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Features
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Beyond Brute Force: Three User-Friendly Strategies for BYOD Security
By Amit Jasuja, Senior Vice President, Java & Identity Management, Oracle
Writing in Forbes, Amit writes, "The phenomenon of 'bring your own device' (BYOD) to work gives employees a kind of comfort Morse never knew, but it makes CIOs and CSOs uneasy, sparking concerns about protecting corporate data and preventing unauthorized access to internal systems. These fears are not unfounded: recent statistics show that cell phone theft has created a $US30 billion black-market economy. In San Francisco alone, 50 percent of all robberies are cell phone thefts. It is not a matter of if but when a personal device with your corporate data will fall into the wrong hands.

So how can CIOs and CSOs help close the gap between employee convenience and mobile security?..."

Beyond Brute Force: Three User-Friendly Strategies for BYOD Security
By Amit Jasuja, Senior Vice President, Java & Identity Management, Oracle
Writing in Forbes, Amit writes, "The phenomenon of 'bring your own device' (BYOD) to work gives employees a kind of comfort Morse never knew, but it makes CIOs and CSOs uneasy, sparking concerns about protecting corporate data and preventing unauthorized access to internal systems. These fears are not unfounded: recent statistics show that cell phone theft has created a $US30 billion black-market economy. In San Francisco alone, 50 percent of all robberies are cell phone thefts. It is not a matter of if but when a personal device with your corporate data will fall into the wrong hands.

So how can CIOs and CSOs help close the gap between employee convenience and mobile security?..."

Beyond Brute Force: Three User-Friendly Strategies for BYOD Security
By Amit Jasuja, Senior Vice President, Java & Identity Management, Oracle
Writing in Forbes, Amit writes, "The phenomenon of 'bring your own device' (BYOD) to work gives employees a kind of comfort Morse never knew, but it makes CIOs and CSOs uneasy, sparking concerns about protecting corporate data and preventing unauthorized access to internal systems. These fears are not unfounded: recent statistics show that cell phone theft has created a $US30 billion black-market economy. In San Francisco alone, 50 percent of all robberies are cell phone thefts. It is not a matter of if but when a personal device with your corporate data will fall into the wrong hands.

So how can CIOs and CSOs help close the gap between employee convenience and mobile security?..."

Solaris
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New in SMF Documentation for Oracle Solaris 11.2
svcio

The Service Management Facility guide is all new for the Oracle Solaris 11.2 release, with much more information including an example of creating a pair of services that start and stop an Oracle Database instance and an examination of the Puppet stencil service.

For more information about stencil services, see Solaris SMF Weblog, and see the svcio.1 and smf_stencil.4 man pages below.

New in SMF Documentation for Oracle Solaris 11.2
svcio

The Service Management Facility guide is all new for the Oracle Solaris 11.2 release, with much more information including an example of creating a pair of services that start and stop an Oracle Database instance and an examination of the Puppet stencil service.

For more information about stencil services, see Solaris SMF Weblog, and see the svcio.1 and smf_stencil.4 man pages below.

New in SMF Documentation for Oracle Solaris 11.2
svcio

The Service Management Facility guide is all new for the Oracle Solaris 11.2 release, with much more information including an example of creating a pair of services that start and stop an Oracle Database instance and an examination of the Puppet stencil service.

For more information about stencil services, see Solaris SMF Weblog, and see the svcio.1 and smf_stencil.4 man pages below.

Oracle Solaris 11.2: All the Posts
Larry Wake Shares 50+ Links
Larry writes, "As I hope you've heard already, we launched Oracle Solaris 11.2 last week, and things have been busy ever since. Specifically, our engineers and others have gone nuts, kicking out an incredible number of blog posts.

Glynn Foster has been sending me a continuous stream of links, promising me each time that it's going to die down any old time now ("...typical, the moment I send something out, 2 more blogs appear..."). And I found another one just as I was wrapping this up!

The tally for now stands at almost 50, so settle in, as we proudly present:..."

Oracle Solaris 11.2: All the Posts
Larry Wake Shares 50+ Links
Larry writes, "As I hope you've heard already, we launched Oracle Solaris 11.2 last week, and things have been busy ever since. Specifically, our engineers and others have gone nuts, kicking out an incredible number of blog posts.

Glynn Foster has been sending me a continuous stream of links, promising me each time that it's going to die down any old time now ("...typical, the moment I send something out, 2 more blogs appear..."). And I found another one just as I was wrapping this up!

