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NEWS

 

Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.2 Now Available

The newest version of Oracle Secure Global Desktop includes integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager, single sign-on with Oracle Access Manager, role-based administration, and much more. Learn about the latest version of Oracle’s secure remote access solution for cloud-based applications and desktops.
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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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Oracle OpenWorld Latin America

Oracle OpenWorld Latin America will be in São Paulo, Brazil, from June 23 to June 25, 2015. Attend the conference and get the latest information on Oracle VM, Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance, Oracle Linux, Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux, and more from the world’s leading technology experts. The content catalog is now available.
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Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.28 Released

The latest maintenance release of Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3 improves stability and fixes regressions. See the changelog for a complete list of changes. Read this blog post to find out how to experiment with the Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0 beta. For more information on Oracle VM VirtualBox, please see this Friday Spotlight article.
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Virtual Compute Appliance 2.0.2 Released

Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance 2.0.2 is a maintenance update that provides bug fixes and adds new hardware support for X5-2 compute nodes in Virtual Compute Appliance X3-2 and Virtual Compute Appliance X4-2. Explore the following resources for more information.

  • Read the updated data sheet (including updated hardware specifications).
  • Read the updated FAQ.
  • Read the updated quick reference card.

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.2 Released

The latest version of Oracle VM Server for SPARC features improvements to I/O performance, live migration performance, and security.
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Sun Ray Software 5.4.4 and Sun Ray Operating Software 11.1.5 Released

Get information about maintenance updates that provide bug fixes for Oracle’s Sun Ray Software and Sun Ray operating software.
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Deploying Oracle Real Application Clusters Using Oracle VM Templates—an Economic Impact Assessment

Evaluator Group performed a study deploying an Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) configuration on Oracle VM and VMware vSphere and found a significant time and cost savings with Oracle VM and Oracle VM Templates. In addition to this lab evaluation, Evaluator Group also interviewed an Oracle systems administrator as a basis for an additional comparison of building templates in a production environment. For this customer, Oracle VM Templates was a “game changer.”
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Oracle VM Customer Feedback Survey: We’d Like Your Input

We would welcome any information you can share with us about how you currently use or plan to use Oracle VM.
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WEBCASTS

 

“Oracle VM VirtualBox to Get Started with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux”

Thursday, 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 simplifies 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 help you get started learning about Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux.


“Oracle VM: Design Considerations for Enterprise-Scale Deployment”

Learn how Oracle VM is being used to power Oracle Managed Cloud Services. Gain insight into the key architectural considerations and best practices for the deployment of large-scale cloud operations.


“Oracle VM: Built for Enterprise Applications, Optimized for Oracle Database”

The Oracle VM application-driven architecture is designed for massive scaling and support of large enterprise workloads. It ensures rapid provisioning, simple and standardized deployment, and integrated management, including high-availability support to keep business-critical functions flowing uninterrupted. Whether used for testing or production, Oracle VM is the right tool for deploying Oracle Database. Watch this webcast to learn more about how Oracle VM can help you achieve efficiency, flexibility, and cost savings in your virtualization.

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VIDEOS

 
Oracle VM—Rethink Virtualization

Oracle VM—Rethink Virtualization (2:41)

This lively video encapsulates how Oracle VM application-driven virtualization helps simplify and accelerate enterprise application deployment.


Virtual Compute Appliance Benefits for ISV Partners

Virtual Compute Appliance Benefits for ISV Partners (9:12)

Oracle Senior Vice President, Linux and Virtualization Wim Coekaerts walks through Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance architecture and the benefits it provides to software vendors.

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WHITE PAPERS

 

“Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance Backup Guide”

This white paper describes Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance architecture, automated internal system backups of software components, and how to back up data to external storage, Oracle VM repositories and databases, and virtual machine contents. It also discusses how to perform recovery of those components.


“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 to deliver highly reliable Oracle Enterprise applications. It discusses the advantages that these IT organizations achieve by virtualizing workloads on Oracle VM, especially for Oracle Database and Oracle applications that demand continuous availability, scalable performance, and easy manageability.


“Oracle VM Server for SPARC Best Practices”

This white paper explains how to configure Oracle VM Server for SPARC to meet demanding performance and availability requirements, and describes best practices for optimal performance, resiliency, and availability.

