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21 Jul 2015
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Ricoh Powers Private Cloud and Transforms Customer Service with Oracle's SPARC Servers and ZFS Storage [44619]
Internet of Things Solution Collects and Analyzes Data from Millions of Devices and Helps Anticipate Support Service Needs

Ricoh Company, Ltd, one of the world's leading printing and document management companies, is using Oracle's SPARC T5 servers with Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances and Oracle Database to analyze data from RICOH @Remote, its real-time support service for customers in more than 100 countries and regions. The service monitors and collects thousands of data points from several million multi-function printers, including number of pages printed, toner levels and print settings, and provides reports on configuration and operating status.
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14 Jul 2015
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Oracle Joins the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) [44430]
An End-to-End Approach to IoT

Eric Renaud blogs, "Oracle has recently joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), a global, nonprofit partnership of industry, government and academia created to facilitate the development of a global ecosystem for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Oracle understands that businesses are beginning to grasp the advantages of IoT both in terms of improving operational efficiency and extending external business opportunities. Oracle will actively work with the its fellow IIC members in order to drive further IoT innovation through the creation of new industry use cases and testbeds for real-world applications, as well as to participate in the working committees and task forces to spur innovation and drive standards in the Internet of Things (IoT) a focus on Industry..."
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14 Jul 2015
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July 2015 Critical Patch Update Released [44432]
Oracle's primary mechanism for the release of security fixes across all Oracle products

Eric Maurice report that Oracle today released the July 2015 Critical Patch Update.

"The Critical Patch Update program is Oracle's primary mechanism for the release of security fixes across all Oracle products, including security fixes intended to address vulnerabilities in third-party components included in Oracle's product distributions.

The July 2015 Critical Patch Update provides fixes for 193 new security vulnerabilities across a wide range of product families including: Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Hyperion, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Supply Chain Suite, Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle Siebel CRM, Oracle Communications Applications, Oracle Java SE, Oracle Sun Systems Products Suite, Oracle Linux and Virtualization, and Oracle MySQL.

Out of these 193 fixes, 44 are for third-party components included in Oracle products distributions (e.g., Qemu, Glibc, etc.)..."
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09 Jul 2015
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Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0 [44149]
Latest release provides increased security with encryption and improved performance

To enable organizations and developers to more easily and flexibly create and deploy on premises and cloud applications, Oracle has announced that Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0, the latest release of the world's most popular free and open source, cross-platform virtualization software, is generally available today.

A key tool for developers and users creating cloud and local applications without the overhead of using a full server environment, Oracle VM VirtualBox runs on standard x86 desktop and laptop computers. It allows users to set up multi-platform virtual machine environments for software development, testing, and general purpose operating system (OS) virtualization, with optional runtime encryption. Software engineers can develop for cloud technologies such as Docker and OpenStack from within Oracle VM VirtualBox VMs directly on their Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Oracle Solaris machines, making it easier to create multi-tier applications with just a standard laptop.
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07 Jul 2015
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Oracle Solaris 11.3: Securing and Simplifying the Enterprise Cloud [44152]
By Larry Wake

Larry writes, "This morning, we've opened up access to the beta release of Oracle Solaris 11.3. If you've been following along (and if not, why not?), you know there have been some big advances in Oracle Solaris 11, including lightning-fast intelligent provisioning and maintenance, and some key additions to our already highly-regarded 'defense in depth' security.

Most notable for the latter is the work we've done to simplify compliance checking and mitigation, making it possible for administrators to quickly and easily check system security configurations against industry standards, and get a 'report card' showing compliance, with guidance for any areas that may need addressing.

Oh, and did I mention fully-integrated OpenStack? ..."
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22 Jun 2015
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Oracle Extends World's Most Comprehensive Enterprise Cloud Portfolio [43636]
New platform and infrastructure services enable developers, IT professionals, and business users to drive innovation and accelerate digital transformation

Oracle Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO Larry Ellison announced new additions to the Oracle Cloud Platform, a comprehensive, integrated suite of services that make it easier for developers, IT professionals, business users and analysts to build, extend and integrate cloud applications. With more than 24 new cloud services, the Oracle Cloud Platform extends Oracle's leadership with the world's broadest and deepest portfolio of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. Newly available Oracle Cloud services include, Oracle Database Cloud - Exadata, Oracle Archive Storage Cloud, Oracle Big Data Cloud, Oracle Integration Cloud, Oracle Mobile Cloud, and Oracle Process Cloud.

The Oracle Cloud Platform helps customers build new applications, extend existing ones, and easily move existing on-premises workloads to the cloud with no application changes.
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