Monday Mar 19, 2012

Oracle Virtualization Newsletter, March Edition: Hot off the Press

The March edition of the Oracle Virtualization newsletter is now available. Articles include:

  • Take the Oracle VM Survey
  • Geek Week review of Oracle's VDI on
  • Webcast: Simplify Oracle RAC Deployment with Oracle VM, March 20
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox Commercial Licensing
  • Links to the latest technical whitepapers
  • Training
  • Upcoming Events

Read it here.

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Wednesday Feb 29, 2012

Webcast: Top 10 Tips for Oracle VM Deployments

Server Virtualization deployments need not be difficult to get up and running quickly, particularly with Oracle VM.

Join our Virtualization experts, Adam Hawley, Senior Director of Virtualization Product Management and

Greg King, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Oracle VM Best Practices Engineering, as they discuss tips to:

  • Rapidly and reliably deploy an Oracle VM environment
  • Create a flexible infrastructure to deploy and manage enterprise apps

If you are an Oracle VM administrator, or just learning about Oracle VM, you wouldn't want to miss this webcast!

  • Day and Date: Tuesday, March 6th
  • Time: 9am US PT

Register Now.



Thursday Dec 08, 2011

Chock-full of Content: Latest Oracle Virtualization Newsletter


Check out the latest issue of Oracle Virtualization Newsletter. It is chock-full of relevant content, including:

  • Oracle Magazine Article: Managing the Virtual World
  • Accessing Virtualization related content from Oracle OpenWorld 2011
  • Oracle Desktop Virtualization customers win Oracle Eco-Enterprise Innovation Awards
  • Oracle VM 3.0.2 Released
  • Technical documents such as "Oracle VM 3.0 Quick Start Guide" 
  • Webcasts: Upcoming and On-demand
  • Upcoming Live Events
  • Much more...

Read the entire newsletter.

This is a bi-monthly newsletter. Subscribe to it now and get future issues sent directly to you.

Wednesday Nov 30, 2011

Live Webcast, Dec. 6: Enterprise Clouds with Oracle VM

Mark your calendar! On Tuesday, Dec. 6th at 9am PT, we are hosting a live webcast with Oracle VM experts.

Enterprise Clouds with Oracle VM

Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 9 AM US PT

The ability to create a cloud leveraging public or private infrastructure has been hampered by the lack of availability of practical, cost-effective choices for server virtualization. In this session, you will learn how Oracle provides a single virtualization solution for your entire infrastructure, and how Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder help you manage Oracle Applications across the cloud. Also find out how virtualization was leveraged to transform IT for Oracle University and support more than 350,00 students in more than 40,000 classes each year. Those lessons have paved the path to private cloud computing inside Oracle.

Adam Hawley, Senior Director of Product Management, Oracle
Dan Herrup, Principal Systems Engineer, Oracle Corporate Citizenship

Register Now.

Monday Nov 07, 2011

Managing the Virtual World: New Oracle Magazine Article

The latest (Nov./Dec. 2011) issue of Oracle Magazine features a cover story titled, "Managing the Virtual World". This article is focused on how virtualization with Oracle VM consolidates servers and makes applications more available, reliable, and manageable.  Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Pella Corporation's use of virtualization is featured in addition to a discussion  about the evolution of virtualization beyond consolidation, and specifically Oracle VM 3.0's focus on "Application-Driven Virtualization."

Read the full article.


Tuesday Jun 07, 2011

Public Sector Customers Benefit from Desktop Virtualization

Organizations in the public sector (including national and local government, justice and public safety, defense, education, and more), share similar concerns about security and accessibility of data. Oracle's desktop virtualization solutions can help meet these challenges by providing a desktop management solution that keeps sensitive information off of laptop and desktop computers and maintains it in the datacenter, where it can be more easily protected and managed by IT.

In fact, the entire desktop environment can be hosted in the datacenter and users can access their desktops remotely from Oracle Sun Ray Clients or their existing Windows, Mac, or Linux PCs.

Check out our new webpage that lists a number of assets showing the value of desktop virtualization for public sector customers, including how other public sector customers are benefitting:

  • Gunsan City Hall Cuts Power Consumption by 50%, Reduces Carbon Footprint
  • Colorado State University Powers Eco-Friendly Learning Environment with Oracle’s Sun Servers and Sun Ray Clients

    Get more details here.

  • Friday Jun 03, 2011

    Get your Free Pass for Cloud Expo East - June 6-9

    Join us at the Cloud Computing Conference & Expo 2011 taking place next week June 6-9 in New York. Oracle is offering free passes to Cloud Expo with full access to the event, sessions, and exhibition. Get your pass now before we run out!

    Don't miss the Oracle sessions and keynotes and get up to speed on Oracle's Cloud products, strategy and roadmap. Come by the Oracle booth #115 and check out Oracle's Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering based on Oracle VM. Our virtualization experts will be on hand at the events.

    We hope to see you there.

    Wednesday May 25, 2011

    Oracle Virtualization Newsletter: May Edition

    In case you missed the May edition of Oracle Virtualization Newsletter, don't worry! Check it out! It is full of informative and useful tidbits about Oracle's Virtualization solutions. Some of the topics included in this edition are:

    • The value of application-aware virtualization (3 minute video)
    • Top ten reasons why Oracle delivers more value than VMware
    • news on recent product releases
    • whitepapers
    • webcasts
    • and a lot more...

    Read the details in the May newsletter.

    To start receiving future versions of the Oracle Virtualization Newsletter, subscribe here.

    Call for Nominations: Oracle Technologist of the Year!

