Monday Nov 30, 2015

Oracle at Gartner DC, Infrastructure and Operations Mgt Conference, Dec 7-10

Oracle is a Premier sponsor of the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conferencethis December 7 – 10, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with Oracle experts in a variety of sessions, including demonstrations during the showcase receptions where they can discuss topics on Oracle’s Engineered Systems and many more of Oracle’s product offerings.

Oracle’s Solution Provider Session: New Thinking in Critical IT Infrastructure

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Speaker: Chuck Hollis 

IT services are moving to the cloud, that's a fact, but you will always have critical services that run in your data center. You need a new type of infrastructure that allows you to move seamlessly between traditional IT, private & public cloud. This session will feature executive thought leaders from Oracle and leading customers to share their experience in transforming IT infrastructure.

Oracle will be at the Conference Exhibition Hall C, Booth #411 during the following date & hours:

Monday, December 7th 

6 - 8 PM: Show floor hours

Tuesday, December 8th

12– 2 PM: Show floor hours

6 – 8 PM: Show floor hours

Wednesday, December 9th

12- 2 PM: Show floor hours

Come and talk to our experts and grab a DVD with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM on it.

    Register today. 

    Monday Nov 16, 2015

    You are Invited: Oracle VM Test Drive Workshop on Cisco UCS , NY/NY, Nov 19

    Oracle VM Test Drive Workshop on Cisco UCS 

    Date: November 19, 2015

    Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Where : Cisco Systems

    One Penn Plaza
    9th Floor, Yankee Stadium CR
    New York, NY 10119

    Learn how Oracle Virtualization on UCS saves money, improves operations.Cisco and Oracle's leading experts will show solution capabilities and demonstrate via demos and customer examples.
    This workshop provides customers the opportunity to learn why Cisco UCS was designed from the ground up to drive virtualized workloads, and why Oracle VM offers unique advantages for Oracle workloads. Click on the Register button to reserve your seat.

    Space is limited!
    Lunch is included.

    Monday Oct 05, 2015

    Oracle Sponsors LinuxCon Europe - Dublin, Oct 5-7

    Oracle is proud to be a silver sponsor in LinuxCon Europe, Dublin, Oct 5-7. You can meet Oracle Linux and virtualization experts. Learn about Oracle Linux, OpenStack, docker and other new technologies. 

    There's simply no other event in Europe where developers, sys admins, architects and all levels of technical talent gather together under one roof for education, collaboration and problem-solving to further the Linux platform.

    Visit us at Booth #23!



    Monday May 11, 2015

    Around New York on May 14? Register for Oracle VM-Cisco Workshop

    Learn from Cisco and Oracle's leading experts! 

    This workshop provides you the opportunity to learn why Cisco UCS was designed from the ground up to drive virtualized workloads, and why Oracle VM offers unique advantages for Oracle workloads.

     Event Details: 

    Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015
    Time: 10am-1pm 
    Location: Cisco Systems, One Penn Plaza, 9th Floor Yankee Stadium CR, New York, NY 10119

    Solution capabilities demonstrated via demos and case studies! 

    Lunch Included.

    Friday May 01, 2015

    Friday Spotlight: Oracle Linux and Oracle VM at EMC World 2015

    This year Oracle is Bronze sponsor at EMC World 2015, Las Vegas, May 4-7.

    EMC 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:

    Monday May 4, 2015 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Tuesday May 5, 2015 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Wednesday May 6, 2015 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

    Hope to see you at EMC World 2015.

    Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

    Nimble-Oracle Event: Modern Integrated Infrastructure for Enterprise-class Oracle Workloads

    Attend for a Complimentary Lunch and Receive Technology Updates from Industry Leaders!


    Wed., April 29, 2015

    Nimble Storage Headquarters
    211 River Oaks Pkwy
    San Jose, CA 95134

    Session Format:
    11:00AM - Registration
    11:45AM - Tech Talk with
    Nimble Storage, Oracle and Cisco
    2:30PM - Wrap Up and Q&A 

    Oracle workloads are one of the most critical workloads running in the datacenter. But how do you ensure that you can cost-effectively meet your Oracle database and application demands today, while providing seamless scalability for tomorrow as your business grows?

