris environments to Oracle Solaris 11?
  5. What do we mean by "zero overhead virtualization"?
  6. What are the top new features in Oracle Solaris 11?
  7. What are your peers saying, thinking and doing about Oracle Solaris 11?
  8. How does Oracle Solaris 11 get the most out of SPARC and x86 systems?
  9. Will we continue to be the industry's only OS to guarantee both application binary and inter-platform source code compatibility?
  10. Why is running Oracle Solaris 11 an advantage for your business?
  11. Why is Oracle Solaris 11 the #1 enterprise OS?
To get the answers, don't forget to register for this Wednesday's launch event!

Friday Nov 04, 2011

Going to 11

And yes, a certain movie scene you may be be thinking of has also been much on our mind.

(Are you registered for next Wednesday's launch?  Join us in New York, or watch on the web.)

Thursday Nov 03, 2011

11 Reasons Why Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 Isn't Being Released on 11/11/11

As I may have mentioned before, the Oracle Solaris 11 launch is this coming Wednesday, November 9th.  Unsurprisingly, more than a few people have pointed out that just two days later, the 11th, is "11/11/11" -- a seemingly perfect day to launch a product named... well, you know.

So here's why we didn't go with that date.  (Two of these are actually the real reasons.)

  1. Whoa -- we never thought of that!
  2. We just couldn't wait.
  3. Friday -- not a good day for a product launch.
  4. Armistice Day/Remembrance Day/Veterans Day -- not a good day for a product launch.
  5. Sony Pictures begged us not to release on the same day as the new Adam Sandler movie.
  6. We figured the launch parties would keep going for three days.
  7. Dyscalculia. Dysnumeria.
  8. Hoping to ride the coattails of the commemorations of Louis the Bavarian's defeat of his cousin Frederick I of Austria at the Battle of Gamelsdorf in 1313.
  9. "11" is actually 9--in octal.  OK, that one's exceptionally weak.
  10. November 9 is Inventors' Day!  (Which is held on this day because it's the birthday of actress Hedy Lamarr, who invented frequency-hopping spread spectrum signalling in 1942.  I am not making this up.)
  11. "No... that's just what they'll be expecting us to do."

I hope that explains things adequately.

Anyhow, do join us in New York City at historic Gotham Hall if you can, or if you can't, be sure to tune in to the webcast.

On the 9th.

Monday Oct 31, 2011

Oracle Solaris 11 Launch Agenda: Eat, Listen, Interact, Eat, Gawk.

People have asked: "What exactly can I expect when I attend the Oracle Solaris 11 launch in New York City next week?"  A fair question.

If the title of this post isn't a sufficient précis, here's the actual agenda for Wednesday, November 9th (All times Eastern):

9:00 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Registration and Light Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Oracle Solaris 11 Launch Announcement with Mark Hurd and John Fowler

11 a.m. – 12 noon

Oracle Solaris 11 Core Engineering Panel
Hosted by Markus Flierl, Vice President of Oracle Solaris Engineering

12 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Oracle Solaris 11 Customer Insights Panel

12 noon – 1:30 p.m.


"Gawk" is your chance to check out some of the hardware and software demos we'll have there, and have some informal conversations with our engineers and executives (or me, even), and admire the aforementioned ornate skylight.

If you're joining us via the web, the webcast will start at 10 AM Eastern, and end at 11 AM.

Clearly, the right choice is to come to New York, or you'll miss two meals and some sparkling company.  Come a few days early, and you can even get in a nice bit of exercise.

We'll be talking about how to build your infrastructure with Oracle Solaris 11 to accelerate delivery of internal, public, and hybrid cloud applications, optimize services with built-in virtualization, and achieve top performance and cost advantages with Oracle Solaris 11 based engineered systems.


Security. Speed. Simplicity.
An efficient, open, affordable cloud platform for SPARC and x86 systems.


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