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Join some of the world's most respected & renowned experts as they talk about Oracle-Centric Virtualization in a series of 3 experts webinars at IOUG: the premier provider of expert independent content related to Oracle:

Webinar 1 - Jul 27, 2011 - 1pm - 2pm EDT (UTC-4)

Everything to know about Virtualization for Oracle DBAs

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Webinar 1 - Speakers:

tariqfarooqOracle ACE Tariq Farooq is an Oracle Technologist/Architect and has been working with various Oracle Technologies for 17+ years. He is the founder of BrainSurface, a Social Networking & IT Collaboration site for the Oracle, Java & MySQL domains. Tariq is a Oracle RAC Certified Expert and also an active community organizer, speaker, author, forumizer and blogger. He has played multiple high-profile roles in Project Management, Maximum Availability Architure/High Availability Solutions, Virtualization, Real Application Clusters, Database Disaster Recovery/Automatic Failover Strategies, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Performance Tuning, Systems & Application/Infrastructure Analysis & Large-Scale Application/Product Development. He is the author of 100+ articles and is in the process of writing multiple books on Oracle RAC and Oracle VM.
mikeaultOracle ACE Mike Ault has been working with Oracle products since 1990. He has published over 24 books as an author or co-author related to Oracle since 1994. Mike is a frequent, highly rated presenter at local, Regional, National and International Oracle conferences and has worked extensively with Oracle technologies since Version 6. Mike has published numerous magazine article and white papers dealing with Oracle database installation, performance and management topics. Mike has worked in the aerospace, drug, communications and consulting fields dealing with Oracle issues. Mike currently works for Texas Memory Systems, Inc. as their Oracle Guru. 
IOUG Virtualization Group - Expert Webinar Series

Webinar 1 - Date: July 27, 2011: 1pm - 2pm EDT (UTC-4)
Topic: 360 Degrees: Everything to know about Virtualization for Oracle DBAs
Speakers: Tariq Farooq & Mike Ault
Session Abstract:
The speakers will present, detail & elaborate Comprehensive Concepts Overview, Insight, Recommendations, Best Practices, Current Strategies, Pros & Cons, Relevance/Role in Cloud Computing, Prevalent/Dominant Paradigms & Technologies and, a whole lot more about Virtualization as, it relates to Oracle DBAs.

Webinar 2 - Date: August 2011 (Exact Date/Time to be announced soon)
Topic: Virtualizing Oracle Database Servers on VMware
Speakers: George Trujillo and Bert Scalzo, PhD.
Session Abstract:
The default platform for Oracle database servers is rapidly moving towards virtual machines. This is why virtualizing Oracle Databases on VMware is one of the largest growth areas in the IT industry. This presentation will show attendees the various virtualization alternative technologies and how virtualization works under the covers. The quality of service of database management improves significantly by running Database Servers in a VM.  Features such as vMotion, Storage vMotion, DRS /HA clusters and SRM  will completely change how DBAs manage their database environments.  Best practices of virtualizing single instance and RAC instances will be covered.

Webinar 3 - Date: September 2011 (Exact Date/Time to be announced soon)
Topic: Virtualized Oracle 11g/R2 RAC Database on Oracle VM: Methods/Tips
Speakers: Kai Yu & Oracle Virtualization Product Team
Session Abstract:
Virtualization technology provides the solution to enable the server partition and consolidation for improving the resource utilization and archiving the great flexibility and high availability. By combining with RAC technology, it provides the grid ready architecture to consolidate the data center infrastructure. This presenter covers the configuration of such an infrastructure based on Oracle VM and Oracle 11g R2 RAC. You will learn the  basic Oracle VM architecture and the tips and tricks of network and shared storage configuration on the multiple layers of virtual infrastructure to support 11g R2 RAC database deployment. The presentation will also discuss the various methods to provision 11g R2 RAC database on Oracle VM.

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My sessions schedule for VirtaThon 2011

As part of upcoming VirtaThon 2011 virtual conference for Oracle, MySql & Java domains, I will be presenting 3 individual sessions and two as a co-panel list. The following is the confirmed schedule for my sessions:

17 July 11:00 - 11:55
Virtual Room # 100

19 July 14:30 - 15:25
Virtual Room # 100

20 July 10:00 - 10:55
Virtual Room # 100

20 July 13:30 - 14:25
Virtual Room # 100
Database - Oracle

21 July 14:30 - 15:25
Virtual Room # 100

Hope to catch you [VIRTUALLY] at the conference and look forward meeting you.

