Introduction to IaaS for Middleware solutions by Niall Commiskey

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So why would the SOA/ BPM community be interested in such? Read on and you will find out.

IaaS offers us elastic compute, elastic storage and network services. This allows you to run any workload in the cloud, cheaply and performantly. Essentially what we are offering is a software defined virtualized data center in the Oracle cloud. I have begun a series of blog posts to introduce this service to the community.

The first post introduces IaaS and its terminology

It also introduces Oracle’s Public Cloud Machine, which gives you all the advantages of Oracle Public Cloud, albeit behind your firewall. After reading this post, you will be generally au fait with the concepts.

The second post details how to create IaaS resources

Here we see how easy it is to do this with the Compute Cloud console. Effectively, all we need to do is reserve an ip address, create storage and finally the Linux vm. All of the steps covered can, of course, be automated – a feature covered later.

Posts three and four cover Networking. The former,

goes through the basics of configuring network access to a vm. The latter, covers setting up networking between two vms. Here I detail how to open port 23 for tcp communication.

The fifth post, details how to add additional storage to a running instance, while the sixth post, details the rapid provisioning of IaaS resources through orchestration. Essentially, I show how to script the whole setup, covered in the previous posts.

So, again, why is this interesting for the SOA/BPM community? Because you can offer your customers many services around IaaS.
From lift and shift, to run and manage, there are many opportunities for you out there.
So, as the Romans were wont to say, Carpe Diem!

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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