What's New in Oracle Solaris 11.2

Oracle Solaris 11.2 is a result of Oracle’s continuing investment in systems. With this release, we’ve made it more than an OS. Oracle Solaris 11.2 allows customers to build simple, efficient, compliant and secure clouds which are also open and affordable.

 What's New in Oracle Solaris 11.2 (PDF)

New feature highlights include:

  • Centralized cloud management with Oracle's OpenStack distribution. Integrated at the core of Oracle Solaris 11.2, deploy a private cloud instance in minutes instead of weeks.
  • No compromise virtualization with enhanced Oracle Solaris Zones. Oracle Solaris 11.2 brings an even greater level of flexibility with Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones that enable independent kernel versions and patching.
  • Secure and compliant application provisioning in the cloud with Unified Archives, a new archive format that enables portability between bare metal and virtualized systems. Instant cloning in the cloud when you need to scale out or for reliable disaster recovery in emergencies.
  • Maintain SLAs with application driven Software Defined Networking, extending the network virtualization capabilities of Oracle Solaris. Elastic Virtual Switching enables further application agility with dynamic networks spanning your cloud environments.
  • Lower the effort of meeting compliance with an integrated and automated checking and report generation tool, reducing the time needed for compliance review by as much as 10x.



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