Friday Nov 08, 2013

DON'T MISS: Live Webcast - Nimble SmartStack for Oracle with Cisco UCS (Nov 12)

You are invited to the live webcast with Nimble Storage, Oracle and Cisco where we will talk about the new SmartStack solution from Nimble Storage that features Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and Cisco UCS products. In this webinar, you will learn how Nimble Storage SmartStack with Oracle and Cisco provides a converged infrastructure for Oracle Database environments with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. SmartStack, built on best-of-breed components, delivers the performance and reliability needed for deploying Oracle on a single symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) server or Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on multiple nodes. 

When : Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Panelists:
Michele Resta, Director of Linux and Virtualization Alliances, Oracle
John McAbel, Senior Product Manager, Cisco
Ibby Rahmani, Solutions Marketing, Nimble Storage

SmartStack™solutions provide pre-validated reference architectures that speed deployments and minimize risk. 

    •     The pre-validated converged infrastructure is based on an Oracle Validated Configuration that includes Oracle Database and Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.
    •     The solution components include a Nimble Storage CS-Series array, two Cisco UCS B200 M3 blade servers, Oracle Linux 6 Update 4 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 or Oracle Database 12c Release 1.
    •     The Nimble Storage CS-Series is certified with Oracle VM 3.2 providing an even more flexible solution leveraging virtualization for functions such as test and development by delivering excellent random I/O performance in Oracle VM environments.

      Thursday Oct 24, 2013

      The October 2013 Virtualization Newsletter is Here!

      The October 2013 edition of the Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is here! Some of the highlights from this information packed issue:

      • New Release: Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.
      • Airbus Selects Oracle Secure Global Desktop to Increase Efficiency and Accelerate Time to Market.
      • Open Universities Australia Realizes Valuable Savings and Simplifies IT with Oracle VM.
      • Oracle Virtualization Recap from Oracle OpenWorld 2013.
      • Information on the "What's New with Oracle Secure Global Desktop" webcast, happening on November 7th.

      Plus, videos, white papers, customer spotlights, information on training, and much more! You can sign up to get the newsletter in your inbox automatically, or you can read this edition online right now.

      -Chris

      Wednesday Oct 23, 2013

      What do Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 have to do with your Next Vacation!

      Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 Update 2 and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.1.3.3 are now available for download from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. So, what do Oracle VM Templates have to do with your next vacation? Well, how about time savings so you can plan for that next vacation and have the peace of mind since Oracle did the work and the testing for you!!

      What’s inside the new Oracle VM Templates release? The Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne enables you to rapidly install JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. The complete stack includes:

      • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Release 9.1 Update 2
      • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.1 Update 3, maintenance pack 3 (9.1.3.3)
      • Oracle Database 11g Release 2
      • Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.5
      • All pre-configured and pre-tested to run on Oracle Linux 5. Yes, the OS is included in the template!
      • Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher 11.1.1.7.1 for use with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting
      • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Business Services Server and Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) 11.1.1.5, for use with the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile Applications
      • All pre-tuned to support up to 100 interactive users

      The templates can be installed to Oracle VM Server for x86 release 3.1 or later, to the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and to the Oracle Database Appliance. Simply visit http://edelivery.oracle.com/oraclevm. Download and unzip the files and read the readme and you’re ready to go.

      How long would take you to install each of the components above, configure and tune them all from scratch? We know that you can get 7-10x faster deployment using the Oracle VM Templates. Now, how about that snorkeling trip to Belize!!

      Friday Oct 18, 2013

      Oracle Virtualization Friday Spotlight - October 18, 2013

      Opening The Oracle VM Templates Blackbox

      Oracle VM Templates give you the efficiency of speed and the assurance of no guess work. For those in the know, Oracle VM Guest Additions is a great way to empower you to do more interesting things with the Templates. Today’s blog article is to share the secrets with those who are not content with just treating Oracle VM Templates as a black box.

