This integration is intended to enable customers to use OpenStack to manage Oracle technology-based clouds, taking full advantage of the stability, efficiency, performance, scalability and security of these Oracle products.
Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux provide industry-leading security, performance, scalability and observability for cloud-based deployments, allowing customers to run their most demanding enterprise applications in private or public clouds. Integration with OpenStack will allow customers to integrate Oracle Solaris Zones and Oracle VM environments with other OpenStack platforms.
In addition, Oracle is planning to provide OpenStack Object Storage (project name Swift) compatibility for Oracle Storage Cloud Service, which offers a highly-available, redundant and secure object store for managing large-scale unstructured data.
Oracle also plans to integrate OpenStack Object Storage into its storage portfolio, providing customers with access via OpenStack APIs to Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance and Pillar Axiom storage systems for object storage and StorageTek tape solutions for deep archiving and data protection.
Since the release of Oracle Solaris 11, over 4,000 customers have gone into production and many of them are deploying applications in Oracle Solaris-based clouds. With the integration of OpenStack components in Oracle Solaris, customers will be able to expand their usage of Oracle Solaris in new cloud deployments.
“Oracle is pleased to join the OpenStack Foundation and plans to integrate OpenStack capabilities into a broad set of Oracle products and cloud services,” said Edward Screven, chief corporate architect, Oracle. “Our goal is to give customers greater choice and flexibility in how they use Oracle products and services in public and private clouds.”
“By integrating OpenStack with Oracle Solaris, we can allow customers to use OpenStack as a common cloud management infrastructure across Oracle SPARC and x86 systems as well as our storage products. With Oracle Solaris 11 we are offering an industry-leading cloud solution with superior performance, scalability, efficiency and security,” said Markus Flierl, vice president, Oracle Solaris. “We understand our customers need to have common management interfaces, rather than being locked into proprietary ones. OpenStack allows them to do that, both for more traditional general-purpose IaaS environments, as well as our Oracle Engineered Systems. OpenStack integration means they can also use the same OpenStack APIs to manage their mission-critical Oracle Solaris and Oracle's SPARC T5 and M6 systems, as well as their Oracle Linux and Oracle VM environments.”
“We are very excited to see the OpenStack eco-system growing,” said Mark Collier, chief operating officer, OpenStack Foundation. “We welcome Oracle to the OpenStack community, and look forward to innovative contributions from their many domain experts, as we continue to pursue the vision of a common cloud management platform.”