Meeting 10/15/2014

October 15 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Location: Room C & D, 2nd floor, 20 Toronto Street, Toronto, ON

Spend an evening with us and network with fellow Oracle professionals in Greater Toronto Area. Snacks and refreshments provided. Join us!

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6:00PM - 6:30PM Networking

6:30PM - 7:30PM De-mystifying Oracle Licensing
By David S. Chang, National Sales Manager, Oracle Linux, VM and VCA, Global Business Unit

When architecting a business solution, the cost of licensing Oracle Technology is often calculated after the design is hardened. Usually representing a significant portion of the overall project budget, many organizations underestimate these costs and are forced to scale back with a less than optimal solution or request approval additional funding . This session will explain fundamental licensing rules, formulas and exceptions that will enable you to design while projecting costs to maximize the value of your license assets and answer questions such as:

- Which Database Versions to I need?
- Should I license by Named User or CPU?
- Are there any licensing alternatives/options?
- How does Clustering and Virtualization impact licensing?

Note: It is always advised to consult with your Oracle Sales Team to validate your minimum license requirements.

Bio: David Chang is the National Sales Manager with the Oracle Linux & VM Global Business Unit. Based in Toronto, he reports up into the Office of the Chief Architect in Redwood Shores and leads a team of business and technical resources across the country. Joining Oracle in 2003, Mr Chang has held Sales Management roles for Database & Fusion Middleware and 2012 undertook National responsibility for Oracle Virtualization and Linux.

An Open Source advocate, Mr Chang is regularly invited as a guest speaker at Oracle Events across the country including.
· Annual Oracle Infrastructure Forum, Toronto
· Oracle Cloud Computing Roundtable, Vancouver
· Maritime Provinces Government Forum, Halifax
· Earth Rangers seminar on Green Computing, Toronto

Oracle Linux and Virtualization is the foundation for all Oracle Engineered and Converged Systems and Appliances. According to Gartner (March 2013), Oracle Linux placed in the top three in the Linux server operating system market, growing more than 80 percent year-over-year in 2012, which outpaced the overall Linux server operating system market growth In Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure Report, Oracle continues its upward trend as a second year “Challenger”

7:30PM - 8:30PM How to reduce the complexity and cost of running a data center
By Omar Ahmad, Principal Sales Consultant, Oracle Linux, VM and VCA, Global Business Unit

Up to 32% of all Oracle support requests are directly related to configuration and performance issues in a multi-vendor environment. Oracle Linux and VM is a fully supported and certified platform across the Oracle product stack. This session will introduce the key benefits and advantages when using Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization including.
- License cost containment.
- Improving security and availability with Ksplice.
- Reducing time to deploy enterprise applications with VM Templates.
- Leveraging Enterprise Manager 12c to automate Operating System and Database provisioning for repeated deployment.

Bio: Omar Ahmad is the Principle Sales Consultant for Linux and Virtualization at Oracle. Mr. Ahmad joined Oracle in 2012 and has co-authored an Oracle VM white paper with DELL “Migrating an Oracle VM Environment across Heterogeneous Storage Arrays”.

White Paper Intro: Migration of any virtualization platform from one storage platform to another is always a challenging task. Oracle VM provides extensive features which help customers migrate the VM environment across storage platforms. This paper presents key steps and procedures for migrating an Oracle VM environment from Dell EqualLogic storage arrays to a Dell Compellent SAN. The migration solution discussed in this whitepaper is validated and approved jointly by Dell and Oracle engineering teams.


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