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Free Half-Day Online Forum Maps Path to Total Cloud Control

From building a business case to managing upgrades, a new half-day Oracle Enterprise Management Online Forum explores every phase of the cloud lifecycle, mapping a path for organizations to achieve total cloud control.

"As many prospectors discovered during the California Gold Rush of 1849, the gold remained out of reach without the right planning, provisions, and ability to execute," explains Anand Akela, senior principal product manager, Oracle. "For many organizations the same is true regarding cloud computing—they rush to the cloud and then try figure out how to manage it."

In response, this half-day forum—available on a free, on-demand basis—brings together business and IT experts to chart a path to a successful enterprise cloud rollout. It also explores the ways Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c provides a complete cloud lifecycle solution—including integrated cloud stack management and business-driven application management.

Agenda: IT Management/Architect Track
Cloud computing offers many clear advantages—elasticity, scalability, and rapid ROI with minimal capital investment. But a rush to the cloud can result in the rapid erosion of the savings that cloud promises.

The following sessions explore how to ensure maximum benefit from the move to cloud.
  • Many Clouds, Many Choices. Discover how enterprise IT can move toward an optimal cloud computing model, building on a foundation of virtualization, engineered systems, and management automation.
  • Business Justification and Planning Considerations for an Enterprise Cloud. Explore the careful planning required to maintain the delicate balance between the freedoms of self-service and the need for IT to centrally manage resources.
  • Defining Cost Models and Chargeback Plans for an Enterprise Cloud. Learn ways to improve visibility into actual costs, organize resources to report accurately, define the cost to serve, and determine a fair cost model.
  • Cloud Service Monetization. Explore ways to track the usage of cloud resources and monetize cloud services based on usage with a centralized service component.
Agenda: DBA/Developer Track
These sessions take a wide and deep look the technical challenges of—and latest solutions for—managing enterprise cloud computing.
  • Setting Up and Managing Enterprise Cloud. Get an overview of the complete cloud lifecycle, including a demonstration of implementation, management, and provisioning via self-service portal.
  • Extreme Database Management. Learn about the capabilities introduced in Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c for managing Oracle Database 11g, including features such as real-time automatic database diagnostic monitor, active session history analytics, and Oracle Exadata management.
  • Managing the World's #1 Middleware. Find out what's new in Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c for managing Oracle Fusion Middleware, from end-to-end monitoring to diagnosing Oracle WebLogic Server performance bottlenecks.
  • Application Testing in the Cloud Made Easy. Aggressive project schedules often result in inadequate testing. Learn the latest innovations in application quality management capabilities in Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, including functional testing, regression testing, and load testing, as well as secure data management.
  • Complete Framework for Enterprise Monitoring. Explore the core framework for enterprise monitoring, including creating administration groups, defining metric extensions, and managing incidents.
You can view the recording of the Oracle Enterprise Management Online Forum: Gain Total Control of Enterprise Clouds on demand.
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