OOW2015 Private Cloud and DBLM

Yesterday I posted an entry on what was coming with OOW2015, specifically discussing the Oracle Management Cloud sessions. This post is similar but looking at one of the more “traditional” EM areas that my team is responsible for – Private Cloud and DBLM. The sessions that are of most interest here are:

  • Hybrid Cloud Management Using Oracle Exalogic [CON9744] October 26, 11:00 am – 11:45 am | Intercontinental—Intercontinental B (5th Floor) – The latest version of Oracle Exalogic introduces an agile stack based on Oracle’s Nimbula technology that can be leveraged for infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) across on-premises and hybrid clouds. Oracle Enterprise Manager combined with the Nimbula technology offers an integrated set of capabilities including service-catalog–driven provisioning, RESTful APIs, metering and show-back, and cloud governance. Oracle Enterprise Manager also enables Oracle WebLogic and SOA as a service on Oracle Exalogic, rendering it the platform of choice for enterprise-scale PaaS. This presentation includes a customer use case (which is always more interesting than listening to us rattle on!) from Simone Traversari at Bridge Consulting.
  • Large-Scale Patch Automation for the Cloud-Generation DBAs [CON9749] October 26, 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm | Moscone South—300 – This is the cloud generation. Patching databases and underlying platforms in silos is a thing of the past. As enterprise IT implements large-scale database as a service (DBaaS), the databases need to be patched at scale without incurring long downtimes for consumers. Oracle Enterprise Manager offers unique fleet management and scripting capabilities that can patch databases at scale and provide consumers with the flexibility to minimize downtime. The fleet management capabilities, complemented by patch advisory and reporting features, make Oracle Enterprise Manager the de facto choice for the cloud-generation DBAs.
  • Latest Innovations in Database as a Service Enabled by Oracle Enterprise Manager [CON9734] October 27, 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm | Moscone South—300 – Over the last few years, Oracle Enterprise Manager has become the control center for database as a service. It leverages various underlying technologies including multitenant and storage snapshotting to offer consolidation planning, rapid provisioning, monitoring, and cloud governance. The innovations in this area continue at a rapid pace with Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Consolidation Workbench, hybrid cloud migration, and continuous data refresh for DevOps. In this session, attendees learn about these innovations and hear successful case studies from other customers.
  • Servers, Storage, Virtualization, and More: Managed Through a Single Pane of Glass [CON9733] October 27, 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm | Intercontinental—Intercontinental C (5th Floor) – Server virtualization is pervasive in today’s IT world. Whether on Oracle’s x86 systems or on Oracle’s SPARC, administrators continue to deploy virtual machines to address issues of consolidation, agility, and resource isolation. However, the technology comes with its own set of administrative challenges around monitoring, sprawl, and configuration management. In this session, speakers cover the new infrastructure management capabilities of Oracle Enterprise Manager that can help sys admins face those challenges more effectively than ever before for both SPARC and x86-based environments.
  • Upgrading Oracle Enterprise Manager: Why and How [CON9729] October 27, 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm | Moscone South—300 – The upcoming release of Oracle Enterprise Manager brings, for the first time, a converged management for Oracle hardware and software. It also includes exciting new enhancements to uninterrupted monitoring, hybrid cloud management, and engineered systems management that make the upgrade worth it. This session outlines the new capabilities and provides best practices to seamlessly upgrade your existing environment to the upcoming release of Oracle Enterprise Manager.
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager: The Future of Hardware Management [CON9732] October 27, 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm | Intercontinental—Intercontinental C (5th Floor) – Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control has been the flagship product for managing Oracle software. The latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control combines infrastructure management (for virtualization, servers, storage, and network) with existing software management making it the only provider of comprehensive app-to-disk systems management. This session covers how Oracle Enterprise Manager can manage servers (X, T, and M series), Oracle virtual machines, engineered systems, storage, and network all in the context of an application. This session also provides valuable information for existing Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center customers on how they can benefit from these features.
  • Managing Configuration Compliance in and Across the Clouds [CON9750] October 28, 11:00 am – 11:45 am | Moscone South—300 – Did you think that “hybrid cloud” meant that the phone call from the security officer is going to disappear? You’re mistaken. “Hybrid cloud” implies increased scrutiny from security and compliance officers—more than ever before. Whether the instances are hosted on Oracle Cloud or on premises, Oracle Enterprise Manager offers a single pane of glass for service-level agreements (SLAs) and compliance management, providing an aggregated view for administrators, CIOs, and compliance officers. It ships with thousands of rules that can be mapped to PCI, STIG, or other compliance frameworks. This session recaps those powerful capabilities and drills down into their applicability to hybrid clouds. This presentation includes a customer use case, from Sarah Brydon of PayPal.
  • Data on Demand: Advanced Cloning Automation for DBAs [CON9748] October 28, 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm | Moscone South—300 – Data is in demand. As the number of applications grow, DBAs, QA engineers, and developers need copies of their production data on an ongoing basis—quickly and securely. Oracle Enterprise Manager provides two differentiated capabilities to address this surge in demand without affecting on-premises storage. First, it can lift and shift an on-premises database to Oracle Cloud—eliminating CapEx altogether. Second, it provides a unique Snap Clone technique that lets users create hundreds of copies of the database with minimal additional storage. This session covers data cloning and data refresh in general, while highlighting these two capabilities.
