Oracle doubles capacity of ODA X5-2 hard disks

Oracle has recently updated the specification of the ODA X5-2 to use 8 TB hard disks, rather than 4 TB ones, effectively doubling the machine’s storage capacity. The price has remained the same ($68k list). For the base ODA the new 128 TB raw capacity translates to a DATA diskgroup, with normal redundancy, …

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Oracle releases WLS ODA 12.1.2.2.0

This week Oracle has released the WLS ODA software (templates and ‘configurator’) for ODA 12.1.2.2.0, which also now supports the ODA X5-2 hardware. The changes in this release are: InfiniBand support (optional for customers wanting to use fiber) when running on the ODA X5-2 a switch to HVM type VMs various …

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O-box at SYSCO Energy Days

Last 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 …

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ODA X5-2 Visio Stencil

Recently I’ve been working on a couple of O-box SOA proposals but couldn’t find a Visio stencil for the ODA X5-2. Although there are plenty of Oracle hardware stencils, produced by Oracle NA and VSD Grafx over at my favourite Viso site – VisioCafe – the only ODA one is of the V1 which looks …

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Oracle launches the ODA X5-2

The much anticipated new ODA X5-2, initially expected primarily to the take advantage of the new Intel E5-2600 v3 family of processors, has been launched. I wrote in detail about it on my blog but from a purely O-box perspective this is what is important: InfiniBand – the nodes now have a low latency 40Gbps …

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Secure, out of the box!

O-box: secure, out of the box

Jacco Landlust and I have been presenting together for a few years now, mostly around building robust and secure Fusion Middleware platforms. One point that we have made every single year has been to set up SSL/TLS properly, which means using freshly-created certificates and not doing silly things like disabling hostname verification …

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O-box at UKOUG Tech14

It’s hard to believe but it’s a year since O-box launched itself into the world at UKOUG Tech13 with its first product, the O-box SOA Appliance. Well, next week O-box is back for UKOUG Tech14! We will be on stand number 43 and this year are sponsoring a session too: The UKOUG …

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