The tally for now stands at almost 50, so settle in, as we proudly present:..."

Oracle Solaris 11.2: All the Posts
Larry Wake Shares 50+ Links
Larry writes, "As I hope you've heard already, we launched Oracle Solaris 11.2 last week, and things have been busy ever since. Specifically, our engineers and others have gone nuts, kicking out an incredible number of blog posts.

Glynn Foster has been sending me a continuous stream of links, promising me each time that it's going to die down any old time now ("...typical, the moment I send something out, 2 more blogs appear..."). And I found another one just as I was wrapping this up!

The tally for now stands at almost 50, so settle in, as we proudly present:..."

ZFS
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OpenZFS European Conference - May 20, 2014
Speakers include Matt Ahrens
Michael Follett, Ryan Tyler, Yacine Kheddache are the organizers of the OpenZFS European Conference. Their invitations says: "We are holding our first OpenZFS Europe Conference from 9am to 6pm on Tuesday, 20th May 2014, in Paris, starting with a keynote from founder Matthew Ahrens, followed by discussions and workshops. We will be providing free beverages and lunch for attendees and there will be an opportunity to socialise afterwards with beer and pizzas.

OpenZFS Europe MeetUp

OpenZFS European Conference - May 20, 2014
Speakers include Matt Ahrens
Michael Follett, Ryan Tyler, Yacine Kheddache are the organizers of the OpenZFS European Conference. Their invitations says: "We are holding our first OpenZFS Europe Conference from 9am to 6pm on Tuesday, 20th May 2014, in Paris, starting with a keynote from founder Matthew Ahrens, followed by discussions and workshops. We will be providing free beverages and lunch for attendees and there will be an opportunity to socialise afterwards with beer and pizzas.

OpenZFS Europe MeetUp

OpenZFS European Conference - May 20, 2014
Speakers include Matt Ahrens
Michael Follett, Ryan Tyler, Yacine Kheddache are the organizers of the OpenZFS European Conference. Their invitations says: "We are holding our first OpenZFS Europe Conference from 9am to 6pm on Tuesday, 20th May 2014, in Paris, starting with a keynote from founder Matthew Ahrens, followed by discussions and workshops. We will be providing free beverages and lunch for attendees and there will be an opportunity to socialise afterwards with beer and pizzas.

OpenZFS Europe MeetUp

MySQL
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MySQL Cookbook, 3rd Edition
By Paul DuBois
With Early Release ebooks, you get books in their earliest form - the author's raw and unedited content as he or she writes - so you can take advantage of these technologies long before the official release of these titles. You'll also receive updates when significant changes are made, new chapters as they're written, and the final ebook bundle.

MySQL's popularity has brought a flood of questions about how to solve specific problems, and that's where this Cookbook is essential. Designed as a handy resource when you need quick solutions or techniques, the book offers dozens of short, focused pieces of code and hundreds of worked-out examples for programmers of all levels who don't have the time (or expertise) to solve MySQL problems from scratch.

This third edition has been updated to cover new APIs in Python and PHP, as well as powerful new features in MySQL 5.6 and older versions still in common use. Recipes use the mysql client program as well as Java, Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby APIs...

MySQL Cookbook, 3rd Edition
By Paul DuBois
With Early Release ebooks, you get books in their earliest form - the author's raw and unedited content as he or she writes - so you can take advantage of these technologies long before the official release of these titles. You'll also receive updates when significant changes are made, new chapters as they're written, and the final ebook bundle.

MySQL's popularity has brought a flood of questions about how to solve specific problems, and that's where this Cookbook is essential. Designed as a handy resource when you need quick solutions or techniques, the book offers dozens of short, focused pieces of code and hundreds of worked-out examples for programmers of all levels who don't have the time (or expertise) to solve MySQL problems from scratch.

This third edition has been updated to cover new APIs in Python and PHP, as well as powerful new features in MySQL 5.6 and older versions still in common use. Recipes use the mysql client program as well as Java, Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby APIs...

MySQL Cookbook, 3rd Edition
By Paul DuBois
With Early Release ebooks, you get books in their earliest form - the author's raw and unedited content as he or she writes - so you can take advantage of these technologies long before the official release of these titles. You'll also receive updates when significant changes are made, new chapters as they're written, and the final ebook bundle.

MySQL's popularity has brought a flood of questions about how to solve specific problems, and that's where this Cookbook is essential. Designed as a handy resource when you need quick solutions or techniques, the book offers dozens of short, focused pieces of code and hundreds of worked-out examples for programmers of all levels who don't have the time (or expertise) to solve MySQL problems from scratch.

