Oracle debuts new Solaris platform for cloud
By Digital News Asia May 6, 2014
- Combines OpenStack, SDN technology, clustering, and virtualization with enterprise-class operating system
- Beta version of platform now available for download
ORACLE Corporation has unveiled Oracle Solaris 11.2, a complete, integrated and open platform engineered for large-scale enterprise cloud environments.
According to the IT solutions and services provider, customers can simplify their IT infrastructure and deliver reliable, high-performance, efficient, compliant and secure cloud services to their end customers at low cost.
“Oracle Solaris 11.2 is a complete platform for simple, efficient, secure, compliant and open enterprise cloud deployments that can help customers accelerate their businesses and capitalize on the potential of cloud computing while reducing cost,” said John Fowler (pic), executive vice president, Systems, Oracle.
The new Solaris platform combines OpenStack, software-defined networking (SDN) technology, clustering, and virtualization with an enterprise-class operating system, all in a single product.
Al Gillen, program vice president, Servers and System Software, IDC said cloud computing is creating an entirely new set of expectations for enterprise-class infrastructure software.
“With Oracle Solaris 11.2, Oracle offers an enterprise-ready solution that includes OpenStack based management, and makes enterprise cloud deployments easier and more affordable,” he added.
Oracle Solaris 11.2 allows IT organizations to deliver services from “zero to cloud” in minutes rather than weeks, with enterprise-grade reliability, security, and performance.
In addition, it introduces application-driven SDN that integrates with Oracle Java, Oracle Database and Oracle Applications in order to deliver application-level quality of service.
Customers can now upgrade to Oracle Solaris 11.2 within minutes and take full advantage of the new cloud capabilities. Oracle Solaris 11.2 Beta is now available for download via the Oracle Technology Network (OTN).