Oracle has aimed the latest version of its Ops Center infrastructure management tool at private cloud environments, according to a preview of the tool at the OpenWorld event in Tokyo.
The vendor had indicated in a blog post last week that it would unveil Ops Center 12c on April 12.
Systems management vice president Steve Wilson told OpenWorld today that the new version was designed to accelerate the deployment of private cloud environments; help customers take advantage of enhancements in Solaris 11; and simplify the management of Oracle's "engineered systems" - its vertically-integrated hardware and software stacks.
"Ops Center 12c takes advantage of enhancements across the systems portfolio," he said.
Ops Center was formerly a Sun hardware management product. The 'c' in Oracle product names signifies it is "cloud-ready".
Oracle spent much of the first day of OpenWorld talking up business analytics and Big Data.
Senior vice president of product development for analytics, Balaji Yelamanchili, said the pace of change in analytics was accelerating.
"Business analytics [is] certainly not a sleepy business," he said.
Yelamanchili speculated on the point at which business analytics and cloud would meet.
"How will analytics take advantage of [the cloud's] transformative power, delivering [analytics] services over the cloud as opposed to on-premise? Or will analytics transform how you use cloud services?" he said.
In other product news, Oracle also talked up the next release of its server virtualisation platform, VM 3.1, though it provided no guidance on release dates.
Ry Crozier travelled to Tokyo as a guest of Oracle.
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