This third edition has been updated to cover new APIs in Python and PHP, as well as powerful new features in MySQL 5.6 and older versions still in common use. Recipes use the mysql client program as well as Java, Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby APIs...

Cloud Computing
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Deploy and operate your Business Applications quickly and securely
By Eric Bezille
Eric writes, "we announced the upcoming release of Solaris 11.2. Even if this is a minor release, it contains major features that enable strong benefits for IT operations toward Business requirements that I am hearing everyday: "time-to-market", pay for what you use, security, simplified operations. Yes, OS are not a commodity and are a corner piece bringing either a lot's of value or a lot's of pain (depending on which one you rely on). At Oracle we are putting a large part of our R&D effort to hide the complexity and bring strong value through Solaris toward your infrastructure and applications management: Solaris acting as the glue between your hardware execution layer and your applications..."
Deploy and operate your Business Applications quickly and securely
By Eric Bezille
Eric writes, "we announced the upcoming release of Solaris 11.2. Even if this is a minor release, it contains major features that enable strong benefits for IT operations toward Business requirements that I am hearing everyday: "time-to-market", pay for what you use, security, simplified operations. Yes, OS are not a commodity and are a corner piece bringing either a lot's of value or a lot's of pain (depending on which one you rely on). At Oracle we are putting a large part of our R&D effort to hide the complexity and bring strong value through Solaris toward your infrastructure and applications management: Solaris acting as the glue between your hardware execution layer and your applications..."
Deploy and operate your Business Applications quickly and securely
By Eric Bezille
Eric writes, "we announced the upcoming release of Solaris 11.2. Even if this is a minor release, it contains major features that enable strong benefits for IT operations toward Business requirements that I am hearing everyday: "time-to-market", pay for what you use, security, simplified operations. Yes, OS are not a commodity and are a corner piece bringing either a lot's of value or a lot's of pain (depending on which one you rely on). At Oracle we are putting a large part of our R&D effort to hide the complexity and bring strong value through Solaris toward your infrastructure and applications management: Solaris acting as the glue between your hardware execution layer and your applications..."
How to get started with OpenStack on Solaris
By Jernej Kaše
Jernej writes, "The new Solaris 11.2 is a game changer - the world's first Cloud Operating System now comes with out-of-the-box OpenStack tools.

Here's how to get started exploring it. You'll need:

  • VirtualBox with VirtualBox Extension Pack
  • 8GB (or more) USB thumb drive
  • Oracle Solaris 11.2 Beta VM Template for Oracle VM VirtualBox
  • Oracle Solaris 11.2 Beta OpenStack Unified Archive

Read on for details ...

How to get started with OpenStack on Solaris
By Jernej Kaše
Jernej writes, "The new Solaris 11.2 is a game changer - the world's first Cloud Operating System now comes with out-of-the-box OpenStack tools.

Here's how to get started exploring it. You'll need:

  • VirtualBox with VirtualBox Extension Pack
  • 8GB (or more) USB thumb drive
  • Oracle Solaris 11.2 Beta VM Template for Oracle VM VirtualBox
  • Oracle Solaris 11.2 Beta OpenStack Unified Archive

Read on for details ...

How to get started with OpenStack on Solaris
By Jernej Kaše
Jernej writes, "The new Solaris 11.2 is a game changer - the world's first Cloud Operating System now comes with out-of-the-box OpenStack tools.

Here's how to get started exploring it. You'll need:

  • VirtualBox with VirtualBox Extension Pack
  • 8GB (or more) USB thumb drive
  • Oracle Solaris 11.2 Beta VM Template for Oracle VM VirtualBox
  • Oracle Solaris 11.2 Beta OpenStack Unified Archive

Read on for details ...

Linux
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Make Your Database Run Faster on Oracle Linux
By Rick Ramsey
Rick writes, "If you can get your hands on a Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card, and you're running Oracle Database 11g Release 2 or later on Oracle Linux, you can use the Oracle Database Smart Flash Cache to improve performance and response times. That was a mouthful, so let me say it again.

  • Configure Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card as a file system.
  • Configure Oracle Automatic Storage Management, a feature of Oracle Database, to use multiple Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Cards.
  • Configure the Database Smart Flash Cache capability of Oracle Database."

Read on: Tech Article: How to Improve Database Performance Using Database Smart Flash Cache on Oracle Linux by by Rick Stenho.