  • Best Practices for Engineered Systems Management Using Oracle Enterprise Manager [CON9728] October 28, 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm | Intercontinental—Intercontinental B (5th Floor) – The new release of Oracle Enterprise Manager unleashes a wide range of capabilities for managing Oracle engineered systems that span Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic, Oracle Exalytics, Oracle SuperCluster, and purpose-built appliances like Oracle Database Appliance, Oracle Big Data Appliance, Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance, and Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance. Besides providing deeper management of the hardware components, the new release of Oracle Enterprise Manager also introduces a complete patching workflow for the entire stack of Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalytics solutions that can reduce the patching time while eliminating human errors. In this session, get details on the wide set of capabilities with specific emphasis on Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalytics patching.
  • PaaS-ify Across on Premises and Oracle Cloud with Ease [CON9747] October 29, 10:45 am – 11:30 am | Moscone South—300 – Deploy, move, and manage your applications with ease anytime, anywhere, both on premises or in Oracle Cloud—with a single pane of glass. Oracle Enterprise Manager provides that single pane of glass that lets DevOps and IT administrators deploy applications into the cloud or migrate them across clouds, and most important, monitor and manage them on a continual basis. In this session, learn how existing capabilities for middleware as a service extend seamlessly to Oracle Cloud to provide agility without compromising on visibility and management. This presentation includes case studies from both a customer and a partner.
  • Scaling the Limits of the Cloud with the New Oracle Enterprise Manager [CON9731] October 29, 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm | Moscone South—300 – The cloud is BIG. The cloud is VAST. With cloud computing, the scale of IT has changed from a few hundred assets to hundreds of thousands of assets. This necessitates a newly engineered monitoring, automation, and reporting framework that is nimble, scalable, and real time. The new release of Oracle Enterprise Manager introduces real-time monitoring, a scalable job system that can integrate with the industry’s leading automation frameworks like Chef, and a comprehensive reporting infrastructure. This session covers these new enhancements along with anecdotal experiences from Oracle’s own cloud operations.
  • HOL (Hands-on Lab) Session – Consolidate and Standardize Database Resources with Lifecycle and Private Cloud Management [HOL10468] Times haven’t been announced yet as I’m writing this, so you’ll need to keep an eye out for this one. In this hands-on lab, experience firsthand how Oracle Database Lifecycle Management Pack manages the complexities of the database lifecycle across your data centers, including automated discovery of assets, agile provisioning, and cloning of databases; patching and upgrade automation; and schema comparison plus drift and compliance management. In addition, experience the enhanced automation capabilities of Oracle Enterprise Manager’s comprehensive database as a service to provision databases from a uniform service catalog.
  • HOL (Hands-on Lab) Session – Hybrid Cloud Management: Complete Management of On-Premises and Public Services [HOL10465] Times haven’t been announced yet as I’m writing this, so you’ll need to keep an eye out for this one. In this hands-on lab, learn how Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c automates complex management tasks across the complete cloud lifecycle. Cloud services are managed by the same Oracle Enterprise Manager tools that customers use on premises to monitor, provision, and maintain Oracle databases, Oracle engineered systems, Oracle Applications, Oracle middleware, and a variety of third-party systems. This additionally eliminates the costly consequences of purchasing and learning how to use numerous new tools to manage enterprise hybrid clouds. In this demo, experience how Oracle Enterprise Manager can provide Lift and Shift capabilities across hybrid clouds while providing consistent governance and compliance.
  • HOL (Hands-on Lab) Session – Oracle Systems and Virtualization Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager [HOL10466] Times haven’t been announced yet as I’m writing this, so you’ll need to keep an eye out for this one. In this hands-on lab, explore the natively integrated hardware management in Oracle Enterprise Manager—the latest Oracle Enterprise Manager with a single-pane-of-glass view from application to disk that provides support for monitoring and management of Oracle’s SPARC and x86 physical and virtualized environments. It also unleashes a wide range of capabilities for managing Oracle engineered systems like Oracle SuperCluster and Oracle Exadata. Participants choose from a variety of exercises that:
    • Walk through home pages of a host and server targets
    • Walk through a home page of an Oracle SuperCluster target
    • Walk through a home page of a virtualized systems target
    • Monitor inventory, performance, and configuration management of system components
  • Demos – there are also three demo booths where you can go and see the product in action (all in Moscone South) – Database Lifecycle Management, Database as a Service, Snap Cloning with Oracle Enterprise Manager @Workstation ID SLD-025, Oracle SPARC/x86 Systems and Virtualization Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager (location TBD but it will be in Moscone South, Center, Engineered Systems, Servers and Storage), and Hybrid Cloud Management: Single Pane of Glass for Complete Management—On-Premises and Public Cloud @Workstation ID SLD-026

Don’t forget there are separate blog posts on Oracle Management Cloud, database management and middleware management, so make sure to have a look at those!

Pete

After 22 years of working at Oracle in just about every role except Marketing and Support, I am now working as a Senior Managed Services Consultant with Data Intensity, specializing in Oracle Database technology, High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions. I am also a member of the OakTable Network, and have presented at RMOUG Training Days, Hotsos Symposia, Oracle OpenWorld conferences, and other user group events. I have co-authored the Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and Practical Oracle Database Appliance books published by Apress, and am one of the authors of the Building Database Clouds in Oracle Database 12c book published by Addison Wesley.

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