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Boost Your OpenStack Environment with Oracle Solaris and SPARC

Glynn Foster
Product Manager

Oracle Solaris 11.3 is now available for download from the Oracle Technology Network, including a complete distribution of OpenStack based on the Juno release (Kilo coming soon!). Check out the press release that covers this announcement.

We often get customers being surprised that there is work being done to integrate Oracle Solaris into OpenStack. One of the design goals that we had when we started this integration project was to be able to expose all the enterprise ready features across compute, network and storage. In many respects, our customers have been running their own Infastructure as a Service offerings for years, taking advantage of Oracle Solaris Zones for low-overhead virtualization, ZFS for scalable and secure storage, and the wide range of security and availability features. With OpenStack becoming the industry standard for IaaS, it was a natural fit for Oracle Solaris, and we've been quickly able to provide drivers for the various OpenStack services and provide customers with the best of both worlds - agility of OpenStack with the enterprise security and reliability of Oracle Solaris.

And now we've begun the next journey of providing further differentiation with today's announcement of the next generation line up of servers based on the Oracle M7 SPARC processor. This presents us with the opportunity to expose better security and performance for Oracle software in the cloud, a direct result of Oracle's Software in Silicon strategy with features such as Silicon Secured Memory and Database Query Acceleration. No better platform in which to deploy OpenStack and scale for any enterprise workload.

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