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13 Aug 2013 The Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance [32345]
New Engineered System Enables Rapid, Repeatable Infrastructure Deployment for Virtually Any Application

The Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance enables rapid, repeatable software-defined infrastructure deployment for virtually any x86 application and workload. Customers can go from power on to production in about an hour and deploy ready-to-run virtual machines in just a few minutes. Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance is Oracle's newest engineered system made possible by Oracle's unique ability to engineer hardware and software together.

The Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance is a "wire-once" system that comes fully assembled and ready to run production workloads with minimal, software-defined configuration, saving customers hundreds of hours in labor and lowering the risk of physical and software configuration errors.
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10 May 2013 How to Build A Cloud for Family and Friends Using Oracle Solaris 11 [30909]
by Suk Kim, Oracle ACE Director

Oracle Solaris 11 is a cloud operating system that is very powerful. Using Oracle Solaris 11, you will be able to provide various services. For example, it is possible to create storage that can be utilized by AjaXplorer, which provides Web-based access to files.

If you'd like to download software, participate in forums, and get access to other technical how-to goodies in addition to content like this, become an OTN member. No spam! This article describes a PHP-based open source solution that uses AjaXplorer, Oracle Solaris 11.1, and Apache Web server (although other Web servers can be used) to build a cloud-based storage service that is similar to Dropbox.

Of course, you can also build the storage in the same way using AjaXplorer with other operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. However, when using Oracle Solaris 11.1, you will be able to configure the storage in a more powerful and secure way by taking advantage of ZFS.

After you implement the solution described in this article, you will be able to use any Web browser to access the Web-based storage. In addition, you can use apps on Android and Apple iOS smartphones and tablets to access the storage...
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22 Apr 2013 Oracle VM VirtualBox: Personal Desktop Virtualization [30634]
Detlef Drewanz Discusses Installation and Employment

In part 6 of an eight-part series Detlef Drewanz writes about "Oracle VM VirtualBox - Personal Desktop Virtualization" describing Oracle VM VirtualBox and its uses. Oracle VM VirtualBox requires an already-running host operating system on top of which it can be installed. Following installation one can simultaneously run multiple guest operating systems inside Oracle VM VirtualBox using multiple virtual machines (VMs). Oracle VM VirtualBox consists of three parts: the base software package; guest additions; and extension packs. Drewanz next addresses how data can be transferred to and from the guests through external iSCSI storage, with shared folders from the host or via network services.
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31 Jan 2013 New and Enhanced Virtual Desktop Client Solutions for Mobile Devices [29592]
Adds Support for Android Tablets and Microsoft Windows 8

Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 1.2 for tablets is newly available to support 4.x Android-powered mobile devices. This enhances the portfolio of Oracle Virtual Desktop Client software for iPad, Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, enabling access to Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Sun Ray Software deployments, helping to deliver on corporate Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 1.2 for tablets also provides new and enhanced touchscreen gestures and support for Retina displays on newer iPads. Oracle has also released Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 3.2 for desktop PCs, which supports Windows 8 and provides enhanced support for USB peripherals.
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23 Nov 2012 Procedure Demonstrates Storage of Solaris Zones on Shared Storage [28588]
Employs New Solaris Zones Feature: ZOSS

Jeff Victor posts a blog entry that describes and demonstrates the use of Zones on Shared Storage (ZOSS), which, he explains, is a significant new feature of Oracle Solaris Zones that enables the storage of Solaris Zones on shared storage. This makes for quick and easy migration of a zone from one system to another. Victor notes that VirtualBox is essential to this procedure and that it is better suited to a laboratory environment than to a production environment. There are 15 steps in Victor's procedure, for which he provides all the necessary code samples.
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