Tuesday Apr 26, 2016

LIVE WEBINARS: Foundations for Cloud and Performance Optimizations for IaaS

We have two great webcasts covering cloud topics and benefits of using Oracle VM in your foundation. They are live events where you can ask questions at the end.

Don't miss them: 

WEBCAST #1

"FOUNDATIONS OF AN OPEN CLOUD”

April 28th at 9:00am PST


As Enterprises face the challenge of building their own internal Open Cloud Infrastructures which combine security, agility, and cost-effectiveness; key business and technology choices have to be made. Creating a strong and Open foundation is critical. The Xen based Oracle VM offers the leading open source foundational virtualization layer on which to build. In addition it combines this with unparalleled management, scalability and robustness for mission-critical applications for Cloud Ready Application Deployment.

Join the webcast on April 28th, 2016 at 9:00 PST to learn:  

·         How to build an Open Foundational Layer for your cloud

·         New features and capabilities in Oracle VM 3.4

·         How to incorporate Oracle VM in your cloud strategy

Live Q&A session will be held after the webcast.   

Featured Speakers: 

·         John Priest, Director Oracle VM Product Management

·         Tony Kay, Director Oracle Virtualization 

 Register today! 

 WEBCAST #2

Performance Optimizations for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

May 5th, 2016 at 10:00am PST

Many customers are relying on Oracle VM Server for x86 and Oracle Private Cloud Appliance to build the private cloud infrastructure. Oracle VM is designed to provide high performance "out of the box" without tuning and administrative effort. With optimization, customers can achieve better agility to meet demanding service level requirements. This webcast and presentation discusses Oracle VM performance optimization best practices, goals and techniques to provide the best possible performance.

Join the webcast on May 5th, 2016 at 10:00 PST to learn: 

- Understand and measure performance in the cloud

- Oracle VM features for performance and scale in cloud environments

- How to tune CPU, memory and I/O in virtual machine and cloud

Live Q&A session will be held after the webcast.   

Jeff Savit, Senior Principal Technical Product Manager, Virtualization   

Register today! 

Friday Feb 26, 2016

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: TechCast Video about Xen and Oracle VM

Join Logan Rosenstein, OTN Systems Community Manager, as he chats with Kurt Hackel, Software Development Senior Director for Oracle VM Server and Private Cloud Appliance, and John Priest, Product Management Director for Oracle VM, about Oracle VM, the Xen Hypervisor, and working with the Open Source community.

In this great interview they talk about :

  • Xen as the core component of Oracle VM
  • How Oracle VM is optimized for high scalability and availability
  • Advantages of using Xen as the hypervisor like resource control, isolation and performance
  • How our developers mentor women engineers in Xen community 

To Learn More:

Xen Hypervisor

Have a great weekend. 

Wednesday Feb 24, 2016

Spirent TestCenter™ Virtual Uses Oracle VM for Cloud-Enabled Services

Today's blog features one of our partners Spirent who offer services and solutions for cloud.

Spirent TestCenter Virtual now supports Oracle VM allowing customers with layer 2–7 test and measurement capabilities to accelerate SDN and NFV deployments. Spirent TestCenter Virtual is a software module that resides on virtual machines and servers. It is used by operators and cloud providers to validate virtual switches, routers, and firewalls using the same tests that have been used to validate physical devices for years.

Spirent TestCenter Virtual helps benchmark VNFs, NFV environments and cloud management platforms like OpenStack, VMware vCloud, Cloudstack and AWS. It is capable of high performance using DPDK drivers and is supported on multiple hypervisors including VMware ESXi, KVM/QEMU, Xen Server, and Hyper-V.

Learn more about Spirent TestCenter Virtual on Oracle VM here.

Friday Feb 19, 2016

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: Join us at Virtual Technology Summit in March and April

Oracle Technology Network welcomes you to join the Virtual Technology Summit from where you are- you don't need to travel. Attend this online event to watch technical demos and participate in hands-on-labs delivered by Oracle product experts, Oracle ACE’s, and Java Champions. Choose your technology track below for the full agenda, abstracts, and HOL participation instructions. 

Database: The database track provides latest updates and in-depth topics covering Oracle Database 12c Advanced Options, new generation application development with JSON, Node.js and Oracle Database Cloud, as well as sessions dedicated to the most recent capabilities of Oracle MySQL for Oracle DBAs and Developers. 

