Friday Nov 21, 2014
Friday Nov 07, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Nov 07, 2014
Enterprise applications drive mission-critical businesses, including our own, both in production and IT. Oracle VM is the foundation that fuels and maintains the enterprise applications in our own IT. With well over 182,400 virtual guests and growing and nearly 20,000 Oracle VMs deployed to power Oracle Managed Cloud Services. Many of our IT enterprise customers also rely on Oracle VM for their operations.
Read the latest Oracle VM white paper for an inside view into the engineering decisions and architecture of how Oracle VM is built for virtualizing enterprise applications.
Register for our upcoming webcast series:
Oracle VM Built for Rapid Enterprise Workload Deployment
Thursday, November 13, 2014 – 9:00 am PST
Thursday Oct 30, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Oct 30, 2014
Oracle VM Built for Rapid Enterprise Workload Deployment
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time: 9:00 am PST
Time: 9:00 am PST
Friday Oct 17, 2014
By Jsavit-Oracle on Oct 17, 2014
A new white paper has been published: Oracle VM Server for SPARC Best Practices.This paper shows how to configure to meet demanding performance and availability requirements. Topics include:
- Oracle VM Server for SPARC definitions, concepts and deployment options.
- Software, hardware, and firmware requirements.
- Best Practices for optimal performance.
- Best Practices for resiliency and availability.
The paper includes specific recommendations, describes the reasons behind them, and illustrates them with examples taken from actual systems.
Friday Oct 10, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Oct 10, 2014
Every year after Oracle OpenWorld, many of the slide decks become available for you to download. If you were at these sessions, it's great to have these PDFs for reference, and if you weren't able to go, or had sessions overlapping, you can read the slides and get a sense of the key points.
You can find the slides from the Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Content Catalog. You can search for sessions that you'd like to download. Some good keywords are "Oracle Linux", "Oracle VM", "OpenStack", etc.
We'll see you next week!
Saturday Sep 27, 2014
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Sep 27, 2014
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
- eG Innovations
- Nuage Networks
- SEP Software Corp.
2) Don't miss the General Sessions for insight into product roadmaps and future developments
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
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:
4) Attend the Hand-on-Labs
|Oracle Linux Systems Management Solutions|
|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!
Wednesday Sep 24, 2014
By Ronen Kofman on Sep 24, 2014
Today we announce the general availability of Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux 1.0. With this announcement we are now providing production OpenStack support to Oracle Linux and Oracle VM customers. The support for OpenStack is available as part of the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Premier Support at no additional cost.
In December 2013 Oracle joined the OpenStack foundation, In May, during the OpenStack conference in Atlanta, we have released the technology preview version which was based on the Havana release. Since then we have refreshed the tech preview to support Icehouse and continued improving it by making install process simpler and fixing bugs. The GA release, which is available today, is based on the latest Icehouse release.
Our goal is to help make OpenStack an enterprise grade solution, capable of operating an entire datacenter including all types of workloads meeting all the requirements including reliability, security and performance. We would like OpenStack to become first class solution and the cloud operating system of choice for customers of any size. One of the ways Oracle can help make this a reality is to test and enable demanding enterprise workloads to run on OpenStack. Making sure that those workloads can run on OpenStack in a reliable and supported way is an important step in making OpenStack an enterprise grade, general purpose cloud management solution. With experience in deploying and managing enterprise workloads in virtual environment we are in a good position to drive such enabling activity forward, and that is what we plan to do.
Some resources and pointers to learn more about Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux:
- Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux (aka O3L) is available for download from the Oracle Linux public yum repository at http://public-yum.oracle.com
- The Oracle Technical Network (OTN) page for O3L is located here and includes documentation, links and also a virtualbox VM which has O3L fully installed, configured and ready to use on your own laptop
- More information can also be found at http://www.oracle.com/goto/openstack including data sheet, an interview with Wim Coekaerts and more
Next week is Oracle OpenWorld, at OpenWorld we will showcase Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux 1.0 and also have sessions and hands on lab to discuss OpenStack, you are welcome to join us. Here are links to our sessions about OpenStack:
- CON8358 – Building a Private Cloud with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM
- CON8473 – Oracle Distribution of OpenStack – Making OpenStack an Enterprise Grade Solution
- CON8356 – Oracle's Next Generation Software Defined Networking (SDN) Platform for Public and Private Clouds
We discuss the upcoming OpenWorld sessions here.
Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 23, 2014
Posted on behalf of Oracle's Doan Nguyen:
The Oracle Linux team is collaborating with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, to allow customers who wish to run Oracle Linux as a guest inside an Ubuntu OpenStack environment and to do so in a supported way. It is important for us to provide choice and interoperability around OpenStack. Oracle and Canonical are committed to supplying interoperability by supporting Oracle Linux on Ubuntu OpenStack.
As we have said in the past, while Oracle provides solutions for OpenStack, Linux, and virtualization, Oracle also wants to help ensure that customers can receive the same world class support when running Oracle Linux on virtually any platform. Our goal is to continue to provide customers with the best-in-class products and solutions and a great customer experience.