      Oracle VM Guest Additions is a set of packages that can be installed on the guest operating system of a virtual machine running in the Oracle VM environment. These packages provide the tools to allow bi-directional communication directly between the Oracle VM Manager and the operating system running within the virtual machine. OK here’s where the ‘power-user’ part comes in…. This gives your fine-grained control over the configuration and behavior of components running within the virtual machine directly from Oracle VM Manager. You now have the ability to see and direct what goes on inside your VM from Oracle VM Manager.

      • Get a reporting on IP addressing
      • Use the template configuration facility to automatically configure virtual machines as they are first started
      • Send messages directly to a virtual machine to trigger programmed events
      • Query a virtual machine to obtain information pertaining to previous messages

      Enough of the theory!

      To get hands-on how-to’s and talk directly with the product expert on Oracle VM Guest Additions, Robbie de Meyer, or Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database and RAC Template expert Saar Maoz, join us for the Oct 24th live webcast. You can also read more about the Oracle VM Guest Additions in the whitepaper.

      Friday Oct 11, 2013

      Friday Spotlight - October 11, 2013

      Happy Friday, folks!

      Our spotlight this week might be a little confusing because it seems to be focused on Oracle Linux. But Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization go hand in hand to help create a solid platform for deploying Oracle Database. The webcast below will feature not just Oracle Linux content, but Oracle VM will come up prominently as well. I highly recommend you join, there will be a bunch of fantastic information for you.

      Why Choose Oracle Linux for your Oracle Database 12c Deployments 

      Date and Time:
      Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 10:00 AM PDT

      Speakers:
      Sumanta Chatterjee, Vice President, Database Engineering, Oracle
      Monica Kumar, Senior Director Product Marketing, Oracle

      Description:
      Oracle Database on Oracle Linux helps customers lower IT costs while delivering high quality of service. With Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Linux, customers benefit from the joint development and testing resulting in optimized features, better stability and higher performance to enable the next generation of enterprise applications. 

      In this webcast, Oracle experts will cover:

      • Advantages of choosing Oracle Linux for Oracle Database 
      • Key optimizations and features such as Database Smart Flash Cache, data integrity, and Cgroups that make Oracle Linux the best performing and most reliable Linux for deploying Oracle Database 
      • Tools to simplify and speed deployment of Oracle Database on Linux, including Oracle VM Templates, Oracle Validated Configurations, and pre-install RPM 
      • Integrated database and operating system management with Oracle Enterprise Manager 
      • Real-life customer examples

      Don’t miss this informative session. Register now.

      -Chris 

      Wednesday Aug 21, 2013

      Oracle Virtualization at Oracle OpenWorld 2013, Part 2

      If you're attending Oracle OpenWorld 2013 (and we hope you are!), the Schedule Builder tool is now available for you. Schedule Builder lets you register for the sessions you want to attend during the show. If you're interested in Oracle Virtualization, there are a number of sessions, hands on labs, and product demos that will be interesting to you. I covered several of the sessions in part 1 of this series, and in this one I'm going to cover a few more sessions. In the 3rd part of this series, I'll cover the Hands On Labs and demo stations that you can visit.


      What's New with Oracle VM Server for x86 and SPARC: A Technical Deep Dive (CON9544)
      Oracle VM Server virtualization solutions provide users the best combination of price, performance, certification, and advanced features tailored for ease of deployment and management. Spanning both x86 and SPARC architectures, it's designed to support a diverse set of OS workloads such as Linux, Solaris, and Windows to meet the wide ranging demands of modern IT environments. Join us to get the latest technology updates on Oracle VM Server.

      High Availability and Infrastructure Best Practices with Oracle VM (CON11258)
      This session will provide practical details and best practices on building and scaling an Oracle VM environment for High Availability for Database and infrastructure best practices. From information gathering and planning to analyzing needs of your environment, you will learn to plan for growth in infrastructure components to accommodate failover, DR, HA and migration. This session will also cover the methods to reduce downtime during events like system upgrades and migration and troubleshooting during system outages.

