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New Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database

Oracle VM’s application-driven architecture is designed to enable rapid application deployment. With the use of Oracle VM Templates, sophisticated applications such as Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters can be deployed in minutes—10x faster than with other solutions.
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New Oracle VM Templates for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4 for Oracle Exalogic

The Oracle E-Business Suite team has created new Oracle VM Templates that are available for download from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. These Oracle VM templates deliver the Oracle Linux 6.5 operating system, Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4, and additional required technology components. The templates have been optimized to be deployed to the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud platform.
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Oracle VM 3.3.2 Released

The latest update brings new hardware support, improved stability, and bug fixes. You can review what's new for the list of notable bug fixes and enhancements.
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Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers 3.2.3 for Microsoft Windows Released

Oracle VM paravirtual (PV) drivers for Microsoft Windows provide a performance boost for network and disk I/O on Microsoft Windows guests running in a virtual environment on Oracle VM Server for x86. These Windows PV drivers are high-performance network and disk drivers that significantly reduce the overhead of the traditional implementation of I/O device emulation. The latest update includes all the cumulative bug fixes since the previous 3.2.2 release.
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Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.24 Released

The latest maintenance release of Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3 improves stability and fixes regressions. You can see the changelog for a complete list of changes.
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Oracle VM Customer Feedback Survey: We’d Like Your Input

We are interested in any information you can provide us about how you use or plan to use Oracle VM.
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How to Obtain Peak Performance from Your Virtual Environment

March 31, 2015, 10 a.m. PT
Join the experts from eG Innovations and Oracle to learn the best practices in managing virtual infrastructure and the benefits of using Oracle VM and eG Monitor for Oracle for your virtualization platform.

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 deployment of a 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 journey.

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Virtual Compute Appliance Benefits for ISV Partners

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

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

Secure-24 Gains Flexibility with Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance (2:49)

Secure-24 Chief Technology Officer Sean Donaldson shares how Secure-24 solved the challenges of working with multiple vendors and clients with Virtual Compute Appliance.

Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance Demo (4:19)

Learn how you can simplify your IT deployment of virtual infrastructure. The wire-once, preintegrated Oracle VM appliance enables you to deploy system, software, and apps rapidly and easily.

Oracle VM—Rethink Virtualization (2:41)

This lively two-minute video encapsulates why Oracle VM’s application-driven virtualization is helping simplify and accelerate enterprise application deployment.

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Oracle VM 3: Overview of Disaster Recovery Solutions

Use this white paper to choose a disaster recovery solution that best fits your needs.

Oracle VM Server for SPARC Best Practices

This 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.

Oracle VM for ISV Applications

Oracle’s virtualization technologies can be an excellent delivery vehicle for independent software vendors looking for a simple, easy-to-install, and easy-to-support application delivery solution.

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud: The Logical Choice for Running Business Applications

This paper examines the business impact of implementing Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, a platform for business applications that is pre-engineered and tuned for ultrafast performance. It focuses on real-world deployments of this Oracle engineered system across multiple industries, and how it enables companies to dramatically improve the buying experience for customers; fuel better, quicker decision-making; and put an end to infrastructure sprawl and runaway IT costs.

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Oracle Virtualization Blog

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

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Gartner News Analysis: New X5 Generation Will Bring Pricing Improvements to Oracle Exadata

IDC Link: Oracle Pursues "Data Center Core" with Virtual Compute Appliance

Ovum Report: Oracle Engineered Systems Are Now Going to Compete on Price

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BT Spain Completes Application Deployment in a Matter of Minutes, Not Days or Weeks, and Reduces Capital Expenditures by 50 Percent

Oracle Lowers Total Cost of Ownership for Rapidly Growing Data Stores While Improving Performance

USG People Optimizes Database License Investment, Saves Costs, and Ensures Compliance

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Oracle VM Jumpstart for Partners

The Oracle PartnerNetwork Oracle Exastack Program Adds Virtual Compute Appliance Ready Status

SAP Certification for Oracle VM and Virtual Compute Appliance

All SAP products based on SAP NetWeaver 7.x available on Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 5 can now be used on Oracle's Virtual Compute Appliance, in addition to the regular Oracle VM 3.2 or 3.3 environments.

Oracle Linux 7 Certified by SAP

Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and all SAP products based on SAP NetWeaver 7.x are now certified and supported on Oracle Linux 7. You can run on bare metal Oracle Linux or in a virtualized Oracle VM environment, and rest assured that this is a certified and supported SAP environment. Refer to SAP Note 2069760 for the latest Oracle Linux certification and requirements.

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Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration

This course explores building an 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. Learn to

  • Plan a virtual solution
  • Install the Oracle VM Server and the Oracle VM Manager software
  • Configure network resources to provide isolation and redundancy
  • Add SAN and NFS to provision storage for the virtual environment
  • Create server pools and repositories to support application workloads
  • Speed up virtual machine deployment with templates and assemblies
  • Use virtual machine high availability
  • Use server pool policies to maximize the performance of server workloads

Oracle Systems Learning Stream

Explore videos on current virtualization topics featuring your favorite Oracle experts.

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Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Tech Tour—The Engine Behind The Modern Data Center

March 25, 2015 | New York, New York

Oracle Industry Connect

March 25–26, 2015 | Washington DC

Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Tech Tour—The Engine Behind The Modern Data Center

April 2, 2015 | Santa Clara, California


April 12–16, 2015 | Las Vegas, Nevada

Oracle CloudWorld

April through July, 2015

OpenStack Summit

May 18–22, 2015 | Vancouver, British Columbia

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