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Primeur weekly 2011-08-29

The Cloud

HP extends Converged Storage leadership with new storage federation technology ...

IBM launches smarter energy Cloud in Iowa ...

IBM unveils new hybrid Cloud solution for the enterprise ...

Shriram Transport chooses IBM to collaborate in the Cloud ...

Storing vertebrates in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BoincTasks version 1.16 released ...

EuroFlash

EU funded research helps astronomers see the bigger picture ...

Open Technologies partners with Bright Computing to serve the Russian HPC market ...

First glimpse into birth of the Milky Way ...

USFlash

California Department of Water Resources selects HP to save energy and lower costs ...

PrimeLending banks on HP to secure vital assets ...

Oracle unveils Oracle VM 3.0 ...

Oracle announces Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-ins for Oracle VM 3.0 ...

Better 'photon loops' may be key to computer and physics advances ...

Swift Engineering selects Platform HPC to build faster and better race cars, unmanned aerial vehicles and planes ...

IBM demonstrates increased server market momentum in second quarter ...

New flood prediction technology simulates rivers 100x faster than real time ...

Latest release of Oracle Application Express delivers new and refined capabilities ...

Samsung Securities picks big data analytics from SAS and Platform Computing to manage risk ...

Dartmouth Med School lands $11 million grant for regional biomedical research centre ...

Tohoku University selects SGI to advance fluid science research ...

IBM Almaden researchers to develop GPFS to scan 10 billion files in 43 minutes ...

NVIDIA Tesla GPUs now easier than ever to deploy with new GPU Starter Kit from HP ...

New depiction of light could boost telecommunications channels ...

Mellanox introduces world's highest-density 64-port L2/L3 10GbE switch ...

Mellanox introduces ConnectX-3 10/40GbE adapters with multiple physical functions for VMware ESXi 5.0 ...

Mellanox ConnectX-2 10GbE adapters achieve VMware Ready status ...

Oracle unveils Oracle VM 3.0

23 Aug 2011 Redwood Shores - Oracle has launched Oracle VM 3.0, the latest release of Oracle's server virtualization and management solution. Oracle VM 3.0 is suitable for all data centre workloads and features new policy-based management capabilities, advanced storage management via the Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-in API; centralized network configuration management, improved ease-of-use and Open Virtualization Format (OVF) support.

With the centralization of storage management alongside of logical network configuration and management, Oracle VM 3.0 allows administrators to streamline and automate end-to-end virtual machine provisioning for a significant reduction in time and overhead, simplifying IT processes and helping to reduce costs.

Oracle VM 3.0 helps customers deploy enterprise software in a rapid, repeatable and error-free manner with immediate availability of over 90 Oracle VM Templates for Oracle applications, middleware and databases.

Oracle VM 3.0 is four times more scalable than the latest VMware offering, supporting up to 128 virtual CPUs per virtual machine, at a fraction of the cost. Oracle VM 3.0 demonstrated support for up to 160 physical CPUs and 2TB memory using Oracle's Sun Fire X4800 M2 servers.

When compared to VMware vSphere5 running Red Hat Enterprise Linux guest VMs, Oracle VM 3.0 running Oracle Linux guest VMs is four times less expensive.

Oracle VM is free to download, has zero license cost, and affordable, enterprise-quality support is offered through a simple subscription model per server. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.

Increased management scalability, support for leading hardware and operating systems including Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris and Microsoft Windows, and zero license costs allows customers to leverage Oracle VM 3.0 as the default server virtualization solution across their entire multi-vendor data centre.

Oracle VM 3.0 is engineered for use with Oracle software and hardware, enabling improved performance, faster application deployment, and improved manageability for Oracle software.

Oracle VM Manager 3.0 leverages Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) and Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, to simplify administrative operations via a Web-browser based user interface that does not require any proprietary client-based software.

