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The saying “if you live long enough, you’ll see everything” comes to mind with my experiences with Oracle and VMware. Eight years ago when I was at Oracle on the Linux and Oracle VM team, Oracle was new to x86, Linux and virtualization, and the UNIX to Linux exodus was in full swing. Our team’s mission was to capture as much as the UNIX to Linux business as possible on Oracle Linux and VM. We spent our time with the application owners, and infrastructure managers trying to get them to move their Oracle portfolio to commodity x86 hardware with Oracle Linux and VM. It was really tough, the application owners and their supporting UNIX teams could not fathom virtualizing Oracle databases on commodity x86 hardware with Linux. The infrastructure managers (x86) were new to Oracle, and they also could not fathom running anything, including Oracle, on anything other than VMware.

 
Fast forward 8 years, I have re-engage with most of the accounts from my Oracle days, and I have had the unique opportunity to see how the application owners and infrastructure managers Oracle decisions played out.
 
 
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About Mokum Solutions, Inc.
Founded in March 2011, Mokum Solutions, Inc. specializes in the implementation, delivery and support of Oracle technologies in private and public clouds. Mokum was established by Mr. Roddy Rodstein, one of the most respected Oracle Cloud Computing experts, having designed and managed many of the world’s largest and most complex Oracle clouds. Mokum is leading the way in Oracle virtualization and Cloud computing through the use of a broad Oracle solution offering starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager, the Oracle VM product line, Oracle Linux, and Oracle engineered systems.
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Roddy Rodstein Roddy is one of the most respected Oracle Cloud experts in the Oracle community, having designed, architected, and managed many of the worlds largest and most complex public, private and hybrid Oracle Clouds. Mr. Rodstein spent six years at Citrix and three years at Oracle supporting virtualization, cloud computing and application delivery solutions for Global 100, Fortune 500, and SMB customers. Prior to joining Citrix and Oracle, Mr. Rodstein established, owned, and operated a consulting business that specialized in virtualization and application delivery.Roddy joined Oracle' Virtualization and Linux team from its inception in 2008. In March 2011, Roddy established Mokum Solutions, Inc.. "While at Oracle, there was not a single Oracle Partner in North America able to design, deploy and support public, private and hybrid Oracle VM Clouds. In fact, that was my inspiration to establish Mokum." Mr. Rodstein's professional achievements also extend to blogging, writing and self-publishing industry reference guides: The Underground Oracle VM Manual, The Oracle Cloud Cookbook as well as the development and ongoing management of the only independent Oracle social media website, ITNewsCast.com.

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