Oracle adds more cloud finesse to Solaris

The newly released Solaris 11.1 offers more SDN features as well as a new federated filesystem for NFS

By , IDG News Service |  Operating Systems, Oracle, Software-Defined Networking

Oracle has also tuned Solaris so that it runs Solaris Zone operations four times as quickly. Zones allow different workloads to run simultaneously, each within their own environment, on a single machine. Users can also now shift Zones between different systems.

Other improvements include a change in the lock management, in which lock management has been moved into the kernel, which cuts lock latency time in Oracle Real Application Clusters lock latency by 17%. Those using the Oracle Database Shared Global Area (SGA) memory sharing scheme can resize the database without rebooting the machine. And Solaris 11.1 now comes with OpenSCAP, an implementation of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology's Security Content Automation Protocol that should assist in reporting on compliance efforts.

Oracle will hold a webcast on November 7 to further discuss the new features in Solaris 11.1.

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Joab on Twitter at @Joab_Jackson. Joab's e-mail address is Joab_Jackson@idg.com

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