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New integration now available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace - ServiceNow CMDB Integration and Discovery for Oracle Cloud V1.0.0" - for Compute Cloud Discovery certified by ServiceNow

This application aid customers already using a Configuration Management Database (CMDB) or those that wish to establish a CMDB to maintain a single repository of Oracle Cloud resource inventory. Application discovers Oracle Compute Cloud Instances, Shared Network, IP Network Exchanges, Bare Metal Compute Instances, Bare Metal Databases, VPN, Load Balancer, Block storage and Object storage resources; builds a relationship map between the inventory items in the CMDB. A dashboard is provided to summarize resource usage across different applications, projects, business, services, cost center and users.


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Its easy to upload a VM from your VMware ESX Server and run it in the Cloud utilizing the Oracle Ravello Cloud Service.

By following the tutorial you can have your VM from VMware uploaded and running in the Cloud in minutes and you don't have to modify your application.

For more detail see the tutorial located here

Learn how Oracle’s tools and solutions make application development life cycle faster and predictable for both developers and operations using Oracle Developer Cloud Service. Also learn how Oracle Management Cloud enables continuous monitoring and log analytics to provide predictable high performance in production environments.

You’ll learn:

  • DevOps Overview
  • Test-Driven Development (TDD) Using Python or Java
  • Agile and Project Management with Oracle Developer Cloud Service
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment with Oracle Developer Cloud
  • Write and Deploy Code using Oracle Developer Cloud Service
  • Continuous Monitoring with Oracle Management Cloud
  • Monitoring Enterprise Applications and Rapid Troubleshooting
  • Capacity Planning

To attend this class virtually May 17th, learn more and register here,P149_PREV_PAGE:5457,147

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Oracle is collaborating with Docker to release its flagship databases, middleware and developer tools into the Docker Store marketplace via the Docker Certification Program.


Effective immediately, developers can now pull images of Oracle products in Docker and quickly start developing, testing and deploying modern enterprise applications. Solutions offered include Oracle Database, Oracle MySQL, Oracle Java 8 SE Runtime Environment, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Coherence and Oracle Instant Client, which are now all available in the Docker Store as enterprise-ready containers.


Together, Oracle and Docker enable developers to quickly build cloud-native applications using Docker Enterprise Edition as their container platform and Oracle’s databases and developer tools immediately available as Docker containers through the Docker Store


Learn more here

Gartner Says by 2020 "Cloud Shift" Will Affect More Than $1 Trillion in IT Spending.


More than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to cloud during the next five years, said Gartner, Inc. This will make cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces of IT spending since the early days of the digital age. "Cloud-first strategies are the foundation for staying relevant in a fast-paced world," said Ed Anderson, research vice president at Gartner. "The market for cloud services has grown to such an extent that it is now a notable percentage of total IT spending (see Table 1), helping to create a new generation of start-ups and "born in the cloud" providers." For more details

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January, 2017—there will be enforceable guidelines from the Dept. of the U.S. Treasury—from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)—for recovery planning by insured national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches of foreign banks. Due to recent large-scale events, such as destructive cyber attacks, financial services companies will now need to demonstrate how they plan to recover from these occurrences. At the same time, in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation calls for “the ability to restore the availability and access to data in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident.” Under these new enforceable guidelines, reporting the status of a company’s data recovery situation to upper management is required. However, without real-time recovery status, companies are left assuming and guessing about the status of their backups rather than knowing and having real-time assurance. So which are your customers aware? which are prepared?