Make Your Database Run Faster on Oracle Linux
By Rick Ramsey
Rick writes, "If you can get your hands on a Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card, and you're running Oracle Database 11g Release 2 or later on Oracle Linux, you can use the Oracle Database Smart Flash Cache to improve performance and response times. That was a mouthful, so let me say it again.

  • Configure Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card as a file system.
  • Configure Oracle Automatic Storage Management, a feature of Oracle Database, to use multiple Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Cards.
  • Configure the Database Smart Flash Cache capability of Oracle Database."

Read on: Tech Article: How to Improve Database Performance Using Database Smart Flash Cache on Oracle Linux by by Rick Stenho.

Make Your Database Run Faster on Oracle Linux
By Rick Ramsey
Rick writes, "If you can get your hands on a Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card, and you're running Oracle Database 11g Release 2 or later on Oracle Linux, you can use the Oracle Database Smart Flash Cache to improve performance and response times. That was a mouthful, so let me say it again.

  • Configure Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card as a file system.
  • Configure Oracle Automatic Storage Management, a feature of Oracle Database, to use multiple Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Cards.
  • Configure the Database Smart Flash Cache capability of Oracle Database."

Read on: Tech Article: How to Improve Database Performance Using Database Smart Flash Cache on Oracle Linux by by Rick Stenho.

vBeers-SF
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vBeers @ Broward (Wednesday, May 14th, 2014)
First time @ Funky Buddha Brewery, Oakland Park
Join us for the next vBeers @ Broward. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in Broward County. The May meeting will be at the Funky Buddha Brewery, which is located in Oakland Park, just a few minutes from I-95.

This will be a non-sponsored event so bring your wallet, your sense of humor and get ready for some great IT and virtualization conversations with some of the best people in South Florida's IT community (including YOU!).

Location: Funky Buddha Brewery

  • Address:1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park, FL
  • Date: Wednesday, May 14th
  • Time: 6pm to Late - arrive and depart any time

Please join the vBeers LinkedIn group; Network with fellow vBeers participants on-line.

Upcoming vBeers @ South Florida Events:

  • vBeers @ Broward 2nd Wednesday of Month May 14th
  • vBeers @ Boca 3rd Wednesday of Month May 21st
  • vBeers @ Miami 4th Wednesday of Month May 28th

Please RSVP at Meetup.com.

vBeers @ Broward (Wednesday, May 14th, 2014)
First time @ Funky Buddha Brewery, Oakland Park
Join us for the next vBeers @ Broward. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in Broward County. The May meeting will be at the Funky Buddha Brewery, which is located in Oakland Park, just a few minutes from I-95.

This will be a non-sponsored event so bring your wallet, your sense of humor and get ready for some great IT and virtualization conversations with some of the best people in South Florida's IT community (including YOU!).

Location: Funky Buddha Brewery

  • Address:1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park, FL
  • Date: Wednesday, May 14th
  • Time: 6pm to Late - arrive and depart any time

Please join the vBeers LinkedIn group; Network with fellow vBeers participants on-line.

Upcoming vBeers @ South Florida Events:

  • vBeers @ Broward 2nd Wednesday of Month May 14th
  • vBeers @ Boca 3rd Wednesday of Month May 21st
  • vBeers @ Miami 4th Wednesday of Month May 28th

Please RSVP at Meetup.com.

vBeers @ Broward (Wednesday, May 14th, 2014)
First time @ Funky Buddha Brewery, Oakland Park
Join us for the next vBeers @ Broward. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in Broward County. The May meeting will be at the Funky Buddha Brewery, which is located in Oakland Park, just a few minutes from I-95.

This will be a non-sponsored event so bring your wallet, your sense of humor and get ready for some great IT and virtualization conversations with some of the best people in South Florida's IT community (including YOU!).

Location: Funky Buddha Brewery

  • Address:1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park, FL
  • Date: Wednesday, May 14th
  • Time: 6pm to Late - arrive and depart any time

Please join the vBeers LinkedIn group; Network with fellow vBeers participants on-line.

Upcoming vBeers @ South Florida Events:

  • vBeers @ Broward 2nd Wednesday of Month May 14th
  • vBeers @ Boca 3rd Wednesday of Month May 21st
  • vBeers @ Miami 4th Wednesday of Month May 28th

Please RSVP at Meetup.com.

Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 194 Issues 2, 3, 4 and 5; Vol 193 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4
We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

  • Oracle Introduces Oracle Solaris 11.2
  • Introducing SMF Stencils
  • Apache OpenOffice 4.1
  • SPARC and Solaris Leadership in the Cloud
  • Solaris 11.2 Networking Overview: Application-Driven SDN and Beyond
  • Java ME 8: Getting Started with Samples and Demo Code
  • Oracle Virtual Developer Day: Java 2014 - May 14th, 2014
  • MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.10
  • Java Micro Edition (ME) 8
  • Oracle Simplifies Migration to Cloud Applications

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.

    Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
    Vol 194 Issues 2, 3, 4 and 5; Vol 193 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4
    We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

    • Oracle Introduces Oracle Solaris 11.2
    • Introducing SMF Stencils
    • Apache OpenOffice 4.1
    • SPARC and Solaris Leadership in the Cloud
    • Solaris 11.2 Networking Overview: Application-Driven SDN and Beyond
    • Java ME 8: Getting Started with Samples and Demo Code
    • Oracle Virtual Developer Day: Java 2014 - May 14th, 2014
    • MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.10
    • Java Micro Edition (ME) 8
    • Oracle Simplifies Migration to Cloud Applications

    The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.

      Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
      Vol 194 Issues 2, 3, 4 and 5; Vol 193 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4
      We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

      • Oracle Introduces Oracle Solaris 11.2
      • Introducing SMF Stencils
      • Apache OpenOffice 4.1
      • SPARC and Solaris Leadership in the Cloud
      • Solaris 11.2 Networking Overview: Application-Driven SDN and Beyond
      • Java ME 8: Getting Started with Samples and Demo Code
      • Oracle Virtual Developer Day: Java 2014 - May 14th, 2014
      • MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.10
      • Java Micro Edition (ME) 8
      • Oracle Simplifies Migration to Cloud Applications

      The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.

        Sysadmin
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        Puppet Configuration in Solaris
        By Drew Fisher
        Drew writes, "Puppet is IT automation software that helps system administrators manage IT infrastructure. It automates tasks such as provisioning, configuration, patch management and compliance. Repetitive tasks are easily automated, deployment of critical applications occurs rapidly, and required system changes are proactively managed. Puppet scales to meet the needs of the environment, whether it is a simple deployment or a complex infrastructure, and works on-premise or in the cloud.

        Puppet is now available as part of Oracle Solaris 11.2!..."

        Puppet Configuration in Solaris
        By Drew Fisher
        Drew writes, "Puppet is IT automation software that helps system administrators manage IT infrastructure. It automates tasks such as provisioning, configuration, patch management and compliance. Repetitive tasks are easily automated, deployment of critical applications occurs rapidly, and required system changes are proactively managed. Puppet scales to meet the needs of the environment, whether it is a simple deployment or a complex infrastructure, and works on-premise or in the cloud.

        Puppet is now available as part of Oracle Solaris 11.2!..."

        Puppet Configuration in Solaris
        By Drew Fisher
        Drew writes, "Puppet is IT automation software that helps system administrators manage IT infrastructure. It automates tasks such as provisioning, configuration, patch management and compliance. Repetitive tasks are easily automated, deployment of critical applications occurs rapidly, and required system changes are proactively managed. Puppet scales to meet the needs of the environment, whether it is a simple deployment or a complex infrastructure, and works on-premise or in the cloud.

        Puppet is now available as part of Oracle Solaris 11.2!..."

        Solaris-specific Providers for Puppet
        By Drew Fisher
        Drew writes, "As I mentioned in my previous post about Puppet, there are some new Solaris-specific Resource Types for Puppet 3.4.1 in Oracle Solaris 11.2. All of these new Resource Types and Providers have been available on java.net since integration into the FOSS projects gate. I am actively working with Puppet Labs to get this code pushed back upstream so that it's available for anybody to work with.

        Here's a small description of a few (of 23) of the new Resource Types:..."

        Solaris-specific Providers for Puppet
        By Drew Fisher
        Drew writes, "As I mentioned in my previous post about Puppet, there are some new Solaris-specific Resource Types for Puppet 3.4.1 in Oracle Solaris 11.2. All of these new Resource Types and Providers have been available on java.net since integration into the FOSS projects gate. I am actively working with Puppet Labs to get this code pushed back upstream so that it's available for anybody to work with.

        Here's a small description of a few (of 23) of the new Resource Types:..."

