Oracle acquisition of Xsigo

Posted on July 31st, 2012 in Announcement, Data Center, Industry News, Virtualization | No Comments »

I just got to know that Xsigo will be acquired by Oracle. This will allow Oracle to be competed in the I/O virtualization market together with Cisco, HP Virtual Connect and etc. Personal opinion, I think this is a good move for Oracle as they require I/O virtualization to support the technology they provided to the users with End to End integration approach.

For full story, you can view it from here

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Oracle officially supported on VMware Virtualization

Posted on January 16th, 2010 in Announcement, Industry News, Tips, Virtualization | No Comments »

Previously Oracle had decline to provide the official support if you virtualizing your database instance into the VMware virtual infrastructure. Today, there is an official announcement from VMware which confirm the official support from oracle will be provided even you virtualize your database server into VMware.

This is a good news for most of the ERP users especially when you have SAP running in your production environment.

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Oracle to buy Sun Microsystem

Posted on April 20th, 2009 in Announcement, Hardware, Industry News, Virtualization | No Comments »

Break news today which shocked most of the IT folks as Oracle had announced to buy over Sun Microsystems for 9.50 a share. I am really shocked to see this as last week, we were still talked about the deal called off with the possible merging from Sun Microsystems with IBM, which may end up IBM monopolize some high end computing market. Oracle could make a good move by taking over Sun. This may direct or indirect many environment which related to Virtualization, Java and MYSQL which is the strength of Sun Microsystems. There are chances to reduce the dependency of Oracle to Redhat and Enterprise Linux and move over to Sun Solaris or open solaris. This is more positive VS the buy over that suggested by IBM previously.

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Database Upgrade during vCenter 2.5 Update 4 Installation

Posted on March 2nd, 2009 in Tips, Virtualization | 1 Comment »

vCenter 2.5 Update 4 is available download and official released by VMware. You can read through the information from here

I had just done my vCenter upgrade today from 2.5 Update 3 to update 4. I notice some graphic interfaces changes compare to the previous version. Databases upgrade is required during the installation process. I will suggest to backup the databases related to virtual center before you perform any upgrade to your production environment. If anything goes wrong, you should able to restore your databases immediately. The Databases upgrade is supported with both Microsoft SQL and Oracle.

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Revise IT strategy on Economy Crisis

Posted on October 16th, 2008 in Data Center, Industry News, Operating Systems | No Comments »

Economy crisis is already happened and impacted to every business around the world. The major impact are really hit to the banking and financial environment. At the same time, I believe that the financial sector are the highest IT spending every year and everywhere around the world to provide service availability to their customer, stock market, and treasury trading.

If we analyze what happen to the IT spending on the financial and banking environment, you will not surprise to see that the amount of storage, servers, solution and unnecessary equipment been under utilized for every bank around the world. The IT department for financial sector had been comfort live for many years and is time now for them to review and revise their IT spending to ensure higher return from their investment.

Open source or reliable LINUX had not been really high utilize in financial sector are really due to the comfort living of their IT department. Personal point of view, why we have to run something else on the expensive IBM AIX, mainframe, HP UX, Microsoft, Oracle VS the reliable LINUX from x86 or x64 platform to perform the same result? The simple answer is really the mindset from the person.
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