Oracle Press Release

Oracle Extends Validated Configurations Program to Oracle® VM Server Virtualization

Best Practices Help Users Rapidly Deploy Virtual Infrastructure Software and Applications, While Mitigating Risk and Lowering Costs

Redwood Shores, CA – August 12, 2009

News Facts

Enabling customers to rapidly deploy virtualized environments and optimize data center resources, with reduced risk and cost, Oracle today announced the extension of the Oracle Validated Configurations program to include Oracle® VM server virtualization software.
Oracle Validated Configurations enable easier, faster, and lower-cost deployment of Linux and Oracle VM solutions in the enterprise. The program offers pre-tested, validated architectures, with documented best practices for software, hardware, storage, and network components, to help improve the performance, scalability, and reliability of solutions, with faster, lower-cost implementations.
An industry-wide, partner-accepted and endorsed program that offers documented best practices for virtualized and Linux deployments, Oracle Validated Configurations provide details on what to deploy, how to deploy and recommendations on hardware and software combinations that have proven to be the most effective.
Since the launch of the program in 2006, Oracle and its strategic partners have delivered more than 145 configurations, providing customers a higher level of assurance that these configurations have been tested and will run in demanding enterprise environments.
Additionally, a new Oracle Linux Kit is available, including Oracle VM, which allows end-users to create their own validated configurations.
For a complete list of Validated Configurations, visit: http://linux.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=102:1:3540525736573441

Supporting Quote

“With Oracle's pre-tested Validated Configurations, customers can significantly reduce testing and the time-consuming efforts of determining a stable configuration, enabling them to rapidly deploy new applications," said Wim Coekaerts, vice president Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. "Oracle is dedicated to helping customers mitigate risk by providing these best practices at no cost. With the addition of Oracle VM, users can deploy their virtual infrastructure software and applications faster and more cost efficiently."

Supporting Resources

Oracle Validated Configurations
Oracle Validated Configuration Q&A

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