    Yesterday's technology can't keep up with the performance, availability, scalability, and data protection needs of Oracle workloads in the modern enterprise. Today's best-of-breed integrated infrastructure for Oracle includes advancements in the hypervisor, server, and storage layers of the infrastructure stack, as well as optimizations at the OS level to enable easy-to-implement low cost but high performing Oracle deployments.

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    Attend this live joint event held by Oracle, Cisco, and Nimble Storage to learn how you can:

    • Leverage the latest Oracle Linux and Oracle VM advancements and support benefits
    • Simplify your compute environment with Cisco UCS
    • Protect and accelerate your database deployments with Adaptive Flash storage
    • Speed deployments with SmartStack integrated infrastructure

    Register now to hear technology updates from industry leaders, see live demo of this breakthrough technology, enjoy lunch, and network with industry experts.


    Thursday Feb 05, 2015

    EVENT CANCELLED: Oracle VM Test Drive Workshop on Cisco UCS in New York, NY

    ATTENTION  : This event is now cancelled, it will be rescheduled at a later date. We will keep you posted in this blog.

    If you are in New York area don't miss this great workshop! 

    This workshop provides you the opportunity to learn why Cisco UCS was designed from the ground up to drive virtualized workloads, and why Oracle VM offers unique advantages for Oracle workloads.

    Cisco UCS server provides the highly reliable and flexible infrastructure with Oracle VM application-driven server virtualization to rapidly deploy business critical application workloads, to ensure a highly available environment. The two product combined ensure that the customer achieve needed availability, minimize risks and peace of mind on a fully certified computing stack by both vendors. 

    You will hear from Cisco and Oracle experts who will present the solution capabilities with demos and case studies.  

    When: February 25, 2015 (CANCELLED)

    Time: 10-1pm (Lunch included) 

    Where: Cisco Systems, One Penn Plaza, 9th Floor Yankee Stadium CR, New York, NY 10119

    Space is limited, reserve your seat today!

    Saturday Sep 27, 2014

    Top 5 Things to Do @OOW14: Oracle Linux, Oracle Virtualization and OpenStack

    Only one day left to Oracle OpenWorld 2014! 

    We have prepared amazing line up of sessions and demos for you. Our showcase is the biggest one featuring OpenStack this year. Don't miss any of them. Check out the top 5 things to do:

    1) Visit Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack @Moscone South, Booth #611

    Stop by our Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization demo pods 

    • SLX-001 3762 - Oracle Linux Technical Innovations
    • SLX- 002 3715 - Oracle Linux: Innovate, Collaborate, Create
    • SLX-003 3767 – OpenStack - Enterprise-grade Cloud with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM
    • SLX-004 3760 – Oracle VM - Integrated Infrastructure choice for the Cloud
    • SLX-005 4664 - Oracle VM VirtualBox
    • SLX-006 3765 - Oracle Desktop Virtualization  

    Check out our partners that showcase their respective solutions around Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack. 

    • A10 Networks 
    • amitego AG 
    • Dell
    • eG Innovations 
    • Fortinet
    • Fujitsu
    • Intel
    • Lenovo 
    • Mirantis 
    • Nuage Networks
    • SanDisk
    • Secure-24
    • SEP Software Corp.
    • SolidFire
    • Tegile

    2) Don't miss the General Sessions for insight into product roadmaps and future developments

    GEN8471– Oracle Virtualization Strategy and Roadmap

    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

    General Session: Oracle Linux—State of the Penguin [GEN7801]

    Monday September 29, 2014 - 4:00 PM-4:45 PM

    Get the latest information on Oracle Linux straight from the source! 

    3) Attend an Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Technical sessions, mark the sites below to get more information on our sessions:

    Focus on Virtualization and OpenStack

    Focus on Oracle Linux 

    4) Attend the Hand-on-Labs 

    Next-Generation Cloud Computing with Linux Containers

    Oracle Linux Systems Management Solutions

    OpenStack: Getting Started with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM

    Building a Complete HA Oracle VM Infrastructure from Server to App

    5) Network  and Have fun!!

    Stay up past your bedtime rocking to Aerosmith and hip-hopping to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at the Oracle Appreciation Event. These award-winners—plus free-flowing networking, food, and drink—come Wednesday to magical Treasure Island.

