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Oracle Linux 7 Now Available

The new Oracle Linux 7 gives customers and partners the capabilities, tools, and features they need to innovate, collaborate, and create solutions across traditional, cloud-based, and virtual environments. Oracle Linux 7 is easy to download, free to distribute, and the only major enterprise Linux distribution that publishes all bug fixes and security errata publicly.
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Listen to the Oracle Linux 7 Q&A Podcast with Oracle Senior Vice President of Linux and Virtualization Wim Coekaerts

Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

It's that time of the year again—Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is rapidly approaching. Join thousands of your peers in San Francisco from September 28 to October 2, 2014. Oracle OpenWorld is a venue for an intense five days of knowledge-sharing and learning, as well as networking with experts, peers, and decision-makers.

The Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase features many Oracle Linux, Oracle Virtualization, and OpenStack partners, including A10 Networks, Amitego AG, Dell, eG innovations, Fortinet, Fujitsu, Intel, Lenovo, Mirantis, NuageNetworks—an Alcatel-Lucent venture, Secure24, SEP Software Corporation, Solidfire, and Tegile. Don't miss the product demos of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, discussion of OpenStack, and much more.
Read More about the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase.
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Technology Preview of OpenStack Icehouse with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Now Available

The technology preview of the Icehouse release for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM is a fast and easy way to deploy OpenStack, giving customers an excellent starting point to deploy the OpenStack Icehouse release and test it in their environment. The Icehouse release is an important step in the process of making OpenStack a first-class enterprise solution.
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Getting Started with Oracle VM, Oracle Linux, and OpenStack

This white paper guides readers through the setup of an OpenStack deployment with Oracle VM and Oracle Linux using the latest Icehouse release of Oracle's tech preview release. Readers can easily build a multinode OpenStack deployment using Oracle VM and Oracle Linux.
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Using Ksplice as a Diagnostic Tool with Oracle Support

One of the most powerful and often overlooked features of the Ksplice feature of Oracle Linux is its ability to be used as a diagnostic tool for troubleshooting issues with the Linux kernel. Ksplice allows diagnostic patches to be loaded into the kernel in real time without the need to reboot. This new white paper provides insight to how this process works when working with Oracle Support.
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Oracle VM Test Drive Workshop on Cisco UCS

September 28, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PT (Lunch is included.)
Courtyard Marriott San Francisco Downtown
299 Second Street, San Francisco
(Two blocks east of the Moscone Center; please note, this is not the San Francisco Marriott)
Before you invest in server virtualization, take a test-drive and look under the hood at the Oracle VM engine on the Cisco UCS server. Oracle VM application-driven virtualization combined with Cisco UCS is designed from the ground up to drive virtualized workloads and deliver a powerful and cost-effective infrastructure for the cloud. Join this workshop for a unique opportunity to learn hands-on how you can deploy a four-node Oracle Real Application Cluster or build a private cloud using Oracle VM, Oracle Linux, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c on the UCS platform. Admission is free. Space is very limited.
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Hands-on Lab: How to Migrate from VMware and Red Hat to Oracle Linux and Oracle VM

This hands-on lab takes you through the best practices for migrating an existing Oracle Database workload from VMware vSphere to Oracle VM. It also walks you through how to migrate to Oracle Linux a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 guest exported from VMware by downloading Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel from Oracle's public yum server.
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Oracle VM Cost Calculator: Oracle VM and Oracle Linux vs. VMware vSphere and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Take two minutes to click through the new Oracle VM cost calculator and discover the additional savings you can realize with the combined Oracle VM and Oracle Linux calculations. While you're at it, you can also see how much the combination will save you in license costs compared to VMware vSphere and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
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Oracle Linux: Maximize Value, Minimize Cost

You have heard that Oracle Linux can help reduce costs, but have you wondered how? In this white paper, learn about tools and technologies that are included at no additional cost in Oracle Linux, and how they can help you maximize value and minimize cost.
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What Makes Oracle Linux the Best Platform for Oracle Database 12c

Because Oracle products are designed and tested to work together, there are distinct advantages to running Oracle Database servers and applications on an end-to-end Oracle solution stack, especially when that stack includes Oracle Linux.
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The Value of Oracle Linux Support

Hear from Oracle Vice President of Customer Support Rosanne Park in this screencast on the value of Oracle Linux support. Learn the benefits of Oracle Linux support, including expert technical support, tools for patching and upgrades, and more, and hear how easy it is to switch to Oracle Linux support with just a few simple steps.
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Oracle Linux Blog

Get the latest updates, product news, and upcoming events directly from the Oracle Linux team.

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Paragon Data Enhances Its Customer and Employee Experience Across 450 Bookstores Following 10-Day Migration

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Boosts Performance—Is Set to Cut Technology Ownership Costs by US$500,000 in Five Years

Aljomaih Automotive Company Accelerates to 8x Faster Business Processes and Ramps up Sales Cycles by 90 Percent

ADNOC Distribution Sees Return on Investment in One Year and Eliminates Nearly 90 Percent of Performance Bottlenecks in Business-Critical Applications

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Mirantis Delivers Mirantis OpenStack integration with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM

Mirantis, an OpenStack vendor and Gold member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, announced that Oracle Linux and Oracle VM have been integrated into the Mirantis OpenStack distribution. This provides joint customers with a supported, enterprise-grade OpenStack distribution optimized for running enterprise workloads. The integration is a collaborative effort of Mirantis and Oracle to adopt innovations from the community and offer more choice to customers.

FlexPod Data Center with Oracle Real Application Clusters on Oracle VM or Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux and Oracle VM validated on FlexPod.

Reclaim Oracle Database Capacity with Nimble Storage on Oracle Linux

HGST: All-Flash Server-Side Storage for Oracle Real Application Clusters on Oracle Linux

Poland's Link4 Drives Performance and Savings for Oracle Linux and Oracle Real Application Clusters Using HGST FlashMAX II

See More Partners Certified on Oracle Linux

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Rich Mason

Oracle PartnerNetwork: Oracle Linux Overview for Partners

Hear Oracle's Senior Vice President of Linux, Virtualization, and MySQL Sales Rich Mason discuss the value of Oracle Linux for partners.
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Enhance Customer Experience with Nimble Storage SmartStack for Oracle

Nimble Storage SmartStack for Oracle provides prevalidated reference architectures that speed deployments and minimize risk. In this webcast, see how Nimble Storage SmartStack for Oracle provides a converged infrastructure for Oracle Database online transaction processing and online analytical processing environments with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM.
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Extreme Performance with Engineered Systems

Download this e-book and read about how Oracle's engineered systems can power the cloud and streamline data center operations. You will discover how the systems can simplify your IT, lower costs and risk, and help maintain the highest IT availability with extreme performance.
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Oracle Linux System Administration

This course comes in multiple modalities and covers a range of skills including installation, using the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, configuring Linux services, preparing the system for Oracle Database, monitoring, and troubleshooting.

Preview Today: New Oracle Linux System Administration Training on Demand

Oracle Linux 5 and Oracle Linux 6 System Administration 1Z0-100 Certification

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LinuxCon North America

August 20–22, 2014 | Chicago, Illinois

Oracle OpenWorld

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

Oracle Day 2014: Digital Disruption

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