It has been 20 years since the introduction of Solaris 2.0, Larry Wake observes in an oracle.com post, and in this anniversary year, Oracle announces Solaris 11.1, with new provisioning and update capabilities: the integration of Oracle ZFS, Zones, and IPS -- the new network repository and update system -- all of which make cloud deployment fast, reliable, and reproducible.
And Solaris 11.1 is designed to tie in to not just Oracle Solaris and the Oracle stack, but all the third party software, and SPARC and x86 hardware, that's supported on Solaris. Additional new features include integrated network virtualization that enables the creation of an entire high-performance, low-cost data center topology within a single OS instance -- no extra software or hardware required. Also new is the connected cloud management feature, which delivers all the tools you need to build and manage an internal or public cloud backed by the vast knowledge and technology base of Oracle support. Not just managing multiple OS instances, but managing all of them as an integrated whole.
To get the whole picture, register for the Oracle Solaris 11.1 launch event set for Wednesday, November 7, 2012 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET.
Oracle Solaris 11.1
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