O-box at SYSCO Energy Days

SYSCO-Energy-Days-2015Last week I spent a few days in Oslo with SYSCO, O-box’s partner in Norway, as they had kindly invited me to speak in the middleware track of their SYSCO Energy Days event.

Between SYSCO and I we covered topics on automated provisioning, why O-box chose Chef, enterprise deployment, O-box & ODA (me, of course), and SYSCO’s SOA 12c upgrade experiences. There were plenty of discussions too with other companies sharing their Fusion Middleware experiences. All told it was a very interesting and constructive day.

Olve Slind talking about experiences of SOA 12c

Olve Slind talking about experiences of SOA 12c

We also had a very nice dinner, including performances by a Norwegian musical/comedy double-act. Whilst the jokes (in Norwegian) went over my head, the musical numbers from “Bohemian Rhapsody” to “He Ain’t heavy” were very entertaining, not least the audience participation!

SYSCO CEO Frank Vikingstad (right) joins in on air guitar

Frank Vikingstad (right) joins in on air guitar

SYSCO's Oslo OfficeSYSCO has built up a strong middleware team over the last few years (including an Oracle Certified Master and more Oracle Specializations than I knew existed!) and on the final day I joined some of them at their office for a kind of hackathon. Their Oslo office is in a building shared with Oracle so offered a good opportunity to talk to Oracle people over lunch too.

During the day we had wide ranging discussions about ODA internals, O-box special features, Exalogic, Traffic Director, InfiniBand, provisioning, patching and tuning… it was an intensive day but I came back with lots of ideas for O-box enhancements and further collaboration with SYSCO. I’ll look forward to my next visit!

So, if you are based in Norway, and have an Oracle SOA project where O-box could help, please have a chat with Jon-Petter Hjulstad at SYSCO (contact details on their O-box Partners page).


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