In addition to Oracle VM Templates, Oracle VM 3.0 supports the deployment of virtual assemblies as pre-packaged, pre-configured collections of virtual machines containing entire multi-tier applications and related management policies to facilitate intelligent provisioning and operation in virtualized and Cloud environments.

Key new features in Oracle VM 3.0 include:

  • Storage Connect plug-in framework: lets administrators transparently manage virtualization and attached storage arrays together through Oracle VM Manager while fully leveraging their investments in advanced storage functionality, such as deduplication and fast clone. Plug-ins are being developed by Oracle for its Pillar Axiom SAN storage system and Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, and by other and leading storage providers, including Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, and NetApp.
  • Centralized network configuration and management: enables configuration of all server and VM networking from the Oracle VM Manager GUI, including advanced options such as bridging, bonding, VLANs and multi-pathing.
  • Improved ease-of-use: new features including server and storage discovery help speed infrastructure set-up while a new, dynamic "real-time" HTML user interface and comprehensive event tracking capabilities facilitate management over time.
  • Advanced, policy-based management capabilities: automates dynamic resource scheduling and server power management to improve application quality of service and reduce cost and power consumption in support of "green IT" initiatives.
  • Open Virtualization Format (OVF) industry standard support: enables customers to use Oracle VM Manager to import OVF based software assemblies to accelerate application deployment.

"Customers want to accomplish more with virtualization than just traditional server consolidation. They need virtualization solutions that can help them deploy, manage and optimize the full application 'stack' rather than just the servers alone", stated Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president of Oracle Linux and Virtualization. "Oracle VM 3.0’s application-driven approach to virtualization makes management of the hardware-software stack easier by enabling customers to deploy, manage and scale applications and resources more dynamically, increasing their operating efficiencies and lowering costs."

"Over time, we expect that enterprises will need to deliver internal IT resources more like an external service provider would, allowing for rapid deployment and efficient management of business critical applications", stated Al Gillen, program vice president, System Software, IDC. "By using application centric virtualization solutions like Oracle VM 3.0, organisations are deploying a strong foundation that will support an operational transformation in their datacenters, when the time is right for their business."
Source: Oracle

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Primeur weekly 2011-08-29

The Cloud

HP extends Converged Storage leadership with new storage federation technology ...

IBM launches smarter energy Cloud in Iowa ...

IBM unveils new hybrid Cloud solution for the enterprise ...

Shriram Transport chooses IBM to collaborate in the Cloud ...

Storing vertebrates in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BoincTasks version 1.16 released ...

EuroFlash

EU funded research helps astronomers see the bigger picture ...

Open Technologies partners with Bright Computing to serve the Russian HPC market ...

First glimpse into birth of the Milky Way ...

USFlash

California Department of Water Resources selects HP to save energy and lower costs ...

PrimeLending banks on HP to secure vital assets ...

Oracle unveils Oracle VM 3.0 ...

Oracle announces Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-ins for Oracle VM 3.0 ...

Better 'photon loops' may be key to computer and physics advances ...

Swift Engineering selects Platform HPC to build faster and better race cars, unmanned aerial vehicles and planes ...

IBM demonstrates increased server market momentum in second quarter ...

New flood prediction technology simulates rivers 100x faster than real time ...

Latest release of Oracle Application Express delivers new and refined capabilities ...

Samsung Securities picks big data analytics from SAS and Platform Computing to manage risk ...

Dartmouth Med School lands $11 million grant for regional biomedical research centre ...

Tohoku University selects SGI to advance fluid science research ...

IBM Almaden researchers to develop GPFS to scan 10 billion files in 43 minutes ...

NVIDIA Tesla GPUs now easier than ever to deploy with new GPU Starter Kit from HP ...

New depiction of light could boost telecommunications channels ...

Mellanox introduces world's highest-density 64-port L2/L3 10GbE switch ...

Mellanox introduces ConnectX-3 10/40GbE adapters with multiple physical functions for VMware ESXi 5.0 ...

Mellanox ConnectX-2 10GbE adapters achieve VMware Ready status ...