      And in the Develop track:

      What's New in Oracle VM VirtualBox (CON9550)
      Oracle VM VirtualBox is the world's most popular cross-platform virtualization software, with nearly 100 million downloads. Optimized to run on desktop systems, Oracle VM VirtualBox is an ideal choice for development and testing, and can help ease cross-platform headaches by allowing you to run multiple platforms on your laptop or PC. In this session Oracle experts will cover the latest advancements in Oracle VM VirtualBox, including information on features such as VM Groups, guest automation, resource controls, and more.


      One of my favorite features for attendees of Oracle OpenWorld is the "Focus On" documents that group together similar content as kind of a quick reference guide. This year, Focus On documents are done with a cool dynamic web page, so any changes that happen in the next few weeks (for example, when the Hands On Labs signups open up in the next week or so, or if a session gets oversubscribed and is moved to a bigger room), the Focus On page will automatically update. So, please go here to have a look at the most up to date Focus on Virtualization, and then bookmark it for future reference:

      Focus on Virtualization

      This year's show is shaping up to be a big one! Most of the folks that post on this blog will be there along with a large number of folks from the Oracle virtualization team, and we're very excited to meet you in person!

      -Chris 

      Best Virtualization Technology for Oracle Database

      Oracle VM is the best virtualization technology for Oracle Database and enterprise applications workload. To help you plan and implement your virtualization solutions with Oracle VM, take Oracle VM training. You can choose to use Oracle VM on x86 and SPARC infrastructures and there is a training course for each choice.

      During this training you will learn to:

      • Install and configure Oracle VM
      • Implement the infrastructure for cloud computing
      • Increase availability and add flexibility for data center virtual environments

      You can take the instructor-led training as a:

      • Live-virtual event: Take this course from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones.
      • In-class event: Travel to an education center to follow the training. Below is a selection of events already on the schedule for each course.

      Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM Server for x86

       Location

       Date

       Delivery Language

       Zagreb, Croatia

       11 November 2013

       Croatian

       Prague, Czech Republich

       21 October 2013

       Czech

       Ballerup, Denmark

       28 August 2013

       English

       Bordeaux, France

       18 September 2013

       French

       Paris, France

       9 October 2013

       French

       Strasbourg, France

       11 September 2013

       French

       Hamburg, Germany

       30 September 2013

       German

       Munich, Germany

       28 October 2013

       German

       Budapest, Hungary

       9 September 2013

       Hungarian

       Milan, Italy

       30 September 2013

       Italian

       Riga, Latvia

       30 September 2013

       Latvian

       Oslo, Norway

       16 September 2013

       English

       Warsaw, Poland

       28 October 2013

       Polish

       Bucharest, Romania

       14 October 2013

       English

       Istanbul, Turkey

       23 December 2013

       Turkish

       Dhaka, Bangladesh

       25 August 2013

       English

       Jakarta, Indonesia

       19 August 2013

       English

       Singapore

       16 October 2013

       English

       Canberra, Australia

       14 November 2013

       English

       Melbourne, Australia

       6 November 2013

       English

       Perth, Australia

       26 August 2013

       English

       Sydney, Australia

       25 November 2013

       English

       San Francisco, CA, United States

       16 November 2013

       English

       Denver, CO, United States

       23 January 2014

       English

       Roseville, MN, United States

       21 October 2013

       English

       St Louis, MO, United States

       11 November 2013

       English

       Reston, VA, United States

       26 March 2013

       English

       Buenos Aires, Argentina

       21 August 2013

       Spanish

      Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration

       Location

       Date

       Delivery Language

       Prague, Czech Republic

       9 September 2013

       Czech

       Paris, France

       9 December 2013

       French

       Stuttgart, Germany

       28 October 2013

       German

       Budapest, Hungary

      12 September 2013 

       German 

       Madrid, Spain

      28 November 2013 

      Spanish

      Istanbul, Turkey 

       30 September 2013

      Turkish 

       Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

       17 October 2013

      English

       Melbourne, Australia

       31 October 2013

       English 

       Sydney, Australia

       10 February 2014

       English 

      To register for a course or to learn more about Oracle's Virtualization curriculum, go to http://education.oracle.com/virtualization.

