Thursday Oct 25, 2012

Oracle Solaris 11.1 available today

Today Oracle is pleased to announce availability of Oracle Solaris 11.1.

Download Solaris 11.1

Order Solaris 11.1 media kit


Existing customers can quickly and simply update using the network based repository

Highlights include:

  • 8x faster database startup and shutdown and online resizing of the database SGA with a new optimized shared memory interface between the database and Oracle Solaris 11.1
  • Up to 20% throughput increases for Oracle Real Application Clusters by offloading lock management into the Oracle Solaris kernel
  • Expanded support for Software Defined Networks (SDN) with Edge Virtual Bridging enhancements to maximize network resource utilization and manage bandwidth in cloud environments
  • 4x faster Solaris Zone updates with parallel operations shorten maintenance windows
  • New built-in memory predictor monitors application memory use and provides optimized memory page sizes and resource location to speed overall application performance.
Learn more and share these valuable tools with your customers to enable them to move to Oracle Solaris 11.1 quickly. Many customers wait for the first update --now is the time to encourage them to install Oracle Solaris 11.1.

Oracle Solaris 11.1 Data Sheet 
What's New in Oracle Solaris 11.1
Oracle Solaris 11.1 FAQs
Oracle Solaris 11 .1 Customer Presentation

Oracle Solaris 11.1 is recommended for all SPARC T4 Systems and will soon be available preinstalled.

IDC Recommends Oracle Solaris 11

IDC published a research report this week on Oracle Solaris 11 and described it as "Delivering unique value."  The report emphasizes the ability of Oracle Solaris to scale up and provide a mission critical platform for a wide variety of computing.

Solaris built-in server and network virtualization helps to lower costs and enable consolidation while reducing administration costs and risks.

Learn more about Oracle Solaris and the recently announced 11.1 update.

In their conclusion, IDC reports:

Today, Oracle is a multi-OS vendor that is adjusting to the opportunities presented by a significantly expanded product portfolio. The company has a long history of supporting Unix operating systems with its broad product portfolio, but the main difference is that now Oracle has direct control over the destiny of the Solaris operating system.

The company has made a strong commitment to Solaris on both SPARC and x86 systems, as well as to Linux on x86 systems, and expects to continue to enhance Oracle Solaris 11 with update releases once a year as well as Solaris 12, which is already on the road map.

Oracle is working to help its customers understand its strong commitment to Oracle Solaris and the product's role as a single operating system that runs on both SPARC and x86 processors. While Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux are critical assets, the company's crown jewel is the deep collection of software that runs on top of both Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux, software that creates a robust application environment. The continuing integration and optimization of the software and hardware stack is a differentiator for Oracle and for customers that run an Oracle Solaris stack.

About

Jim Laurent is an Oracle Sales consultant based in Reston, Virginia. He supports US DoD customers as part of the North American Public Sector hardware organization. With over 17 years experience at Sun and Oracle, he specializes in Solaris and server technologies. Prior to Oracle, Jim worked 11 years for Gould Computer Systems (later known as Encore).

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