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Oracle now Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack™ Foundation

I'm very excited that Oracle is now a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack™ Foundation. My team is getting close to code complete for making OpenStack™ work with Solaris. The initial plan is to integrate the Nova Compute, the Neutron Network and the Cinder Block Storage modules into Solaris and contribute the changes back to the upstream OpenStack™ code base. This will allow customers to use OpenStack™ to manage Solaris-based clouds, taking full advantage of the stability, efficiency, performance, scalability and security of Solaris. The initial focus will be on managing Solaris Zones as well as Kernel Zones which we are planning on releasing next year together with OpenStack. As a follow on we'll integrate additional OpenStack modules like the Swift.

Since the release of Oracle Solaris 11 in November of 2011 over 4,000 customers have gone into production word-wide and run a wide range of different workloads on Solaris based IaaS, PaaS and SaaS clouds. This includes Oracle Corporation which runs a range of workloads including mission-critical ones like its Global Single Instance of its E-Business Suite on Solaris 11 based Oracle SuperCluster.

Oracle Solaris provides industry-leading security, performance, scalability and observability for cloud-based deployments allowing customers to run their most demanding enterprise applications in private or public clouds. In addition to that Oracle Solaris provides a superior solution for providing cloud infrastructure through the combination of differentiating technologies such as:

- ZFS with superior compression, deduplication and Copy-on-Write functionality

- DTrace observability

- Low risk, simplified infrastructure life cycle management with patch rollback

- Zero overhead zones virtualization

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