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Primeur weekly 2014-08-04

Special

Adaptive's Wolfgang Dreyer talks about Moab 8.0 and Nitro products, and mutual collaboration with partners ...

New PRACE Council Chair Sanzio Bassini to unfold future plans for Europe's advanced research infrastructure ...

Exascale supercomputing

UK business set to revolutionise supercomputing with prototype optical processor ...

The Cloud

PSSC Labs CloudOOP 12000 certified compatible with Cloudera Enterprise 5 ...

New eResearch Cloud is NeCTAR of the gods to Tassie scientists ...

New tools help neuroscientists analyze 'Big Data' ...

Oracle customers plug into the Cloud with Oracle Database 12c ...

Breakthrough elastic Cloud-to Cloud networking unveiled by AT&T, IBM Research and ACS ...

Oracle Solaris 11.2 now generally available ...

Oracle buys TOA Technologies ...

National Instruments transforms global HR with Oracle HCM Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

IBM to make free supercomputing power available to sustainability scientists ...

EuroFlash

Bright Computing raises $14.5 million Series B to accelerate its HPC, Hadoop and OpenStack business ...

PRACE 9th Call for Proposals connects the international HPC ecosystem ...

Computational biologists from Saarbrücken simplify diagnosis for hereditary diseases ...

Bull to issue 2014 half-year results ...

Bull launches IT bulletin, an on-line news review dedicated to IT expertise ...

IBM acquires CrossIdeas to expand security offerings with identity intelligence ...

Spin-based electronics: New material successfully tested ...

USFlash

Cray reports second quarter 2014 financial results ...

Spin diagnostics: MRI for a quantum simulation ...

Big Data confirms climate extremes are here to stay ...

Steering quantum evolution and using probes to conduct continuous error correction in quantum computers ...

AMD announces the availability of 64-bit ARM Opteron developer kits ...

Red Hat launches ARM Partner Early Access Programme for partner ecosystem ...

CoolIT Systems announces strategic OEM and distribution agreement with CES Group ...

Oracle Solaris 11.2 now generally available

31 Jul 2014 Redwood Shores - 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.

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

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 programme, 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 centres 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.

"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", stated 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", stated 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", stated Yasushi Taki, President, JustPlayer Ltd.
Source: Oracle

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Primeur weekly 2014-08-04

Special

Adaptive's Wolfgang Dreyer talks about Moab 8.0 and Nitro products, and mutual collaboration with partners ...

New PRACE Council Chair Sanzio Bassini to unfold future plans for Europe's advanced research infrastructure ...

Exascale supercomputing

UK business set to revolutionise supercomputing with prototype optical processor ...

The Cloud

PSSC Labs CloudOOP 12000 certified compatible with Cloudera Enterprise 5 ...

New eResearch Cloud is NeCTAR of the gods to Tassie scientists ...

New tools help neuroscientists analyze 'Big Data' ...

Oracle customers plug into the Cloud with Oracle Database 12c ...

Breakthrough elastic Cloud-to Cloud networking unveiled by AT&T, IBM Research and ACS ...

Oracle Solaris 11.2 now generally available ...

Oracle buys TOA Technologies ...

National Instruments transforms global HR with Oracle HCM Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

IBM to make free supercomputing power available to sustainability scientists ...

EuroFlash

Bright Computing raises $14.5 million Series B to accelerate its HPC, Hadoop and OpenStack business ...

PRACE 9th Call for Proposals connects the international HPC ecosystem ...

Computational biologists from Saarbrücken simplify diagnosis for hereditary diseases ...

Bull to issue 2014 half-year results ...

Bull launches IT bulletin, an on-line news review dedicated to IT expertise ...

IBM acquires CrossIdeas to expand security offerings with identity intelligence ...

Spin-based electronics: New material successfully tested ...

USFlash

Cray reports second quarter 2014 financial results ...

Spin diagnostics: MRI for a quantum simulation ...

Big Data confirms climate extremes are here to stay ...

Steering quantum evolution and using probes to conduct continuous error correction in quantum computers ...

AMD announces the availability of 64-bit ARM Opteron developer kits ...

Red Hat launches ARM Partner Early Access Programme for partner ecosystem ...

CoolIT Systems announces strategic OEM and distribution agreement with CES Group ...