maandag aug 23, 2010

Oracle Solutions Day over Virtualisatie in Amersfoort- 31 augustus 2010

Oracle Corporation
Oracle Solution Day

U hebt onze strategie gehoord en begrijpt onze visie. Kom dan nu kijken hoe een en ander in de praktijk werkt!

De efficiency van het datacenter is voor iedereen een uiterst belangrijk onderwerp, waarmee allerlei technologieën gemoeid zijn.

Kom naar onze Solution Days, waar we de voordelen van Oracle’s belangrijkste oplossingen binnen ons gezamenlijke aanbod live demonstreren. In één middag komen telkens drie belangrijke onderwerpen aan bod. U krijgt de voordelen van onze oplossingen in de praktijk te zien:

  • 31 augustus: Consolidatie en virtualisatie.
    Live demonstraties van virtualisatietechnieken als Oracle VM, Oracle Solaris Containers en Oracle VDI.
  • 18 november: Efficiënte werking van het datacenter. Live demonstraties van beheersoftware als Oracle Enterprise Manager, OpsCenter en GUI voor Unified Storage.

Deze twee DCE Solution Days zijn technisch georiënteerd en volgen een praktische aanpak. We hopen u dat u erbij kunt zijn!

Schrijf u nu in voor deze praktijkbijeenkomsten

Sun Microsystems Nederland
Saturnus 1
3824 ME Amersfoort
Netherlands

- 31 augustus
- 18 november

Schrijf u nu online in voor deze praktijkbijeenkomsten of stuur ons een e mail via solution_days_nl@sun.com.
Agenda
31 augustus: Consolidatie en virtualisatie 18 november: Efficiënte werking van het datacenter
12.00 – 13.00 Registratie en koffie
13.00 – 13.15 Welkomstwoord en agenda
13.15 – 14.00 Thematoespraak door Oracle:
Oracle’s end-to-end virtualisatieoplossingen
Thematoespraak door Oracle:
Oracle’s geïntegreerde beheeroplossingen
14.00 – 14.45 Live demonstratie van Oracle VM Live demonstratie van Oracle Enterprise Manager OpsCenter
14.45 – 15.00 Koffiepauze
15.00 – 15.45 Live demonstratie van Oracle Solaris Containers Live demonstratie van beheer-GUI voor Unified Storage
15.45 – 16.30 Live demonstratie van Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Resultaten onderzocht aan de hand van voorbeelden van echte klanten
16.30 – 17.00 Nuttige tools en volgende stappen
17.00 – 17.30 Slotopmerkingen en drankjes
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vrijdag aug 20, 2010

Oracle Delivers Industry’s Most Complete and Integrated Desktop-to-Datacenter Virtualization Portfolio

Company Outlines Benefits of Virtualization Integrated from Applications to Disk

Source: http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/167252

Redwood Shores, Calif. – August 19, 2010

News Facts

  • Today at an online event, Oracle’s Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, and John Fowler, Executive Vice President, Systems, outlined Oracle’s virtualization strategy and why Oracle Virtualization delivers more value than VMware.
  • The event highlights how Oracle Virtualization, the most complete and integrated virtualization solutions portfolio, enables customers to go beyond simple server consolidation to virtualize and manage their full hardware and software stack, from desktop-to-datacenter.
  • Oracle offers unmatched breadth in server virtualization options, including Oracle VM Server for x86, Oracle VM Server for SPARC, Oracle Solaris Containers and Dynamic Domains.
  • Oracle continues to enhance its virtualization products on all fronts including four recently announced new desktop virtualization offerings: Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.2, Oracle Sun Ray Software 5, Oracle VM Virtual Box 3.2 and Sun Ray 3 Plus Client.
  • In addition, the recent release of Oracle WebLogic Suite Virtualization Option and Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder, both running on Oracle VM, allows customers to dramatically speed up and simplify application deployment—including in cloud computing environments.
  • Oracle’s application aware virtualization goes beyond VMware’s hypervisor-only approach by providing virtualization technologies, the applications that run within, and integrated management—addressing the entire stack from applications to disk.

