CIOReview: 100 Most Promising Oracle Solution Providers 2016

Rubicon Red are honored to be featured in this month’s CIOReview: 100 Most Promising Oracle Solution Providers 2016, an annual listing of 100 companies that are at the forefront of providing solutions around the Oracle platform and impacting the marketplace.

Rubicon Red are honored to be featured in this month’s CIOReview: 100 Most Promising Oracle Solution Providers 2016, an annual listing of 100 companies that are at the forefront of providing solutions around the Oracle platform and impacting the marketplace.

“This edition of CIOReview aims to give the readers insight on major Oracle solution and service providers that have demonstrated strong capabilities in helping organizations navigate this complex, yet promising landscape.” CIOReview, November 14, 2016.

Matt Wright, CTO, discusses how Rubicon Red MyST enables clients in the adoption of agile practices by automating the DevOps process. Rubicon Red MyST is an end-to-end, advanced, and intuitive DevOps solution built specifically for Oracle Middleware that enables customers to quickly establish a standardized, repeatable, and automated process for provisioning and managing their Oracle Middleware infrastructure.

“We remove the bottlenecks from the current build and deployment process for our clients through MyST,” affirms Matt. MyST enables development and operations to work together as a single team so that the code is developed quickly and moved safely to production, resulting in faster delivery of solutions to market while reducing risks by eliminating human error and cutting costs.

Rubicon Red continues to innovate and evolve with new technologies in the Oracle Cloud space allowing clients to support development in hybrid environments for example, moving Dev and Test environments to the Cloud.

Read the article here or check out the digital magazine here.

About Rubicon Red

Rubicon Red offers organizations a set of innovative and market leading DevOps software, cloud and consulting solutions for Oracle Middleware. A Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), Rubicon Red is recognized as a global thought leader, delivering innovation and unrivaled expertise, with focus on Cloud, DevOps and 12c Migration.

Founded in 2009, by two former senior executives from Oracle product management, Rubicon Red's mission is to lead customers on their Oracle Middleware journey. The origin of our name is derived from helping customers “cross the Rubicon”, in their successful adoption of Oracle Middleware. With offices in the US, Australia and India providing 24x7 support and development services, Rubicon Red offers a range of services to architect, deliver, maintain and host your Oracle Middleware platform.

MyST 5.0 Now Available

We are very excited to announce a major new release of our DevOps solution, Rubicon Red MyST.   MyST version 5.0 is now available introducing lots of great new features and improvements to streamline DevOps for your Oracle Middleware, importantly, making it super easy to migrate environments to the cloud and upgrade to SOA 12c! Check out the blogs for all the details - What’s New in MyST 5.0.

Continuous Delivery Release Pipeline

MyST 5.0 Release Pipelines allows you to quickly establish a standardized and repeatable process for managing the deployment and promotion of Oracle Middleware applications and platform configurations through each stage of the Software Delivery Pipeline.  Release Pipelines enables you to combine multiple applications into a single pipeline, as well as manage a release that spans multiple production WebLogic domains.  The Release Pipeline Dashboard provides a ‘single pane of glass’ to monitor and manage the promotion of application changes and platform configuration changes through staging environments and into Production.

Platform Introspection

MyST allows you to introspect and capture the configuration of an existing WebLogic domain and use that to generate an equivalent Platform Blueprint. To create a Platform Blueprint based on an existing WebLogic domain, we simply point MyST at the servers hosting the WebLogic domain; MyST will introspect the domain and create a corresponding Platform Blueprint. This supports a number of use cases, including:

  • Lift and Shift to the Cloud - We can introspect an existing 11g/12c environment and then use MyST to provision an equivalent environment to the cloud.
  • Side-By-Side Upgrade - We can introspect an existing 11g environment, extract the key configuration information and then use this to automatically provision an equivalent 12c environment in minutes.
  • Replicate PROD Environment - We can introspect an existing 11g/12c environment, for example Production and then use this to provision equivalent non-prod environments (e.g. DEV, SIT, UAT, PRE), and thus quickly ensure all environments are identically configured and eliminate configuration drift.

Platform Blueprint Upgrade

Side-by-Side Upgrades made simple:  Rubicon Red MyST provides a simple and automated process for side-by-side upgrades. MyST allows you to introspect an existing 11g environment, extract the key configuration information and then use this to automatically provision an equivalent 12c environment in minutes. When performing a side-by-side upgrade, you simply point MyST at an existing 11g environment, MyST will introspect the platform instance and create a corresponding 11g Platform Blueprint. Next, just specify the Oracle Middleware 12c version required. MyST will automatically convert the blueprint to one that is compliant with the Oracle Enterprise Deployment Guide for SOA 12c, whilst preserving your 11g configurations. Finally, specify the target environment(s), for the new SOA 12c domain. Then at the click of a button, MyST will automatically provision an equivalent 12c Oracle Middleware platform.

