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Announcing General Availability of Oracle Linux 7.1

Oracle Linux 7 Update 1, the first update release for Oracle Linux 7, is now available to download. All packages and ISO installations are currently available for download.
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Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 5 Now Available

We are pleased to announce the availability of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 5 for Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7. This is the fifth quarterly update release for Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 (Version 3.8.13-68) and includes driver updates and a consolidation of fixes for bugs and security issues.
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Oracle OpenWorld 2015 Call for Proposals Now Open

Oracle OpenWorld brings together thousands of IT professionals from around the world that are eager to hear from experts in business and technology. If you have an interesting story to share, be sure to submit to the call for proposals before the deadline of April 29, 2015.
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Epsilon Deploys Oracle Linux and Oracle VM to Deliver Solutions up to 20 Times Faster at a 35 Percent Lower Total Cost of Ownership

To meet the growing demands of its dynamic customer base, Epsilon, an all-encompassing global marketing company and a worldwide leader in creating connections between people and brands, needed a more flexible, cost-effective architecture to support its database and business intelligence offerings. With Oracle VM and Oracle Linux, Epsilon has significantly accelerated its service delivery while improving the resiliency of its infrastructure and reducing total cost of ownership.
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New Economic Impact Report on Oracle VM and Oracle Linux

Evaluator Group studied the economic impact of deploying Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) using Oracle VM Templates and Oracle Linux and found significant benefits. The analyst firm also interviewed an Oracle system administrator to determine their experience in deploying templates in a production environment.
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Learn about Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux at OpenStack Summit

Oracle will be showcasing its OpenStack-related technologies, including Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux at OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, British Columbia May 18–22, 2015. Come to the show to discuss with our experts how OpenStack can benefit your organization.
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Getting Started with Oracle Linux and Docker

May 7, 2015, 2 p.m. PT
Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. With Docker support in Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7 and the emergence of certified Oracle applications such as Oracle WebLogic Server, now is a great time to get up to speed on using Docker in your environment. In this webcast, learn from Oracle experts how Docker works with Oracle Linux and how to get started with this exciting new technology.

Use Oracle VM VirtualBox to Get Started with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux

May 28, 2015 10 a.m. PT
Built for enterprise applications and simplified for IT, Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux is an integrated solution that focuses on simplifying the building of a cloud foundation for enterprise applications and databases. In this webcast, Oracle experts will discuss how to use Oracle VM VirtualBox to create an Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux test environment and get you started learning about Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux.

On Demand Webcast: What Would You Do If Your Database Latency Dropped 96 Percent?

In this webcast with experts from Oracle and Dell, learn how to balance performance and total cost of ownership to get the most out of your IT investment.

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The Power of the Ksplice Feature of Oracle Linux

The Ksplice feature of Oracle Linux allows for updating the running Linux kernel with zero-downtime, greatly reducing both planned and unplanned downtime. In this screencast, join Oracle Senior Vice President Linux and Virtualization Wim Coekaerts and other Oracle experts as they discuss how Ksplice can improve manageability and reduce downtime.
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The Value of Oracle Linux Support

Hear from Oracle Vice President of Customer Support Rosanne Park on the value of Oracle Linux support. Learn the benefits of Oracle Linux support, including expert technical support, tools for patching and upgrades, and more. Also discover how easy it is to switch to Oracle Linux support with just a few simple steps.
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Oracle Linux 7: Optimizing Deployment Flexibility and Increasing ROI

This paper describes Oracle Linux 7 features that help IT organizations deploy strategic applications effectively and efficiently. It discusses the advantages of choosing Oracle Linux and how the operating system brings value to enterprise application delivery. It also explores versatile technologies that are supported with Oracle Linux, such as Linux Containers, Docker, Oracle VM, and OpenStack, that allow IT organizations to choose how best to deploy and meet requirements for agile cloud and virtualized application environments.
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Oracle Linux and MySQL Flash Optimizations

Oracle’s Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card can help increase the performance of a database application such as MySQL on an Oracle Linux platform. Once the Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card has been installed, the most logical next question is: “How do I set up the infrastructure in order to get the best performance?” Read this white paper to get the answer to this question and much more.
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Using Ksplice as a Diagnostic Tool with Oracle Support

One of the most powerful and often overlooked features of the Ksplice feature of Oracle Linux is its ability to be used as a diagnostic tool for troubleshooting issues with the Linux kernel. Ksplice allows diagnostic patches to be loaded into the kernel in real time without the need to reboot. This new white paper provides insight into how this process works when working with Oracle Support.
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Oracle Linux Blog

Get the latest updates, product news, and upcoming events directly from the Oracle Linux team.