Oracle Virtualization – Helping Transform Datacenters into Service Providers

By providing the industry’s most complete virtualization, with integrated management and support, Oracle helps customers quickly and efficiently deploy and manage complete application stacks. Oracle Virtualization includes:

Oracle Server Virtualization: Designed for efficiency and optimized for performance, Oracle Server Virtualization technologies enable improved consolidation ratios, cost savings and application performance.
Oracle Desktop Virtualization: Oracle’s comprehensive desktop virtualization solutions, from secure thin client devices to highly optimized virtual desktop infrastructure software, offer ease of administration, high security and enhanced user access.
Oracle Storage and Middleware Virtualization: Integrated solutions such as Oracle’s storage virtualization and middleware virtualization technologies help organizations gain performance, flexibility, and better utilize existing infrastructure to reduce space, power, and cooling requirements.
Oracle Virtualization Management: The cost and effort of managing, monitoring and provisioning virtual environments can be expensive and taxing on IT departments. Oracle Enterprise Manager provides the most comprehensive and integrated solution for managing applications and infrastructure across physical and virtual environments, including multi-architecture support for both x86 and SPARC.

Supporting Quote

"Unlike other vendors who provide virtualization solutions focused solely on the infrastructure layer and consolidation, Oracle Virtualization focuses on making applications easier to deploy, manage, and support – from the desktop to the datacenter,” said, Edward Screven, Oracle Chief Corporate Architect. “By taking a holistic approach that addresses all layers of the enterprise datacenter, Oracle Virtualization can help companies transform into effective service providers that support business priorities, increase performance and reliability, and reduce costs and inefficiencies.”

Supporting Resources

Register for the online event now, sessions begin at 9:00am PDT. On demand versions will also be available.


woensdag aug 11, 2010

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.2 Nu Beschikbaar

New Scalability, Multimedia, and Administration Enhancements Enable Improved Performance and Lower Costs

Bron: http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/165180

Redwood Shores, Calif. – August, 11, 2010

News Facts

  • Furthering its commitment to desktop virtualization, Oracle announced the newly released Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.2.
  • Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a complete management, hosting and access solution for virtualized desktops hosted in the datacenter. By enabling standardized virtual desktop images, Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure helps reduce administration overhead, lower total cost of ownership and increase security.
  • New features in Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.2 include global hot-desking, multi-company capabilities, enhanced video and audio capabilities and administrative enhancements.
  • Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.2 is part of Oracle Virtualization, the industry’s most complete virtualization portfolio – from desktop-to-datacenter.

Complete Management, Hosting and Access for Virtual Desktops

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.2 provides:

Scalability enhancements:
  • Global hot-desking, allows administrators to link multiple, global datacenters and helps ensure a high quality user experience, regardless of location;
  • The ability to redirect requests to alternate sites if a datacenter is unavailable, providing enhanced disaster recovery;
  • Multi-company capability, enabling one deployment to share resources and serve multiple domains and directories, helping service providers and large enterprises with complex directory services architectures.
Multimedia improvements:
  • Enhanced video support provides smoother video playback on all supported virtual desktop operating systems;
  • Audio-in support allows users to send audio to their Windows XP virtual desktops.The ability to redirect requests to alternate sites if a datacenter is unavailable, providing enhanced disaster recovery.
Administration enhancements and optimizations:
  • Built-in Windows virtual desktop provisioning offers a faster and simpler alternative to third party tools;
  • Desktop re-provisioning allows the underlying Windows virtual desktop images to be updated while preserving user settings and data, making operating system updates easier and conserving disk space;
  • Memory sharing and memory ballooning for Windows virtual desktops increases virtual machine density, and enables better utilization of server resources with dynamic virtual machine memory management. This helps provide an optimum balance between high consolidation ratios and high performance;
  • Enhanced backup, notification, and storage with integrated backup and restore of Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure server settings, new system alarms and search options, and enhancements to storage utilization.
  • Additionally, Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.2 offers the broadest choice of virtual desktop operating systems including Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop; a built-in virtualization host optimized for virtual machines running desktop operating systems, which can also integrate with VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V; and support for Oracle Sun Ray Clients and most modern PC and Macs.