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BLOGOSPHERE

 

Oracle Virtualization Blog

Stay current with the latest news, technology, and strategy for Oracle’s virtualization solutions.

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CUSTOMER BUZZ

 

“Secure-24 Ensures Rapid Application Deployment and Cuts Deployment Costs by 90% with Virtual Compute Appliance”

Oracle Platinum Partner Secure-24 deploys Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance for the consistent, secure launch of enterprise cloud environments. The results: deployment costs are down 90 percent and acquisition costs are cut in half.


“Hainan Provincial Tobacco Monopoly Bureau Lowers Maintenance Costs by 60% and Total Cost of Ownership by More Than 30%—Issues Business Reports 3x Faster”

Hainan Tobacco benefitted from the Oracle SuperCluster built-in, zero-overhead virtualization technology—Oracle VM Server for SPARC—to efficiently create virtualized servers and meet the demands of various applications, such as financials. This capability also enabled the company to complete deployment in just one week.


“China Unicom Yunnan Branch Cuts Server Requirements by Two-Thirds, Lowers Total Cost of Ownership, and Enhances Customer Service”

Using the Oracle VM Server for SPARC multitenancy functionality, China Unicom Yunnan Branch gained the ability to host multiple applications in a single cloud platform without building an environment for each application. This helped reduce the time required for new application deployment, allowing the company to respond quickly to market needs and enhance its competitive edge.


Read More Oracle VM Customer Successes

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PARTNER BUZZ

 

SanDisk Data Sheet: “The Fusion ioMemory PX600 PCIe Application Accelerator”

The Fusion ioMemory PX600 PCIe application accelerator provides a cost-effective solution for mixed-use application workloads that include virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure, databases, business intelligence, and real-time financial data processing.


Blog Post: Capita Delivers Private Cloud Services Using Oracle VM and Oracle Linux

Capita has launched a new service that enables businesses to migrate mission-critical Oracle software deployments into a secure UK-based cloud environment. The service delivers Capita Private Cloud, a secure, private cloud platform using Oracle VM and Oracle Linux. It allows businesses to adopt a blend of public and private cloud services without the complexity of managing multiple suppliers and contracts.


Compatibility and Interoperability Matrix: EMC Avamar Supports Guest-Level Backups of Virtualized Environments on Oracle VM Server for SPARC and Oracle VM Server for x86 (requires login)

For more information, please see the EMC Avamar Compatibility and Interoperability Matrix.


New Hardware Certifications

Inspur is a leading cloud computing solution provider in China with service capacity covering infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, and software as a service. It has recently announced its support for Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle VM 3.3. Atos Technologies has also certified support for its Bull Servers on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. The servers are bullion S2 and S4, and novascale bullion. Please check the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Hardware Certification List (HCL) for these and the latest certifications.

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DOWNLOADS

 

Download Oracle VM


Download Oracle Secure Global Desktop


Download Oracle VM VirtualBox

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RESOURCES

 

Oracle Virtualization Home Page

Get the latest white papers, Flash demos, customer stories, and news.


Oracle Virtualization on Facebook

Like Oracle Virtualization on Facebook.


Oracle Virtualization on YouTube

Watch videos from Oracle virtualization experts and customers.

Oracle Virtualization on Twitter
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FEATURED TRAINING

 

The Virtual Compute Appliance: Overview seminar teaches customers how to manage Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance and the Oracle VM environment.


The Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration course explores building the infrastructure for cloud computing. Expert Oracle University instructors will show you how to support enterprise applications by deploying pooled server resources to create virtual machines.


This Oracle VM Server for x86: Implementation course teaches you how to enhance cloud effectiveness with rapid deployment of cloud resources and applications. You will learn how to administer, redistribute, troubleshoot, and protect Oracle VM resources to ensure seamless and continuous access of your applications.


Register for a course or learn more about Oracle’s virtualization curriculum.


Oracle Systems Learning Stream

Check out the Oracle Systems Learning Stream, where hundreds of videos are available to provide you with up-to-date information on Oracle systems and related topics. Find out more and learn about the Oracle Systems Learning Stream free trial promotion.

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EVENTS

 

Oracle OpenWorld Latin America

June 23–25, 2015 | São Paulo, Brazil


Oracle OpenWorld

October 25–29, 2015 | San Francisco, California


Oracle CloudWorld

April through July 2015


Find an Oracle Event Near You

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