By Frederic Pariente on Feb 03, 2011
Our recent validation exercise of SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management on Oracle Solaris Containers reminded us how great a virtualization technology Solaris Zones are. Why am I saying this? Read on.
Starting with Solaris 10, Solaris Zones (a.k.a. Containers) are an operating system level virtualization technology that provides a complete, light-weight and secure run-time environment for applications. Compared to other virtualization solutions, Zones do not use an hypervisor --which in fact is another layer of operating system that translates / gets in the way of your system calls to the hardware--, rather Zones are an integral part of a running Solaris instance. Still, Zones meet the same business objective of server consolidation thru Virtual Machines (VM), isolated from each other and designed to provide fine-grained control over the hardware resources.
The following benefits are often put forward about Solaris Zones…[Read More]