Java: In this track, we will show you improvements to the Java platform and APIs. You’ll also learn how the Java language enables you to develop innovative applications using Microservices, parallel programming, integrate with other languages and tools, as well as insight for the APIs that will substantially boost your productivity. 

Middleware: The middleware track offers developers focused on gaining new skills and expertise in emerging technology areas such as Internet of Thing (IoT), Mobile and PaaS. This track also provides latest updates on Oracle WebLogic 12.2.1.and Java EE. 

Systems: Designed for System Administrators this track covers best practices for implementing, optimizing, and securing your operating system, management tools, and hardware. In addition, we will also discuss best practices for Storage, SPARC, and Software Development.

We have two Oracle Linux and Virtualization sessions under this track:

  • Deploy Oracle Real Application Clusters in Minutes Using Oracle VM Templates By Simon Coter 
  • How to Easily Deploy and Manage Oracle Openstack with Oracle Linux By Michael Glasgow

To attend our track and sessions around the world, register here :

    • Americas  -  March 8, 2016 | 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. PT / 12:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. BRT
    • EMEA -  April 5, 2016 |9:30–13:30 GMT (UK) / 11:30–14:30 CEST
    • APAC - March 15, 2016 | 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. IST / 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. SGT / 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. AEDT

Friday Feb 12, 2016

Friday Spotlight: Strategies for building Open Cloud enabled Infrastructure Webinar

Hi everyone, 

Happy Chinese New Year!

A  great event we want to share with you this week is the live webinar we are organizing in early March. Don't miss it:

Webinar: Strategies for Building Open Cloud Enabled Infrastructure

Date: Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Time: 9-10 AM Pacific Standard Time

Register today

Enterprises are rapidly embracing cloud services to speed innovation and drive cost savings.  Innovative IT organizations are leaping to software-defined ‘virtual data centers’ that enable corporate IT to connect, aggregate, and configure computing resources public and private in unprecedented ways.  For many companies, private cloud infrastructure that can run existing applications as well as cloud-native applications are an attractive alternative to re-writing their existing applications to run in a public cloud.

Join this webinar to hear:
- How to create and agile private cloud infrastructure that can grow with your company
- Strategies and benefits to implement an open source cloud environment
- Benefits of using converged infrastructure in cloud

Robert G. Shimp
Group Vice President, Product Management
Oracle Linux and Virtualization

Bob Shimp has more than 30 years of experience in enterprise software and hardware, marketing and sales operations, and business planning. He has guided the launch of hundreds of products for Oracle over the years. He holds a BS in electrical engineering and engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds MBA and JD degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Charlie Boyle
Sr. Director
Converged Infrastructure

Charlie is responsible product marketing for Oracle Converged Infrastructure products including Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. He had launched Oracle’s first converged infrastructure product, delivering new growth to engineered systems product line. He had been working in IT industry for many years in companies like Sun Microsystems, Voxeo and Digex

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. 

    Friday Nov 27, 2015

    Friday Spotlight: Pre-requisites for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Training

    The Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Overview introduces essential concepts for administrators and talks to the operation of the virtualization environment hosted by the Private Cloud Appliance, helping you manage Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

    Before taking this course, people should have familiarity with:

    • Creating and managing virtual machines
    • Configuring networks and storage in the data center and in a virtualized environment
    • Physical and virtual server system administration
    • IaaS and PaaS concepts

    For information about what you will will learn during this seminar, please see the course description. To register for an event or to request that an event is added to the schedule, go to http://education.oracle.com.

    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.

    Tuesday Nov 10, 2015

    Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.10 Released!

    Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.0 Maintenance Release 10.

    This release is a major improvement which include a large number of improvements and bug fixes.

    See all the details here with a complete list of bug fixes; here you can find all the links to download the software.

    The Oracle VirtualBox Team

    Tuesday Nov 03, 2015

    Wanted - Technical Writer for Oracle Linux and Virtualization team

    Hi everyone, are you a technical writer knowledgeable on Linux and virtualization?

    We are looking for an experienced technical writer to work on producing documentation for our Linux and Virtualization products. Our documentation team is responsible for documenting Oracle VM, Oracle PCA, Oracle Linux, Oracle Secure Global Desktop. We are hiring around the area of Linux and Server Virtualization. It is possible that assignments will shift around eventually within the set of products listed above. 

    The work environment provides the opportunity for learning and continually acquiring new skills, delivering to revenue generating products and working with the latest network, server and virtualization technologies. Candidates should be prepared to work intensively with our developers and support organization when writing documentation and should be interested not just in writing but also in the technical aspects of publishing documentation.

