Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4, available today, lets organisations rapidly adopt Oracle-based, enterprise-scale private Clouds. New capabilities provide advanced technology stack management, secure database administration, and enterprise service governance, enabling Oracle customers and partners to maximize database and application performance and drive innovation using self-service IT platforms.
The enhancements have been driven by customers and the growing Oracle Enterprise Manager Ecosystem, comprised of more than 750 Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized partners. Oracle and its partners and customers have built over 140 plug-ins and connectors for Oracle Enterprise Manager.
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4 allows for a rapid enterprise-wide adoption of database, middleware and infrastructure services in the private Cloud, driven by an enhanced API-enabled service catalogue.
The release features "push button" style provisioning of complete environments such as SOA and Oracle Active Data Guard, and fast data cloning that enables rapid deployment and testing of enterprise applications.
Out-of-the-box capabilities to detect data and configuration vulnerabilities provide enhanced Cloud service governance along with greater operational control through a flexible and extensible showback mechanism.
A new performance warehouse enables predictive database diagnostics and trend analysis and helps identify database problems before they occur. New enterprise data-governance capabilities enhance security by helping systematically discover and protect sensitive data. Step-by-step orchestration of upgrades with the ability to rollback changes enables faster adoption of Oracle Database 12c.
A new consolidated view of Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c deployments with a guided management capability lets administrators apply best management practices to diverse middleware environments and identify performance issues quickly.
A Java VM Diagnostics as a Service feature allows governed access to diagnostics data for IT workers across multiple disciplines for accelerated DevOps resolutions of defects and performance optimization.
New automated provisioning for SOA lets middleware administrators perform mass SOA provisioning with ease.
Private roles and preferred credentials have been added to Oracle Enterprise Manager to provide additional fine-grained security for organizations with complex access control requirements. A new security console provides a single point of control for managing the security of Oracle Enterprise Manager environments.
Support for the latest industry standard SNMP v3 protocol, including encryption, enables more secure heterogeneous management.
"Smart monitoring" adapts to observed environmental changes and adds self-management capabilities to help Oracle Enterprise Manager run at peak performance, while demanding less IT supervision.
"Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a strong tradition of technology breakthroughs and leadership. As a member of Oracle's Customer Advisory Board for Oracle Enterprise Manager, we have consistently provided feedback and guidance in the areas of enterprise-scale Cloud, self-diagnosability, and secure administration for the product", stated Tim Frazier, CIO, NIF and Photon Sciences, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. "We intend to take advantage of the Release 4 features that support enterprise-scale availability and fine-grained security capabilities for private Cloud deployments."
"IDC's most recent CloudTrack survey shows that most enterprises plan to adopt hybrid Cloud architectures over the next three years", stated Mary Johnston Turner, Research Vice President, Enterprise System Management Software, IDC. "These organisations plan to deploy a wide range of workloads into Cloud environments including mission critical database and middleware services that require high levels of fault tolerance and disaster recovery. Such capabilities were traditionally custom configured for each application but Cloud offers the possibility to incorporate such properties within the service definition, enabling organisations to adopt Cloud without compromise. With the latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, Oracle is providing customers with an out-of-the-box experience for delivering highly-resilient Cloud services for databases and applications."
"Since its inception, Oracle has been leading the way in innovative, scalable and high performance solutions for the enterprise. With this release of Oracle Enterprise Manager, we are extending this leadership by providing enterprise-scale capabilities for planning, delivering, and managing private Clouds. We call this 'zero-to-Cloud - accelerated'. These enhancements help our customers to expedite their adoption of Cloud computing and prepares them for the next generation of self-service IT", stated Prakash Ramamurthy, senior vice president of Systems and Cloud Management at Oracle.