        Solaris-specific Providers for Puppet
        By Drew Fisher
        Drew writes, "As I mentioned in my previous post about Puppet, there are some new Solaris-specific Resource Types for Puppet 3.4.1 in Oracle Solaris 11.2. All of these new Resource Types and Providers have been available on java.net since integration into the FOSS projects gate. I am actively working with Puppet Labs to get this code pushed back upstream so that it's available for anybody to work with.

        Here's a small description of a few (of 23) of the new Resource Types:..."

        Virtualization
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        Oracle VM 3
        Overview of Disaster Recovery Solutions
        Honglin Su writes, "Oracle offers a complete product portfolio that includes servers, storage, applications, middleware and database products that will allow you to piece together a custom disaster recovery (DR) solution for your business systems. Oracle VM 3 is simply one piece of a very complex puzzle that must be integrated along with other disaster recovery software and applications into an overall business continuity solution for your enterprise.

        There are several different approaches to integrating Oracle VM into a disaster recovery environment all of which work with SAN or NAS. Greg King, Principle Best Practices Consultant from Oracle VM Product Management wrote the white paper to discuss different high level deployment architectures and strategies. Use this white paper to choose a DR solution that best fits your needs.

        Oracle VM 3: Overview of Disaster Recovery Solutions (PDF)

        Once you know which direction you want to take using this paper, you will then follow other more technically detailed white papers describing exact steps for the DR solution path you choose..."

        Oracle VM 3
        Overview of Disaster Recovery Solutions
        Honglin Su writes, "Oracle offers a complete product portfolio that includes servers, storage, applications, middleware and database products that will allow you to piece together a custom disaster recovery (DR) solution for your business systems. Oracle VM 3 is simply one piece of a very complex puzzle that must be integrated along with other disaster recovery software and applications into an overall business continuity solution for your enterprise.

        There are several different approaches to integrating Oracle VM into a disaster recovery environment all of which work with SAN or NAS. Greg King, Principle Best Practices Consultant from Oracle VM Product Management wrote the white paper to discuss different high level deployment architectures and strategies. Use this white paper to choose a DR solution that best fits your needs.

        Oracle VM 3: Overview of Disaster Recovery Solutions (PDF)

        Once you know which direction you want to take using this paper, you will then follow other more technically detailed white papers describing exact steps for the DR solution path you choose..."

        Oracle VM 3
        Overview of Disaster Recovery Solutions
        Honglin Su writes, "Oracle offers a complete product portfolio that includes servers, storage, applications, middleware and database products that will allow you to piece together a custom disaster recovery (DR) solution for your business systems. Oracle VM 3 is simply one piece of a very complex puzzle that must be integrated along with other disaster recovery software and applications into an overall business continuity solution for your enterprise.

        There are several different approaches to integrating Oracle VM into a disaster recovery environment all of which work with SAN or NAS. Greg King, Principle Best Practices Consultant from Oracle VM Product Management wrote the white paper to discuss different high level deployment architectures and strategies. Use this white paper to choose a DR solution that best fits your needs.

        Oracle VM 3: Overview of Disaster Recovery Solutions (PDF)

        Once you know which direction you want to take using this paper, you will then follow other more technically detailed white papers describing exact steps for the DR solution path you choose..."

        Oracle VM's Growing Ecosystem
        Oracle VM supports a broad range of the guest operating systems
        Honglin Su writes, "In the x86 server virtualization market, Oracle VM continues growing its ecosystem.

        Oracle VM supports a broad range of the guest operating systems such as Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Microsoft Windows.

        For Windows guests, we have paravirtual (PV) drivers that provide improved network and disk throughput to run fully virtualized Windows guests on Oracle VM. Oracle VM Windows PV Drivers are signed by Microsoft. Oracle is a participant of Microsoft Windows Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP)..."

        Oracle VM's Growing Ecosystem
        Oracle VM supports a broad range of the guest operating systems
        Honglin Su writes, "In the x86 server virtualization market, Oracle VM continues growing its ecosystem.

        Oracle VM supports a broad range of the guest operating systems such as Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Microsoft Windows.

        For Windows guests, we have paravirtual (PV) drivers that provide improved network and disk throughput to run fully virtualized Windows guests on Oracle VM. Oracle VM Windows PV Drivers are signed by Microsoft. Oracle is a participant of Microsoft Windows Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP)..."

        Oracle VM's Growing Ecosystem
        Oracle VM supports a broad range of the guest operating systems
        Honglin Su writes, "In the x86 server virtualization market, Oracle VM continues growing its ecosystem.