    See you at sunny San Francisco!

    Tuesday Sep 09, 2014

    Free Lunch and Learn Workshop September 28

    Oracle VM Test Drive Workshop on Cisco UCS

    Before you invest in server virtualization, take a test-drive and look under the hood at the Oracle VM engine on the Cisco UCS server. Oracle VM application-driven virtualization, combined with Cisco UCS, designed from the ground up to drive virtualized workloads and deliver a powerful and cost-effective infrastructure for the cloud. Join us in this workshop for a unique opportunity to speak to Cisco and Oracle product experts on how you can quickly build a private cloud using Oracle VM, Oracle Linux, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c on the UCS platform. Admission is free and space is very limited, so register today!

    Date: September 28, 2014
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT (Lunch will be served)
    Location: Courtyard Marriott San Francisco Downtown 
    299 Second Street, San Francisco

    (Two blocks east of the Moscone Center; please note, this is not the San Francisco Marriott)

    Monday Sep 08, 2014

    eG Innovations and Tegile: Partners Showcasing Their Solutions at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase

    Looking for an application performance management solution for your Oracle Linux  physical, virtual and cloud Infrastructures, look no further – check out eG  Innovations!

     With its eG Enterprise Suite™ solution, eG Innovations can provide your Oracle Linux and Oracle VM infrastructure, a complete internal and external monitoring of all the tiers of your infrastructure, with real-time automated root cause analysis, hence reducing MTTR.
    eG Monitor for Oracle VM Server for x86, part of the eG Enterprise Suite™ offers a comprehensive solution for monitoring and managing all aspects of your Oracle VM hypervisor and its guest VMs, whether the infrastructure is used to support server or desktop applications. Please visit eG Innovations at Moscone South, Booth #611, Kiosk SLX-007, for a demo of the solution or to simply chat about your monitoring needs of your Oracle Linux and Oracle VM infrastructure.
    Furthermore,  eG Innovations, will host a theatre session, where you will learn about “Intelligent Performance Management Made Simple “ at the Scene and Be Heard theatre on Sep 29, 1:30pm in Moscone South, Booth #313

    Accelerate and Sustain your database and applications workload in your Oracle Linux and Oracle VM infrastructure with Tegile’s patented IntelliFlash architecture

    Tegile System flash storage arrays, with patented IntelliFlash™ architecture, deliver high I/O and low latency for applications and databases running on Oracle Applications, Databases, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM.  As part of the integration effort, Tegile extensively tests Oracle products with Tegile flash storage platforms ensure customers achieve business acceleration along with significant data reduction in their mission critical Oracle deployments.

    Visit Tegile at Moscone South, Booth 611, Kiosk: SLX-019

    Friday Jul 18, 2014

    Friday Spotlight: A Great Week and Latin America OTN Tour 2014

    Happy Friday!

    It's been an exciting week here! If you haven't read Ronen Kofman's (@RonenKofman) excellent write-up about Mirantis, Oracle Linux, and Oracle VM, be sure to have a look.

    And for our spotlight this week, I wanted to highlight a fantastic series of events coming up during August in Latin America:

    Congratulations to the Latin America User Groups on assembling yet another great tour for 2014!!! Agendas are packed full of great topics from Oracle Database to Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, including Java and Cloud Solutions. If you find yourself in the region or live there, please register and reserve a seat. Talk to the experts, get hands on. No spin, just a great learning experience with experienced users!! 

    Brazil - August 2
    Panamá - August 4
    Chile - August 4 and 5
    Costa Rica - August 6
    Perú - August 7
    México - August 8
    Guatemala - August 11
    Argentina - August 11 and 12
    El Salvador - August 13
    Uruguay - August 14 and 15
    Colombia - August 15 and 16
    Ecuador - August 18 and 19

     If you live in the areas where the events are taking place, I highly recommend checking them out.

    We'll see you next week!


