Friday Feb 28, 2014
Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Feb 25, 2014
The February 2014 Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is now available! It includes content on an updated Oracle VM cost calculator (now including Oracle Linux!), 2014 IT Predictions, community demonstration videos, what's new in Oracle Secure Global Desktop, and much more!
Friday Feb 21, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Feb 21, 2014
Friday Feb 14, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Feb 14, 2014
The team in EMEA has put together some wonderful in person events for potential or existing Oracle VM and Oracle Linux customers. In these events, there are expert presentations, and then time to mingle and chat with the Oracle folks. It's really a great opportunity to get your questions answered firsthand. If you live near any of these cities, consider registering for the events!
Feb 18, Munchen, Germany
Feb 19, Dreieich, Germany
Feb 24, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Feb 25, Istanbul, Turkey
Feb 26, Berlin, Germany
Mar 6, Paris, France
If you're anywhere near these cities, you won't want to miss these fantastic events.
We'll see you next week!
Friday Feb 07, 2014
Friday Spotlight: Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder (OVAB) 12.1.2 Demo Appliance Available for Testing!
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Feb 07, 2014
Happy Friday! Our Friday Spotlight this week is about a new virtual appliance for Oracle VM:
The Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder team has been busy! You can now take a self-guided tour to see the power of Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder.
Oracle VM Templates allow you to easily and quickly deploy pre-configured Oracle Database and applications. Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder accelerates and simplifies provisioning of complete multi-tier application topologies by packaging them as standard Open Virtualization Format (OVF) Assemblies for deployment into Oracle VM environments. It is capable of capturing application topologies comprised of Oracle and non-Oracle products. With a single keystroke, applications are fully deployed using application and user defined metadata. Two example use cases are replicating an entire application topology from one datacenter to another or deployment of entire stack of application into Oracle VM as a foundation for your private cloud environment.
Please note: this appliance is not meant for production use.
The OVAB team has done a great job in packaging this appliance. Download the Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder 22.214.171.124.0 Demo Appliance and take your self-guided tour today!
Have a great week and we'll see you next Friday!
Friday Jan 31, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Jan 31, 2014
Happy Friday! Our spotlight this week is a post from our Oracle VM VirtualBox product team on a brand new virtual appliance:
Oracle has released the Oracle BigDataLite virtual appliance allowing developers to focus on what they do best, which is developing applications.
With the Oracle BigDataLite virtual appliance, there is no need to install the Big Data platform components or configure them, that's already all done for you. Simply download the Oracle BigDataLite appliance for Oracle VM VirtualBox, start it up on your desktop or laptop and you are ready to go. Can it be easier than that?
If you like to get more details about the Oracle BigDataLite virtual appliance please check this announcement. Or even better, register for the Virtual Developer Day scheduled next week Tuesday, February 4th to get first hand answers to all your questions or to make your hands dirty during one of the hands-on-labs.
Have a great day,
-The Oracle VM VirtualBox team
Friday Jan 24, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Jan 24, 2014
The spotlight today is a follow-up to a previous one about Oracle customer KT. In today's spotlight, we have a newly published full success story about KT for you to read! In it, you'll learn how KT increased their operational efficiency, were able to deploy cloud services 50% faster, lowered virtualization overhead, and much more, due to Oracle VM and Oracle Linux.
We'll see you next week!
Friday Jan 03, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Jan 03, 2014
Happy Friday and welcome to the first virtualization spotlight of 2014! To kick things off this year, I wanted to highlight an excellent podcast by Oracle's Doan Nguyen and Ronen Kofman that describes how Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c can significantly improve your server lifecycle management. Have a listen:
We'll see you next week!
Friday Dec 20, 2013
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Dec 20, 2013
In the first video, Jung-Sik Suh, SVP of Cloud Convergence at KT, discusses the IT challenges they recently faced. To support their next generation customers, they needed to diversify their product offerings and expand their capacity, and they had to do this while simultaneously merging with another company! They decided to design a private cloud using Oracle VM and Oracle Linux that resulted in a 70% reduction of infrastructure cost and 50% reduction in operation cost.
In the second video, Mr. Suh discusses how implementing an Oracle software stack that is designed to work together, including Oracle VM, Oracle Linux, Oracle Enterprise Manager, and more, allows them to save costs and pass the savings on to their customers, and in the future, will provide a profit center for them, as well.
Thursday Dec 19, 2013
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Dec 19, 2013
The latest Oracle Virtualization newsletter is out! If you're a subscriber, you already have it in your inbox. But if not, here are some of the highlights:
- Oracle joins OpenStack Foundation
- Replay information for Top 5 Reasons Why Oracle VM Is Best for Oracle Database webcast
- Case study on telecommunications company that deployed IT as a service using Oracle VM
- Oracle VM VirtualBox receives community choice award from Windows IT Pro
- Information on the upcoming Virtual SysAdmin Day on January 28
- A new e-book titled "Oracle VM: Application-Driven Virtualization for the Modern Data Center and the Cloud"
- Plus, new podcasts, white papers, customer success stories, partner buzz, and much more!
Friday Nov 22, 2013
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Nov 22, 2013
Happy Friday, everyone. We hope you've had a great week!
The results from the Windows IT Pro 2013 Community Choice Awards are in and we’re proud to say that Oracle VM VirtualBox was named one of the best virtualization products!
This community-voted award is great validation of our work to enhance the product. Learn more about the latest release, Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.
We want to thank the Oracle VM VirtualBox community for their continued support as we work to make it easier and better than ever for users to run virtual machines on their desktop and laptop computers.
Monday Nov 04, 2013
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Nov 04, 2013
We have a really exciting webcast coming up for you this week that will tell you all about what's new in Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.1. Hosted by Andy Hall, you will learn all the exciting features in this brand new release!
What's New in Oracle Secure Global Desktop
Thursday, November 7, 9AM Pacific Time
If you'd like a sneak peek, hop on over to the Fat Bloke Sings, where Fat Bloke goes into detail on some of the new features. My favorite is accessing your applications (or even full desktops) from SGD using just the Chrome web browser. In this graphic, Fat Bloke is running Oracle Linux via SGD and accessing with Chrome on the Mac. This required no installation on the client, no dependencies on any other software, nothing -- just open up Chrome, login, and all of your stuff is there. Very cool.
We hope to see you on Thursday!
Friday Nov 01, 2013
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Nov 01, 2013
Welcome to Friday, we hope you had a good week! It was exciting for us here (especially those with Android tablets!) due to the announcement of Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.1. So, our Friday spotlight is the news release "Oracle Secure Global Desktop Adds Support for Android Tablets".
Have a great week!
Thursday Oct 24, 2013
Tuesday Oct 15, 2013
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Oct 15, 2013
This morning, Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3 hit the wire. You can download it for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris here.
This is a great release, adding a unique virtual multi-touch feature (great for testing Windows 8.1 applications on your standard desktop PC), support for new platforms and some really fantastic networking enhancements.
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