Oracle Solaris 11 Express is now available, demonstrating Oracle's continued commitment and R&D investment in Oracle Solaris--the
#1 enterprise operating system, providing mission-critical
availability, security, and performance on both SPARC and x86 systems.
"We are excited to
announce the release of Oracle Solaris 11 Express to enable our
customers to deploy the new advanced features of Solaris 11 across a
broad set of platforms, as well as Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic,"
says John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle. "Through
the same engineering disciplines that achieved the legendary
mission-critical reputation for Oracle Solaris, we are expecting Oracle
Solaris 11 to further reduce any downtime by being quicker and easier to
deploy, maintain, and update; and deliver a highly efficient,
virtualized operating system to meet the scale and performance
requirements of immediate and future virtualization and cloud-based
Oracle Solaris 11 Express
- Delivers advanced Oracle
Solaris features that have been in development for more than five years
in an easy-to-use, production-ready package, allowing customers to
immediately use the latest Oracle Solaris features to deploy new
- Adds network virtualization
and resource management to the complete, built-in virtualization
capabilities of Oracle Solaris, providing the highest performance
virtualization environment with the lowest overhead
- Powers the Oracle Exadata X2-2 and X2-8 Database Machines, as well as the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud machine
- Preserves guaranteed binary
compatibility with more than 11,000 third-party products and
customer-developed applications on more than 1,000 SPARC and x86 systems
from Oracle and other hardware providers
New availability features
greatly reduce planned downtime by up to 50 percent, virtually
eliminating traditional patching and maintenance-related reboots and
vastly improving system boot time to tens of seconds.
My Oracle Support
telemetry integration with the Oracle Solaris in-depth fault management
architecture allows customers to receive proactive and preemptive
support that reduces service outages from known issues.
Partners in the Oracle Partner Network will find new Oracle Solaris 11 tools and resources in the Oracle Solaris Knowledge Zone.