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P6-Loader v13 - New Release

P6-Loader v13 - New Release

Easier Hierarchies and Fragnet Templating

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P6-QA v8 - New Release

P6-QA v8 - New Release

Your P6-QA metrics are now available in Power BI reports. You can also create custom reports via our P6-Reporter tool in your corporate dashboards. These reports include time based metrics to help you see where in your project these quality issues exist.

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Upcoming Live Webinars

Upcoming Live Webinars

Watch one of this month's live webinars.
  • P6-Scrubber - May 14, 11am-12pm MDT

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P6-Calculator v7 - New Release

P6-Calculator v7 - New Release

Easily Manage Key Resources and Mandatory Activities in P6!

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Safran Risk v22.2.0 - New Release

Safran Risk v22.2.0 - New Release

Safran Risk has released v22.2.0. Read about all the exciting new features.

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P6-Auditor v5 - New Release

P6-Auditor v5 - New Release

Our latest version of P6-Auditor has a new look and feel making auditing definitions easier and faster to build.

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Safran Risk v22.1.0 - New Release

Safran Risk v22.1.0 - New Release

Safran Risk has released v22.1.0. Read about all the exciting new features.

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P6-Scrubber v6 - New Release

P6-Scrubber v6 - New Release

In version 6, we added notebook type scrubbing and also made improvements to the P6-Scrubber user interface, reports and functionality in general.

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P6-Calculator v6.4 - New Release

P6-Calculator v6.4 - New Release

Easily Manage Key Resources and Mandatory Activities in P6!

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P6-Scrubber v5 - New Release

P6-Scrubber v5 - New Release

Work online or offline to define and scrub your XER files and now, in the new release, XML files. Version 5 makes scrubbing files even easier for schedulers.

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P6-Loader v12 - New Release

P6-Loader v12 - New Release

Our latest version of the P6-Loader brings the ability to automate the backups out of P6 even from the Oracle P6 Cloud.

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PCM-Archiver v6.3 - New Release

PCM-Archiver v6.3 - New Release

PCM-Archiver version 6.3 adds support for Primavera Expedition.

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P6-Reporter v3 - New Release

P6-Reporter v3 - New Release

More charts. More insight. Understand your projects in ready to use, customizable reports in Power BI, Tableau or ODV.

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PCM-Archiver v6.1 - New Release

PCM-Archiver v6.1 - New Release

PCM-Archiver version 6.1 gives you better control than ever over the archived file and folder names.

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Safran Risk v21 - New Release

Safran Risk v21 - New Release

Safran Risk has released v21. Read about all the exciting new features.

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P6-Scrubber v4 - New Release

P6-Scrubber v4 - New Release

Work online or offline to define and scrub your XER files and now, in the new release, XML files. Version 4 makes scrubbing files even easier for schedulers.

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PCM-Archiver v6 - New Release

PCM-Archiver v6 - New Release

PCM-Archiver version 6 allows you to save even more time when resuming previously-interrupted extractions.

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P6-QA v7 - New Release

P6-QA v7 - New Release

Our latest version of P6-QA brings specific highlights to the GOA and Naval Air Scheduling quality standard metrics.

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PCM-Archiver v5 - New Release

PCM-Archiver v5 - New Release

Our latest version of PCM-Archiver makes it easier than ever before to extract projects from PCM.

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P6-Loader v11 - New Release

P6-Loader v11 - New Release

Our latest version of the P6-Loader brings a new user-interface with the ability to save extract definition and new version 20 support, as well as UDF merging.

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Oracle Acquires Ravello - What Does it Mean for the Cloud?

Ravello Systems was acquired by Oracle in 2016 and adds unique capabilities to the public cloud. It allows for the movement of traditional datacenter workloads directly into the public cloud without modification. This brings portability and agility benefits to traditionally locked-in workloads.

The core of the Ravello technology is HVX, a virtualization hypervisor that can be nested within the hypervisor supplied by the cloud compute provider. This is new technology that overcomes barriers previously seen when attempting to nest hypervisors. Traditional hypervisors require direct access to the hardware, as they utilize features of modern processors that can not be easily virtualized. Public cloud compute providers by definition don't provide access to the hardware. Ravello has overcome this limitation by using an alternative approach that does not require these hardware extensions.

The nature of the nested hypervisor approach enables Ravello to move traditional KVM and VMWare ESXi virtual machines into the public cloud without any modifications to the virtual machines themselves. They have accomplished this by essentially “virtualizing the datacenter”. The virtual machines think they are running on a hypervisor on bare metal in a datacenter, when in fact they are running on HVX which is itself running on a VM inside a public cloud.

Ravello overview

The virtual hardware presented to the VMs is identical to the virtual hardware provided by VMWare or KVM, down to the PCI bus locations. The virtual machines become entirely portable, able to run either in the datacenter or in the public cloud.

This approach could be viewed as an off-ramp enabling VMWare workloads to be migrated off of VMWare and directly onto the public cloud. Alternatively, Ravello also allows running VMWare ESXi on the public cloud instead of in a corporate datacenter.

Ravello currently supports Oracle Public Cloud as well as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud. This technology opens up exciting new avenues for organizations looking to reduce operational costs or handle bursty workloads by renting public cloud resources for short-lived environments such as those needed for testing or training.