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  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    Server Refresh - Meeting the Changing Needs of Enterprise IT with Hardware/ Software Optimization

    There are many reasons to refresh servers, including replacing systems that are no longer functional, meeting the compute demands required by new business requirements, or saving energy and cutting costs with new, more efficient systems, or a combination of all of these reasons. This white paper describes some of the...

    Provided By Oracle

  • Videos // Dec 2011

    Introducing Oracle BPM Suite 11g audio podcast (mp3)

    Oracle's complete SOA offering, Oracle SOA Suite 11g, is an integrated, best-of-breed suite of products that helps you rapidly design and assemble, deploy and manage, highly agile and adaptable business applications. Hear Dave Shaffer, VP of Product Management, Oracle and Maneesh Joshi, Senior Group Manager of Product Marketing, Oracle introduce...

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2011

    Oracle BPM Suite Overview: Unified Process Foundation (mp3)

    Oracle BPM Suite supports all types of processes with a new unified process foundation, user-centric design and social BPM capabilities. Hear how Oracle BPM Suite 11g and it's enterprise-grade Unified Process Foundation, enables Oracle BPM to and simplify and remove complexity from process development, deployment, monitoring, and execution with an...

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2011

    Oracle Service Bus at BeachBody.com (formerly Product Partners) (mp3)

    Sr. Director of Engineering Sid Jain describes how Product Partners implemented Oracle Service Bus to achieve agility through service virtualization, visibility into their transaction between partners, and how they reduced time consuming processes from 4 weeks down to a few day.

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2011

    SOA & Cloud: Successful Strategies from Early Adopters (mp3)

    Rapid adoption of SOA for the cloud was a hot topic at a recent worldwide conference. ?The steps an organization should take before making the leap to the cloud include: a thorough application portfolio analysis to decide which ones work best in the cloud, transforming apps gradually, coming up with...

    Provided By Oracle

  • Podcasts // Dec 2011

    Tackling the Application Integration Challenges (mp3)

    IT budgets, the business organization, applications, and underlying technologies all make application integration challenging. Scarce budget resources cause organizations to find a balance between maintaining current systems while still investing in needed technologies. The vast myriad of tech choices can be staggering, further complicating the decision-making process when it comes...

    Provided By Oracle

  • Podcasts // Dec 2011

    Podcast: TransUnion Interactive Addresses PCI Requirements with Oracle Advanced Security (relates to Secuity and Compliance)

    TransUnion Interactive, Inc. is the consumer subsidiary of TransUnion, a global leader in credit and information management, which maintains credit histories on an estimated 500 million consumers across the globe. In this podcast, Ramdas Kenjale, Sr. Manager of Database and Infrastructure, discusses how Oracle Advanced Security with Transparent Data Encryption...

    Provided By Oracle

  • Podcasts // Dec 2011

    Oracle launches SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 and Next Generation SPARC T4 Servers

    The optimized processor system design provides support for a wide range of IT services and application types. Uniformity of management interfaces and standards adoption also help reduce administrative costs, while an innovative chassis design provides density, efficiency, and economy for modern data centers. Watch this webcast with Oracle CEO Larry...

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  • Videos // Dec 2011

    Find an Assured Unix Platform For Oracle Applications with SPARC and Solaris

    Organizations running Oracle software for their mission-critical applications need a clear roadmap for their server platform that offers assured support, along with best-in-class performance and operating efficiency. Oracle's ability to deliver a complete hardware and software stack reduces risk, simplifies administration, and cuts operating costs while delivering world-record performance. Watch...

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  • Videos // Dec 2011

    SPARC T4 Processor Design and Benefits

    The previous design of the SPARC processors focused on throughput, specifically designed for threaded applications. The latest generation, the T4, has an updated core that markedly increases general purpose single thread application performance, such as business transactions, and also multi-thread applications, such as supporting many simultaneous website users. Listen to...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Making the Most of Your CRM: How Best-in-Class Sales Teams Maximize Revenue and Customer Experience

    Customer relationship management (CRM) deployments are most effective when they legitimately support all three words that make up the acronym itself. Customers of the modern business-to-business (B2B) enterprise benefit when they purchase goods and services from companies who are focused on the buyer’s experience. Internal relationships within the selling organization...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // May 2014

    One-Two Punch with New ZS3 Series

    The raw volume of data that is managed has increased by 50% over the last decade, while IT staffing levels stay the same. Database admins are facing increasing challenges due to complexities that arise with maintaining performance and the data explosion. Learn how IT leaders can reduce manual activities by...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    SPARC Enterprise M3000, M4000, M5000, M8000, and M9000 Server Architecture: Flexible, Mainframe-Class Compute Power

