Winter 2013 Quarterly Meeting (Jan 17, 2013)



8:30 – 9:00

Registration and Networking

9:00 – 9:20

Welcoming Remarks and Announcements - Lelanie Moll, Matt Kalal, Seth Miller

Word from our Hosting Sponsor - General Mills


9:20 – 9:35

Board Elections for the following Positions: Vice-President, Membership Director, Web Master, Treasurer, and Newsletter Editor

9:35 – 9:45

Words from our Premier Sponsor, F5

9:45 – 10:45

Ron Carovano, F5 Application Delivery Networks and Oracle


In this presentation you will learn how the discipline of application delivery networking can provide an agile infrastructure to ensure your Oracle applications are always available, fast, and secure.


10:45 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:00

Brock Frank, Oracle Oracle MAA (Maximum Availability Architecture); What You Need to Know


Brock will focus on the Oracle database, engineered systems and Hardware and Software advancements currently out as well as getting ready to be released.


12:00 – 1:00


1:00 – 2:00

Mark Atkinson, Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2


The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 is Oracle's second major release of its heavily tested and optimized operating system kernel for Oracle Linux 5 and Oracle Linux 6. Come hear why Oracle developed the Unbreakable Linux Kernel and why you should be running it under your Oracle Application on Linux.


2:00 – 2:15


2:15 – 3:15

Eric Mader, Zirous Oracle WebLogic High Availability


High availability (HA) is not just a buzzword—it is a fundamental approach to system architecture that helps ensure maximum up time and minimum downtime for business services. The ultimate goal of HA architecture design is to ensure that there are no single points of failure (SPOFs) in an environment while not making the design so complicated that it takes a small army to administer. In order to prevent loss of business, and maintain access by customers and clients, the application tier must be available. This presentation covers infrastructure-level HA architecture aspects of Oracle WebLogic 11g and 12c, such as clustering, managed server migration, and Admin Server fail over. It also discusses the critical need for a HA web proxy front end (Web tier, load balancer, or both).


3:15 – 3:45

Giveaways and Prizes!


About the Speakers

Ron Carovano is Manager of Business Development with F5 Networks. Responsible for the global relationships with Oracle, IBM Software Group, and F5’s ecosystem of Technology Alliance Partners, Carovano oversees partner relationship development, solution engineering, and go-to-market programs. Carovano has over 20 years of experience in high-tech industries, ranging from medical device development, to health care simulation and education, to enterprise Application Delivery Networking. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida, and is also named as an inventor on 14 U.S. patents.

Mark Atkinson is a Principal Sales Consultant at Oracle on the Linux & Virtualization team. Mr. Atkinson has over 16 years Linux experience holding positions which include Linux System Administration, IT Manager, Enterprise Architect, Open Source Practice Manager and Sales. Mr. Atkinson has worked for several startup companies and Fortune 50 such as IBM, Unisys and Oracle.

Eric Mader is an Oracle Fusion Middleware Specialist at Zirous, an Oracle Gold Partner. His expertise is Infrastructure-level implementations with Oracle's WebLogic Server, SOA Suite, and Identity and Access Management Suite along with Oracle VM and Linux. Eric presented on WebLogic high availability at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 and is a Certified Implementation Specialist for Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Database 11g Data Warehouse, Oracle Enterprise Linux and Oracle VM 3.0.