Tuesday Oct 25, 2011

Oracle Solaris 11 Launch

Join Oracle executives Mark Hurd and John Fowler  and alll key Oracle Solaris Engineers and Execs at the Oracle Solaris 11 launch event in New York, Gotham Hall on Broadway, November 9th and learn how you can build your infrastructure with Oracle Solaris 11 to:

    * Accelerate internal, public, and hybrid cloud applications
    * Optimize application deployment with built-in virtualization
    * Achieve top performance and cost advantages with Oracle Solaris 11–based engineered systems

The launch event will also feature exclusive content for our in-person audience including a session led by the VP of core Solaris development and his leads on Solaris 11 and a customer insights panel during lunch. We will also have a technology showcase featuring our latest systems and Solaris technologies. The Solaris executive team will also be there throughout the day to answer questions and give insights into future developments in Solaris.

Don't miss the Oracle Solaris 11 launch in New York on November 9.

Friday Oct 21, 2011

Two New Oracle Solaris Podcasts

We just finished producing two more new podcasts of our series "Oracle Solaris: In A Class By Itself".

The first one was recorded live at Oracle OpenWorld, and captures very nicely all the excitement
around the upcoming Oracle Solaris 11 release:
Oracle Solaris - Live From Oracle OpenWorld

The second one focuses on Data Center and Cloud scale management, including some details
about the latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center:
Oracle Solaris And Data Center Management

Enjoy !

Wednesday Jul 27, 2011

Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3 Beta Program

Checkout all the details here.
The key focus areas for this release include performance, reliability and developer productivity.

Feature Highlights:

  • Accelerates Application Performance:

    • Compiler and library optimizations for the newest Oracle Sun Enterprise Servers

    • SPARC-based systems (incl. SPARC T4): accelerates application performance up to 3x over gcc, with up to a 40% boost over Sun Studio 12

    • x-86 based systems: delivers application performance up to 1.5x over gcc and up to 20% faster than Sun Studio 12

  • Improves Application Observability:

    • Code Analyzer (New): improves application reliability by identifying common coding and memory access errors

    • Performance Analyzer: application concurrency graphs and multi-process application profiling

  • Enhances Developer Productivity:

    • Development of Oracle Solaris application via remote access from a Windows desktop

    • Oracle Pro*C & OCI/OCCI Database development in Solaris Studio IDE

    • Updated support for key open source runtime libraries, including BOOST and Apache C++

    • Build applications up to 20% faster than Studio 12.2 and up to 20% reduction in debug information size

Thursday Jul 21, 2011

Oracle Solaris on LinkedIn

So you are on LinkedIn ?
And you are interested in Oracle Solaris ?

Why not join our newly created group, Oracle Solaris Insider ?

Get inside information, stay up to date, and discuss Oracle Solaris, the #1 enterprise operating system.
People working on Solaris within Oracle will bring you news on events, features, technical information, and access to new assets such as podcasts, webcasts, white papers, etc.

Wednesday Jul 20, 2011

Oracle Solaris Podcast Series

One of the very interesting things I do at Oracle is to produce the "Oracle Solaris: In a class by itself" podcast series.
Always interesting topics, always the great hosts, and always expert guests.

But what do I mean by "produce" ?
Well, I determine the topics, get the appropriate guest speaker(s) on board, write the speaker notes, coordinate the recordings between the usual hosts, the guest(s), and the recording studio, do the editing if necessary, and write up the title and the description of the final product.

All podcasts that have been produced can be found on "Servers, Storage, and Solaris Podcasts", a page that we share with related technologies (as the title implies).

As described on that page, you can follow new podcasts through RSS feeds, or even on iTunes (search for Oracle Solaris).

Enjoy !

Tuesday Jul 12, 2011

A New Oracle Solaris Cluster Release

Oracle announces Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 5/11, Oracle's HA and DR solution for mission critical services:
the choice to deploy safely on physical and virtual environments, from local to global data centers.

For more information, check out:
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/servers-storage/solaris/cluster-067314.html and

Monday Jul 11, 2011

Oracle Solaris Webcast Series

UPDATE: this is now available as a replay, at your convenience, here.

Building on top of the highly successful Oracle Solaris Online Forum, we're kicking off a new webcast series.

The first event will already happen this Thursday, July 14, 9am Pacific Daylight Time
(happy "Quatorze Juillet" to my French friends !)

The Topic:
Extreme Solaris Virtualization Performance, with Features that Can’t Be Matched

Hear some of Oracle’s leading technical experts discuss how to:

  • Utilize the built-in, unmatched virtualization capabilities of Oracle Solaris

  • Consolidate your existing environment with levels of efficiency you may not have thought possible

  • Increase business agility with the latest release of Oracle VM Server for SPARC

  • Take advantage of Oracle’s latest industry-leading, powerful SPARC
    and x86 systems to quickly bring modern cost/performance levels to even
    your oldest legacy applications

You can register and attend here.

Wednesday Mar 23, 2011

Our First Ever Oracle Solaris Online Forum

I'm quite excited to announce our first ever Oracle Solaris Online Forum.
Great agenda, great speakers, direct access to speakers through a live chat !

Learn about Oracle’s commitment to an increased R&D investment in Oracle Solaris, as well as to provide an update on the advanced Oracle Solaris 11 features that have been in development for over five years and will increase Solaris' lead in the market place.

April 14 2011
Please note that for time zone challenges, all sessions will be available on demand after the event as well.

To register now, and for more info,  please go here.


9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. PT:   Oracle Solaris Strategy Overview
Bill Nesheim, VP Oracle Solaris Engineering

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PT:   An Industry Analyst's View of the Operating System Market
Gary Chen, IDC

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. PT:   Manage Your Deployments With Image Packaging System and the Automated Installer
Bart Smaalders, Oracle Solaris Engineering
Dave Miner, Oracle Solaris Engineering
Glynn Foster, Oracle Solaris Product Management
Isaac Rozenfeld, Oracle Solaris Product Management

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT:   Get More out of Your Oracle Solaris Environments With Virtualization
Dan Price, Oracle Solaris Engineering
Nicolas Droux, Oracle Solaris Engineering
Duncan Hardie, Oracle Solaris Product Management

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PT:   Learn How All New Features in Oracle Solaris 11 Raise The Bar For Operating Systems
Markus Flierl, Sr. Director Oracle Solaris Engineering
Liane Praza, Oracle Solaris Engineering
Joost Pronk, Oracle Solaris Product Management

Thursday Oct 08, 2009

Solaris Technologies at Oracle Open World 2009

With Oracle's pending acquisition of Sun, its publicly claimed interest in Solaris, and with the latest Solaris release out of the door just today, it should be no surprise that both Sun
technologies and Solaris specifically have a major presence at this
years Oracle Open World in San Francisco, CA, Oct 11 - 14.

In fact, Sun is an Innovation Sponsor.

So, if you attend, make sure to check out the plenty of Solaris demonstrations at Sun booth, and listen to the plenty of Solaris talks in the different meeting rooms.

For a great overview, check out the Solaris OOW page.


Markus Weber

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