    Is your organization using Oracle products to deliver unique business value? Are key individuals in key roles doing more with your organization’s technology than anyone in the business thought possible?

    If so, submit a nomination today for Oracle Technologist of the Year Awards. Formerly Oracle Magazine Editors’ Choice Awards and now part of Oracle’s prestigious Oracle Excellence Awards program, these awards honor Oracle technologists for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle products and services. Winners are selected based a compelling story of technology leadership and innovation that differentiates them from others in their roles.

    The 10 winners will be selected across 10 award categories. A customer, their partner, or an Oracle representative can submit the nomination form on behalf of the nominee. To share your use of Oracle solutions and how they help your organization drive business innovation download entry form from this site . Customers may submit nominations for multiple categories. There is a specific category for nomination of Oracle Technologist of the Year: Virtualization Archiect.

    The awards will be presented during Oracle OpenWorld 2011 (October 2–6) in San Francisco.

    We would love to see nominations from our customers!

    Friday May 20, 2011

    Find out why Pella chose Oracle VM

    If you missed the webcast with Pella Corp. and why they chose to deploy their enterprise applications with Oracle VM and Oracle Linux, don't worry! The on demand link to this short webcast is available here.

    Pella is a leading manufacturer of quality windows and doors in North America. When looking to virtualize their datacenter, they were seeking a solution that would efficiently virtualize enterprise applications while also being cost-effective. Hear first-hand from Pella's data center managers and IT administrators as they outline their decision criteria, and why they elected to virtualize their Oracle applications with Oracle VM.

    Speakers from Pella include Dale Nelson -- Advanced Administrator, John McConeghey -- IT Manager, and Jim Thomas -- Director of IT Operations.

    Watch the webcast now.

    For more information on Oracle Virtualization:

    Wednesday Apr 20, 2011

    Webcast: Ultra-Fast Application Deployment with Oracle VM

    Join us for a webcast on Tuesday, April 26th at 9am US PT and find out how Oracle VM can help you accelerate application deployment and provisioning.

    Enterprise applications are increasingly being deployed in virtualized environments to gain the benefits of consolidation, flexibility and cloud computing. However, administrators still follow the same time-consuming, manual steps for installing, configuring, and deploying all software such as operating system, database, middleware, and applications, in virtual machines. You don't need to do this anymore!

    Join Oracle's virtualization experts and learn how the combination of Oracle VM server virtualization and Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder helps enterprises significantly reduce this time-consuming and error-prone work and automate deployment of multi-tier software assemblies!

    Day and Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
    Time: 9am US PT

    Register Now!

    Tuesday Apr 19, 2011

    NAB Builds Private Cloud with Oracle VM and Oracle Linux

    Check out this recently published article in the CIO Magazine talking about National Australia Bank's (NAB) roadmap to building a private cloud, focused on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).

    NAB has standardized on Oracle VM and Oracle Linux as the enabling technoligies for their IaaS cloud efforts.

    Here are some excerpts from the article:

    The IT leaders at NAB aren't holding back when it comes to the full-scale deployment of a private Cloud. Ubank, NAB's online-only banking service launched in October 2008, is already the flagship 'tenant' and running almost exclusively on virtualised infrastructure -- from the operating system to Web portal.

    UBank is the first 'user' of NAB's new enterprise technology platform, but plans for expansion into the rest of the bank are very ambitious.

    From the hardware up, NAB engineered a private Cloud based on Oracle Enterprise Linux and Oracle's (Xen-based) virtualisation platform for infrastructure-as-a-service.

    "So in our environment we're basically building up what we refer to as an infrastructure-as-a-service internal private Cloud, based on Oracle virtual grid technology and blade servers underneath that as well," Beer said. "It's a combination of both VMs and physical server deployments [and] operating systems in that environment.

    Read the entire 3-part article to see how NAB is deploying their private cloud.

    Thursday Dec 09, 2010

    New Reference Configuration: Accelerate Deployment of Virtual Infrastructure

    Today, Oracle announced the availability of Oracle VM blade cluster reference configuration based on Sun servers, storage and Oracle VM software. Assembling and integrating software and hardware systems from different vendors can be a huge barrier to deploying virtualized infrastructures as it is often a complicated, time-consuming, risky and expensive process.

    Using this tested configuration can help reduce the time to configure and deploy a virtual infrastructure by up to 98% as compared to putting together multi-vendor configurations.

    Once ready, the infrastructure can be used to easily deploy enterprise applications in a matter of minutes to hours as opposed to days/weeks, by using Oracle VM Templates.

    Find out more:
    Press Release
    Business whitepaper
    Technical whitepaper

    Friday Nov 12, 2010

    Very Cool! New Oracle VM Templates for Oracle E-Business Suite

    Ivo Dujmovic's blog entry yesterday announced the latest Oracle E-Business Suite Template.

    You can use pre-built Oracle VM templates to create a fully operational Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 environment now. 32-bit templates are available and and 64-bit versions will be available soon. We used Production (PROD) database files instead of the Vision Demonstration database to make the database template download smaller -- it is now three files instead of eight.

    Read details in Ivo's blog post.

    Monday Nov 08, 2010

    Deploy A Highly Available Virtualized Infrastructure with Oracle VM and Oracle RAC

    Join us for a live webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 16th at 9am US PT as we discuss how the combination of Oracle VM server virtualization and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) enables the benefits of a virtualized data center infrastructure for highly available applications.

    In this session we will cover technical details of how to use and deploy Oracle RAC in an Oracle VM environment, and create a production ready multi-node virtual environment in a fully automated way. Attend this session to understand how you can benefit from the most highly-available, grid-ready combination of Oracle VM and Oracle RAC.

    Get more info and register here.



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