Tuesday Jul 06, 2010

Check out the NEW Oracle Solaris Virtualization Whitepaper

A NEW Oracle Solaris Virtualization Whitepaper is now available.  Virtualization with Oracle Solaris 10 discusses how Oracle offers the most complete portfolio of end-to-end virtualization solutions available today. With full stack management from applications to disk, Oracle solutions can help companies consolidate systems, gain greater efficiency, rapidly deploy solutions, and more. Each virtualization technology comes with its own set of advantages–making it important to understand when and how they can best be deployed. Providing varying degrees of flexibility, availability, and security, these technologies can be used separately or together to affect better resource utilization and reduce infrastructure complexity. Solutions are available at every layer of the infrastructure–from operating system and resource virtualization, to virtual machines and hard partitioning, to desktops and storage.

More information and resources on Oracle Solaris Virtualization available here

Tuesday Mar 30, 2010

New White Paper - How to Optimize Oracle Solaris Applications for Intel Platforms

It has been awhile since I have blogged as well as having some writers block during my Sun to Oracle transition. I was fortunate to land in Solaris where I was prior-which I am so thankful for.  In my new role at Oracle working on the Solaris Technical Content Team - I am focused on delivering Solaris technical content for Virtualization and Security- working with some excellent people by the way!

I wanted to give an inside to some new cool collateral that is being delivered by others from my team.  Mike Mulkey, one of my partners in crime just worked with a team of folks at Oracle and Intel on delivering How to Optimize Oracle Solaris Applications for Intel Platforms.

This is a technical guide for developers and sysadmins that explains how to use the capabilities of Solaris to optimize the scalability, performance, reliability, security, power efficiency, and virtualization of applications running on Intel's Xeon processor family (5600 and 7500 series).

Here is a snapshot of what the paper touches on. This paper discusses the major Solaris capability and describes how it has been optimized. For example ...

  • How Solaris enhances Intel multicore processor capabilities—up to 8 processor sockets, each with up to 8 cores and 2 threads per core—as well as Intel Hyper-Threading, QuickPath, and Turbo Boost technologies.
  • How Solaris Fault Management Architecture (FMA) integrates with the Intel Machine Check Architecture (MCA) Recovery features, enabling systems to automatically monitor, report, and recover from hardware errors to maintain data integrity and keep missioncritical applications and services online.
  • How Solaris takes advantage of the dynamic power management capabilities of the Intel processors.
  • How Solaris takes advantage of the latest Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) features and enables the highest consolidation ratios.

To download white paper it is available on this page

Monday Jun 01, 2009

OpenSolaris at CommunityOne!!

CommunityOne is finally here!!  Very exciting news is going to be taking place at CommunityOne today for OpenSolaris.  The keynote has started-Dave Douglas is on with Lew Tucker talking on Cloud.  John Fowler, Stephen Hahn, Greg Lavendar and Mike Shapiro will be taking the stage next.  John will be talking about the next release of OpenSolaris 2009.06 - Since I have been intimately involved with all the OpenSolaris activity it is very exciting to watch this unfold.  If you are in San Francisco -you must stop by CommunityOne!  The OpenSolaris Install Lounge will be on fire today - Come check it out,  we are at Booth #322. Come install OpenSolaris, play Rockband 2, check out Apps of Steel Winners, or play the cool Tremulous Toshiba game Aliens vs Humans...Oh and you can enter to win Rockband 2 and an OpenSolaris Toshiba Laptop.  Stay tuned to my blog as I will be taking plenty of video and posting to my blog today and throughout the week! 

Wednesday May 06, 2009

OpenSolaris will Rock CommunityOne West this year!

OpenSolaris will be featured in many activities at CommunityOne West in San Francisco June 1-3, 2009. Come join OpenSolaris at our demo pod area, OpenSolaris Install Lounge, join a session or jump into the Cash Car and win prizes!!  You also won't want to miss out on the Party Monday night from 7-9 pm.. Good drink, Food, Music and more Prizes!!
CommunityOne West - June 1-3, 2009
Learn more about OpenSolaris at CommunityOne West.

I will be sharing the latest news within Oracle Systems Product Management. Talking about technology updates, new content available and sharing videos specific to the Systems portfolio of products.


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