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Oracle Corporation

November 15, 2010 13:21 ET

Oracle Releases Oracle Solaris 11 Express

Enables Production Deployment of the Latest Oracle Solaris 11 Features, Also Available on Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud

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News Facts

  • Oracle today announced immediate availability of Oracle Solaris 11 Express, demonstrating Oracle's continued commitment and R&D investment in Oracle Solaris.
  • Oracle Solaris 11 Express delivers advanced Oracle Solaris features that have been in development for over five years in an easy to use, production-ready package, allowing customers to immediately use the latest Oracle Solaris features to deploy new applications.
  • New availability features greatly reduce planned downtime by up to 50%, virtually eliminating traditional patching and maintenance related reboots and vastly improving system boot time to tens of seconds.
  • Oracle Solaris 11 Express adds network virtualization and resource management to the complete, built-in virtualization capabilities of Oracle Solaris, providing the highest performance virtualization environment with the lowest overhead.
  • Oracle Solaris 11 Express will also power the Oracle Exadata X2-2 and X2-8 Database Machines, as well as the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud machine.
  • 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 is the #1 enterprise operating system, providing mission-critical availability, security and performance on both SPARC and x86 systems.
  • 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.
  • On Tuesday, December 7th, Oracle will be hosting a webcast on Oracle Solaris 11 Express featuring a live chat with the Oracle Solaris development team. Register for the webcast.

Key Features of Oracle Solaris 11 Express include:

  • Networking virtualization and resource management capabilities that increase throughput, speed up applications, and reduce network loads and complexity. 
  • Increased Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g and Java-based application performance through jointly engineered improvements, such as memory management and I/O enhancements.
  • ZFS enhancements for file and block de-duplication, encryption and provisioning.
  • Multi-tenancy with enhanced security for today's virtual and cloud environments implementing the latest security standards.
  • Further reductions in number of maintenance operations that require a reboot.
  • Fast Reboot, which allows customers to recover systems and databases in tens of seconds verses tens of minutes.
  • Leading edge patching, upgrade and installation capabilities designed to reduce risk and greatly simplify the most common system administrator tasks.
  • Maximum performance and scale for future hardware that will scale to tens of thousands of hardware threads, hundreds of terabytes of system memory and hundreds of Gigabits of I/O.
  • A built in snapshot facility that always keeps a backup of the system boot image and allows customers to revert back to the old version with a simple reboot.

Supporting Quotes

  • "We are excited to announce the release of Oracle Solaris 11 Express to enable our customers to deploy the new advanced features of Solaris 11 across a broad set of platforms, as well as Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic," said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle. "Through the same engineering disciplines that achieved legendary mission-critical reputation for Oracle Solaris, we are expecting Oracle Solaris 11 to further reduce any downtime by being quicker and easier to deploy, maintain and update; and deliver a highly efficient, virtualized operating system to meet the scale and performance requirements of immediate and future virtualization and Cloud-based deployments."

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