Oracle has a busy week in store for people who are interested in application management. Today, the company announced:
- Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder, to package and easily deploy virtualized composite applications. It’s an application-aware (via metadata) set of VM disk images. It comes with a graphical builder tool.
- Oracle WebLogic Suite Virtualization Option (not the most Twitter-friendly name, so if you see me tweet about “WebLogic Virtual” or “WLV” that’s what I mean), an optimized version of WebLogic Server which runs on JRockit Virtual Edition, itself on top of OVM. Notice what’s missing? The OS. If you think you’ll miss it, you may be suffering from learned helplessness. Seek help.
Later this week, Oracle will announce Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g. I am not going to steal the thunder a couple of days before the announcement, but I can safely say that a large chunk of the new features relate to application management.