Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 Provides Extended HA and DR Capabilities for Solaris 11

Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0, the first release providing extended high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) capabilities for Oracle Solaris 11, is now available. Oracle Solaris Cluster extends Oracle Solaris to provide the HA and DR infrastructure required for deploying mission-critical workloads in private, public and hybrid clouds as well as enterprise data centers.

Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 delivers built-in support for cloud implementations through virtual clusters for secure deployment of mission-critical applications;allows customers to deploy multiple, isolated and secure virtual clusters through Oracle Solaris Zone clustering;  and provides cloud-ready application protection through fine-grained monitoring and policy-based application management, along with restart and failover capabilities.

In addition, it enables easy multi-node installation of both Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Cluster with the Oracle Solaris 11 automated installer; and offers unified installation experience, error-free software updates and automatic patch dependencies resolution with the Oracle Solaris 11 Image Packaging System (IPS).

Oracle Solaris Cluster is pre-tested with Oracle Sun servers, storage and networking components; integrated with Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4; and configured in Oracle Optimized Solutions to provide higher availability to Oracle's portfolio of pre-tested enterprise infrastructure services.

"Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 delivers unrivaled high availability on Oracle Solaris 11 for enterprise applications and databases and offers comprehensive capabilities for keeping customers' most demanding applications up and running in the face of nearly every conceivable situation," says  John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle. "Customers can now combine the additional critical HA and DR features of Oracle Solaris Cluster with the new cloud-ready features of Oracle Solaris 11 to help simplify their infrastructure, significantly reduce planned and unplanned downtime and protect mission critical applications in both traditional and cloud deployments."

More information about Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 is available from Oracle.