Oracle Solaris 11 is the operating system for Oracle's SPARC T-Series server line, powers Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4, Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud engineered systems and is a critical building block for the delivery of the Oracle optimized data centre.
Oracle Solaris 11 is already widely in production with mission critical deployments across industries including, financial services, communications, health care, retail, public sector and media and entertainment, with thousands of customers deploying Oracle Solaris 11 on tens of thousands of systems.
Oracle Solaris 11.1 features the newest round of enhancements for the latest database technology, delivering the best performance, availability and I/O throughput of any UNIX platform used to run the Oracle Database:
New Cloud infrastructure features add to Oracle Solaris 11s highly efficient built-in virtualization capabilities across system, network and storage resources and include:
The secure, highly available capabilities of Oracle Solaris Cluster combined with the built-in virtualization of Oracle Solaris 11.1 helps customers bring their most mission-critical applications into a cost effective, agile Cloud environment and delivers:
Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center provides comprehensive systems management, enabling enterprise-wide, centralized control of hardware, OS and virtualization resources. Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center is available to Oracle Solaris customers at no additional cost under the Ops Center Everywhere Programme.
Oracle Solaris 11.1 also includes enhancements to optimize operating system performance and capabilities when deployed in an Oracle VM Server for SPARC or Oracle VM Server for x86 virtualized environment.
Oracle will host a webcast on November 7, 2012 at 8 a.m. Pacific time on Oracle Solaris 11.1 and Oracle Solaris Cluster, featuring Markus Flierl, vice president, Oracle Solaris Engineering, Core Technology and Bill Nesheim, vice president, Oracle Solaris Engineering, Platform Software.
Oracle Solaris 11 guarantees binary compatibility with previous Oracle Solaris versions through the Oracle Solaris Binary Application Guarantee Programme, which provides customers a seamless upgrade path and the industrys best investment protection. Oracle Solaris Legacy Containers allows older Oracle Solaris environments to be brought forward onto latest generation hardware to provide power, cooling and footprint consolidation savings.
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) members can find Oracle Solaris tools and resources in the Oracle Solaris Knowledge Zone, including Oracle Solaris Ready, Oracle Solaris 11 Specialization and Oracle Solaris Development Initiative.
Oracle Solaris Training and Oracle Solaris Cluster Training are also available to help customers and partners quickly learn how to deploy, maintain and update mission critical Cloud infrastructure systems.
"Oracle Solaris 11 is the best UNIX operating system to run Oracle applications, deploy mission critical Cloud infrastructure and protect customer investments", stated John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle. "The Oracle Solaris engineering team has worked closely with the Oracle Database engineering team to deliver unique value that customers can only get from an Oracle solution. Oracle Solaris 11, Oracle's SPARC T4 servers and our engineered systems - Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 - offer customers the best solutions for their mission critical Cloud infrastructure."