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September 16, 2011

Oracle unveils new operating system Oracle Solaris 10 8/11

Mission-critical availability, security and performance on both SPARC and x86 systems

By CBR Staff Writer

Oracle has introduced its new operating system (OS) Solaris 10 8/11, which is an enterprise OS, enabling mission-critical availability, security and performance on both SPARC and x86 systems.

It provides enhancements to Oracle Solaris ZFS and Oracle Solaris install technologies, and advanced support for Oracle Database 11g performance improvements.

Oracle Solaris is developed, tested and supported as an integrated component of Oracle’s "applications-to-disk" technology stack.

It preserves the Oracle Solaris Binary Application Guarantee Program to guarantee binary compatibility with older Oracle Solaris releases, the company said.

The new OS facilitates, advances in the Oracle Solaris ZFS, which provide customers with new tools that standardise on ZFS as a root file system across all their Oracle Solaris 10 systems.

It also allow a system to install from an Oracle Solaris ZFS Flash Archive, either on bare metal or with Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade, providing additional options for fast deployments and disaster recovery.

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Oracle executive vice president John Fowler said with Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 and the upcoming Oracle Solaris 11 release, they are continuing to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to Oracle Solaris, providing the easy, cost-effective path to leading-edge innovation for both new and current customers.

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