Friday Oct 26, 2012

Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 Released

Today we announced the release of Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 ( download ; existing customers can just update from the package repository ).

New capabilities include: 
  • Oracle Solaris 10 Zone Clusters: The easiest way to update and consolidate existing Solaris 10 application environments is with Oracle Solaris 10 Zones within Oracle Solaris 11 -- not only do you get higher system utilization, but you can immediately leverage new features such as network virtualization.
    With Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1, you can now cluster these zones, for even higher availability.
  • Expanded disaster recovery operations: Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 introduces managed switchover and disaster-recovery takeover of applications and data using ZFS Storage Appliance replication services in a multi-site, multi-cluster configuration.
  • Faster application recovery with improved storage failure detection and resource dependency management.
  • Labeled security support for providing both high availability and high security, leveraging Oracle Solaris 11 Trusted Extensions.
Learn more:
And don't forget: we'll have a webcast with live Q&A about both Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 and Oracle Solaris 11.1 on November 7th, at 8 AM PT.

Thursday Oct 25, 2012

Oracle Solaris 11.1 Now Available; Learn More About It at November 7th Webcast

Oracle Solaris 11.1 is now available for download -- as detailed earlier, this update to Oracle Solaris 11.1 provides new enhancements for enterprise cloud computing. Security, network, and provisioning advances, in addition to significant new performance features, make an already great release even better.

For more information, you can't do better than the upcoming launch event webcast, featuring a live Q&A with Solaris engineering experts and three sessions covering what's new with Oracle Solaris 11.1 and Oracle Solaris Cluster. It's on Wednesday, November 7, at 8 AM PT; register today.

Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

SF Bay Area Event, November 1st: SPARC 25th Anniversary at Computer History Museum

For those of you in the Bay Area, there's going to be what promises to be a very interesting event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View on Thursday, November 1st at 11 AM: "SPARC at 25: Past, Present and Future".

The panel event will feature Sun Microsystems founders Bill Joy and Andy Bechtolsheim, SPARC luminaries such as Anant Agrawal and David Patterson, former Sun VP Bernard Lacroute, plus Oracle executives Mark Hurd, John Fowler and Rick Hetherington.

For those of you who can't attend, we expect to have video of the event afterward, but if you can make it in person, this is a unique opportunity to hear from industry pioneers, as well as get insights into future SPARC innovations. Plus, you can see SPARC (and non-SPARC) related exhibits from both the Computer History Museum and the personal collections of some of the panel participants.

I hope you can join us; Register today.

Wednesday Oct 03, 2012

Announcing Oracle Solaris 11.1

This morning, we announced Oracle Solaris 11.1, the first update to Oracle Solaris 11.

This builds on all the things we've done to make Oracle Solaris the best operating system for enterprise cloud computing, so no surprises on what we've focused on: enhancements for cloud infrastructure, extreme availability for enterprise applications, and continued payoff from our co-engineering work with the rest of the Oracle software portfolio.

You can learn more by visiting, and our Oracle Technology Network Oracle Solaris 11.1 page.

If you're at Oracle OpenWorld, be sure to attend Solaris engineering VP Markus Flierl's general session at 10:15 today, in Moscone South 103, where he'll be going into detail on Oracle Solaris 11.1 .

And, be sure to sign up for our online launch event on November 7th, featuring Markus, fellow engineering VP Bill Nesheim, and a deep bench of Solaris engineers.

It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since Solaris 2.0 first shipped -- stay tuned for the next 20!


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