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August 13, 2009

Oracle Extends Validated Configurations Program

Oracle (News - Alert) today announced the extension of the Oracle Validated Configurations program to include Oracle VM server virtualization software, "enabling customers to deploy virtualized environments and optimize data center resources."

Additionally, a new Oracle Linux Kit is available, including Oracle VM which allows end-users to create their own validated configurations.
The Validated Configurations are billed as providing faster, and lower-cost deployment of Linux and Oracle VM products in the enterprise. The program offers validated architectures, with what Oracle officials describe as "documented best practices for software, hardware, storage, and network components."

A "partner-accepted and endorsed" program offering "documented best practices for virtualized and Linux deployments," Oracle Validated Configurations provide details on what to deploy, how to deploy and recommendations on hardware and software combinations that have proven to be the most effective.

Since the launch of the program in 2006, Oracle and its partners have done over 145 configurations.

Earlier this month TMC had the news that Unitask Software, a vendor of tools for the Oracle E-Business Application market, announced the availability of Impact Analysis and Rollback for Migration Change Management within the Oracle EBS Suite. 

Designed for "full support of the demanding Oracle E-Business Suite enterprise," company officials said at the time, Unitask saw the release as "continuing to lead in the elimination of operational challenges organizations face in the implementation and deployment for Change Management within OEBS and the Enterprise."

Specifically designed to provide advanced viewing and consequential analysis prior to changes being implemented, it provides "knowledge and insight to simplify the ability to centrally view, execute, control and report on the system."

Company officials said that coupled with "sophisticated logic to return the system to a stable state via its Rollback Capability," Unitask Migration now provides deployability of best practices for change.

"Change is a constant for every sized organization, large or small, in today's market. Being able to accommodate that necessary change with discipline and with advanced knowledge of results provides for a competitive advantage for corporations. Ensuring this discipline and predicatively safe approach to change is a must, especially for geographically dispersed global organizations," said Dale D. Royal, Unitask Chairman and CEO.

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David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.

Edited by Jessica Kostek

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