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NEWS

Four Reasons Why the New Oracle Solaris Is a Top Choice for Cloud Applications

Oracle Solaris 11.2 is now available as part of an open beta release. The latest version extends the operating system with significant new features for rapid cloud implementations, high performance, easy management, and high availability. Learn more about the new capabilities.
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Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance: Simplify Your Journey to Cloud Computing

Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, the newest addition to Oracle's lineup of engineered systems, gives IT organizations an important new resource for quickly deploying and provisioning cloud services and applications. Download a new e-book detailing the technical and business benefits of Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance.
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Enterprises Around the World Are Choosing Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-BA for Reliable Backup and Recovery

Discover why Oracle customers are choosing Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-BA for backup and recovery for Oracle's engineered systems—and gaining lower total cost of ownership, enhanced performance, and new agility along with their new data protection.
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Independent Study Documents Huge ROI for Oracle E-Business Suite Running on Oracle SuperCluster

A new case study developed by Wikibon documents a potential return on investment of 486 percent over three years for enterprises that adopt an integrated solution consisting of Oracle SuperCluster and Oracle E-Business Suite—and that isn't all. Learn more about reduced costs for licensing, maintenance, administration, and more.
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VIDEOS

Speed, Simplicity, Savings: Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance

Your business can run faster and your IT operations can be more streamlined—with the right storage. Learn the facts about the latest-generation of Oracle ZFS Storage, the ZS3 series.


Oracle Software on Oracle Hardware—Get Lower Total Cost of Ownership and Better Performance

Listen to SiliconANGLE founder John Furrier and Oracle Systems Solutions Senior Director Marshall Choy discuss why Oracle software on Oracle hardware is the best solution.


theCUBE Conversations: Oracle Customer Solutions and Case Studies

Oracle Senior Director Harish Venkat discusses the importance of customer experience and operational efficiency. Find out how running Oracle on Oracle can enhance this customer priority.


theCUBE Conversations: The Pressure of Transforming IT

Oracle Senior Director Harish Venkat explores the pressure within many organizations to transform IT in order to meet today's business demands.


theCUBE Conversations: Oracle Engineered Systems for Hardware Advancement

Listen to SiliconANGLE founder John Furrier and Oracle Group Vice President Hamidou DIa discuss Oracle's growing hardware business, data vision, and current IT trends and challenges.


Better Clouds/Lower Cost: SPARC Servers with Oracle Solaris

Learn how Oracle SPARC T5 servers running Oracle Solaris 11 provide the best performance and flexibility to build clouds, and how one customer architected a cloud with lower costs compared to virtualized x86 systems running Linux.


Emdeon Simplifies Healthcare with Oracle SOA Suite on Oracle Exalogic

Emdeon improves performance, lowers maintenance costs, and speeds time-to-market with Oracle SOA Suite on Oracle Exalogic.


Oracle Migration Factory

Get faster migration for less cost with Oracle Migration Factory.

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LIVE WEBCASTS

Integrated Systems and Your IT Career: IDC Survey Findings

May 28, 10:00 a.m. PT
Eric Sheppard, IDC, and Greg Crider, Oracle, discuss the results of a recent IDC survey on the accelerating adoption of converged and integrated systems. Learn how integrated systems will change the way IT departments work and which new skills will be in high demand.

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WEBCASTS

Run Oracle Database Like a Ferrari, but Save Like a Prius with Oracle Storage

Wikibon cofounder and Chief Research Officer Dave Vellante, and Oracle Vice President of Storage Steve Zivanic discuss how optimizing storage infrastructure and exploiting database services can result in significant capital expenditure and operational expenditure savings and lower overall total cost of ownership.


IOUG: Automatic Data Optimization and Oracle Intelligent Storage Protocol: What Are They and Why Should You Care?

Learn about the storage-aware functions in Oracle Database 12c.


IOUG: Best Practices for Oracle Exadata Backup Using Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance

Nielsen's Oracle global database administrator reveals the best practices Nielsen has adopted and benefits it is realizing using Oracle Exadata with Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance.


Simplify Your Cloud Deployment with Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance

Learn about Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, an integrated, wire-once, software-defined infrastructure system for rapid cloud deployment, and the first converged infrastructure solution from a single vendor.


Modernizing IBM AIX/Power to Oracle Solaris/SPARC

Do you want to modernize your IBM servers without losing UNIX benefits? Learn how to transition to next-generation hardware with an Oracle Solaris-powered system and benefit from enhanced server performance without disrupting mission-critical applications.


Webcast Center: Oracle Systems for Oracle Applications

Find out how to improve the performance of your applications today.


Online Forum: Managing Complexity in the Internet of Things (IoT)

A global network of billions of devices sharing data is opening up unprecedented business opportunities. Learn how turn the IoT into real business value.

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E-BOOKS AND INFOGRAPHICS

E-Book: Extreme Performance with Oracle's Engineered Systems

Read how Oracle's engineered systems can power the cloud and streamline data center operations. Discover how these systems can simplify IT, lower costs and risk, and help maintain the highest IT availability with extreme performance.


E-Book: Oracle Applications Together with Oracle Systems from the Customer's Perspective

Read what current Oracle customers say about running Oracle Applications on Oracle Systems.


E-Books: Oracle Applications on Oracle Systems—Get the Specifics


E-Book: Oracle Exalogic—The Logical Choice for Business Applications

Oracle Exalogic is a fully integrated, tested, and certified hardware and software platform, powered by Intel Xeon processors and engineered specifically for business applications. Learn why customers in 52 countries and across 21 industries trust Oracle Exalogic for their critical applications.


