Oracle Press Release

New Oracle® VM Templates for Oracle Applications Now Available

Oracle VM Templates for the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1, Oracle’s JD Edwards Enterprise One 9.0 and Oracle’s PeopleSoft 9.1 Help Customers Speed Installation Time and Reduce Maintenance Costs

COLLABORATE 2010, LAS VEGAS, NV – April 20, 2010

News Facts

Enabling customers to save time and money through rapid application deployment, Oracle today announced availability of Oracle® VM Templates for the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle's PeopleSoft.
These Oracle VM Templates, based on Oracle Enterprise Linux, provide pre-installed and pre-configured enterprise software images that help eliminate the need to install new software from scratch, offering customers a time-saving approach to deploying a fully configured software stack.
Oracle VM Templates for the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.1 automate the installation and configuration of the operating system, as well as the Oracle E-Business Suite. Customers can also easily create their own templates for their configuration and deploy them onto a virtualized environment.
Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne provide a method to rapidly and predictably deploy JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 Update and Tools 9.98 Update 2. The combination of a preconfigured environment and Oracle Business Accelerators – Oracle’s powerful, easy-to-use rapid implementation solutions – contribute to significantly lowering the total cost of ownership.
Oracle VM Templates for Oracle’s PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) 9.1 and Oracle’s PeopleTools 8.50 enable customers to deploy development, testing, training and demo environments quickly and efficiently, as well as create custom templates for these environments.

Oracle VM Templates Accelerate and Simplify Application Deployment

By providing an alternative to traditional installation processes, Oracle VM Templates allow customers to deploy full-functioning application environments in a fraction of the time as opposed to installing and configuring from scratch. New physical, virtual and private cloud environments can be quickly and inexpensively provisioned.
Oracle VM Templates, in conjunction with Oracle VM, also provide organizations access to a complete, integrated and open software stack. In addition, customers benefit from using enterprise-class server virtualization with optimized resource utilization, enabling consolidation and cost and energy savings.

Supporting Quotes

"Oracle customers are focused on improving data center efficiency and Oracle VM enables them to do so by leveraging server virtualization to deploy and manage enterprise applications faster and easier,” said Wim Coekaerts, vice president Linux Engineering, Oracle. “Oracle VM Templates allow customers to focus on business-critical operations while reducing their overall deployment and maintenance costs. Oracle channel partners and system integrators can also benefit by creating value-added bundles and services, allowing them to be more competitive.”
“As a consulting company helping Oracle E-Business Suite customers deploy and manage their environments, we have seen an increase in requests to evaluate use of the Oracle E-Business Suite in virtualized environments,” said Chuck Edwards, president, Blue Gecko, Inc. “With Oracle VM Templates, we can deploy fully-supported Oracle E-Business Suite environments in hours, instead of two or three days.”
“Having access to the Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne dramatically reduces the initial installation timeframe, allowing us to increase our competitive edge,” said Thomas Schwab, director of technology, CD Group. “Using Oracle VM Templates to install JD Edwards EnterpriseOne enables us to very quickly complete a standard deployment that is predictable and reliable, and is consistent from one install and consultant to another.”
"As an Oracle partner and ISV, we are excited to see Oracle delivering pre-built virtual machines for PeopleSoft 9.1. This provides significant benefit for PeopleSoft customers by removing the time and expense of building new environments for their upgrades," said Chris Heller, chief architect, Grey Sparling Solutions.

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