Engineered for cloud and integrated with Oracle Database, Java, and Oracle Applications, Oracle Solaris 11.2 is now generally available. First announced in April by Oracle president Mark Hurd and Oracle executive vice president John Fowler during a launch event in New York City, Solaris 11.2 includes 500 or more projects and enhancements, plus major innovations, and represents an evolution beyond an operating system to a complete platform.
Oracle Solaris is one of two operating system options for the Oracle Exadata Database Machine. The company also announced availability of Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2
Oracle Solaris 11.2, incorporates a complete OpenStack distribution; offers an integrated hypervisor on both SPARC and x86 for zero-overhead-virtualization; introduces application-driven Software Defined Networking (SDN) that integrates with Oracle Java, Oracle Database and Oracle Applications in order to deliver application-level quality of service; provides investment protection with binary compatibility allowing customers to run their existing apps; and enables customers to upgrade to Oracle Solaris 11.2 quickly to take advantage of the new cloud capabilities.
According to Markus Flierl, vice president, Oracle Solaris, the combination of Oracle Solaris 11. 2 plus Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 creates a foundation for helping customers accelerate their move to the cloud with confidence. “With a full OpenStack distribution already included in Oracle Solaris and with plans to integrate OpenDaylight SDN, we’re continuing to execute on our plan to make Oracle Solaris the best cloud platform available.”
Oracle Solaris 11.2 provides an application compatibility guarantee program, and, according to Oracle, enables to get a cloud up and running in as few as 10 minutes using Oracle Solaris 11.2’s Unified Archive template and OpenStack distribution.
Oracle Solaris 11.2 includes built-in compliance reporting and simple resolution instructions, and incorporates unique features for security; and extends virtualization flexibility with support for zones at differing kernel patch levels.
Also available now, Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 is an availability solution for protecting Oracle Solaris environments in enterprise data centers and mission-critical cloud deployments.
Built on integration with Oracle Solaris 11.2’s cloud, virtualization and enterprise provisioning capabilities, Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 is designed for fully orchestrated multisite and multitier recovery from outages and disasters to help reduce unplanned downtime and maximize service availability. Solaris Cluster 4.2 includes built-in high availability support for more than 30 common enterprise application suites, including new modules for Oracle’s JD Edwards Enterprise One; Oracle GoldenGate; and Oracle Multitenant, a new Oracle Database 12c option; and updated support for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.
More information is available from the data sheet for Oracle Solaris 11.2