Good luck to all my fellow speakers.



The Countdown begins - Attend4FREE: 6 Days of Expert+ Speakers & Sessions FOR Oracle, MySql and Java technologies

Attend4FREE: 6 Days of Expert+ Speakers & Sessions!

Jul 16 - 21, 2011
100% LIVE & Virtual - No Travel Required!
Seats are LIMITED: Register4FREE NOW!

With keynotes from  Steven Feuerstein, Arup Nanda, Dr. Bert Scalzo, Eddie Awad,   Lewis Cunningham, Tim Gorman, Jeremy Schneider, David Koelle, Guy Harrison, Tariq Farooq and a 4-hour Gold Star Deep-Dive session from Mike Ault, this a DO-NOT-MISS virtual learning event of a lifetime.

Featured Speakers
  • Mike Ault - Oracle ACE, Speaker, Blogger, Guru, Author of 25 Oracle Books
  • Dr. Bert Scalzo - Oracle ACE, Guru, Speaker, Author of 11 Oracle Books
  • Steven Feuerstein - Oracle ACE Director, Speaker, Blogger, Guru, Author of multiple Oracle Books
  • Arup Nanda - Oracle ACE Director, Oracle Magazine's DBA of the Year, Author of 4 Oracle Books
  • Brian "Bex" Huff - Oracle ACE Director, Speaker, Blogger, Guru, Author of multiple Oracle Books
  • Vinod Haval -  Oracle Magazine's DBA of the Year, Speaker & Community Leader
  • David Koelle - Triple Java Rockstar, Duke's Choice Award Winner, Author, JUG Community Leader
  • Lewis Cunningham - Oracle ACE Director, Blogger, Guru, Author of multiple Oracle Books 
  • Riyaj Shamsudeen - Oracle ACE, Performance Tuning Expert Guru, Author of multiple Oracle Books
  • Syed Jaffar Hussain - Oracle ACE Director, 10g Certified Master, RAC Expert, Author of 11g RAC Essentials
  • Guy Harrison - Oracle ACE & MySQL Star, Speaker, Blogger, Guru, Author of multiple Oracle Books
  • Matt Warman - Author, Blogger, Speaker & JUG Community Leader
  • Dan Hotka - Oracle ACE Director, Guru, Instructor, Author of 7 Oracle Books 
  • Dario Laverde - Speaker, Blogger, Author & JUG Community Leader
  • Colin Charles - MySQL Evangelist, Blogger, Author & Community Leader
  • Kai Yu - Oracle ACE Director, Blogger, Author & Award-Winning Community Leader
  • Eddie Awad - Oracle ACE Director, Award-winning Evangelist, Author, Blogger & Speaker
  • Tariq Farooq - Oracle ACE, Virtualization & RAC Expert, Author, Blogger & Community Organizer
A sneak preview into VirtaThon's Expert+ Sessions
Click here for the entire 6-day conference schedule.
Concept, Genesis & Virtual Reality
Attend, participate & learn cutting edge knowledge from recognized domain experts from all over the world: All within the realm of your broadband connection at the largest Independent "Virtual Conference" for the Oracle, Java & MySQL Communities. Aimed at a global audience, VirtaThon was conceived to revolutionize Online Conferencing, focusing on the core goal of facilitating the inexpensive dissemination of expert knowledge to the masses.
Almost everyone of us would like to attend world-class physical conference events but, given these globally tough economic times that we live in, can we afford the costs of attendance, travel, time-off, lodging and such? How about attending a LIVE virtual conference from wherever you choose to be in the world?
The biggest prohibiting reasons in attending physical Professional Conferences translate into various inhibiting factors such as travel, time-off, lodging, not to mention the attendance fees that can easily run into the thousands of dollars. VirtaThon bridges this gap and makes it incredibly easy to attend a 6-day Conference event from the comfort of your PC. All you need is a broadband Internet connect and voilĂ , you are right there: Attending 6 days of cutting-edge expert-level sessions and interacting/benefiting from world renowned experts in the Oracle, Java & MySQL domains. 
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