Platform Lifecycle Enhancements 

This release introduces key new enhancements to provide more control over platform updates, specifically versioning scheme and state.  MyST uses a declarative approach to automation, meaning users simply define the target state of the Oracle Middleware infrastructure to be deployed; which, at the push of a button, is automatically provisioned in minutes by MyST. Within MyST, the target state is captured in the “platform definition”, which is divided into two layers (i) Platform Blueprint and (ii) Platform Model.  This declarative approach to defining target state enables MyST to treat Oracle Middleware infrastructure as code.  Platform Blueprints and Models are put under version control, allowing us to easily propose, review, test, promote and deploy configuration changes. This means incremental configuration changes are simple to make and propagate across all environments. We just update the required target state; MyST will determine and perform the required steps to apply the necessary changes.

Additional New Features

This major release includes many other new features including:

  • OBIEE 12 Support: Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE) 12.2.1 and 12.2.1.1 are now supported by MyST Studio and MyST Command Line Interface version 5.0.
  • BAM Artifact Deployment: For Oracle BAM users, deployment of BAM (12.2.x) artifacts is now supported by MyST Studio and MyST Command Line Interface.
  • MFT, B2B Artifact Deployment: MyST Studio now supports important new SOA 12c features Managed File Transfer and B2B artifact deployment.
  • SAF Support: MyST now supports the automatic configuration of Store and Forward (SAF) providers to make integration with external JMS providers or enabling Web Services Reliable Messaging that much easier.
  • Work managers support
  • Archiva is now supported: We have certified support for Archiva Binary Repository in MyST Studio. We now have support for the three main Maven repositories in the market: Archiva, Artifactory and Nexus.

About Rubicon Red

Rubicon Red offers organizations a set of innovative and market leading DevOps, cloud and consulting solutions for Oracle Middleware. A Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), Rubicon Red is recognized as a global thought leader, delivering innovation and unrivaled expertise, with focus on Cloud, DevOps and 12c Migration.

Founded in 2009, by two former senior executives from Oracle product management, Rubicon Red's mission is to lead customers on their Oracle Middleware journey. The origin of our name “Rubicon Red”, is derived from helping customers “cross the Rubicon”, in their successful adoption of Oracle Middleware. With offices in the US, Australia and India providing 24x7 support and development services, Rubicon Red offers a range of services to architect, deliver, maintain and host your Oracle Middleware platform.

Oracle Excellence Award Specialized Partner of the Year: Middleware, Asia Pacific

Rubicon Red are honored to have received the 2016 Oracle Excellence Award Specialized Partner of the Year: Middleware - Asia Pacific.  This Award is great recognition of our performance across the entire company specifically in terms of project delivery and our Middleware expertise, our DevOps software and the ongoing investment in our talented team.

We are proud to have delivered many successes for our customers - migrating Dev and Test to the Cloud, upgrading from Middleware 11g to 12c, and our Managed Services.  We are looking forward to continue working with Oracle and our customers, as they continue on their journey to the Oracle Cloud.

Come and meet us at Oracle OpenWorld in the Rubicon Red Booth in the Exhibition Grounds at Booth #331 Moscone South, to see the latest features of Rubicon Red's award winning DevOps software - MyST.   To find the location of our booth (Booth#331 Moscone South), or to request a meeting with us, please visit: http://myst.rubiconred.com/solutions/visit-us-at-oracle-open-world/

We look forward to seeing you there!

About Rubicon Red

Rubicon Red offers organizations a set of innovative and market leading DevOps, cloud and consulting solutions for Oracle Middleware. A Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), Rubicon Red is recognized as a global thought leader, delivering innovation and unrivalled expertise, with focus on Cloud, DevOps and 12c Migration.

Founded in 2009, by two former senior executives from Oracle product management, Rubicon Red's mission is to lead customers on their Oracle Middleware journey. The origin of our name “Rubicon Red”, is derived from helping customers “cross the Rubicon”, in their successful adoption of Oracle Middleware. With offices in the US, Australia and India providing 24x7 support and development services, Rubicon Red offers a range of services to architect, deliver, maintain and host your Oracle Middleware platform.

Meet Rubicon Red at Oracle OpenWorld 2016

Rubicon Red are very excited to be at Oracle OpenWorld, which is promising to be the best yet, with lots of announcements from Oracle and a great chance to connect with customers and partners.