    Our team members are expected to be motivated and to work independently, requiring discipline and excellent time-management skills as well as the technical facilities to communicate across the Internet/Intranet. A strong sense of autonomy and excellent communication skills are essential to facilitate working across geographies and with information sources from technical and product management job functions since the department is highly geographically distributed.

    Qualifications: 

    • Native English speaker
    • Solid Knowledge of virtualization technologies and storage
    • Ability to learn new technologies
    • 5 or more years previous experience in writing software documentation
    • Experience with writing documentation for virtualization and / or Operating Sytems products
    • Solid knowledge of the Linux operating system, and its commands. 
    • Familiarity with other operating systems: Solaris, Windows
    • Solid Knowledge of XML, DocBook XML, and XSL style sheets
    • Knowledge of Wikis and HTML- Experience with graphical tools
    • Familiarity with distributed working environments and source code versioning systems such as SVN
    • Familiarity with X86_64 and Sparc hardware architectures is a plus
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to administer own workstation and test environment
    • Natural curiosity

    Position #: 150001G2  - Technical Writer 

    Apply here 


    Wednesday Oct 28, 2015

    OOW15 - Wednesday, Oct 28: What is Coming Up Today?

    Hello to you on a Wednesday morning at Oracle OpenWorld

    Today's keynote is "Oracle's Converged Strategy: From On-Premises to Cloud…and Back " by Dave Donatelli. , 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m., at Moscone North, Hall D. 

    It had been a really busy two days for us but today is even more packed for Oracle Linux and Virtualization teams. Just check out those sessions we have lined up for you:

    Sessions and Hands-On-Labs:

    • Build and Deploy Portable Applications Using Docker and Oracle Linux [HOL10328] Wednesday, Oct 28, 8:45 a.m. | Hotel Nikko—Nikko Ballroom I (3rd Floor)
    • How to Manage Your Oracle Linux Environment with Spacewalk [HOL10326] Wednesday, Oct 28, 10:15 a.m. | Hotel Nikko—Monterey (3rd Floor)
    • Building a Large-Scale Cloud Infrastructure with Oracle VM and Oracle Linux [CON9487] Wednesday, Oct 28, 11:00 a.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II
    • Business Continuity for Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure [CON9575] Wednesday, Oct 28, 12:15 p.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II
    • Rapid Private Cloud with Oracle VM and Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux [CON9576] Wednesday, Oct 28, 1:45 p.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II
    • The Enterprise Cloud Simplified with Oracle VM [CON9488] Wednesday, Oct 28, 3:00 p.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II
    • Maximize Your Private Cloud Investment with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux [CON9574] Wednesday, Oct 28, 4:15 p.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II
    • Deploying and Managing a Private Cloud [HOL10469] Wednesday, Oct 28, 4:15 p.m. | Hotel Nikko—Nikko Ballroom II (3rd Floor)

     As usual, we have some great showcase theatre sessions lined up as well:

    Today is also your last chance to win these great prizes so don't forget to come to Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase at Moscone South, Booth 121. 

    Hope you have a great Wednesday at and come and see us at our sessions and showcase.

    Friday Oct 23, 2015

    FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: OOW15 Showcase, Demos and Theatre Sessions for Oracle Linux,Virtualization and OpenStack

    Yesterday, we published all our Sessions and Hands-on-Labs at Oracle OpenWorld. Today's Friday Spotlight is dedicated to our Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase at Moscone South, Booth 121 where we will have Oracle demo kiosks, partners and theatre sessions. We have 8 Partners showcasing their solution and 8 Oracle product demos presented by Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, Oracle VM for VirtualBox, SGD, Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux teams. Makes sure to stop by and have a conversation.

    Here's the showcase layout:

    As you see from the layout, we also have a theatre in the showcase. The schedule for our theatre session is as follows, mark the times to hear some exciting, interesting topics from our Partners and Oracle team:

    If you are still not so sure, here are more reason to come by. We are giving away some amazing gifts and you can enter in a raffle to win an Intel NUC or a Penguin. Get your passport which we will distribute at the booth 121 and the Oracle Linux and Virtualization sessions, have it stamped by Partners, then stop by our showcase theatre at 3pm that day for the drawing.