        Oracle VM supports a broad range of the guest operating systems such as Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Microsoft Windows.

        For Windows guests, we have paravirtual (PV) drivers that provide improved network and disk throughput to run fully virtualized Windows guests on Oracle VM. Oracle VM Windows PV Drivers are signed by Microsoft. Oracle is a participant of Microsoft Windows Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP)..."

        Java Technology
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        New book: Java Performance - The Definitive Guide
        By Scott Oaks
        Coding and testing are often considered separate areas of expertise. In this comprehensive guide, author and Java expert Scott Oaks takes the approach that anyone who works with Java should be equally adept at understanding how code behaves in the JVM, as well as the tunings likely to help its performance.

        You'll gain in-depth knowledge of Java application performance, using the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and the Java platform, including the language and API. Developers and performance engineers alike will learn a variety of features, tools, and processes for improving the way Java 7 and 8 applications perform.

        • Apply four principles for obtaining the best results from performance testing
        • Use JDK tools to collect data on how a Java application is performing
        • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of using a JIT compiler
        • Tune JVM garbage collectors to affect programs as little as possible
        • Use techniques to manage heap memory and JVM native memory
        • Maximize Java threading and synchronization performance features
        • Tackle performance issues in Java EE and Java SE APIs
        • Improve Java-driven database application performance

        Read on.

        New book: Java Performance - The Definitive Guide
        By Scott Oaks
        Coding and testing are often considered separate areas of expertise. In this comprehensive guide, author and Java expert Scott Oaks takes the approach that anyone who works with Java should be equally adept at understanding how code behaves in the JVM, as well as the tunings likely to help its performance.

        You'll gain in-depth knowledge of Java application performance, using the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and the Java platform, including the language and API. Developers and performance engineers alike will learn a variety of features, tools, and processes for improving the way Java 7 and 8 applications perform.

        • Apply four principles for obtaining the best results from performance testing
        • Use JDK tools to collect data on how a Java application is performing
        • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of using a JIT compiler
        • Tune JVM garbage collectors to affect programs as little as possible
        • Use techniques to manage heap memory and JVM native memory
        • Maximize Java threading and synchronization performance features
        • Tackle performance issues in Java EE and Java SE APIs
        • Improve Java-driven database application performance

        Read on.

        New book: Java Performance - The Definitive Guide
        By Scott Oaks
        Coding and testing are often considered separate areas of expertise. In this comprehensive guide, author and Java expert Scott Oaks takes the approach that anyone who works with Java should be equally adept at understanding how code behaves in the JVM, as well as the tunings likely to help its performance.

        You'll gain in-depth knowledge of Java application performance, using the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and the Java platform, including the language and API. Developers and performance engineers alike will learn a variety of features, tools, and processes for improving the way Java 7 and 8 applications perform.

        • Apply four principles for obtaining the best results from performance testing
        • Use JDK tools to collect data on how a Java application is performing
        • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of using a JIT compiler
        • Tune JVM garbage collectors to affect programs as little as possible
        • Use techniques to manage heap memory and JVM native memory
        • Maximize Java threading and synchronization performance features
        • Tackle performance issues in Java EE and Java SE APIs
        • Improve Java-driven database application performance

        Read on.

        NetBeans
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        TomEE+, Apache CXF, and Maven in NetBeans 8
        Geertjan Endorsed Video
        Geertjan Wielenga writes, "The most interesting thing about the awesomeness shown in the (silent) YouTube clip below is that everything you see in it is 100% free and supported out of the box, without needing to install plugins of any kind, in NetBeans 8:

        YouTube Video

        It is also very easy to see above that everything, from registering TomEE+ to creating a Maven application to deploying the app and making changes and seeing those changes live takes about 4 minutes in total..."

        TomEE+, Apache CXF, and Maven in NetBeans 8
        Geertjan Endorsed Video
        Geertjan Wielenga writes, "The most interesting thing about the awesomeness shown in the (silent) YouTube clip below is that everything you see in it is 100% free and supported out of the box, without needing to install plugins of any kind, in NetBeans 8:

        YouTube Video

        It is also very easy to see above that everything, from registering TomEE+ to creating a Maven application to deploying the app and making changes and seeing those changes live takes about 4 minutes in total..."