Matt Wright, Rubicon Red CTO, will be presenting in three sessions next week.

  • [CON7096] Disaster Recovery Strategies with Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Java Cloud Service on Monday September 19 @ 1:45PM - 02:30PM in Moscone South—#305
  • [CON7366] Accelerate Your Business with Oracle SOA Cloud Service on Tuesday September 20 @ 11:00AM -11:45AM in Park Central—Metropolitan I
  • [CON7350] Using DevOps to Drive Integration Projects from Microservices to the Cloud  on Thursday September 22 @ 12:00PM - 12:45PM in Park Central - Concordia. This panel session also features one of our customers - Xander van Rooijen from Rabobank.

Come and meet us at the Rubicon Red Booth in the Exhibition Grounds at Booth #331 Moscone South, to see the latest features of Rubicon Red's award winning DevOps software - MyST.  Spend some time with our Oracle Middleware automation experts as they demonstrate:

  • How to simplify running your Oracle Middleware platform and applications in a hybrid cloud
  • How to introspect and capture existing Oracle Middleware environments to accelerate your adoption of automation
  • How to automate the upgrade of an 11g Middleware environment to 12c, allowing you to utilize the latest features of 12c
  • Enhanced support for integration to the Oracle Cloud - promoting build, deployment and configuration consistency, on premise and in the cloud
  • Unification of the end to end process to deploy platform and application releases, resulting in increased visibility, flexibility and reliability in the middleware development lifecycle

To find the location of our booth (Booth#331 Moscone South), or to request a meeting with us, please visit: http://myst.rubiconred.com/solutions/visit-us-at-oracle-open-world/

We look forward to seeing you there!

About Rubicon Red

Rubicon Red offers organizations a set of innovative and market leading DevOps, cloud and consulting solutions for Oracle Middleware. A Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), Rubicon Red is recognized as a global thought leader, delivering innovation and unrivalled expertise, with focus on Cloud, DevOps and 12c Migration.

Founded in 2009, by two former senior executives from Oracle product management, Rubicon Red's mission is to lead customers on their Oracle Middleware journey. The origin of our name “Rubicon Red”, is derived from helping customers “cross the Rubicon”, in their successful adoption of Oracle Middleware. With offices in the US, Australia and India providing 24x7 support and development services, Rubicon Red offers a range of services to architect, deliver, maintain and host your Oracle Middleware platform.

Configuring Amazon RDS as the Oracle SOA Suite Database

Rubicon Red Architect, Fabio Douek, has been very busy, over recent months, testing and providing feedback to AWS, supporting efforts to certify Oracle Repository Creation Utility (RCU) for Amazon RDS. The AWS team have been phenomenal to work with, and ultimately have supported a recent go-live for our first customer, running Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1 on AWS RDS.

In addition, we are proud to announce that our latest MyST release, MyST 3.8.2, released on 15th June, 2016, is fully integrated and certified against AWS RDS. Rubicon Red MyST provides an automated process for the installation, configuration, build and deployment of Oracle Middleware, transforming a resource intensive and often highly error prone process into one which is automated, predictable and low risk.  Want to know more about MyST? http://myst.rubiconred.com

Take the time to read Fabio's comprehensive Blog - he explains (i) the benefits of using RDS as the Oracle Fusion Middleware data repository; (ii) RDS database compatibility with Oracle RCU; (iii) RDS compatibility with Fusion Middleware components; (iv)  how to create an HA Oracle RDS instance from scratch using the AWS Console; and (v) how to run Oracle RCU against AWS RDS.

We hope you find Fabio's blog as useful as we have!

Keep an eye open for his next blog installment.

About Rubicon Red

Rubicon Red offers organizations a set of innovative and market leading cloud, devops and consulting solutions for Oracle Fusion Middleware customers. An Oracle Platinum Partner and recognized global leader in Oracle Fusion Middleware, Rubicon Red delivers thought leadership, innovation and unrivaled expertise. Founded in 2009 by two former senior executives from Oracle product management, Rubicon Red is an Oracle Certified SOA and BPM Specialist, and has been awarded the Oracle Fusion Middleware Top Technical Champion APAC on multiple occasions.

Recap from AMIS Oracle Conference

Rubicon Red were proud sponsors of the recent AMIS Oracle Conference. It was a fantastic event and a great opportunity to meet up with many of our Oracle friends and make some new ones!