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Securitas Direct Will Be Able to Manage up to 100 Million Verisure Alarm Signals Per Day with Oracle’s Internet of Things Solution

Bank of Georgia Strengthens Market-Leading Position with Maximum Availability and Engineered Architecture

The Conti Group Improves Customer Satisfaction and Ensures Timely Project Delivery with Better Control of Complex Capital-Asset Projects

Cognizant Technology Solutions Improves Database and Application Scalability to Support Growth, Reduces Power Consumption by 75 Percent

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SAP Certifies on Oracle Linux 7 (login required)

Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and all SAP products that are based on SAP NetWeaver application suite are certified and supported on Oracle Linux 7.

Microsoft Technet: Oracle Linux Virtual Machines on Hyper-V

On Microsoft Technet, Microsoft has a feature distribution map showing the availability of features on different versions of Oracle Linux and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.

How to Optimize Oracle Linux and MySQL for High-Performance TPC-C Transactions

Read an article adapted from an Oracle white paper developed in conjunction with Seagate Technologies.

Read two Fujitsu white papers featuring Oracle Linux on end-to-end data integrity with Emulex and Qlogic.

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Wim Coekaerts Talks Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux 1.0

Wim Coekaerts Talks Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux 1.0 (20:27)

Oracle’s Senior Vice President of Linux and Virtualization Wim Coekaerts discusses Oracle's adoption of OpenStack and Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux 1.0. Learn how this integrated, highly available, enterprise-grade cloud platform delivers choice and interoperability.

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SaaS for Dummies

Heard of software as a service (SaaS) but don’t know where to start? Ever wonder what all the cloud jargon and buzzwords mean? Read this new e-book designed especially for business managers.

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Oracle Linux 7 Training Now Available

Oracle Linux 7 features include XFS, Btrfs, Linux containers, DTrace, Ksplice, Xen enhancements, and Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 3. The new Oracle Linux 7: System Administration training will help you understand what these new features are. It provides the training that will help you develop a range of skills, including installation, using Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, configuring Linux services, preparing the system for Oracle Database, monitoring, and troubleshooting.

Limited Time Special Offer on Oracle Learning Streams

To view videos on Oracle Linux and other Oracle systems-related products, check out the new Oracle Learning Streams. Oracle Learning Streams are innovative, subscription-based learning solutions that are changing how professionals stay up-to-date on Oracle products and technologies. This is done through ready access to hundreds of instructional videos delivered by Oracle experts, live webinars, and access to top instructors. New videos are added regularly to each learning stream, and you can request videos on topics that interest you.

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Oracle CloudWorld

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Online Event: Oracle Virtual Technology Summit

Learn from Oracle ACEs, Java Champions, and Oracle product experts as they share their insight and expertise on using Oracle technologies to meet today’s IT challenges—don’t miss the hands-on labs, technical presentations, and demos.

OpenStack Summit

May 18–22, 2015 | Vancouver, British Columbia

UKOUG Systems Event

May 20, 2015 | London, UK
The event will cover Oracle Solaris and Linux administration, storage and network administration, virtualization, Oracle Virtual Machine, SPARC, and engineered systems, including Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic, and Oracle Supercluster.

OUG Scotland 2015

June 10, 2015 | Linlithgow, Scotland

Oracle OpenWorld Latin America

June 23–25, 2015 | São Paulo, Brazil

Oracle OpenWorld

October 25–29, 2015 | San Francisco, California
The call for proposals/papers is open now and will close on April 29, 2015.

UKOUG Technology Conference & Exhibition 2015

December 7–9, 2015 | Birmingham, UK
The call for papers is open from April 13 to May 10, 2015. Papers on all Oracle technology topics are welcome. The registration site will open and the agenda will be live on July 13, 2015.

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