Oracle Solaris 11: The First Cloud OS

New Oracle Solaris 11.1 update delivers unprecedented scale
for cloud infrastructures and Oracle environments.


Oracle Solaris 11 is the #1 UNIX operating system and the first OS that allows customers to build large-scale, enterprise-class infrastructure clouds on a wide range of Oracle’s SPARC and x86 servers, and Oracle engineered systems.

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As the preferred operating system for Oracle applications, Oracle Solaris 11 is widely deployed in mission-critical environments across a broad range of industries including financial services, communications, healthcare, retail, public sector, and media and entertainment. In the latest update, Oracle Solaris 11.1 has extended its data center capabilities to meet the increasing demands of cloud computing and enterprise environments that rely on big data and new social/mobile applications. The new, stronger integration with Oracle Solaris Cluster software further extends the scalability of the Oracle stack and provides enhanced security with a lower cost of operation and increased efficiency.

Built for Cloud Infrastructures

New cloud infrastructure features in Oracle Solaris 11 include highly efficient built-in virtualization capabilities across the system, network, and storage resources and support for the industry's new, open-standard Federated File System (FedFS), which provides a unified namespace for cloud-scale data environments. Also included:

  • Expanded support for Software Defined Networks (SDN), including enhancements to Edge Virtual Bridging to maximize network resource utilization and manage bandwidth in cloud environments
  • Data Center Bridging support that combines Ethernet and storage networks to help save on network infrastructure costs
  • Oracle Solaris Zones updates that provide up to 4x performance improvement over the previous release of Oracle Solaris 11, with automatic shared storage support so that customers can easily move Oracle Solaris Zones between systems

Extreme Availability for Enterprise Applications

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The highly available capabilities of Oracle Solaris Cluster combined with the built-in virtualization of Oracle Solaris 11.1 helps customers deploy mission critical applications in a cost effective, secure, and agile cloud environment. It enables the secure, virtual deployment of Oracle Solaris 10 and Oracle Solaris 11 applications with high-speed, application-driven failover in Oracle Solaris Zone clusters. This software combination also provides disaster recovery failover between geographically separated data centers with ZFS Storage Appliance replication, and multilevel security support for clustered environments with Oracle Solaris Trusted Extensions.

The Best UNIX for Oracle Environments

Oracle Solaris 11 is co-engineered with both SPARC and x86 systems, with specific optimizations for Java, Oracle Database, and Oracle Fusion applications, making it the best UNIX for Oracle applications. Oracle Solaris is the volume leader in the UNIX market, outshipping AIX and HP-UX combined over the last five years. Customers can easily adopt the latest systems thanks to guaranteed binary compatibility and physical-to-virtual migrations made possible by built-in virtualization technologies. With the largest UNIX applications portfolio in the industry, Oracle Solaris 11.1 now extends its leadership position as the best platform to run mission-critical enterprise applications and cloud infrastructures.

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