Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c update intends to better manage software and hardware, counting cloud deployments.
Oracle is revising its Oracle Enterprise Manager platform with a new update that builds on present application management capabilities. The Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c release 4 update, offers improved lifecycle and IT operations management features.
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c introduced in October of 2011, offering users with private cloud lifecycle management capabilities. Oracle continues to improve and expand features. For cloud lifecycle management, database-as-a-service with disaster recovery and high availability can at present be comprised as part of a self-service catalog. Oracle in addition has made improvements to software's cloud chargeback and metering capabilities.
Oracle in addition comprises what it calls "rapid start kits" for cloud application deployment. Dan Koloski, senior director, Systems and Applications Management at Oracle, told Enterprise Apps Today that the kits are designed to enable organizations to quickly get through the set-up phase of private clouds.
Koloski said, "We look at configuration management and we look at patch levels, and compare that against compliance standards . "In release 4, we have introduced new security capabilities in the area of compliance."
Enterprise Manager 12c update 4 at present can examine enterprises for compliance with U.S. Department of Defense requirements, counting Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG). Going a step further, Koloski said the compliance framework can now be customized to meet specific needs.
The Enterprise Manager 12c release 4 update provides a new guided management capability that has out-of-the-box best practices for management of middleware application deployments. Java Virtual Machine (VM) diagnostics-as-a-service is an additional new application management feature giving administrators with diagnostics data.