    We hope to see you at Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase

    Thursday Oct 15, 2015

    OOW15: amitego AG Demonstrates VISULOX at Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase

    We are happy to welcome amitego AG to our Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase this year. They will be showcasing their product VISULOX in the showcase area but also provide insight into the product during theatre session listed below at Oracle OpenWorld on Oct 26-28.


    amitego AG
    is not new to Oracle Infrastructure products, nor to Oracle OpenWorld. Its mission is to make IT a safer place, by addressing secure access by privileged users, and this through its Remote Access Control and Management Solution Suite, VISULOX.

    VISULOX is based on the Oracle Secure Global Desktop Software, offering customers a flexible and powerful way to control and document all activities of the privileged users in the IT environment.  If you want to know more about the VISULOX and amitego, come to their theatre session:

    Title: VISULOX—Controlled Privileged Access to Cloud Services [THT11226]

    Speaker: Tillmann A. Basien, CEO, amitego Engineering GmbH

    • Monday, Oct 26, 1:30 p.m. | Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and OpenStack Showcase Theater, Moscone South
    • Tuesday, Oct 27, 1:00 p.m. | Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and OpenStack Showcase Theater, Moscone South


    amitego AG will also demonstrate their VISULOX product and show how easy it is to integrate without any modification to server or client, delivering a complete audit trail about who did what and when in the system. Including demos showing the user activities. Visit amitego AG at Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack ShowcaseBooth 121, SLMoscone South, Kiosk: SLX-006.

    Monday Oct 12, 2015

    OOW15: SGI Showcasing Their Solution at Oracle OpenWorld

    As we countdown to Oracle OpenWorld 2015, we will be introducing you to the partners that will demo their products in Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase at Moscone South, Booth #121 and talk about our Oracle Linux, Oracle VM sessions, Hands-on Labs and Oracle demos.

    Until now, enterprises that wish to run Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database In-Memory option on a single Intel-based server have been limited to 8-socket systems. See how SGI, one of the global leaders in high-performance computing solutions and the newly announced SGI UV 300RL supported with Oracle Linux enable large and growing environments to achieve real-time operations and accelerate data analytics at unprecedented scale. 

    In this showcase, you can see their solution that enables you to become a Real-Time Enterprise using SGI servers with Oracle Database in-memory feature. 

    Don't miss SGI's showcase theatre session: SGI Introduces Breakthrough System for Oracle Database In-Memory [THT11261]

    Speaker: Bill Dunmire, Sr. Director Prod Mgmt & Marketing, HPDA, Silicon Graphics International Corp

    • Monday, Oct 26th, 1-1:20pm
    • Wed, Oct 28th, 1-1:20pm 

    See SGI at Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase, Booth #121, Kiosk #  SLX-015.

    Friday Oct 02, 2015

    Friday Spotlight: Oracle Linux, Virtualization, and OpenStack Showcase at OOW15

    Happy Friday everyone!

    Today's topic will be about our amazing showcase at Oracle OpenWorld, Oct 25-29. The Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack showcase is located in Moscone South, booth #121, featuring Oracle product demos and Partners.  In past years, our showcase had been a great location to see demos of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM as well as solutions from our Partners. This year, it is expanded with Oracle OpenStack product demos and a theatre. Here's a list of the Oracle and Partner kiosks, don't forget to visit and talk to one of the experts that can help you out with your questions:

    • SLX-007 - Access Applications Securely with Oracle Secure Global Desktop
    • SLX-008 - Oracle VM VirtualBox
    • SLX-009 - Enhance Security and Reduce Costs Using Zero-Downtime Updates with Oracle Linux and Ksplice
    • SLX-010 - Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux  -Enterprise Ready
    • SLX-011 - Oracle Linux for the Cloud-Enabled Data Center
    • SLX-012  - Develop and Distribute Containerized Applications with Oracle Linux
    • SLX-013 - Oracle VM Server for x86
    • SLX-014 - Oracle VM Server for SPARC  

    The table below lists the featured Partners and their solutions:


    The Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and OpenStack Showcase will also include an in-booth theatre for Partners and Oracle experts to share their solutions to customers and partners, alike. For the latest listing of theatre sessions currently confirmed please refer to the Schedule Builder

    Don't forget to visit us at Moscone South #121, we will giveaway some great software (keeping it as a surprise- you need to come and see) and be in the drawing for our famous penguins and and Intel Mini PC - NUC appliance where you can use it for set top boxes to video surveillance, and home entertainment systems to digital signage, it is one appliance that can do it all.

    Register today.

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