By Neena Pandey on Dec 03, 2009
Today, Sun announced the availability of Solaris Cluster 3.2 11/09, the best high availability(HA) and disaster recovery(DR) solution for the Solaris OS. this release has new innovative feature that addresses customers' high availability needs for end -to-end business solutions in a virtualized or traditional environment.
With the advent of virtualization, IT landscape has dramatically changed. The ability to consolidate workloads onto fewer servers also opens up a whole new challenge of ensuring business continuity. Any unplanned downtime of a physical machine in a consolidated environment will cause major disruption to multiple business services running on it. This brings new opportunities in the realm of high availability software deployment and this need will continue to grow.
Today's HA solution needs to integrate seamlessly with cutting edge virtualization technologies while providing maximum availability to the business applications sharing the resources. Solaris Cluster is the best HA solution for the Solaris OS. For instance, Solaris Container Cluster is a unique feature that allows you to create multiple independent, virtual clusters on top of a cluster leveraging the built in virtualization of Solaris with Solaris Containers. This addresses the growing budget concerns in this tough economic climate by lowering license cost, hardware cost, and management overhead as a result of applications and databases consolidation.
Here are some highlights:
-High Availability: Enterprise applications must continue running because any disruption will cost businesses dollars and reputation. Customers today are looking for robust high availability solutions that keeps their businesses running without interruption.
-Virtualization: Virtualization technologies continue to change customer IT deployments. The ability to consolidate workloads onto fewer servers also opens up a whole new challenge of ensuring business continuity. Any unplanned downtime of a physical machine in a consolidated environment will cause major disruption to multiple business services running on it. Today's HA solution needs to integrate seamlessly with cutting edge virtualization technologies such as Solaris Containers, Ldoms while providing maximum availability to the business applications sharing the resources.
-Cost: Current economic climate is forcing companies to cut back on their IT budget. Enterprises today are looking for a high availability solution at lower costs without compromising on reliability.
-Solaris Cluster is the best HA solution on Solaris: It ensures faster detection and recovery resulting in maximum up-time and fewer service outages.
-Solaris Cluster harnesses Solaris Containers and LDom's to provide end to end, integrated virtualization and HA solutions that optimize compute resource utilization and ensure security isolation, resource management, and fault isolation for enterprises' mission critical business services.
-Solaris Container Cluster significantly reduces software licensing fees, system management overheads and hardware needed by allowing to consolidate applications while maintaining high availability.
-Solaris Cluster support your deployment on existing release 10 years from the date of release. Also, there is no disagreement between vendors that can prolong recovery.
-Best End-to-End High Availability and Disaster Recovery solution for multi-tier Oracle applications and databases.
What's new in this release?
- Solaris Container Cluster support of Oracle E-Business Suite, Siebel CRM 8 and Single Instance Oracle Database making it a single HA and DR solution for multi-tier Oracle applications and databases.
- Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM) support with single instance Oracle database, in addition to Oracle RAC, in Solaris Containers to leverage ASM's ease of use and performance while ensuring high availability.
- Additional replication options with Hitachi Universal Replicator and MySQL replication support in Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition.
- New agents and application support.
-And many other innovative features that delivers the promise of high availability, scalability, and performance.
To download the new release, please visit: http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/cluster/get
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