Matt Wright, Rubicon Red CTO, presented two popular sessions.  If you missed out on the action, you can download the slides here:

Bill Hicks caught up with many folks in the Exhibition Zone - sharing his latest and greatest demonstrations of provisioning and continuous integration using MyST.  If you missed Bill at the conference, but are still keen to see a demo - just drop us an email.

About Rubicon Red

Rubicon Red offers organizations a set of innovative and market leading cloud, devops and consulting solutions for Oracle Fusion Middleware. An Oracle Platinum Partner, Rubicon Red is recognized as a global thought leader in Oracle Fusion Middleware, delivering innovation and unrivaled expertise, with specific focus on Cloud, DevOps and 12c Migrations. Founded in 2009 by two former senior executives from Oracle product management, Rubicon Red is an Oracle Certified SOA and BPM Specialist, and has been awarded the Oracle Fusion Middleware Top Technical Champion APAC on multiple occasions.

Rubicon Red Proud Gold Sponsor
AMIS Oracle Conference

Rubicon Red are proud to support our key European partner AMIS, at the AMIS Oracle Conference June 2-3, 2016, near Amsterdam, The Netherlands. To celebrate their 25th anniversary, AMIS go ‘beyond the horizon’ and offer a two-day conference filled with Oracle knowledge.

Matt Wright, Rubicon Red CTO, will be presenting two sessions:

  • DevOps Best Practice For Oracle SOA and BPM
  • Moving Integration To The Cloud - Why, What, How and When?

Stop by our booth in the Experience Zone to learn how you can simplify your Oracle Middleware deployments through automated provisioning, configuration management and continuous delivery with Rubicon Red MyST.

With 100+ sessions featuring expert speakers from AMIS, Oracle, and Oracle ACE Directors and plenty of networking opportunities, this promises to be a jam-packed two days. We hope to see you there!

About Rubicon Red

Rubicon Red offers organizations a set of innovative and market leading cloud, devops and consulting solutions for Oracle Fusion Middleware customers. An Oracle Platinum Partner and recognized global leader in Oracle Fusion Middleware, Rubicon Red delivers thought leadership, innovation and unrivaled expertise. Founded in 2009 by two former senior executives from Oracle product management, Rubicon Red is an Oracle Certified SOA and BPM Specialist, and has been awarded the Oracle Fusion Middleware Top Technical Champion APAC on multiple occasions.

Matt Wright, CTO talks to Oracle on the benefits of SOA/BPM in a Box

Matt Wright, CTO was recently interviewed by Oracle on the Oracle Database Appliance, and how when used in combination with Rubicon Red’s DevOps application MyST, allows organizations to obtain many of the benefits of “Cloud” in their own data center.

With today’s conversations firmly centered on “Cloud”, it may seem strange to be talking about on-premise based solutions.

However there are still many organizations seeking the benefits of speed, flexibility and productivity, provided by cloud, but are just not ready for large scale cloud adoption, because of policies, security concerns, regulations, etc.

Or in the case of middleware, the systems being integrated, still reside on premise, thus requiring the integration platform to also be located on-premise.

The Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) is Oracle’s most affordable engineered system, and when combined with Rubicon Red’s DevOps application MyST, provides the perfect combination of flexibility, scalability and simplicity in one appliance, that can be plugged in and up and running in hours.

In addition Rubicon Red’s managed cloud service offers a range of support services to manage, monitor and maintain the reliability and operational availability of the ODA Platform and the Oracle Fusion Middleware platform – delivering a complete cloud like solution, on-premise. Watch the full interview below.

About MyST

MyST delivers automated platform provisioning and continuous delivery for Oracle Middleware, on-premise and on-cloud. Enabling users to deliver a consistent and reliable platform in minutes, NOT weeks or months.

A key innovation is how MyST delivers infrastructure independence; enabling customers to deploy consistent middleware platforms across all infrastructure types: on-premise and on-cloud, plus avoid cloud lock-in, by being able to move across different cloud providers. This allows organizations to take advantage of the Cloud for Development and Test Environments, but utilize ODA to run Production systems on-premise.

DevOps and Cloud are gaining mainstream adoption as the preferred delivery and operating models for modern applications. MyST, the leading DevOps tool for Oracle Middleware, allows organizations to rapidly, reliably, and repeatedly deliver Oracle Middleware solutions faster, with less risk and less cost.

About Rubicon Red

Rubicon Red offers organizations a set of innovative and market leading cloud, devops and consulting solutions for Oracle Fusion Middleware customers. An Oracle Platinum Partner and recognized global leader in Oracle Fusion Middleware, Rubicon Red delivers thought leadership, innovation and unrivaled expertise. Founded in 2009 by two former senior executives from Oracle product management, Rubicon Red is an Oracle Certified SOA and BPM Specialist, and has been awarded the Oracle Fusion Middleware Top Technical Champion APAC on multiple occasions.