Infographic: The Value of Remote Connected IT Services

Learn how remote connected IT services can deliver improved server and infrastructure efficiency and provide direct access to the service and support your IT organization needs.

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PRESS RELEASES

Oracle Spotlights Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Adoption for Oracle's Engineered Systems Backup, Unveils Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3 Series for Backup

With the new Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3 series for backup, Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-BA, customers have a preconfigured, preracked solution coengineered with Oracle Database to provide extreme backup and restore performance that provides superior efficiency to help meet service-level agreements. In addition to high performance, Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-BA offers 5x lower three-year total cost of ownership over EMC Data Domain for Oracle's engineered systems.

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WHITE PAPERS

Edison Group: Enterprise Server Infrastructure Cost of Ownership

This Edison Group white paper compares Oracle SPARC and IBM Power servers and comes to some enlightening conclusions that may transform how you view server economics. See who comes out on top with more than 25 world-record performance benchmarks.


Bringing Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Visibility to Oracle Enterprise Manager

With the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control plug in for Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, database administrators and storage administrators now have an at-a-glance view into database and storage availability, capacity utilization, and performance on Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance.


Solution Brief: Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance for Oracle Database Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing Workloads

For Oracle Database business intelligence/data warehousing workloads, Oracle offers solutions using Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance that provide compelling performance and availability benefits. In addition, unique Oracle hardware and software coengineering deliver enhanced manageability and capacity utilization efficiency.


Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud

Access a collection of the latest Oracle Exalogic white papers.

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DEMOS AND ASSESSMENTS

Oracle's Upgrade Advantage Program (UAP)

The UAP offers superior trade-in discounts toward new Oracle systems when returning qualified used equipment. The UAP also includes a returns program that recycles, reclaims, and reuses components and entire systems at no charge.

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MARKETPLACE INTELLIGENCE

Data Center Infrastructire Group (DCIG) Big Data Tape Buyer's Guide

Read the DCIG 2014–2015 Big Data Tape Library Buyer's Guide to learn what tape features are important for big data environments. Discover why Oracle StorageTek SL8500 earned the best-in-class ranking, beating IBM, HP, and Spectra Logic.


Data Center Infrastructire Group (DCIG) Report: Making the Right Hybrid Storage Array Buying Decision

Read the report to find out why DCIG calls Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3 series a standout among hybrid storage array offerings.


Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Compared to EMC Data Domain

Get a checklist comparison of Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance to EMC Data Domain Duplication Systems. Compare factors including cost efficiency and management simplicity, learn about the unique features of Oracle's backup solution that result from coengineering with Oracle's engineered systems, and understand why Oracle is the better solution for high-performance backup and data protection needs.


Krischer & Associates Report: Oracle Exadata Backup—Synergy with Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3 Series and Comparison with EMC Data Domain

For Oracle Exadata Database Machine, the Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3 series provides a high-performance backup solution that dramatically reduces Oracle Database backup and restore times at significantly lower costs than competitive products. When comparing Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3 series with EMC Data Domain for Exadata backup, Oracle's solution provides significant advantages in backup/restore performance, scalability, availability, coengineering with Oracle Database, and overall total cost of ownership.


Oracle Newsletter Featuring Gartner Research: Changing the Way IT Does Business with Integrated Systems

Integrated systems offering hardware and software in prepackaged configurations are in high demand. According to recent Gartner research, IT decision-makers should build an ROI model to determine the full value and business benefits of integrated systems to their organization. Find out why Oracle experts agree.

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RESOURCE CENTERS

Oracle Systems and Oracle Applications Expert Center

It's easy to see why a complete, integrated hardware and software stack that's engineered and certified to work together can give you a better IT solution for your business. What may be surprising is how fast, efficient, and uncomplicated things become when you run Oracle Applications on Oracle hardware.


Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne on Oracle Database Appliance

Do you know JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle Database, and Oracle hardware are engineered to work together? Access the resources here to see what you could achieve by running JD Edwards EnterpriseOne solutions on Oracle Database Appliance.

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FIND AN ORACLE PARTNER

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ORACLE MAGAZINE SPOTLIGHT

Oracle Magazine on LinkedIn

Go to where the conversation lives. Connect on LinkedIn with Oracle Magazine, the world's largest IT publication, and be a part of our growing community. Network with colleagues around content directly from Oracle Magazine, as well as exclusive content found only here. Join us.

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TRAINING

Oracle Solaris Certification Discount Package

Oracle University offers system administrator training and certification to help you achieve high availability, optimal performance, and enhanced security skills to manage your mission-critical cloud infrastructure. Save up to 20 percent with an Oracle Solaris discount package that includes discounted training and an exam voucher.


New Oracle University Oracle Solaris 11 Offerings


Find out more about training and certification—read the Oracle University blog.

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EVENTS

Oracle Storage Summit, Featuring Wikibon Chief Research Officer David Vellante

Learn how to push storage infrastructure ahead of the data curve. Only four events left—check to see if one is near you.


Oracle Data Management Summit

Attend this one-day event to learn how the latest application-engineered storage solutions can help you speed applications, save resources, and advance your data management approach to create a business advantage.


IOUG Storage Virtual Conference

Wednesday, May 21, 9:00 a.m. PT │Online event
Looking to increase your storage knowledge? Attend the upcoming Storage Virtual Conference for a half-day of storage education.


Oracle OpenWorld

September 28–October 2, 2014│San Francisco, California


Find an Oracle Event Near You

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