Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software Version 2.0 Released
By csoto on Mar 05, 2012
The Oracle Engineered Systems Community is pleased to announce the availability of Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software (EECS) version 2.0, offering the following new features and enhancements:
- A Layer 7 application traffic management software component called Oracle Traffic Director, which features extremely high performance HTTP load balancing (reverse proxy), HTTPS termination via Intel AES cryptography support, load balancing, rate throttling, connection limiting, logging and other advanced features
- Support for secure application isolation using InfiniBand Partitions, a technology that allows the implementation of virtual firewalls on Exalogic in combination with Oracle Traffic Director
- Improved Exabus implementation - which greatly improves system performance and provides new optimized integration with Oracle Coherence and Oracle Tuxedo, as well as performance enhancements for WebLogic Server and all other Oracle Linux and Solaris applications
As of February 16, 2012 all new Exalogic X2-2 configurations are being shipped with the EECS 2.0 firmware, device drivers, operating system images and utilities loaded on shared storage. Customers running existing Exalogic X2-2 systems at any previous EECS patch level will also be able to update their systems to EECS 2.0 via an upgrade kit expected to be released shortly.