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Getting Started with Docker on Oracle Linux

Learn how to customize a Docker container image and use it to instantiate application instances across different Linux servers. This article describes how to create a Dockerfile, how to allocate runtime resources to containers, and how to establish a communication channel between two containers (for example, between web server and database containers).
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Keynote by Wim Coekaerts at LinuxCon North America

Oracle Senior Vice President of Linux and Virtualization Wim Coekaerts discusses how the cloud computing revolution is changing the role of the operating system (OS) and how OS vendors are responding to next-generation application development requirements with features such as containers. LinuxCon North America takes place August 17 to 19, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.
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Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0 Now Available

To enable organizations and developers to more easily and flexibly create and deploy on-premises and cloud applications, Oracle has announced that Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0, the latest release of the world’s most popular free and open source, cross-platform virtualization software, is now generally available. If you are a developer working with technologies such as Docker and OpenStack, Oracle VM VirtualBox is an ideal choice for running multitier virtual environments right on your laptop. And Oracle VM VirtualBox allows users to run nearly any standard x86 operating system to run applications that are not available natively on their systems.
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Content Catalog Now Available for Oracle OpenWorld 2015

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 takes place October 25 to 29, 2015 in San Francisco, California. To help you get a head start on your planning, the content catalog is now available. You can search through thousands of sessions and find the topics that appeal to you, including many sessions featuring Oracle Linux and Oracle VM.
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Oracle Private Cloud Appliance 2.0.5 Released

New documents for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, formerly named Virtual Compute Appliance, can be downloaded at oracle.com/pca.
Read the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Data Sheet
Read the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Frequently Asked Questions
Read the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Quick Reference Card

New Oracle OpenStack SlideShare Site

Follow us at the new Oracle OpenStack SlideShare site, where we will share presentations and other documents from Oracle’s OpenStack teams.
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“Getting Started with Oracle Linux and Docker”

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 on-demand 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”

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 on-demand webcast, Oracle experts 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.

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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, watch Oracle Senior Vice President of Linux and Virtualization Wim Coekaerts and other Oracle experts as they discuss how Ksplice can improve manageability and reduce downtime.
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“Oracle VM at Oracle: Powering a Demanding Enterprise Operation”

This white paper highlights Oracle IT environments—notably Oracle Product Development IT and Oracle Managed Cloud Services—that rely on Oracle VM and Oracle Linux to deliver highly reliable Oracle enterprise applications. It discusses the advantages that these IT organizations achieve by virtualizing workloads on Oracle VM with Oracle Linux, especially for Oracle Database and Oracle applications that demand continuous availability, scalable performance, and easy manageability.
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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 TPC-C Optimizations When Implementing the Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card”

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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Oracle Linux Blog

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

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“SISPI Optimizes Municipal Service Delivery and Mitigates Financial Risks by Consolidating Servers and Databases onto Engineered Platform”

“QIIB Reduces Application Response Time 10x on Average, Saves US$1.5 Million per Year in Database Licensing Costs”

“Epsilon Deploys Oracle Linux and Oracle VM to Deliver Solutions up to 20 Times Faster at a 35 Percent Lower Total Cost of Ownership”

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Oracle and Intel Podcast

Oracle and Intel engineers share their experiences with Oracle Linux and Oracle’s engineered systems.

Veritas Updates NetBackup

Veritas announced the latest release of its enterprise-class data protection solution, NetBackup 7.7, which supports Oracle Linux 5, 6, and 7.

LINBIT Certifies for Oracle Linux 7

LINBIT, an active leader in the Linux high availability community, continues its support for Oracle Linux.

Tenable Network Security Supports Oracle Linux

Nessus from Tenable Network Security runs in any environment: cloud, on-premises, or hybrid. Nessus supports Oracle Linux.

New Oracle Validated Configuration Includes Nimble Storage and Oracle Linux

Nimble Storage completed testing for a new validated configuration using Fibre Channel connectivity with a Nimble Storage CS Series storage solution and Cisco UCS servers. The Oracle Validated Configuration includes Oracle Linux 6 and an Oracle Database 11g workload.

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Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Benefits for Partners

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Benefits for Partners (21:41)

Hear about the benefits of the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance (formerly Virtual Compute Appliance) in this Oracle PartnerNetwork interview with Oracle Senior Vice President of Linux and Virtualization Wim Coekaerts and Oracle Senior Vice President of Linux, Virtualization, and MySQL Sales Rich Mason.

Wim Coekaerts Talks Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux 1.0

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

Oracle 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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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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LinuxCon North America

August 17–19, 2015 | Seattle, Washington

Oracle OpenWorld 2015

October 25–29, 2015 | San Francisco, California

UKOUG Technology Conference & Exhibition 2015

December 7–9, 2015 | Birmingham, UK

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