Rubicon Red named in 25 Most Promising Cloud Solutions Providers 2016

Rubicon Red has been named in APAC CIO Outlook's Cloud Special which identifies the 25 Most Promising Cloud Solutions Providers in APAC for 2016. Approx 1900 companies offering Cloud Solution to Enterprises in Asia pacific Region were evaluated based on offerings, top management and reputations. The final 25 companies was selected after extensive analyse by the editorial board of CIO Review and in consultation with CIO Outlook's advisory board which consists of distinguished CIO's and senior IT managers from medium to large companies in APAC. The cloud special featured Rubicon Red's FusionCloud solution, a subscription based ‘as a service’ for building, deploying, and managing Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions in the cloud. FusionCloud simplifies how organisations can deploy and manage their Oracle Middleware platform onto any cloud or any infrastructure.
FusionCloud delivers Oracle Middleware as a service on the leading Cloud Providers, including Amazon Web Service and the Oracle Java Cloud, with support for Microsoft Azure coming soon.
Rubicon Red MyST, the market leading DevOps solution for Oracle Middleware was also featured in the article.
MyST automates the installation and configuration of the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack, plus the on-going build and deployment of Oracle Middleware code.
A key innovation is how MyST delivers infrastructure independence; enabling customers to deploy consistent middleware platforms across all infrastructure types: on-premise and on-cloud, plus avoid cloud lock-in, by being able to move across different cloud providers.
“We are of course honored and very proud to be included within such a prestigious list." James Hemmings, GM Sales & Marketing, Rubicon Red, said.
“This is further recognition of the value we are delivering to our customers by enabling them to be more responsive in delivering Oracle Middleware solutions faster, cheaper and more frequently.”
The online edition of the Cloud Special can be referenced here, the CIO Review profile on Rubicon Red can be downloaded here.
CIOReview

About Rubicon Red

Rubicon Red offers organizations a set of innovative and market leading cloud, devops and consulting solutions for Oracle Fusion Middleware customers. An Oracle Platinum Partner and recognized global leader in Oracle Fusion Middleware, Rubicon Red delivers thought leadership, innovation and unrivaled expertise. Founded in 2009 by two former senior executives from Oracle product management, Rubicon Red is an Oracle Certified SOA and BPM Specialist, and has been awarded the Oracle Fusion Middleware Top Technical Champion APAC on multiple occasions.

Read the full APAC CIO Outlook Article on Rubicon Red.

Rubicon Red named in CIO Review top 100 for 2nd Year Running

For the 2nd year running, Rubicon Red has been named in CIO Review’s annual Oracle Special which identifies the top 100 Most Promising Oracle Solutions Providers for 2015. The final 100 companies was selected from thousands of vendors in this space, by a distinguished panel made up of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts and the editorial board of CIO Review. It covers all aspects of the Oracle enterprises ecosystem, with Rubicon Red just one of four specialized Fusion Middleware solution providers to be selected. Rubicon Red MyST, the market leading DevOps solution for Oracle Middleware was featured in the article.
MyST automates the installation and configuration of the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack, plus the on-going build and deployment of Oracle Middleware code.
A key innovation is how MyST delivers infrastructure independence; enabling customers to deploy consistent middleware platforms across all infrastructure types: on-premise and on-cloud, plus avoid cloud lock-in, by being able to move across different cloud providers.
“We are of course honored and very proud to once again be included within such a prestigious list. Matt Wright, Chief Technology Officer, Rubicon Red, said.
“This is further recognition of the value we are delivering to our customers by enabling them to be more responsive in delivering new Oracle Middleware solutions faster, cheaper and more frequently.”
The online edition of CIO Review can be referenced here, the CIO Review profile on Rubicon Red can be downloaded here.
CIOReview

About Rubicon Red

Rubicon Red offers organizations a set of innovative and market leading cloud, devops and consulting solutions for Oracle Fusion Middleware customers. An Oracle Platinum Partner and recognized global leader in Oracle Fusion Middleware, Rubicon Red delivers thought leadership, innovation and unrivaled expertise. Founded in 2009 by two former senior executives from Oracle product management, Rubicon Red is an Oracle Certified SOA and BPM Specialist, and has been awarded the Oracle Fusion Middleware Top Technical Champion APAC on multiple occasions.

Read the full CIO Review Article on Rubicon Red.