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Docker in the Zone with Oracle Solaris

Parnian Taidi
Product Marketing Manager

After including a full distribution of OpenStack in Oracle Solaris 11.2
last year, Oracle recently announced plans to integrate Docker into
Oracle Solaris. The integration will allow enterprise customers to use
the Docker open platform to easily distribute applications built and
deployed in Oracle Solaris Zones. Oracle also plans to make software
including Oracle WebLogic Server available for development and testing
as Docker images.

A majority of Oracle Solaris customers use Solaris Zones for its
industry-leading scalability and efficiency, as well as comprehensive
resource and security isolation, which is critical for enterprise class
environments. Oracle Solaris Zones are also widely recognized as license
boundaries for most enterprise applications, allowing customers to
significantly lower costs.

“Docker welcomes Oracle Solaris to the Docker community. Integrating
Docker with Oracle Solaris Zones will bring a mature and proven
container technology to Docker environments running in enterprise class
clouds,” said Nick Stinemates, vice president of Business Development
& Technical Alliances for Docker.

“As enterprises have increasingly adopted cloud technologies over the
last few years, collaboration between development and operations has
become a business imperative,” said  Laurent Lachal, Senior Analyst,
Infrastructure Solutions, Ovum.  “Oracle’s move to integrate Docker into
Oracle Solaris is a win-win proposition. Cloud developers can take
advantage of Oracle Solaris’ full OpenStack distribution, built-in
security capabilities and easily migrate workloads across a broader
choice of platforms.”

Read the full press release here.

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