Securitas Direct, a leading supplier of safety and security solutions in Spain, Europe, and Latin America, has chosen Oracle hardware and software as the backbone for its main connections and processing signals center. With the Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) solution, Oracle VM and Oracle Linux, Securitas Direct will be able to strengthen the quality of service, speed time to market for new products and services, and deliver an improved experience for its business and residential customers. Read more on how the Oracle solutions will allow Securitas Direct to manage as many as 100 million signals per day from different security devices.
We are pleased to announce the latest software release 2.0.1 of Oracle's Virtual Compute Appliance. Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA) is an engineered system with integrated and software-defined converged infrastructure designed to radically simplify the way customers install, deploy, and manage converged infrastructures for any Linux, Oracle Solaris, or Microsoft Windows applications on Oracle VM.
The VCA software release 2.0.1 delivers the following enhancements:
External Storage Support: Oracle VCA storage can be extended by
connecting and configuring external storage hardware. This
allows customers to provision virtual machines with virtual
disks beyond the capacity of the internal storage, and to
provide ample disk space for large repositories and for backup
and recovery purposes. The storage hardware is connected to
the Fabric Interconnects using either InfiniBand or
Fibre Channel technology.
Integrated Command Line Interface: VCA command line utilities are now consolidated into
a single command line interface (CLI), which is accessible
from the Oracle Linux shell on the management node.
Management VLAN Support: The VCA management network now supports the use of
Synchronization Service: A synchronization service has been implemented to allow
configurable parameters to be set and maintained across
heterogeneous sets of components within an Oracle VCA
environment. Throughout the life cycle of the appliance,
software updates, capacity extensions and configuration
changes will occur at different points in time. The
synchronization service is an extensible foundation for any
mechanism implemented to eliminate configuration mismatches.
Provisioning Lock: The Oracle VCA Dashboard allows administrators to
temporarily disable compute node provisioning with the click
of a button. When provisioning is suspended, maintenance tasks
or management node upgrades can be carried out safely.
Please refer to the product page for a complete list features and benefits. For additional resources about VCA:
Here is a pic from our booth at VMworld Barcelona. Join Oracle at booth #301 to talk to product experts and learn about the latest on Oracle VM, Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux, Oracle VM VirtualBox, and Oracle Secure Global Desktop!
Every year after Oracle OpenWorld, many of the slide decks become available for you to download. If you were at these sessions, it's great to have these PDFs for reference, and if you weren't able to go, or had sessions overlapping, you can read the slides and get a sense of the key points.
You can find the slides from the Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Content Catalog. You can search for sessions that you'd like to download. Some good keywords are "Oracle Linux", "Oracle VM", "OpenStack", etc.
One of the principles of good security practice is to keep all
software versions and patches up-to-date. To keep you and your customers informed about any errata update,
please subscribe to email@example.com:
you can sign up here to receive
notification on software update delivered to ULN for Oracle VM, or you can browse the email archive.
We've released fixes to address the recent security vulnerabilities. Please review the instructions to apply those fixes.
Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance Software - My Oracle Support (MOS)
note 1930502.1 Oracle VM 2.2, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 - MOS note 1929782.1
Xen Security Advisory CVE-2014-7188 / XSA-108
CVE-2014-7188 / XSA-108 Patch Availability Document for
Oracle VM - MOS Note 1931331.1
CVE-2014-7188 / XSA-108 Patch Availability Document for Oracle
Virtual Compute Appliance - MOS Note 1931380.1
The Oracle VM security architecture, by design, eliminates
many security threats. The guidelines for secure deployment of
virtualized solutions based on Oracle VM are largely based
on network security. As these guidelines are generally
applicable, they should always be reviewed for applicability in
the context of each implementation and the security requirements
and policies of the broader environment in which Oracle VM
is deployed. Please review Oracle VM Security Guide to apply to your environment.
Join CERN IT architect and engineer as they share their adoption and deployment of OpenStack with Oracle VM in this must see session at Oracle OpenWorld today at 12:45PM, Intercontinental, Union Square.
Monday, Sep 29, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - Intercontinental - Grand Ballroom B
Virtualization is interesting but do you know how virtualization is deployed, developed and driven revenue for Oracle? Get the insight on how Oracle has ruggedized virtualization for the enterprise and how you can benefit from the experience. While at it, hear Wim talk about the strategy and roadmap
Many customers have transformed how IT delivers information and business
services using Oracle VM in a Private Cloud. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control enables entire
stack of enterprise applications that drive crucial business services
as well as end-to-end management orchestrations to cloud based services.