        TomEE+, Apache CXF, and Maven in NetBeans 8
        Geertjan Endorsed Video
        Geertjan Wielenga writes, "The most interesting thing about the awesomeness shown in the (silent) YouTube clip below is that everything you see in it is 100% free and supported out of the box, without needing to install plugins of any kind, in NetBeans 8:

        YouTube Video

        It is also very easy to see above that everything, from registering TomEE+ to creating a Maven application to deploying the app and making changes and seeing those changes live takes about 4 minutes in total..."

        Security
        x
        Solaris 11.2: Immutable Global Zone
        Read-Only Root Non-Global Zones is marketed as Immutable Zones

        Casper Dik writes, "This is blog is a bit more substantial; it requires some knowledge about Solaris Zones, Immutable Zones and Solaris administration in general. It is high-level; in future I'm hoping to get down to the nuts and bolts.

        In Solaris 11 we added the Read-Only Root Non-Global Zones, marketed as Immutable Zones; this is a feature that makes a zone tamper-proof.

        In an Immutable Zone is configured simply by setting the "file-mac-profile" to one of "strict" (not much writeable), "fixed-configuration" and "flexible-configuration" (configuration is writeable but binaries and such or not). This is all implemented in the kernel based on pathnames and depending on the context; the super-user in the global zone can still update the zone or even modify protected files as long as that is not done from within the zone..."

        Solaris 11.2: Immutable Global Zone
        Read-Only Root Non-Global Zones is marketed as Immutable Zones

        Casper Dik writes, "This is blog is a bit more substantial; it requires some knowledge about Solaris Zones, Immutable Zones and Solaris administration in general. It is high-level; in future I'm hoping to get down to the nuts and bolts.

        In Solaris 11 we added the Read-Only Root Non-Global Zones, marketed as Immutable Zones; this is a feature that makes a zone tamper-proof.

        In an Immutable Zone is configured simply by setting the "file-mac-profile" to one of "strict" (not much writeable), "fixed-configuration" and "flexible-configuration" (configuration is writeable but binaries and such or not). This is all implemented in the kernel based on pathnames and depending on the context; the super-user in the global zone can still update the zone or even modify protected files as long as that is not done from within the zone..."

        Solaris 11.2: Immutable Global Zone
        Read-Only Root Non-Global Zones is marketed as Immutable Zones

        Casper Dik writes, "This is blog is a bit more substantial; it requires some knowledge about Solaris Zones, Immutable Zones and Solaris administration in general. It is high-level; in future I'm hoping to get down to the nuts and bolts.

        In Solaris 11 we added the Read-Only Root Non-Global Zones, marketed as Immutable Zones; this is a feature that makes a zone tamper-proof.

        In an Immutable Zone is configured simply by setting the "file-mac-profile" to one of "strict" (not much writeable), "fixed-configuration" and "flexible-configuration" (configuration is writeable but binaries and such or not). This is all implemented in the kernel based on pathnames and depending on the context; the super-user in the global zone can still update the zone or even modify protected files as long as that is not done from within the zone..."

        OpenSSL on Oracle Solaris 11.2
        which version of OpenSSL is delivered with Oracle Solaris 11.2?
        Misaki Miyashit writes, "The answer is the latest and greatest OpenSSL 1.0.1g!

        Now that I answered 80% of the questions you may have with regard to OpenSSL, I would like to announce three major features added to the Oracle Solaris 11.2:"

        -Inlined T4/T4+ instructions support and Engines

        • OpenSSL FIPS-140 version support
        • OpenSSL Thread and Fork Safety

        Read on for details.

        OpenSSL on Oracle Solaris 11.2
        which version of OpenSSL is delivered with Oracle Solaris 11.2?
        Misaki Miyashit writes, "The answer is the latest and greatest OpenSSL 1.0.1g!

        Now that I answered 80% of the questions you may have with regard to OpenSSL, I would like to announce three major features added to the Oracle Solaris 11.2:"

        -Inlined T4/T4+ instructions support and Engines

        • OpenSSL FIPS-140 version support
        • OpenSSL Thread and Fork Safety

        Read on for details.

        OpenSSL on Oracle Solaris 11.2
        which version of OpenSSL is delivered with Oracle Solaris 11.2?
        Misaki Miyashit writes, "The answer is the latest and greatest OpenSSL 1.0.1g!

        Now that I answered 80% of the questions you may have with regard to OpenSSL, I would like to announce three major features added to the Oracle Solaris 11.2:"

        -Inlined T4/T4+ instructions support and Engines

        • OpenSSL FIPS-140 version support
        • OpenSSL Thread and Fork Safety

        Read on for details.

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