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New Release: Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3

With more than 100 million downloads, Oracle VM VirtualBox is the world’s most popular, free, open source, cross-platform virtualization software. The latest release adds cool features for developers including a unique virtual multi-touch mode that enables the use of touch-based operating systems on standard PCs, as well as enhanced networking and support for new platforms.
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Webcast: Oracle VM Templates Best Practices for Rapid Oracle Database Deployment
Thursday, October 24, 9 a.m. PT

The right tool for the job is important for any task, and even more so when it comes to virtualizing your critical Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters environments. Why experiment when you can learn from the Oracle VM engineering team experts?
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Webcast: What’s New in Oracle Secure Global Desktop?
Thursday, November 7, 9 a.m. PT

Oracle Secure Global Desktop provides secure, anywhere access to Oracle Applications and other enterprise software from your PC, Mac, or tablet. In this webcast, Oracle Product Management Director Andy Hall discusses the latest innovations in Oracle Secure Global Desktop and how it can make accessing corporate applications more secure and easier than ever.
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Airbus Selects Oracle Secure Global Desktop to Increase Efficiency and Accelerate Time to Market

To improve time to market for new aircraft, Airbus, a world leader in the civil air transport industry, deployed Oracle Secure Global Desktop to provide secure, real-time access to its test flight performance data as part of its telemetry applications and flight testing processes.
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Open Universities Australia Realizes Valuable Savings and Simplifies IT with
Oracle VM

Open Universities Australia (OUA) Director of ICT Anthony Russo documents his benchmark findings of Oracle’s PeopleSoft and Oracle Database deployed on Oracle VM in his white paper, “Oracle VM on Oracle Real Application Clusters, Physical vs. Virtual Database.” The decision to deploy Oracle VM campuswide helps to ensure a zero-outage production environment and saves the campus more than US$300,000. The white paper is available via the IOUG website with free associate membership and by joining the cloud computing special interest group.
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Oracle Virtualization Recap from Oracle OpenWorld 2013

Another Oracle OpenWorld is behind us, and this year’s event featured a large amount of virtualization material. From the virtualization general session with Oracle’s Senior Vice President of Linux and Virtualization Wim Coekaerts and Oracle’s Senior Director of Product Marketing for Infrastructure Software and MySQL Monica Kumar; to customer presentations from Time Warner Cable,, Korea Telecom, Airbus, and many others; to exciting announcements from partners such as Dell, Fusion-io, Lenovo, and Nimble Storage, there was no shortage of virtualization excitement this year. Here is a list of partner announcements related to Oracle VM.

And if you had a tough time keeping up with all the events happening during Oracle OpenWorld, you can now catch up with a number of video resources.
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The Top-Down Application-Driven Approach to High Availability with Oracle VM

Oracle OpenWorld Videos Featuring Oracle Virtualization Partners





Beyond Trust

Beyond Trust

Nimble Storage

Nimble Storage

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Automated Virtual Machine Provisioning with Oracle VM Templates

Oracle VM is designed for easy and rapid deployment of application workloads. In addition to allowing for rapid deployment of an entire application stack, Oracle VM now gives administrators more fine-grained control of the application payloads inside the virtual machine. This white paper gives step-by-step best practices on how to use the Oracle VM Guest Additions feature to gain control over the configuration and behavior of components running within the virtual machine directly from Oracle VM. Want to be a power user?
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Oracle VM 3 Backup and Recovery Best Practices Guide

For a practical guide on best practices with designing and implementing backup and recovery, check out the latest white paper from the Oracle VM product team, dedicated to explaining the specifics of backing up and restoring individual components of Oracle VM.
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Why Use Oracle VM for Oracle Database

An independent lab validation report from Francisco Munoz Alvarez of Revera compares Oracle VM to a leading virtualization solution and concludes, “Oracle VM is best for Oracle Database” in all performance categories.
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Secure Access to Oracle Applications with Oracle Secure Global Desktop

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Oracle Virtualization Blog

Stay current with the latest news, technology, and strategy for Oracle’s virtualization solutions. Read a recent post.
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Deploy Oracle Applications 7x to 10x Faster with Oracle VM

Find out more about how Oracle VM enables you to deploy applications faster than VMware. Read the white paper, "Oracle VM—Quantifying the Value of Application-Driven Virtualization."

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In this video, dcVAST Unleashes the Power of Oracle for IaaS, dcVAST shows how it runs hosting services on the entire Oracle product stack, with Oracle VM to power always-on services.
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Engineers Australia

Running the entire Oracle product stack and Oracle VM provides a competitive differentiator for this customer.
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In Secure Oracle Cloud and Managed Services from Secure-24, you’ll learn how Oracle VM is powering secure hosting services and maintaining high availability for business-critical services.
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Read about more Oracle VM customer successes.

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Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration

The Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration course teaches you to effectively implement the infrastructure for cloud computing using a SPARC-based virtualization strategy. Learn through classroom instruction and hands-on exercises, which reinforce new concepts.

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Oracle Day—Perth

October 29│Perth, Australia

Oracle Virtualization Workshop 2013—Adelaide

November 6│Adelaide, Australia

Oracle Linux and Oracle VM: Enabling Private Cloud Seminar

November 13│Midlands, UK

Oracle Day—Melbourne

November 14│Melbourne, Australia

Oracle Virtualization Workshop 2013—Perth

November 14│Perth, Australia

Oracle Linux and Oracle VM: Enabling Private Cloud Seminar

November 14│London, UK

Oracle Virtualization Workshop 2013—Brisbane

November 28│Brisbane, Australia

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