This week I wanted to bring your attention to a white paper you might have missed. You'll hear us talk about application-driven virtualization a lot, but how does that actually work with a large application? Say, the Oracle Database? The white paper below goes in-depth on that question and describes the cross-stack integration that makes Oracle VM the best platform for Oracle Database. Give it a read and have a great weekend!
LinuxCon is the leading annual technical conference in North America that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts. This event is designed to provide a much needed collaboration and education space for the Linux community.
This year Oracle will be one of the key sponsors and we have a keynote session that features Wim Coekaerts as speaker.
LinuxCon will be showcasing multiple products including Oracle Linux, Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and MySQL in the following sessions:
Visit the Oracle booth in the showcase area to connect with our speakers and technical experts.
Through lecture material and an extensive selection of demos, this 1-day seminar introduces you to essential concepts for administration and operation of the virtualization environment hosted by the Private Cloud Appliance, helping you to manage Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
This seminar prepares you for creating, deploying and managing virtualized servers in an installed Private Cloud Appliance by providing an overview of the preconfigured hardware and software features.
We have a brand new digital white board video for you this week on why virtualization drives the cloud. The host is Oracle VM Product Management Director John Priest, and while the video is focused on Oracle VM, it has some great general purpose information in it, too. It would be interesting to folks interested in Oracle VM, Oracle Linux, and just cloud infrastructure in general.
Click here or the thumbnail below to head over to Oracle Media Network to give it a watch:
Running different operating systems: my most common configuration is running Oracle Linux in a VM on a Mac.
Testing out multi-tier architectures on a single machine: I do this sometimes with Oracle Secure Global Desktop, using a combination of Linux, Solaris, and Windows Server guests.
And I think my favorite is having my work environment (again, an Oracle Linux VM) encapsulated so whenever I change machines, I only have to install VirtualBox and am back up and running immediately.
It’s just a great tool.
There was a nice article published yesterday by ITworld, where they discussed some of the new features of Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0 and got some additional comments from Oracle senior vice president Linux and virtualization, Wim Coekaerts. Have a a read.
If you’d like information on commercial support for Oracle VM VirtualBox, you can have a look here.
On the Oracle Linux blog a couple of weeks ago I highlighted that Oracle OpenWorld Latin America 2015 was coming up soon. Well, it is nearly here.
Starting Tuesday, June 23rd, you’ll be able to hear from Oracle experts across the entire stack, from severs and storage, operating systems, middleware, apps, and more. Of interest to the folks on this blog, there will be several Linux and virtualization related sessions as well as two demo pods where you can talk directly to our team. If you’re attending the event, please make note of these sessions and consider joining us!
This year Oracle is Bronze sponsor at EMC World 2015, Las Vegas, May 4-7.
and Oracle have a long-standing relationship committed to providing our joint
customers with innovative solutions to meet their evolving real-world
requirements. This relationship is highlighted by continuous certification
of PowerPath on Oracle VM releases and numerous
EMC storage certifications.
We will have Oracle Linux and Oracle VM experts that can answer your questions at our Booth #1223. Come and visit us to see how we work with EMC. Exhibition hours are:
A new Oracle press release this week highlights the use of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM at Epsilon. From the press release:
"With Oracle VM and Oracle Linux, Epsilon has significantly accelerated its service delivery while improving the resiliency of its infrastructure and reducing total cost of ownership. Epsilon can now rapidly provision high-performance, location-independent, elastic, and production-ready database and business intelligence environments for its customers—delivering these solutions up to 20 times faster than before."
New Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database and Oracle E-Business Suite
Oracle VM 3.3.2 and Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers 3.2.3 for Microsoft Windows
Oracle VM VirtualBox updated
Oracle VM customer survey
Upcoming webcasts, in person events, new white papers and customer stories, and much more
I wanted to highlight the Oracle VM customer survey in particular. This is a fantastic opportunity to let us know how you use Oracle VM in your environment. It's a short survey (about 3 minutes), but your comments will be carefully read and considered by our Oracle VM product management team.
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