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Surveillance Video Vault
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Powered by Oracle, the SoleraTec Surveillance Video Vault delivers exceptional video surveillance recording, storage, and management in one complete end-to-end solution. With the stability and robustness only Oracle can deliver, the SoleraTec Video Vault solution provides police departments, transit authorities, critical infrastructure facilities, bank and finance companies, retail establishments, and educational institutions complete peace of mind.
Oracle Global Partner Kick Off Replay
Video (on-demand)
The Oracle PartnerNetwork FY16 Global Partner Kickoff took place on June 23 at 9am PST. This event was an opportunity to get up close with Oracle executives Mark Hurd, Thomas Kurian, and John Fowler.

This year's program is a great way to learn about the ways you can accelerate sales & revenue through Oracle's full-stack offerings.

Watch the replay.

Solaris Kernel Zones Verified Boot
in Oracle Solaris 11.3

Dan anderson writes, "Oracle Solaris 11.3 introduces Kernel Zones Verified Boot. To review, both Solaris Verified Boot and Kernel Zones were introduced in Solaris 11.2.

  • Solaris Verified Boot verifies the RSA digital signatures of Solaris kernel modules before execution. For more information, see my blog on Solaris Verified Boot
  • Solaris Kernel Zones partitions Solaris into multiple virtual computers each running their own independent Solaris kernel
  • Solaris 11.3 extends Verified Boot functionality to Kernel Zones

Read on.

Oracle Solaris 11.3 Blog Posts
Part Two

Larry Wake writes, "We've got another wave of blog posts related to last week's beta release of Oracle Solaris 11.3. (If you haven't seen the first round of 30+ posts, feel free to take a look at those, too.)

Cloud Computing
Cloud Adoption Patterns for Enterprise
By Tejas Joshi
Tejas writes, "Cloud adoption has become a main stream strategy for Organisations to deliver innovation, agility, better TCO etc. But there are many big and small enterprises that are struggling with successful cloud adoption even after four years of hype and maturity. One of the primary reasons that some enterprises fail is due to misalignment with its business strategy, market dynamics, lack of appreciation of different types of Cloud adoption patterns..."
    vBeers @ Miami - Mike's At Venetia
    Wednesday, July 22nd. 2015: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join us for the next vBeers @ Miami. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month in Miami, Florida, USA. Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry! vBeers is a great event meant to promote growth of the IT industry here in South Florida.

    Register today so you can be a part of this great monthly event! Feel free to invite your friends and co workers who work in the IT industry!

    Please RSVP at the vBeers South Florida page for this meetup.

    Mike's @ 555 NE 15th St, Miami, FL 33132

    Please RSVP at the vBeers South Florida page for this meetup.

    Content Catalog is Live
    Oracle OpenWorld 2015
    Lauren McKay, writes. "Dive in. Browse. Sample. Plan.

    We're pleased to announce the Content Catalog tool is officially live on the Oracle OpenWorld website. More than 1,000 sessions have been posted--with many more being added each day.

    This year we've introduced new filtering and search capabilities that should help you in discovering the sessions and labs most pertinent to your industry or job function. Not only can you search by products and programs, but you can also search specific company and speaker names. We invite you to browse the rich content available at Oracle OpenWorld this year..."

    Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA)
    Rebranded as Private Cloud Appliance (PCA)
    Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, formerly named Virtual Compute Appliance, simplifies the way customers install, deploy, and manage converged infrastructures for Linux, Windows, or Oracle Solaris applications.

    • Turnkey cloud in a box at industry-leading price point
    • Simple path from on-premise to Oracle Cloud
    • From power-on to production in few hours
    • Enables linear scalability by adding one compute node at a time
    • Enhanced security with Oracle's hardened software stack

    Read on for All Features and Benefits.

    Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Implementation Specialist Boot Camp
    This class is a 3-day live virtual class offered FREE of charge to selected Oracle Partners
    Oracle's ZFS Storage Appliance Implementation Boot Camp is designed to prepare partners to understand the core concepts and practical knowledge required in order to successfully pass the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Essentials certification exam and become an Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Implementation Specialist...

    This class is a 3-day live virtual class offered FREE of charge to selected Oracle Partners.

