Targeting virtualization, Oracle intros Oracle VM Templates
August 14, 2008 -- The data center software is designed to enable consolidation, energy and space cost savings via enterprise-class server virtualization.
August 14, 2008 -- Oracle has introduced Oracle VM Templates, designed to further enable its customers to benefit from server consolidation, energy and space cost savings by using enterprise-class server virtualization.
According to the company, Oracle VM Templates offer a time-saving approach to deploying a fully configured software stack by providing pre-installed and pre-configured images of enterprise software. Fully supported by Oracle for production deployments, the first set of Oracle VM Templates are now available for: Oracle Database 11g; Oracle Enterprise Manager; Oracle's Siebel CRM 8, and Oracle Enterprise Linux.
Enabling customers to reduce installation, configuration, and ongoing maintenance costs, Oracle VM Templates are a new addition to the Oracle VM offering, Oracle's server virtualization software. Oracle VM supports both Oracle and non-Oracle applications and offers customers scalable, low-cost server virtualization backed by Oracle's support.
Oracle VM Templates helps eliminate the need to install new products from scratch thereby offering faster time to market, maintains the company. Customers can copy Oracle VM Templates to the server where Oracle VM resides and they will have a fully installed and configured software environment.
More Oracle VM Templates for both Oracle and non-Oracle software are scheduled to be made available on an ongoing basis. Together, Oracle VM Templates and Oracle VM are billed as offering customers a complete, integrated, open software stack on Linux.
"Customers are experiencing increased challenges as the volume of information in their data center continues to grow rapidly, leading to added hardware and energy costs and a depletion of server resources," comments Wim Coekaerts, vice president Linux Engineering, Oracle. "The combination of Oracle VM Templates and Oracle VM offers customers the full benefits of server virtualization including optimized resource utilization, energy, power and space savings, in addition to faster, easier and more cost-effective software deployment, leading to further lowering the cost of data center operations and contributing to green IT."