      Monday Aug 19, 2013

      Open Universities Australia uses Oracle VM to Virtualize Oracle Database and PeopleSoft

      Open Universities Australia Realizes Valuable Savings and Simplifies IT with Oracle VM

      Deploys Virtualized Oracle Database and Oracle’s PeopleSoft Applications to Production, Development and Disaster Recovery Environments in Campus-Wide Infrastructure Upgrade

      Read the entire press release.

      Open Universities Australia (OUA) director of ICT, Anthony Russo, was faced with a 3 year cycle of systems upgrade. With tightening budgets to meet growth targets, needing to deliver on cost efficiencies while staying within constraints of existing license footprints and implementing a zero outage operations model, Anthony had to re-evaluate his traditional IT approach with bare metal computing.

      Virtualizing Oracle Database and Oracle PeopleSoft Campus applications were a remote option for Anthony due to fear of loss in performance and managing the complexity of the environment with a small IT staff. The environments that would be affected were the hosted development, and cloud based environments for both Production and Disaster Recovery.

      However, the looming hardware refresh and software upgrade costs of over $300,000 convinced Anthony to evaluate Virtualization.

      Oracle VM claims as the best virtualization technology for Oracle Database and enterprise applications workload were not sufficient data to decide on this important refresh. Anthony embarked on a performance testing validation exercise. To his surprise, his own performance results debunked the performance myths about virtualizing database workloads -- in fact in some cases virtualized workloads on Oracle VM performed better than even on bare metal!

      As for the fear of complexity introduced to his IT process by virtualization, this was also debunked with Oracle VM Templates and Oracle Enterprise Manger 12c. His IT team provisioned a multi-node Oracle RAC environment all within a few hours using the Oracle VM Templates with pre-configured Oracle Database, RAC and Oracle Linux. With Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, the team is able to manage and monitor Oracle VM servers and virtual machines across multiple locations from a single console.

      Anthony shares his report findings in a whitepaper “ Oracle VM on Oracle Real Application Clusters, Physical vs. Virtual Database” hosted by the Independent Oracle User Group. Here is a sample of some of the key findings in the report:

      To access the complete report, visit the IOUG Website sign up for a Free Associate Membership and join the Cloud Computing SIG.

      Tuesday Aug 13, 2013

      Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance: The View from Product Management

      First, if you haven't already, read Chris Kawalek's fine summary of today's announcements below.   But, as the head of virtualization product management at Oracle, I thought I'd add some comments.

      Our goal, and what we are delivering with the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, is to perform all the necessary installation and configuration for the hardware and software to allow you to go from power-on to a running application (or database or middleware) in about an hour.  Already, one press headline has declared "Oracle tar ledningen på nyckelfärdiga servrar".  Now, just in case your Swedish is a bit rusty, that translates to "Oracle Takes the Lead in Turnkey Servers"  So what's all the fuss about?

      Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance...or "OVCA" as it likes to be called....is a general-purpose, converged infrastructure appliance focused on providing rapid deployment of not-only your hardware infrastructure but also, by virtue of Oracle VM, of all the application stack it hosts.  Unlike anything else on the market, Oracle has a large portfolio of ready-to-run Oracle VM virtual machines with enterprise applications, databases, and middleware that have already been installed and configured. So you just need to download the VMs from Oracle and deploy them into your environment and they are ready to go as soon as the VM starts. 

      Aside from fully automating it to allow it come up and be ready for use very, very quickly, OVCA has been designed to fit easily into your existing data center.  As a general purpose appliance, it supports all the OSes you want to run on x86:  Linux of various flavors, including our favorite Oracle Linux, but also Oracle Solaris, and Microsoft Windows. And it also provides choice and flexibility for external storage by supporting the use of the excellent Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance as well as storage from major 3rd parties including NetApp and EMC.