Thursday Sep 18, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 18, 2014
Here is a blog post on the virtualization presence at Oracle OpenWorld by Oracle's Doan Nguyen:
After you have planned your evenings to see the Five Great Bands, join us in the day for a great line up of informative and thought provoking sessions. Learn useful hands-on practical concepts to take away and apply when you get back.
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.
CON8472 – What's New with Oracle VM Server for x86 and SPARC: A Technical Deep Dive
Look under the hood and see what’s new with Oracle VM for both x86 and SPARC. Join long time product experts John Falkenthal and Honglin Su and you’ll be surprised at what you might have missed.
CON8356 – Oracle's Next Generation Software Defined Networking (SDN) Platform for Public and Private Clouds
Andrew Thomas, Julie Wong and Sam Bendinelli have been very busy. Join this terrifically brilliant trio as they give you an exclusive peek into Oracle’s next generation SDN work they have been brewing.
Now to get hands-on, there’s no better way than to just do it. Think Database-as-a-service is for the savvy? May be not. Join us in this Hands-On lab, lead by seasoned field experts with deep experience in deploying large enterprise systems and databases.
HOL9122: Build a Private DBaaS Cloud with Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
Too complicated you say? Too much work? Not really. Using Oracle VM VirtualBox, we’ve pre-built the environment. Join us for the test drive and build your own Database-as-a-service:
Wednesday Sep 10, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 10, 2014
Here is a blog post on the virtualization presence at Oracle OpenWorld by Oracle's Doan Nguyen, "A Tribute to Aerosmith.":
Amazing. We’ve come full circle. Think about it. It’s Oracle OpenWorld again. You gotta move. Get the lead out. Come together. Walk this way.
Focus on Virtualization and OpenStack and check out a very exciting line up of sessions. A few highlights of the line up taking place at the Intercontinental Hotel:
GEN 8471 General Session: Oracle Virtualization Strategy and Roadmap
Join Wim Coekaerts, Oracle Senior VP of Linux and Virtualization Engineering, to hear about exciting innovations that will make you rethink virtualization and cloud.
CON8473 Oracle Distribution of OpenStack: Making OpenStack an Enterprise-Grade Solution
CON8358 Building a Private Cloud with Oracle’s OpenStack for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM
Come by and hear Ronen Kofman in these sessions discuss how the Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux is helping to ruggedize cloud infrastructure for IT.
CON6746 Integrating Oracle VM into an Enterprise-Grade OpenStack Cloud: CERN Case Study
For a customer’s perspective, join the CERN team: Giacomo Tenaglia, Systems Engineer, CERN and Ignacio Coterillo Coz, DB Engineer, CERN as they share their trail blazing experience and OpenStack implementation best practices.
CON8472 What’s New with Oracle VM Server for x86 and SPARC: A Technical Deep Dive
Join the deeply seasoned product team, well…to hear about the latest.
CON8356 Oracle’s Next-Generation SDN Platform
Curious about what the “Next Gen SDN Platform” will look like? Join our architects as they share what they’ve been up to.
Oh yeah. I’m ready. I don’t want to miss a thing.
More Oracle OpenWorld countdown highlights to come next week.
Friday Sep 05, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 05, 2014
The new EMC Storage Integrator plug-in supports Oracle VM 3.3. Storage Connect plug-ins allow customers to discover and provision EMC Storage arrays through Oracle VM Manager. One more way to simplify management of your virtual infrastructure. How simplified? In a few steps: Discover, Create, Provision and Go.
Check out the documentation and test drive for yourself.
Tuesday Sep 02, 2014
amitego AG: Partners Showcasing Their Solutions at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Sep 02, 2014
Thursday Aug 21, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Aug 21, 2014
The August 2014 edition of the Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is now available! You can catch up on what's been going on with Oracle VM, Oracle Secure Global Desktop, and Oracle VM VirtualBox by reading the latest issue. Here are some highlights:
- Oracle Announces Oracle VM 3.3 Release
- Technology Preview of OpenStack Icehouse with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Now Available
- Getting Started with Oracle VM, Oracle Linux, and OpenStack
- Oracle VM Test Drive Workshop on Cisco UCS
- Updated Oracle VM Storage Connect Plug-in for Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Now Available
- Controlled Remote Access with Oracle Secure Global Desktop and amitego VISULOX
- And much more!
Get the latest scoop on products, strategy, events, news, and more, from Oracle's virtualization experts
- Friday Spotlight: Announcing Weblogic 12.1.3 templates for Oracle VM Server for SPARC
- Friday Spotlight: Resource to Plan Business Continuity with Oracle VM
- Friday Spotlight: Oracle VM Windows PV Drivers 3.2.3 Signed by Microsoft
- Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.2 Available
- Friday Spotlight: Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 6 for Oracle VM 3.3
- Oracle is Hiring an OpenStack Curriculum Developer
- Wim Coekaerts is Keynote speaker at LinuxCon North America
- Oracle is Sponsoring LinuxCon North America
- Friday Spotlight: The July 2015 Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is Now Available
- Book Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Training Now