Learn more on about the enforcement as well as how to meet the guidelines

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Adoption of Public Cloud services by all verticals is accelerating, according to a June 2016 research study

75% plan to move workloads to Public Cloud

Test/Dev one of the top workloads

Plan to move additional workloads to a Public Cloud in 2016

Financial Services, Banking, Insurance, Trading: 82%

Healthcare/Biotech/Medtech/Life Sciences/Pharma: 77%

Information research and analysis: 81%

Technology Companies/Corporations: 79%

Retail: 53%

Read more about it in the article by Charity Digital News


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Oracle Cloud Platform Ready fast-track application registration is available to partners with an active OPN membership at Silver level or higher. Qualifying partners must have at least one  application


product which support one or more of the Oracle Cloud compatible operating systems and/or technology products such as:




  • Ubuntu Server amd64 Compute Cloud
  • Debian 8 (Jessie) x86-64 Compute Cloud
  • CentOS 6 or 7 x86-64 Compute Cloud
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Compute Cloud
  • Oracle Linux 6.x x86-64 or equivalent Compute Cloud
  • Oracle Solaris 11.3 x86 Compute Cloud
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Oracle Database Cloud
  • Oracle Database 12c Oracle Database Cloud
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Oracle Java Cloud
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Oracle Java Cloud



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How to Become an Oracle Cloud Marketplace Publisher

Perhaps you’re not sure you want to become a publisher, or maybe you want to find out if your app is suitable for Oracle Cloud Marketplace before you join Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), or maybe you want to build a new app to publish on the marketplace.

Alternatively, if you’re a developer, you can explore the feasibility and benefits of developing apps for Oracle Cloud without making any financial commitment and without becoming a publisher.

View the short video to learn more and for greater details review the guide published here



60% of IT leaders in Australia and New Zealand expect their cloud computing spending to increase in 2016, hybrid cloud projects a priority

38% who said the software budget would increase, 35% who expect bigger IT staffing budgets and 28% who expect to have more money for hardware

When it comes to planned cloud investments, the most common project being planned around cloud computing was the implementation of a hybrid cloud infrastructure (46%).

Read more about in this article from ComputerWeekly


As storage requirements are growing by leaps and bounds,  more organizations are turning to the cloud to manage the load according to the March 2016 survey by the Independent Oracle Users Group.

While many use it for backup, data warehousing, development/test and archive,  data managers and IT professionals continue to push the boundaries of cloud as a viable option for a range of data storage requirements.

Read more here and for a copy of the survey itself here


Leverage Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition for your Windows based workloads on Oracle Public Cloud.

The Oracle supported image of Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Standard Edition allows you to run your Windows applications in Oracle Compute Cloud Service.

Leverage your custom .NET applications to access Oracle Database as a Service within your compute account to host your end-to-end applications.

Find it here


Anyone who has ever launched a project knows and dreads the 50-message email string that it typically spawns, as colleagues seek information, reassurance, and approvals.

A 15-year-old systems integration firm and Oracle Partner, was all too familiar with that drill, as projects are its lifeblood. Its leadership knew that more efficient project scoping and proposal delivery was needed, especially as clients move to cloud-based systems, requiring the firm to do more and faster and sometimes smaller projects. Read more in this Forbes article   Simplify IT, Drive Innovation  about this Oracle Partner and how they are using Oracle technology to keep up with the rapid pace of change and customers.


With businesses adopting more and more cloud applications, mobile apps, and devices, integration has never been more important. Integrating these apps and tools with the rest of the systems is the key to a connected enterprise - one that supports real-time responsiveness, instant collaboration, and streamlined innovation. To keep up with these new integration demands, a new breed of solution has emerged—cloud-based integration platforms (also called integration platform as a service, or iPaaS for short). For businesses looking to gain all of the benefits of a connected enterprise, while also simplifying administration and accelerating time to market, they’re a game-changer. They’re fueling a hybrid approach to integration—one that combines on-premises integration with iPaaS to respond to business requirements faster- but that’s just the start. Read on and discover five key ways cloud-based integration platforms are transforming the way organizations integrate, making innovation simpler than ever before.


For many years, cloud adoption was presented as a series of choices. These included such decisions as whether to adopt public or private cloud; or to ignore both and to stick with on-premise enterprise IT systems. Businesses also had to get to grips with a wide variety of services – starting with Software as a Service (SaaS) and then moving swiftly on to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). This raised further questions: which of these services would benefit them the most? Which should they invest in immediately and for which could they afford to wait?

Read more in the full article by Dain Hansen here