      Oracle has a great line of engineered systems to pretty much meet your every need, whether it is the "Exa-" class systems that are engineered explicitly for extreme performance with specific applications/workloads or whether you are looking at the " -Appliance" class systems focused on extreme ease of use as we are doing with the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance.  We've been hearing from our customers how much they love their Exa- machines but then they ask us what we've got for "the rest of their stuff", by which they mean legacy software or versions of software, Microsoft servers, or just generally anything that does not demand the extreme performance of the Exa systems.

      I tell people that the "Exa-" systems are the supercars of the engineered systems world:  exceptionally fast and very tailored for their purpose, while the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance is sort of like your favorite minivan:  very easy and convenient to use, with a great set of general purpose features for every day, general purpose use.  Their focus is very different between them, but they are both excellent at what they do.  And, in this sense, they are also very complementary and we expect these products to be companions to each other in a lot of data centers.

      One of the aspects about OVCA that is very interesting and increasingly important over-time is that the infrastructure it delivers is software-defined.  The hardware itself is "wire-once": We wire it up completely in the factory, including pulling cables for ethernet, InfiniBand, and power up to each individual slot in the rack regardless as-to whether you have ordered a server to go in that slot or not.  Everything is pre-positioned.  This means you will never have to add or move cables inside the rack as you grow.  If you add a new node in the field, you just push that node into the slot and the cables are already in-place to push into the connectors on the back of the server....Done.  To those of you reading this that have tried to do cabling in a completely full rack, you know why this is important.  Racks today are often packed so densely with cables, it is almost impossible to even squeeze two fingers through to connect or remove an ethernet cable, much less a thicker power- or InfiniBand cable.  

      But let's get back to how the compute and network are software defined, which means you can more easily automate it to configure and expand and change it without ever having to walk into the data center to move cables.  This makes you more agile and flexible but also reduces risks of mistakes or damage that come with moving things around in a very densely packed rack.  It also presents the opportunities for adding capabilities down the road without having to change the hardware.

      Some of the crown jewels of technology in OVCA that enable this are Oracle VM server virtualization on the Sun servers and Oracle SDN software for the Oracle Virtual Networking Fabric Interconnect hardware.  In effect, Oracle VM enables "software defined servers" while Oracle SDN enables "software defined networking".  This combination allows us to fully automate the system bring-up using the OVCA controller software that serves as an automation and orchestration layer to coordinate the bring-up and on-going configuration activities of OVCA, e.g. discovering servers, putting Oracle VM on them, discovering network hardware, putting software-defined private neworks on them, and then putting the servers into the newly created networks.

      Collectively, these capabilities not only produce a great product today but also provide a powerful base for future enhancement and expansion through software.

      Since I've only scratched the surface here, to learn more details, a replay of the webcast, including a demo showing the deployment of an Oracle 12c Database in about 52mins from power-on can be found here.

      All the information on oracle.com can be found here or by going to www.oracle.com/ovca 

      And for those of you that are thrilled by the gripping prose usually found in press releases, click here

      So keep an eye out for new information over time on this blog or drop us a Comment below.  And, of course, your friendly Oracle account manager or partner would be glad to discuss how you might be able to benefit from standing up a complete application stack in about an hour.

      Thursday Aug 01, 2013

      Increase Availability for Data Center Virtual Environments

      With Oracle VM, you can increase availability and add flexibility for data center virtual environments. To get started, take training on Oracle VM Server for x86 and Oracle VM Server for SPARC as appropriate for your systems.

      You can take these live instructor-led courses from your own desk as a live-virtual event or travel to an education center for an in-class event.

      The Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM Server for x86 course, in 3 days, teaches you about creating NFS and iSCI repositories, migration, cloning and exercising high availabillity.

