By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Jul 15, 2016
This week had been a busy one for us. We had several exciting announcements that we would like to inform you about.
Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1
To enable organizations and developers to more easily and flexibly create and deploy on premises and cloud applications, we are pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1, the latest release of the world’s most popular free and open source, cross-platform virtualization software. The 5.1 release supports the latest guest or host operating systems including: Mac OS X Yosemite, Windows 10, Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, other Linux operating systems, and legacy operating systems. New main capabilities in Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 are:
- Improved Performance: Significantly improved performance for multi-CPU virtual machines and networking.
- Bug Reporting Tool: New utility able to collect all the information and logs related to the host and guest operating system, for debug or analysis purposes.
- Improved Logging Window: New logging functionalities to highlight and filter information related to guest Virtual Machines.
- Improved multimedia availability: Improved support for different USB devices and multi-channel audio availability.
- Flash storage emulation: New NVMHCI storage controller emulation available, able to emulate NVME devices - Flash storage - on guest Virtual Machine.
- Improved Linux integration: Automatic modules deployment in case of a Linux Kernel upgrade and improved systemd integration for the latest releases of popular Linux distributions.
Anouncing Software and Compute Enhancements to Private Cloud Appliance
This week we have also announced key software and hardware enhancements to Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, a fully configured Engineered System optimized for running a mix of general-purpose Oracle and non-Oracle workloads. With the refresh of Private Cloud Appliance software release 2.2, IT organizations and providers can deliver enhanced security and flexibility with full tenant isolation at both the server and network levels. PCA customers now have the flexibility to customize and assign servers and networks to different tenant groups based on business need.
In addition, we’re announcing a complete disaster recovery architecture for Oracle applications through SiteGuard with support for Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA), Oracle’s proven high-availability blueprint. Non-Oracle applications can take advantage of disaster recovery with Oracle VM.