Oracle and Microsoft Bring Enterprise Cloud Interoperability to European Customers

This week, Oracle and Microsoft are extending their cloud partnership with a new cloud interconnect location in Amsterdam. This is good news for the many local businesses that rely on software from both companies. The new Amsterdam interconnect will enable these businesses to share data across applications running in Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud.

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Oracle Builds on Cloud Momentum with Five New Regions Worldwide

Oracle added local regions in Saudi Arabia (Jeddah), Australia (Melbourne), Japan (Osaka), Canada (Montreal), and The Netherlands (Amsterdam). As of today, all of them are open for business and available in the Oracle Cloud Console. We’ve already opened 10 cloud regions in the last six months, and with these five new regions, we now have Oracle’s Generation 2 Cloud available in 21 fully independent locations. We’re well on our way to having 36 cloud regions available by the end of 2020.

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Enterprise Manager CIS Benchmark Certification Eases Adoption of Secure Database Best Practices

It only takes a single mistake for the “bad guys” to be able to exploit a misconfiguration and exfiltrate your data. Thanks to the Center for Internet Security, Oracle Database users can avoid such scenarios by following the best practices defined by CIS.  With the high rate of change in DevOps-oriented development teams and the profilferation of data across on-premise and cloud environments, database administrators now have an easy way to comply with these standards right within Oracle Enterprise Manager.

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Fall 2019 Update to Oracle Enterprise Manager App on Oracle Cloud Marketplace

Get started using OEM 13c on OCI using the Oracle Enterprise Manager app in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. The Cloud Marketplace image of EM13c now is based on the 13.3PG Bundle Patch release and installs on an Oracle Database 19.3c.

  • The Enterprise Manager version deployed by the app is the 13.3PG Release with the latest Aug 2019 Bundle Patch for the OMS & Agent Platform.
  • The Database version deployed by the app for the OMR is Oracle Database 19.3c.
  • The Linux host leverages the latest OCI Linux image: OEL 7.7 – which includes a variety of security fixes.
  • The included WebLogic for Oracle Enterprise Manager has been updated with the latest security patches.
  • We’ve updated the Java Development Kit (JDK) to the latest JDK certified for Oracle Enterprise Manager (JDK build 1.7.0_231).
  • We’ve included the latest Oracle Enterprise Manager Diagnostic Kit, which is EMDIAG Version 19.08.01.

Announcing a Certified VMware Solution on Oracle Cloud

At OpenWorld 2019, the two companies announced a groundbreaking partnership, Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, that will accelerate the pace of digital transformation for organizations around the world. For the first time, customers can now build VMware virtual server environments natively on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. They can do so with full operational equivalence to their on-premises VMware environments, using VMware management tools to manage resources in their own data centers and in Oracle Cloud.

Read the complete article by Vinay Shivagange Chandrashekar

Oracle Offers Always Free Autonomous Database and Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle today announced Oracle Cloud Free Tier, including new Always Free services for anyone to try the world’s first self-driving database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for an unlimited time. Now, organizations large and small, developers, students, and educators can build, learn, and explore the full functionality of Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, including Compute VMs, Block and Object Storage, and Load Balancer—all of the essentials for developers to build complete applications on Oracle Cloud.

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