Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Solaris 11 Express, which delivers advanced Oracle Solaris features that have been in development for over 5 years in a production-ready package.
According to Oracle, new availability features reduce planned downtime by up to 50%, virtually eliminating traditional patching and maintenance related reboots and improving system boot time to tens of seconds. Oracle Solaris 11 Express also adds network virtualization and resource management to the built-in virtualization capabilities of Oracle Solaris.
Oracle Solaris 11 Express will power the Oracle Exadata X2-2 and X2-8 Database Machines, as well as the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud machine. Additionally, My Oracle Support telemetry integration with the Oracle Solaris in-depth fault management architecture allows customers to receive proactive and preemptive support that reduces service outages from known issues.
Oracle Solaris 11 preserves guaranteed binary compatibility with over 11,000 third-party products and customer developed applications on more than 1,000 SPARC and x86 systems from Oracle and other hardware providers.
Partners in the Oracle Partner Network (OPN) will find new Oracle Solaris 11 tools and resources in the Oracle Solaris Knowledge Zone.