By Larry Wake-Oracle on Sep 12, 2013
This time last year, we were just getting a chance to talk about some new technology that had been recently added to the Oracle portfolio: Oracle Virtual Networking. Pretty powerful stuff on its own, as long as you're a fan of high performance networking, simplifying your data center, and saving a lot of money in the process.
This year, we've got another new product line to talk about as well, and the Oracle Virtual Networking technology is at the heart of it: the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance. It's an engineered system designed from the start for virtualization, and intended for general purpose workloads running on Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, other Linux distros, or Windows.
Here's a short video walk-through, showing OVCA power-up to production in less than an hour:
And if you want to learn more about either OVCA or Oracle Virtual Networking, there are several sessions of interest coming up next week at OpenWorld:
Monday, September 23rd
1:45 PM - Oracle SDN: Software-Defined Networking in a Hybrid, Open Data Center
(CON4465, Westin San Francisco - Concordia)
Software-defined networking is gaining momentum within the broader enterprise and data center networking industry. Oracle SDN, a component of Oracle Virtual Networking, provides the fastest and most agile software-defined networking currently available in the marketplace. Learn its benefits, and how it differs from other SDNs. This session also provides use cases for infrastructure as a service (IaaS), a private cloud model, and virtual network services.
4:45 PM - Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance: From Power On to Production in About an Hour
(CON11650, Westin San Francisco - Metropolitan III)
See how the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance goes from power on to running production applications faster than any comparable system; configure any resources without ever needing to make a physical change on the system. OVCA is an ideal data center building block for customers looking to simplify their operations and spend more time on innovation and less time on fighting fires.
Tuesday, September 24th
12:00 N - Rapid Application Deployment with Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance
(CON11651, Westin San Francisco - Metropolitan II)
This session will demonstrate how you can use Oracle templates and assemblies to deploy a range of Oracle software in a simple, repeatable, and scalable manner. Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder to create and modify templates and then deploy them on Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, which can go from power on to running production applications in less than an hour. Come to this exciting session to see how you can take advantage of its unique features to accelerate the way you deploy and manage applications in your environment.
Wednesday, September 25th
11:45 AM - Deploying Fabric-Based Data Centers with Oracle Virtual Networking
(CON4432, Westin San Francisco - Olympic)
Learn how leading companies have managed explosive growth by moving to a dynamic fabric-based data center infrastructure, integrating Oracle Virtual Networking into the core of their infrastructure. This session will cover best practices in automation, monitoring, and maintenance of Oracle Virtual Networking, to drive efficiency and effectiveness in a high-transaction environment, with case studies from customers.
Thursday, September 26th
2:00 PM - Dynamic Provisioning of Virtual Network Resources with Oracle Virtual Networking
(HOL10105, Marriott Marquis - Salon 5/6)
This is a 90-minute Hands-On Lab, where you will learn how to use Oracle Fabric Manager to dynamically deploy virtual resources to servers. It will step through how to control connectivity on thousands of servers from a single interface, and create rapidly repeatable configurations with I/O templates. This lab will also explore using Oracle Fabric Manager features to visualize a network's physical and logical network topology, group servers and their management as a single entity, create network and storage clouds, and set up cloud quality of service parameters.