Supporting Quote

"This release of Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is further evidence of Oracle’s commitment to providing a complete portfolio of virtualization solutions that helps reduce costs and leverages existing IT resources,” said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. “The latest Improvements in scalability, multimedia, and administration can help remove the barrier to entry for organizations considering virtual desktop architectures, and allow them to increase IT efficiency and flexibility.”

Supporting Resources

Download Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.2. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.
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maandag mei 17, 2010

Interview met Wim Coekaerts, SVP Oracle over Sun Ray, Oracle VDI, Oracle VM, VirtualBox en meer

Geïnteresseerd in hoe Oracle de Sun Desktop producten oppakt? Bekijk dan het interview met Wim Coekaerts, SVP Oracle Linux & Virtualization in een uitzending van Oracle Technology Networks.

donderdag dec 03, 2009

Live migration nu ook in VirtualBox

Mijlpaal voor Sun VirtualBox: de populaire applicatie doet met de nieuwe versie aan live migration van virtuele desktops.

Sun Microsystems heeft VirtualBox 3.1.0 deze week vrijgegeven, en naast de gebruikelijke bugfixes is de open source desktopvirtualisator uitgebreid met nieuwe functies. Belangrijkste verbetering is de toevoeging van Live Migration, dat Sun aanduidt als Teleportation.

Daarmee kan de gebruiker zijn virtuele desktops verplaatsen van host naar host, zonder dat deze tijdelijk offline moet worden gehaald. Live Migration is in bedrijfsomgevingen een veelgezochte functie, en de toevoeging moet van VirtualBox dan ook een serieuze concurrent maken van XenDesktop.

Dat is niet de enige toevoeging die de ontwikkelaars hebben gedaan. Virtuele desktops kunnen nu van iedere snapshot worden teruggezet. Voorheen kon dat alleen van de meest recente. 2D-versnelling wordt toegepast op de virtuele instances, waardoor de prestaties van bijvoorbeeld video flink beter moeten worden, en gaat het platform flexibeler om met storagetypes. Je kunt nu meerdere stations per type toepassen op willekeurig welke IDE- controller.

VirtualBox vormt het technische hart van de destkopvirtualisatiesoftware van Sun Microsystems, xVM. Het voormalige Innotek-pakket wordt vooral gebruikt om Windowsprogramma's in Linux te draaien.

Bron: Techworld.nl

Gepubliceerd: 2 december 2009 om 11:17 uur
Auteur: Michiel van Blommestein

vrijdag okt 30, 2009

Will Oracle continue Sun’s virtualization strategy?

From page four of Oracle's Oracle and Sun Overview and FAQ

"Yes, Oracle plans to continue Sun’s “desktop to datacenter virtualization” strategy and integrate with Oracle’s virtualization products. By unifying management across desktop virtualization, server virtualization, storage virtualization, and network virtualization, Oracle and Sun provide comprehensive, flexible, eco-efficient solutions to maximize utilization, consolidate to reduce costs, increase productivity, and decrease management complexity.

We expect to continue Sun’s desktop virtualization products: VDI, Secure Global Desktop, Sun Ray, and VirtualBox."

 Bron: Think Thin Blog

dinsdag okt 27, 2009

Optimaliseer de desktop met Sun VirtualBox

Sun VirtualBox is een hypervisor die zowel op een PC als op een Server beschikbaar is. Op een PC is geeft het je de mogelijkheid om op je "host platform" meerdere virtuele machines, ofwel "guest platforms" te draaien. Sun VirtualBox is te downloaden via de VirtualBox.org site.

Sun VDI geeft ook de mogelijkheid om Sun VirtualBox als hypervisor op de server in te zetten. Support op Sun VirtualBox zit bij Sun VDI in de Subscriptie prijs zodat geen extra investering gedaan hoeft te worden voor de Hypervisor.

Download hier de whitepaper over Sun VirtualBox


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