Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Built for MSPs
Oracle kicked off a busy Oracle OpenWorld yesterday with the launch of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and a new set of features for Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) designed to help partners get the most out of the platform.
The new OPN resources made available this week include updated OPN Specializations, a new Oracle Enterprise Manager Extensibility Development Kit and improvements to the Oracle Validated Integration Program. These partner releases will work in tandem with Enterprise 12c, a portfolio update that the company says combines the management of the full Oracle stack with complete cloud lifecycle management.
The platform's new Enterprise Cloud Control console will give partners the power to deliver business services made up of any combination of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) – including database as a service (DBaaS) and middleware as a service (MWaaS) - and software as a service (SaaS). Enterprise Manager 12c offers cloud-friendly features such as built-in self-service, cloud planning tools for architects and cloud administrators and comprehensive metering and chargeback that includes pre-built integrations with Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management.
Additionally, the new platform offers additional Oracle Fusion Applications management capabilities, Oracle Applications Unlimited support and new self-management capabilities for Oracle Fusion Middleware
"Customers are grappling with tremendous complexity in IT centers, a condition often exacerbated by custom deployments and integrations that make each system different and unique to manage," said Richard Sarwal, Oracle senior vice president, Product Development. "With Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, IT organizations can ease the management pains of traditional data centers and fast track to the cloud, while maximizing service quality and minimizing IT management costs."
Enterprise Manager 12c's new Extensibility Framework will give partners the ability to work with Oracle's Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for core management functions such as discovery, provisioning, configuration, monitoring and compliance. And its Validated Integration program has been updated to help enable partners to test and validate plug-ins and connectors with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.
Oracle ISVs, system integrators and managed service providers will be able to prove their proficiency in the new version of Enterprise Manager through its updated OPN Knowledge Zones and Specializations in the software. Additionally, Oracle added a new Application Quality Management Specialization to prove knowledge in testing and staging applications before deploying them in the cloud.
As a part of its release, Oracle announced that it worked in advance with new OPN Diamond level partners, Accenture, Capgemini and CSC, to help them build out new cloud-based offerings using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.
"We worked closely with Oracle's product management team during our solution development phase to leverage the out of the box capabilities in Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c," said Sreedhar Kajeepeta, global vice president and chief technology officer of the Technology Consulting Practice at CSC. "It reduced our need to develop custom components."