Oracle unveils Enterprise Manager 12c Release 2

Oracle unveils Enterprise Manager 12c Release 2

Oracle has launched the next version of its Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 2.

The new release brings in capabilities for deploying and managing business applications in an enterprise private cloud, such as Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), enhanced business application management, and integrated hardware-software management for Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud.

The new release also enables customers to build and manage a Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud based on Oracle WebLogic Server, including guided set up of a PaaS Cloud, self-service provisioning, automatic scale out, and metering and chargeback.

The product also sees enhancements in lifecycle management capabilities for Oracle WebLogic Server enables synchronised patching and configuration file management to help ease management of multi-domain web environments.

It also has integrated hardware-software management for Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud through features such as rack schematics visualisation and integrated monitoring of all hardware and software components.

New management capabilities for business-critical applications include a new Business Application (BA) target type and dashboard with flexible definitions provides a logical view of an application's business transactions, end-user experiences and the cloud infrastructure the monitored application is running on.

Oracle Real User Experience Insight has been enhanced to provide reporting capabilities on client-side issues for applications running in the cloud and has been more tightly coupled with Oracle Business Transaction Management to help ensure that real-time user experience and transaction tracing data is provided to users in context.

Other improvements tackle ease of administration, reporting and extensibility for massively scalable cloud environments including dynamic groups, self-updateable monitoring templates, and bulk operations against many events.

"With this release, we are building on the innovations in Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c to help our customers further reduce cost and complexity," said Richard Sarwal, Oracle Senior Vice President, Product Development. "By helping IT organisations increase efficiency and responsiveness, Oracle is reducing management challenges and helping customers take full advantage of the cloud."

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