      In-class events already on the schedule include:

       Location

       Date

       Delivery Language

       Zagreb, Croatia

       11 November 2013

       Croatian

       Prague, Czech Republic

       21 October 2013

       Czech

       Ballerup, Denmark

       26 August 2013

       English

       Bordeaux, France

       18 September 2013

       French

       Paris, France

       9 October 2013

       French

       Strasbourg, France

       11 September 2013

       French

       Hamburg, Germany

       30 Septemeber 2013

       German

       Munich, Germany

       28 October 2013

       German

       Budapest, Hungary

       9 September 2013

       Hungarian

       Riga, Latvia

       30 September 2013

       Latvian

       Oslo, Norway

       16 September 2013

       English

       Warsaw, Poland

       28 October 2013

       Polish

       Bucharest, Romania

       14 October 2013

       English

       Istanbul, Turkey

       23 December 2013

       Turkish

       Indonesia, Jakarta

       19 August 2013

       English

       Canberra, Australia

       4 November 2013

       English

       Melbourne, Australia

       6 November 2013

       English

       Sydney, Australia

       25 November 2013

       English

       San Francisco, CA, United States

       16 September 2013

       English

       Roseville, MN, United States

       21 October 2013

       English

       St Louis, MO, United States

       11 November 2013

       English

       Reston, VA, United States

       31 July 2013

       English

       Buenos Aires, Argentina

       21 August 2013

       Spanish

      The Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration course, in 2 days, teaches you about configuring control and service domains, creating guest domains, using virtual disks and networks, and migration.

      In-class events already on the schedule include:

       Location

       Date

       Delivery Language

       Budapest, Hungary

       12 September 2013

       Hungarian

       Prague, Czech Republic

       9 September 2013

       Czech

       Colombes, France

       7 October 2013

       French

       Stuttgart, Germany

       28 October 2013

       German

       Madrid, Spain

       5 September 2013

       Spanish

       Istanbul, Turkey

      30 September 2013 

      Turkish 

       Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

      15 August 2013 

      English 

       Singapore

      5 August 2013 

      English 

       Cnaberra, Australia

       12 August 2013

      English

       Melbourne, Australia

       30 October 2013

      English

       Sydney, Australia

       26 August 2013

      English

      To register for a course or to learn more about Oracle's virtualization curriculum, go to http://education.oracle.com/virtualization.

      Monday Jul 15, 2013

      Important Information about Oracle Desktop Virtualization Products

      In an effort to more tightly align Oracle's future desktop virtualization portfolio investments with Oracle Corporation's overall core business strategy, we have ended new feature development for Oracle Sun Ray Software (SRS), Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Software (VDI), Oracle Virtual Desktop Client (OVDC) Software, and Oracle Sun Ray Client hardware (3, 3i, and 3 Plus). 

      Customer support and the renewal of support contracts for these products will continue uninterrupted. Customers can continue to purchase new licenses.  Exact time-frames for a last order date for Oracle Sun Ray client devices will be announced shortly. [UPDATE: This information is now available here.]

      Going forward, Oracle's desktop portfolio investments will be focused on continued development and new enhancements to both Oracle Secure Global Desktop and Oracle VM VirtualBox software.

      Wednesday Jul 10, 2013

      Oracle VM Receives an A+ in Recent Testing Benchmark

      It’s always nice to start off the new fiscal year with some good news and this year it comes at the hands of Francisco Munoz Alvarez, a seasoned expert, and Oracle ACE Director, in the Oracle community. With the help from his employer Revera Limited, a provider of utility computing infrastructure and enterprise data management solutions, Francisco recently compared the performance of Oracle Database workloads running in a bare metal environment versus a virtualized environment (Oracle VM and others). The results were quite telling!

      Here’s what they found:
      • Oracle VM is the better virtualization technology to run Oracle Databases
      • Oracle VM makes a better use of all available resources
      • Oracle VM is more scalable and stable for Oracle Databases
      • Oracle VM allows better consolidation of loads in a virtual environment
      • Oracle VM uses less CPU than non-Oracle virtualization technologies

      Francisco and his team also found that without Oracle VM, organizations can have a full physical server (bare metal) with underutilized resources. However, by using Oracle VM organizations will be able to virtualize it to host many Oracle Databases, without sacrificing performance and can make better use of all available database licenses. They also noted a few bonus results including the fact that Oracle VM allows extra high availability and is fully certified and supported by Oracle.

