Oracle Solaris 11 Technology Spotlights

Oracle Solaris is a complete, enterprise-grade cloud platform. From built-in, near zero-overhead virtualization and application-driven Software Defined Networking, to scalable data management and high availability clustering, we give you everything you need to build your enterprise cloud. Check out the spotlights below to get more information on these and other advanced technologies.
 

OpenStack Cloud Management

We’ve taken the enterprise-grade technologies in Oracle Solaris and tightly integrated them into a complete distribution of OpenStack, giving you all the reliability, and ease of use you expect from Oracle Solaris with the flexibility of an OpenStack cloud. Learn More...

Configuration Management

The Oracle Solaris Service Management Facility (SMF) provides service management with a centralized configuration repository. Puppet is now integrated into Oracle Solaris 11 allowing automated configuration enforcement across systems in the data center with enhanced support for new resource types including packaging and networking. Learn More...

Data Management

ZFS, the default file system in Oracle Solaris 11, offers a dramatic advancement in data management with an innovative approach to data integrity and near-zero administration and provides a welcome integration of file system and volume management capabilities. Learn More...

High Availability

The Oracle Solaris Predictive Self Healing framework helps diagnose, isolate and recover from hardware and application faults. Oracle Solaris Cluster offers extensive enterprise HA and disaster recovery for the latest portfolio of mission critical applications in virtual and bare-metal environments. Learn More...

Lifecycle Management

Oracle Solaris 11 supports secure end-to-end provisioning of systems and applications with technologies including Automated Installer and Unified Archives. With dramatically simplified lifecycle management using our new Image Packaging System (IPS), updates are error proof and unplanned system downtime is reduced. Learn More...

Networking

Oracle Solaris 11 takes Software Defined Networking (SDN) to a new level with application-driven SDN. We’ve taken the flexibility and security of VXLANs and integrated it with our dynamic virtual switch technology (Elastic Virtual Switch) and made it simple to use and administer from a central place across your datacenter. Learn More...

Observability

Oracle Solaris DTrace is a comprehensive, advanced tracing tool for troubleshooting systematic problems in real time. DTrace can be used to dynamically and safely observe live production systems for performance issues, including both applications and the operating system. Learn More...

Security and Compliance

Oracle Solaris is engineered for security and compliance to protect data, applications, users and the system itself from a variety of external and internal threats. An integrated compliance framework built on OpenSCAP ensures compliance requirements are easily assessed and monitored through the complete software lifecycle, from development to production.
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Virtualization

Oracle Solaris 11 includes built in virtualization technology called Oracle Solaris Zones providing a highly efficient, near zero overhead and scalable solution for mission critical workloads. Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones provide support for independent kernel and patch levels giving greater flexibility, ideal for cloud deployments. Learn More...