Oracle Solaris 11.2 Now Generally Available

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Complete cloud platform allows enterprises to accelerate their move to cloud

Redwood Shores, Calif. – July 31, 2014

News Summary

Now generally available, Oracle Solaris 11.2 accelerates your ability to deploy enterprise cloud computing with an efficient, secure, compliant, open, and affordable cloud platform. Engineered for cloud and deeply integrated with Oracle Database, Java, and Oracle Applications, Oracle Solaris 11.2 is more than an operating system (OS). It combines a complete OpenStack distribution, application-driven software-defined networking (SDN), zero-overhead virtualization, enterprise-grade disaster recovery, and high availability with an enterprise-class OS to simplify and secure the delivery of mission-critical cloud services. Oracle Solaris is a strategic element in Oracle’s growing systems business.

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News Facts

Now available, Oracle Solaris 11.2 is engineered to deliver an efficient, secure, compliant, open and affordable path to enterprise cloud computing for organizations seeking to simplify and modernize their data centers.

Oracle Solaris 11.2 is a complete, integrated and open cloud platform engineered for large-scale enterprise cloud environments. It combines OpenStack, application-driven SDN technology, clustering, and zero-overhead virtualization with a proven enterprise-class OS.

With its application compatibility guarantee program, Oracle Solaris is designed to make IT’s transformation to enterprise-grade cloud simple, fast, and affordable.

Customers can 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 can significantly reduce compliance overhead with built-in compliance reporting and simple resolution instructions.

Oracle Solaris incorporates unique features for security and offers built-in virtualization that delivers massive scalability at low cost.

Oracle Solaris 11.2 further extends virtualization flexibility with support for zones at differing kernel patch levels.

Also available now, Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 is the best availability solution for protecting Oracle Solaris environments in enterprise data centers and mission-critical cloud deployments.

Built on deep integration with Oracle Solaris 11.2’s extensive cloud, virtualization and enterprise provisioning capabilities, Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 enables fast, accurate, fully orchestrated multisite and multitier recovery from outages and disasters to help significantly reduce unplanned downtime and maximize service availability.

Oracle 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.

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Supporting Quotes

“Today, Oracle delivered a complete solution for cloud with Oracle Solaris 11.2 along with the means to support business continuity for Oracle Solaris-based clouds with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2,” said Markus Flierl, vice president, Solaris, Oracle. “Together, these two technologies create a powerful 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.”
“Compliance is a real concern for us. The unique security and compliance features in Oracle Solaris 11.2 allow us to dramatically reduce our time and expense spent on compliance and helps us to easily ensure we remain PCI-DSS compliant. Using Kernel Zones improves our security posture significantly while saving valuable dollars,” said Krishna Tangirala, Director of Infrastructure, B&H Photo.
“We are using a wide range of Oracle Solaris capabilities for our cloud storage service, Tera cloud, which we released in January 2014. Oracle Solaris 11.2 ZFS compression allows us to reduce our storage costs by more than 3x. We haven’t found these capabilities in any other product,” said Yasushi Taki, President, JustPlayer, Ltd.

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"Safe Harbor" Statement: Statements in this press release relating to Oracle's future plans, expectations, beliefs, intentions and prospects, including Oracle’s plans to integrate OpenDaylight SDN capabilities into Oracle Solaris and any potential synergies or benefits to customers from this integration, are "forward-looking statements" and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Many factors could affect our current expectations and the actual or final integration of OpenDaylight SDN capabilities into Oracle Solaris, and could cause the actual or final integration to differ materially from our intentions stated in this press release. All information in this press release is current as of July 31, 2014. Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.
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