      I think Francisco touched on something very important in his report when he concluded by saying, “Many companies around the world are afraid to use virtualization for production databases, as per our experience we can say that it is only a myth. Revera have many production databases running on Oracle VM without any unsatisfied client.”

      It’s time to overcome the fear.  As Francisco’s results show, Oracle VM delivers a great solution for enterprise environments!

      See what Oracle VM has done for customers of all sizes across a variety of industries worldwide.

      Read the full report from Revera.

      Friday Jul 05, 2013

      ANNOUNCEMENT: Oracle Secure Global Desktop 4.71 now available!

      We are pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Secure Global Desktop version 4.71. This version includes several bug fixes and also updates to components of the Oracle Secure Global Desktop web server. Specifically, the Oracle Secure Global Desktop web server now supports Apache HTTP Server 2.2.24, OpenSSL 1.0.0.k, mod_jk 1.2.37, Tomcat 7.0.37 and JDK 1.6.0_43.

      For information on downloading Oracle Secure Global Desktop version 4.71, please visit here

      Monday Jun 17, 2013

      Explore Building the Infrastructure for Cloud Computing with Oracle VM

      Just released, the Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM Server for x86 course explores building the infrastructure for cloud computing. Expert Oracle University instructors will show you how to support enterprise applications by deploying pooled server resources to create virtual machines.

      You can take this 3-day instructor-led course as a:

      • Live Virtual Class: Take this course from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule for different timezones.
      • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class. Below is a selection of events for this course already on the schedule.

       Location

       Date

       Delivery Language

      Zagreb, Croatia

       11 November 2013

       Croatian

       Prague, Czech Republic

       21 October 2013

       Czech

       Ballerup, Denmark

       26 August 2013

       English

       Bordeaux, France

       18 September 2013

       French

       Paris, France

       10 July 2013

       French

       Strasbourg, France

       11 September 2013

       French

       Hamburg, Germany

       30 September 2013

       German

       Munich, Germany

       28 October 2013

       German

       Budapest, Hungary

       9 September 2013

       Hungarian

       Riga, Latvia

       30 September 2013

       Latvian

       Warsaw, Poland

       28 October 2013

       Polish

       Bucharest, Romania

       14 October 2013

       English

       Ljubljana, Slovenia

       26 June 2013

       English

       Madrid, Spain

       12 August 2013

       Spanish

       Istanbul, Turkey

       12 August 2013

       Turkish

       Johannesburg, South Africa

       24 July 2013

       English

       Tokyo, Japan

       2 October 2013

       Japanese

       Singapore

       10 July 2013

       English

       Canberra, Australia

       4 November 2013

       English

       Melbourne, Australia

       6 November 2013

       English

       Perth, Australia

       17 July 2013

       English

       Sydney, Australia

       8 July 2013

       English

       San Francisco, CA, United States

       16 Sept 2013

       English

       Roseville, MN, United States

       1 July 2013

       English

       St Louis, MO, United States

       11 November 2013

       English

       Reston, VA, United States

       31 July 2013

       English

       Buenos Aires, Argentina

       2 October 2013

       Spanish

      To register for this course or to learn more about Oracle Virtualization training, go to http://education.oracle.com/virtualization.

      Wednesday Jun 12, 2013

      Oracle Secure Global Desktop Survey

      To help us design Oracle Secure Global Desktop better, we would like to collect feedback from our customers about their deployments with Oracle Secure Global Desktop via a short, simple 11 question survey. This survey is for those customers and partners who have deployed Oracle Secure Global Desktop in production environments and can be specific about the product features and/or product dependencies they find important and useful.

      We appreciate a few minutes of your time filling this survey out. Here is the link to the survey.

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