    Organizations now rely on technology more than ever before. Today, compute systems play a critical role in every function from product design to customer order fulfillment. New computing infrastructures must also help protect current investments in technology and training. To support demands for greater levels of scalability, reliability, and manageability...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    Deploying Oracle Database on x86 Systems with Oracle Solaris

    With a single source code base, Oracle Solaris 10 runs on both x86- and SPARC-based systems, delivering the same features across all platforms. This means that applications developed and optimized on Oracle Solaris 10 run on more than 1,000 system models from leading vendors. The operating system runs on hardware...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    Oracle x86 Rack Servers Optimized for Operational Efficiency

    Acquiring servers for IT infrastructure today is a study in balancing the need for capacity and price/performance with the need to reduce operational costs after the servers have been deployed. Power/cooling costs, efficient resource utilization, and raw capability must be evaluated as business managers and IT managers decide on next-generation...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    Migrating Your Legacy IBM Database Environment to the Latest Oracle Technologies

    This guide reviews the recommended approach for planning and implementing the migration of applications on an IBM Power system running AIX to Oracle's Sun Fire X4800 Server with the Intel Xeon Processor 7560 running Oracle Linux 5.5 Operating System. With high scalability, dense computing capability, high reliability, and built-in virtualization,...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    No Compromise Performance and Security with Oracle's x86 Intel-based Systems

    System security is like the proverbial chain that is only as strong as its weakest link. To be effective, security must be as tight as necessary throughout the entire IT infrastructure. The OS, middleware, and database may be bulletproof, but if an application has a vulnerability, then the whole system...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Selfless Inheritance

    Formal treatments of inheritance are rather scarce and those that do exist are often more suited for analysis of existing systems than as guides to language designers. One problem that adds complexity to previous efforts is the need to pass a reference to the original invoking object throughout the method...

    Provided By University of Alabama

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    DELL Best Practices Guide for Rack Enclosures

    The Dell PowerEdge Rack Enclosures are offered in two sizes, 24U (2420) and 42U (4220). The Dell 2420 and 4220 Rack Enclosures are designed to hold and protect server, network, and data storage equipment. The Dell Rack Enclosure is a sturdy, practical design that is solidly built and delivered with...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Deploying Microsoft SQL Server With Dell EqualLogic PS5000 Series Storage Arrays

    This white paper provides a reference design, architectural overview, and configuration guidelines for deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition with SP2 with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2. This architecture is presented as an integrated solution that uses Dell PowerEdge R805 servers and Dell EqualLogic PS5000-series iSCSI storage...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Simple Switch Mode: Port Aggregator Feature White Paper - DELL PowerConnect M6220 and M8024

    This white paper discusses the Port Aggregator feature of the Dell PowerConnect M6220 and M8024 software. The Port Aggregator feature minimizes the administration required for managing the Dell PowerConnect M6220 and M8024. The Dell PowerConnect M6220 is a Layer 3, Gigabit Ethernet switch blade based on the Dell PowerConnect 6200...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Dell OptiPlex FX160 Thin Client System Management: End-to-End Computing

    The Dell OptiPlex FX160 is a low cost, low maintenance thin client device for organizations that want to enable users to perform tasks or access programs using a browser or virtual desktop solution such as Citrix Xen Desktop. Users can range from administrative assistants and data entry workers to users...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Networking Best Practices: For VMware Infrastructure 3 on Dell PowerEdge Blade Servers

    This whitepaper provides an overview of the networking architecture for VMware Infrastructure 3 on Dell PowerEdge blade servers. It provides best practices for deploying and configuring network in the VMware environment. References to other guides for step by step instructions are provided. The intended audiences for this whitepaper are systems...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    SIP Trunking With Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 R2

    The Voice over IP solution is not only limited to corporate LAN infrastructure but has also extended to the World Wide Web This expansion is facilitated by VoIP carriers or SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) Trunk service providers, which allow corporate VoIP environments to communicate over the Internet and connect to...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Dell | Citrix XenServer Dell Edition Reference Architecture: Virtualization Solutions Engineering

    This Dell Virtualization Reference Architecture (RA) white paper describes validated architectures for Dell|Citrix XenServer Dell Edition virtual infrastructures. The Virtualization RA is intended to provide customers with an example basis to consider, evaluate, and select the Dell virtualization solution components that best fit their requirements. This paper is not intended...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Maintaining High Availability for Enterprise Voice in Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007

    The Enteprise Voice feature is dependent on various components of Office Communication Server 2007 and telephony infrastructure. High availability for each of these components can be ensured via various methods as outlined above. Choice of implementation may depend on various factors such as cost, complexity, and availability levels achieved Business...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    DELL PowerEdge Deployment Guide