    Monday Jun 16, 2014

    Oracle VM and Oracle Linux at OCCCIO Conference 2014

    The Ontario College Council of Chief Information Officers is hosting their yearly conference at Mohawk College in Hamilton, starting this Wednesday, and Oracle VM and Oracle Linux will be there! Oracle is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the event, and if you're going to the conference, please stop by the Oracle booth and say hi. Also, please attend our joint session with Mohawk titled "Mohawk VDI & OVM/Banner Virtualization" on Friday at 10:30AM in room i224.

    Our team in Canada hopes to see you there!


    Wednesday May 28, 2014

    PARTNER WEBCAST (June 4): Enhance Customer experience with Nimble Storage SmartStack for Oracle with Cisco

    Live Webcast: Enhance Customer experience with Nimble Storage SmartStack for Oracle with Cisco

    A webcast for resellers who sell Oracle workloads to customers 

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 8:00 AM PDT /11 AM EDT 

    Register today

    Nimble Storage SmartStack™ for Oracle provides pre-validated reference architecture that speed deployments and minimize risk.  IT and Oracle administrators and architects realize the importance of underlying Operating System, Virtualization software, and Storage in maintaining services levels and staying in budget.  In this webinar, you will learn how Nimble Storage SmartStack for Oracle provides a converged infrastructure for Oracle database online transaction processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP) environments with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM.

    SmartStack delivers the performance and reliability needed for deploying Oracle on a single symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) server or if you are running Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on multiple nodes.

    Nimble Storage SmartStack for Oracle with Cisco can help you provide:
    • Improved Oracle performance
    • Stress-free data protection and DR of your Oracle database
    • Higher availability and uptime
    • Accelerate Oracle development and improve testing
    • All for dramatically less than what you’re paying now


    Doan Nguyen, Senior Principal Product Marketing Director, Oracle

    Vanessa Scott , Business Development Manager, Cisco

    Ibrahim “Ibby” Rahmani, Product and Solutions Marketing, Nimble Storage

    Join this event to learn from our Nimble Storage and Oracle experts on how to optimize your customers' Oracle environments.

    Register today to learn more!

    Wednesday May 14, 2014

    Oracle at Cisco Live Conference in San Francisco on May 18-22

    Cisco Live is Cisco’s premier education and training destination for IT professionals worldwide. Oracle will be part of the largest gathering of Cisco customers, experts, and partners anywhere in the world, on May 18-22 in San Francisco.

    Cisco is one of our closest partners with more than 20 years of partnership, which covers engineering, joint solutions, sales engagement, support for mutual customers and more. As part of our engineering engagement, Cisco is constantly qualifying and supporting Cisco UCS hardware on Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and Oracle VM.  

    Oracle had been collaborating with Cisco and Netapp to validate the FlexPod solutions for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. The combined products give customers access to infrastructure designs that are pre-tested and pre-validated building blocks for application consolidation, private cloud migration or data center modernization. In addition to the benefits of the integrated design and validation, there are specific unique benefits that Oracle VM and Oracle Linux add to Cisco products. You can get more information about these solutions as well as other key advantages of using Oracle Linux and Oracle VM if you visit our booth.

    Come and see us at Booth 2229 – Cisco Application Partners Pavilion. 

    Register today

    Monday Apr 28, 2014

    Oracle is Coming to EMC World on May 5-8

    EMC World 2014 returns to Las Vegas May 5-8 at The Venetian! As data growth explodes, EMC creates the infrastructure that enables you to manage your business and your career. Come to EMC World 2014 to find out how we collaborate with EMC on Oracle VM and Oracle Linux products. Here’s just a summary of the sessions and activities that will involve our products:

    Oracle VM and Oracle Linux related session:

    Wed     4:00- 5:00 PM EMC & Oracle Simplifies Cloud Infrastructure Deployment       

    Room: Lido 3005      

    Speaker : Ken Crandall

    Oracle customer meeting room: everyday

    Theater presentation:  5 minute overview presentation given twice a day (Mon-Wed)

    Oracle Linux and Virtualization presenter: Ken Crandall

    This will be in a presentation area located in one of EMC’s booth

    Register today and meet us at EMC World to understand how you can benefit from Oracle Linux and Oracle VM collaboration.

    Oracle also has Oracle Enterprise Manager and Solaris sessions and kiosk. Visit this Everything Oracle @EMC page for more information on all of Oracle presence in EMC World.


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