    Sun Tape
    StorageTek LTO-6 Half Height IBM Tape Drives and 2.50 Firmware
    for the SL150 Tape Library
    Oracle announced the availability of StorageTek LTO 6 Half Height IBM Drives for the StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library and the release of 2.50 firmware for the SL150.

    With the release of 2.50 firmware, the StorageTek SL150 now supports half-height LTO 6 drives from both IBM and HP, in addition to the StorageTek LTO 5 half-height HP FC and SAS drives. Customers now have the option to choose their LTO 6 drive supplier (IBM or HP).

    Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
    Vol 209 Issues 1 and 2; Vol 208 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4 ; Vol 207 Issues 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 VM VirtualBox 5.0
    • ZFS in Oracle Solaris 11.3
    • Oracle Solaris 11.3: Securing and Simplifying the Enterprise Cloud
    • New features in Oracle Solaris Zones
    • PF Firewall for Solaris
    • Best Practices to Adopting a Successful Cloud Integration Strategy
    • Release of Oracle Solaris 11.3 Beta
    • Update to Big Data Appliance (BDA) X5-2
    • Friday Spotlight: Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0 is out!
    • Secure Live Migration

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

      Open Document Format (ODF) 1.2
      Published As International Standard 26300:2015 By ISO/IEC
      "The Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF) Version 1.2, the native file format of LibreOffice and many other applications, has been published as International Standard 26300:2015 by ISO/IEC. ODF defines a technical schema for office documents including text documents, spreadsheets, charts and graphical documents like drawings or presentations..."
      Dev Tools for Oracle Mobile Cloud Service
      Introductory videos and more
      Carlos Chang blogs, "You've undoubtedly read about Oracle latest cloud service, Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (node.js, built in mobile services, mobile analytics, life cycle management, server side elopement) If not, go to and check out the introductory videos and more.

      What about the mobile clients you ask? What about tool support? Eclipse, one of the most popular IDEs on the planet? ..."

      Solaris 11.3 zones blog entries
      By Mike Gerdts
      Mike Gerdts writes, "When I was interviewing with the zones team a number of years ago, I was told that Zones were the peanut butter that was spread throughout the operating system. I'm not so sure peanut butter is exactly the analogy that I'd go for... perhaps something a bit more viscous and hip like Sriracha sauce. Whatever the analogy, there's a lot of innovation related to zones throughout Solaris by people that don't work on the zones team. Here's a sampling of zones-related hotness in Solaris 11.3 blogged about elsewhere..."
      Why Virtualization Drives the Cloud
      Friday Spotlight By Chris Kawalek
      Chris Kawalek writes, "We have a brand new digital white board video for you this week on why virtualization drives the cloud. The host is Oracle VM Product Management Director John Priest, and while the video is focused on Oracle VM, it has some great general purpose information in it, too. It would be interesting to folks interested in Oracle VM, Oracle Linux, and just cloud infrastructure in general.

      Click here or the thumbnail below to head over to Oracle Media Network to give it a watch..."

      Java Technology
      Java EE 7 in Production at
      SAF School Management Software
      Reza Rahman writes, "One of the most important things to do at this stage of the life-cycle of Java EE is highlight successful adoption stories at a regular cadence. We have been doing just that for a long time through our adoption stories blog, this humble blog as well as JavaOne. In the past few months celebrated Java EE advocate and Java Champion Adam Bien has been really helping out in this regard as well through his popular blog. One of the interesting adoption cases Adam highlighted is production Java EE 7 usage at"
      Develop Non-Blocking Web Applications in Java
      by Re Lai
      Re writes, "Web applications traditionally process requests synchronously on the server side. Asynchronous programming, such as Ajax, is generally used on the client side. With the advent of social networking, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things, non-blocking request processing on the server side has taken off as an important technique for meeting ever-more-daunting performance demands. Event-driven, non-blocking, reactive programming has attracted much interest. The rapid fame garnered by Node.js is reflective of the new era that has dawned. Fortunately for Java developers, Java proves incredibly adaptable to the changing world..."
      Learn Java with NetBeans IDE
      by Joel Murach and Michael Urban (660 Pages)
      "We've designed Murach's Beginning Java with NetBeans specifically for beginning programmers and programmers with limited experience who want to learn Java at a professional level. By the time you finish this book, you'll have all the core Java skills that you need to move on to web or Android programming..."
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