    The purpose of this paper is to provide tips on deploying Microsoft operating systems to Dell PowerEdge servers. This paper will not cover how to setup a deployment infrastructure, but rather the modifications needed to allow an existing deployment setup to work with the 11th Generation PowerEdge servers. This paper...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Virtualizing Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 on Dell Systems Running VMware ESX

    This paper provides an overview of deploying Exchange 2007 Server in a virtualized environment using VMware 3.5 Update 3 on Dell PowerEdge Servers and EqualLogic iSCSI storage array. In this paper a solution building block is proposed for 4000 mailbox users to deploy in an ESX environment running on Dell...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Deploying Operating System Images on Latitude and Precision e-Series Systems Using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007

    IT departments typically manage a heterogeneous mix of decentralized client hardware and various software applications. Administration of large scale enterprises requires the use of centralized systems management processes that use consistent methods for managing the diverse network clients. Some typical I/T administrator activities involve deploying standardized corporate operating system images...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Oracle Optimized Warehouse on Dell PowerEdge Servers and Dell/EMC Storage

    This white paper provides an architectural overview and configuration guidelines for deploying Oracle Optimized Warehouses on Enterprise Linux 5.2, Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell/EMC storage. Using the knowledge gained through joint development, testing and support with Oracle and EMC, this Dell Reference Configuration documents "best practices" that can help speed...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    VMware ESXi Systems Management on Dell PowerEdge Servers

    Virtualization has become a key tool in enterprise IT environments, enabling flexible resource management and optimized hardware utilization while helping simplify IT operations. By enabling IT staff to dynamically reprovision resources as needed, it can also help avoid planned downtime, enhance testing and development, and support rapid disaster recovery. VMware...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    The Realization of Virtualization

    As virtualization proves its mettle throughout the enterprise, companies of all sizes are looking for ways to reap the rewards without succumbing to the traditional complexity. Dell's virtualization solution paired with Microsoft's Windows Server 2008, featuring Hyper-V technology and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008, is a business-ready virtual...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Optimizing the Data Center: New Dell Servers and the Dell Energy Smart Architecture

    The Dell Energy Smart architecture, including new 11th-generation Dell PowerEdge servers, provides a comprehensive, system-wide approach to balancing performance with energy efficiency. By focusing on four key tenets - design, measurement, control, and reporting - this architecture can support scalable, energy-efficient infrastructures that can help optimize performance per watt and...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Deploying UEFI-Aware Operating Systems on Dell PowerEdge Servers

    The UEFI specification defines an interface between operating systems and platform firmware. The interface consists of data tables that contain platform-related information, plus boot and runtime service calls that are available to the operating system and its loader. Together, these provide a standard, modern environment for booting an operating system...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Dell Solid State Disk (SSD) Drives: Storage Solutions for Select PowerEdge Servers

    Dell recently introduced the industry's fastest Enterprise class storage medium, Solid State Disk Drives (SSDs) in select Power Edge servers. Solid State, the use of NAND Flash as a storage medium versus traditional rotating disks, is not a new idea. Consumer electronics have made use of NAND Flash at small...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Systems Manageability of VMware ESXi on Dell PowerEdge Servers

    This paper provides a high-level overview of the manageability aspects of the VMware ESXi solution on Dell PowerEdge Servers. It discusses the various facets of manageability and the management tools that an IT Administrator can use to deploy, monitor, inventory, configure, and update an ESXi system. Virtualization has entered the...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Thermal Design of the Dell PowerEdge T610, R610, and R710 Servers

    Dell wants to simplify IT for its customers by developing energy-efficient servers that are easier to integrate into power and cooling challenged environments. The custom thermal design of latest server generation has reduced the power-to-cool ratio over last generation by at least 50%. Flexible BIOS options, dynamic fan speed control,...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Dell PowerEdge Servers 2009 - Memory

    Dell servers released in early 2009 will use the new Intel Core i7 CPUs that support the new DDR3 memory technology. Each CPU has three separate Memory Controller Hubs (MCHs) within the CPU package; memory transactions no longer need to transfer between the CPU and another external device. DDR3 memory...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Unified Server Configurator Security Overview

    Dell introduces the Unified Server Controller (USC) as a part of the latest PowerEdge server embedded management capability that facilitates IT administrators to perform various operations without the use of any media. USC is a one stop shop that enables operating system deployment with integrated driver installations, firmware updates, hardware...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Optimizing Blackboard Academic Suite on Dell Servers and Storage

    As organizations continue to expand their eLearning initiatives, many are looking to upgrade their IT infrastructure to support greater numbers of students and a broader mix of course content. Many Blackboard customers initially implemented the Blackboard Academic Suite as an online environment that was simply intended to augment the in-classroom...

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