With the latest virtualization plug-in update (22.214.171.124), Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c works seamlessly with Oracle VM Manager 3.3. You can now download the plug-in from OTN page (drill down "Option 1"):
Fusion-io, now a SanDisk company, introduces support for Oracle VM
Fusion ioMemory has long history helping customers accelerate Oracle Linux environments. With its latest release of Virtual Storage Layer for Fusion ioMemory products, SanDisk now offers full support for Oracle VM expanding the ways that customers can take advantage of the combination of Oracle virtualization and Fusion ioMemory flash.
The new Fusion ioMemory Atomic Series provides premium performance for server-side PCIe application acceleration. The Atomic Series delivers the industry’s highest capacity flash in a PCIe form factor with up to 6.4TB per card. Improved error checking and correction technologies further add value for the most demanding enterprise customers.
Server-side Fusion ioMemory accelerates database applications placing data closer to the CPU and system memory resources for outstanding performance results. . This also allows customers to cache data on the server to accelerate application performance and dramatically reduces the load on Storage Area Networks (SANs). This also eliminates the I/O bottlenecks associated with highly virtualized servers while scaling up VM performance and density to increase the number of VMs that can efficiently run on a server.
Be sure to stop by the SanDisk kiosk (SLX-020) at the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase and visit SanDisk booth #1429 at Oracle OpenWorld to learn more about how Fusion ioMemory and the full range of SanDisk Enterprise offering for Oracle applications. SanDisk will also be hosting two Speaking Sessions:
“Accelerate Revenue and Reduce TCO with SanDisk Shared Flash”, presented by Jody Kirk, Director Product Management. Monday 9/29 at 2:30pm - 2:50pm, at Moscone South at the Scene and Be Heard Theatre (#313)
“Eliminating Transaction Latency in MySQL”, Conference Session, presented by Nisha Talagala, Fellow. Tuesday, 9/30 at 10:45am – 11:30am, at Moscone South #262.
As technology evolves, the complexity of securing our dynamic IT environment has changed, where the threats are no longer just access-based but now content-based. As such, there’s a requirement for intelligent software controlled security coupled with identity-based policy enforcement of all content. That’s where Fortinet comes in, with its network security appliances – appliances that provide an extensive array of functionality an organization needs to detect threat prevention within legitimate content, even from trusted sources and authorized applications.
Fortigate has been certified to work with Oracle VM. Drop by Fortigate’s kiosk at the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase, with Oracle OpenStack at Oracle OpenWorld to learn more about Security solutions for your network.
Want to know how to implement security in an increasingly dynamic world? Be sure to join Fortinet’s leading technical security expert, Ken McAlpine, VP of Network Security Solutions at the Scene and Be Heard Theater (#313) for a 20 minute session.
Scene & Be Heard Theatre session: Monday, Sep 29, 3:00 - 3:20 p.m at Moscone South, booth #313
Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack located at Moscone South, booth #611
Fortinet Kiosk is located at SLX-015, the exhibition hall is open from September 29th to October 1st
Secure-24 showcases how customers can reduce OPEX and CAPEX and take away IT headaches at Oracle OpenWorld.
Secure-24 is an Oracle Gold Partner, providing hosting services for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solutions such as Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Hyperion on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM in their datacenters.
As your organization grows, so does your enterprise systems requirements – growing in complexity, in manageability and cost. In order to reduce cost, whilst increasing reliability, many Oracle customers are choosing to move their infrastructure to Oracle Linux. If you are in such a situation, please come listen to Secure-24’s VP of Product Management, Nick Llitch at the Scene and Be Heard Theatre (#313), where he will share insights as to the Reasons, Risks and Rewards of moving to Oracle Linux, through “A CIO’s Guide to Migrating from UNIX to Oracle Linux”.
Secure-24 will also be exhibiting at the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase, with Oracle OpenStack, at OpenWorld, please drop by to discuss your hosting needs.
In addition, Secure-24’s Sean Donaldson, Chief Technology Officer, will be sharing some insights and Best Practices for Virtual Compute Appliance, alongside other technologists, on Wednesday 10/1 at the Intercontinental – Grand Ballroom B.
Scene & Be Heard Theatre session: A CIO’s Guide to Migrating from UNIX to Oracle Linux: Reasons, Risks, Rewards, Monday, Sep 29, 12:00 - 12:20 PM at Moscone South, booth #313, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack located at Moscone South, booth #611, Secure-24 Kiosk is located at SLX-012, the exhibition hall is open from September 29th to October 1st