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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O-box at DOAG Conference 2014

This week is the German Oracle user group annual conference – DOAG 2014 – in Nuremberg. This promises to be 3 packed days with plenty of interesting content for both middleware and database professionals. On Tuesday at 15:00 (in Kopenhagen) Jacco Landlust, from Oracle Consulting, and I will be presenting …

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ODA News from Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Oracle has been putting a lot of engineering effort into the new ODA 12c release so this is quite a long article. The latest ODA news from last week can be summarized as: ODA 12.1.2 database: 12c including pluggable database support, ACFS integration ODA 12.1.2 VP: ACFS snapshots, option to add disks to VMs WLS …

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