Oracle Press Release

Oracle Previews Oracle Solaris 11 at Oracle OpenWorld

Prepares for Planned Release of Oracle Solaris 11, the #1 Enterprise OS – Built for Clouds, Later This Year

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – October 4, 2011


News Facts

Oracle is showcasing Oracle Solaris 11 at Oracle OpenWorld this week, ahead of its planned release in November of this year.
Oracle Solaris is the #1 enterprise operating system providing industry leading availability, security and performance on both SPARC and x86 systems.
Oracle Solaris 11 is the #1 enterprise OS – built for clouds, enabling secure and lightning-fast deployment of services in a large-scale cloud environment.
Oracle Solaris 11 is optimized for both Oracle and 3rd party applications.
Over 600 customers from various industries, including financial services, communications and public sector, have already deployed early versions of Oracle Solaris 11 in production.
Oracle Solaris 11 is also a core component of the Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliance.
Nearly 3,000 enterprises, including ¼ of the Fortune 100, and Oracle IT and Oracle Cloud Services, trust Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliances to support their business-critical applications.
Oracle Solaris ZFS provides unmatched data protection from data corruption and malicious attacks on customers’ data storage systems.
The proven parallel capabilities of Oracle Solaris 11 allow the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance to process I/O requests in parallel, increasing storage efficiency and performance to higher levels than other NAS suppliers.
Oracle is featuring Oracle Solaris 11 at more than 50 combined Oracle OpenWorld conference sessions, BOFs and Hands-On Labs, as well as in the Exhibition Hall.
Attendees of Oracle OpenWorld will also have the unique opportunity to talk with Oracle Solaris engineers and executives in the “Meet the Experts” area of the Oracle Systems DEMOgrounds.
The Oracle Solaris 11 Early Adopter Release, a feature-complete preview of Solaris 11 is now available to Gold Level Oracle Partner Network (OPN) members and above on the Oracle Solaris Knowledge Zone.
Developers are using this release to begin final qualification of their applications on the upcoming Oracle Solaris 11.
OPN members will also find new Oracle Solaris 11 tools and resources in the Oracle Solaris Knowledge Zone.
Solaris Remote Lab, also part of the OracleExastack Labs program, provides qualifying OPN members access to SPARC and x86 Oracle Solaris systems, enabling partners to test and verify their applications on the latest release of Oracle Solaris.
Available through the Oracle Exastack Ready program, qualifying partners with applications that support the latest major release of Oracle Solaris may achieve Oracle Solaris Ready status and access branding and promotional benefits, including logo, solution brief and visibility in various marketing activities.
Qualifying OPN ISV members at Gold level and above are eligible for Oracle Solaris development and demo licenses as well as updates and patches through the new Oracle Solaris Development Initiative for development, integration, testing and validation of commercially available software applications.
Oracle Solaris 11 Training is also now available to help customers and partners upgrade from Oracle Solaris 10 or earlier versions.
Solaris 11 is the operating system for Oracle’s recently announced SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 engineered system and Oracle’s SPARC T4 server line. It also powers the Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 and X2-8 systems, as well as Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud.
Oracle will be hosting an exclusive customer event for Oracle Solaris 11 on Wednesday, November 9th in New York City and will also host a webcast for customers and partners.

Key Features of Oracle Solaris 11 include:

First and only fully virtualized operating system, providing secure, flexible, built-in virtualization services that allow customers to maximize system, network and data resources in their datacenters with zero virtualization overhead.
Built-in data services that create a limitless environment for storing, managing and protecting data.
New software provisioning and maintenance infrastructure, designed for cloud and large enterprise deployments to rapidly deploy new datacenter software images across thousands of machines.
End-to-end security to protect data assets, harden OS startup and secure system access with default system security features.
Maximum performance and scale, able to support future hardware that will scale to tens of thousands of hardware threads, hundreds of terabytes of system memory and hundreds of gigabits per second of I/O.
Increased Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g and Java-based application performance, availability, security and manageability through jointly engineered improvements such as optimized memory management, I/O enhancements, integrated resource management and crypto off-load

Supporting Quote

“Oracle Solaris 11 was engineered to solve the most challenging issues customers face when deploying and managing a modern data center infrastructure. Oracle has accelerated development of Oracle Solaris technologies and with Oracle Solaris 11, we will introduce our most innovative product release to date with features that will help customers move toward agile, efficient and secure business clouds,” said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle. “We are excited to preview Oracle Solaris 11 at Oracle OpenWorld and demonstrate how Oracle Solaris 11 solves customer problems that no other operating system has been able to address.”

About Oracle Solaris

Oracle Solaris is developed, tested and supported as an integrated component of Oracle's "applications-to-disk" technology stack, which includes the Oracle Certification Environment, representing over 50,000 test use cases for every Oracle Solaris patch and platform released.
Oracle Solaris provides customers with the most choice in supported enterprise applications with over 11,000 third-party applications on a wide range of SPARC and x86 systems.
Oracle Solaris 11 guarantees binary compatibility with previous Oracle Solaris versions, through the Oracle Solaris Binary Application Guarantee Program and development compatibility between SPARC and x86 platforms, providing customers with a seamless upgrade path and the industry’s best investment protection.

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About Oracle

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About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco, the information technology event dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming technology breakthroughs, draws more than 45,000 attendees from 117 countries.  Oracle OpenWorld 2011 offers more than 2000 educational sessions, 400 product demos, exhibitions from 475 partners showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management and infrastructure – all engineered for innovation.  Oracle OpenWorld 2011 is being held October 2-6 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco.  For more information please visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Watch Oracle OpenWorld live on YouTube for keynotes, sessions and more at www.youtube.com/oracle.

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