With this release, IT organisations can increase efficiency and responsiveness while reducing costs and complexity for traditional data centres, virtualized, and Cloud computing environments.
Through Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control, its new centralized console, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c brings together unique management capabilities for the entire Cloud lifecycle. Key new capabilities include consolidation and capacity planning, self-service, testing, monitoring, and metering and chargeback.
New integrated application-to-disk management capabilities for Oracle Fusion Applications and Oracle's engineered systems have been added. This release also introduces new virtualization management and Cloud resource management capabilities built on Oracle VM 3.0.
New and enhanced partner resources, available through Oracle PartnerNetwork, and new management capabilities for non-Oracle components have also been introduced.
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c is the first product in Oracle's portfolio numbered "12c" where the "c" stands for Oracle's significant investments in delivering Cloud-ready products.
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control is the only Cloud management console for Oracle that allows Cloud stakeholders to create rich business services consisting of any combination of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) - including database as a service (DBaaS) and middleware as a service (MWaaS) - and software as a service (SaaS).
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control provides wizard-driven, role-based capabilities for all stakeholders involved in planning, deploying, managing and consuming an enterprise Cloud.
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c supports enterprise architects, Cloud administrators, application developers and administrators, DBAs, line of business users and governance and finance personnel. Key capabilities include:
Unique Cloud capabilities deliver industry-first advantages through integrations with two key Oracle products:
Unlike competitive solutions, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c encompasses Cloud management across physical and virtual environments for x86 as well as SPARC architectures.
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c continues to deliver unmatched automation capabilities for Oracle technologies. Highlights include:
Immediate availability for Oracle Applications Unlimited support: Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle Siebel CRM management suites are now certified. Additional application certifications are planned for calendar year 2012.
"Customers are grappling with tremendous complexity in IT centres, a condition often exacerbated by custom deployments and integrations that make each system different and unique to manage", stated Richard Sarwal, Oracle senior vice president, Product Development. "Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c provides a comprehensive solution that enables Oracle customers to cut through this complexity regardless of the choice of deployment platform. With Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, IT organisations can ease the management pains of traditional data centres and fast track to the cloud, while maximizing service quality and minimizing IT management costs."
"British Telecom uses Oracle Enterprise Manager to manage our IT stack", stated Surren Partabh, CTO Core Technology Support, BT. "As a beta customer, we have experience with the new 12c release and we are excited about its new cloud management capabilities. This new release can help us extend our database-as-a-service and middleware-as-a-service Cloud offerings to broader communities with more advanced capabilities. Particular areas of interest are the customer self service, templated provisioning, agentless discovery, metering and chargeback. BT expects this to significantly cut down the time it takes to provision new services and therefore make a good contribution to cost savings for the business."
"With Oracle Enterprise Manager, we can centrally manage the 55 applications that support our 'End-to-End Connected Cloud Services' programme, which ultimately enables us to improve our customer's experience. We are excited about the new Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c release and we look forward to leveraging the new capabilities that it brings", stated Clifford Musante, Chief Architect for Business Infrastructure, Intuit Inc.
"Cloud computing and virtualization can add considerable complexity to IT management. We are looking forward to using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c to help reduce management costs, provide better integration between business and IT, and deliver Cloud services", stated Tim Frazier, Associate Project Manager, National Ignition Facility and Photon Science, LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.