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Aug 19 2010   2:24PM GMT

Oracle’s virtualization online forum: Will it mention VMware?

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Oracle is holding an all-day online forum on virtualization today. It’s called “Oracle Virtualization: The Most Complete Virtualization. Desktop to Data Center.”

The event runs 9am-3pm PT and none of the session titles or descriptions mention VMware. Oracle VM is mentioned about 10 times in the session descriptions, and Sparc/Solaris virtualization is also mentioned a few times.

According to a recent SearchOracle.com reader survey taken largely by DBAs and IT managers – all of whom are running Oracle – 74% use VMware for server virtualization. Only 13% mentioned Oracle. So could Oracle really hold a six-hour online forum on virtualization without once mentioning the elephant in the room, the most popular server virtualization platform right now, in VMware?

I guess we’ll find out.

Here are a few interesting sessions and their descriptions:

9:00-9:30AM (PT)
The Most Complete Virtualization – From Desktop to Datacenter

Join Oracle executives Edward Screven and John Fowler as they discuss: Oracle’s view on Virtualization; How our strategy helps users realize the true benefits from using Virtualization; Oracle and Sun products integration details from the last six months showing progress on many different fronts including server, desktop, storage virtualization, as well as optimization with hardware, database, middleware, and apps.; Roadmap outlining significant products/solutions.

Best Practices for Virtualizing Oracle Database 11g

This session provides proven methodologies that enable rapid, reliable and efficient deployment of Oracle Database 11g in an Oracle VM production environment. Oracle VM is architected to be the most efficient server virtualization solution for virtualizing Oracle Database. It is available as a free download to get you started right away with your virtualization projects. Get expert advice on using Oracle VM Server for x86 and achieving maximum performance and reliability, configuring and sizing virtual configurations, best practice tuning tips, benefitting from high availability and live migration options, for virtualizing Oracle Database 11g.

MercadoLibre Ensures Cost Reduction and Accelerated Software Deployment with Oracle VM

Rodrigo, Director, Infrastructure and Site Operations for MercadoLibre, the leading online trading platform in Latin America with over 43 million users, shares with us the keys to their success deploying Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Linux. Find out how MercadoLibre achieve superior service with a simplified IT infrastructure and private cloud. Learn how one of the top 50 most-viewed websites in the world is staying ahead of the curve!

Oracle Desktop Virtualization at Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions

Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions (CBTS) provides voice and data telecommunications, managed services, datacenter products and solutions to business customers throughout the United States. CBTS started implementing Oracle Sun Ray Clients in 2008 and saw significant results in administration, management, and energy consumption. Join Jeff Harvey, CBTS VDI Practice Manager, as he discusses the Oracle desktop virtualization deployment at CBTS.

Solaris Virtualization at Qualcomm Incorporated

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