Oracle Solaris EC2 blogs moving to oracle.com

Hi folks,

If you had been following OpenSolaris before Sun was acquired by Oracle, you may have seen that the ISV Engineering organization made some virtual guest images of OpenSolaris and posted them to the Amazon Web Service's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).  We also have a blog that describes what's available to you to try out on EC2.

Well, Oracle acquired Sun, OpenSolaris is no longer actively promoted as a product by Oracle, and Oracle's direction for Solaris is Solaris 11.  As a result, the EC2 team here in ISV Engineering is adapting.  We're working on what it would take to publish Solaris 11 Express AMIs (Amazon Machine Images).  Technically speaking, it's do-able.  The difficult part for us is working out the licensing terms.  But we're hard at work for it, so please stay tuned.

Also note that this blog, as with the Sun EC2 blog, will be moving from a sun.com domain to an oracle.com domain.  Watch this space for news of our new landing zone!

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great news for sun and oracle!!

Posted by jai on April 26, 2011 at 03:00 AM PDT #

Wonderful. ZFS on EBS would be brilliant. The ability to pump consistent, versioned snapshots around between EC2 instances and S3 with a minimum of effort would really be an enabler for cloud developers who are otherwise shying away from the EBS gremlins. As shown by recent events, doing block storage in the cloud is hard, but the power and flexibility provided by ZFS could make "architecting for trouble" a lot more tractable.

Posted by ZFS aficionado on April 27, 2011 at 02:22 AM PDT #

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