Solaris 11 Previewed at OpenWorld

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-10-16 Print this article Print


Solaris 11 was previewed.

Oracle showcased Oracle Solaris 11 at OpenWorld, ahead of its planned release in November. Oracle Solaris is a mature enterprise operating system for both SPARC and x86 systems. It fares well in cloud systems, enabling secure and fast deployment of services in a large-scale cloud environment.

Oracle launched public cloud and social network gateway.
The Oracle Public Cloud will offer companies a more centralized way to obtain integrated cloud-supported applications and infrastructure for their data centers. It also will enable IT managers with Oracle shops to deploy in quicker fashion the newest Fusion applications, middleware and databases. Naturally, it is all hosted and managed by Oracle.

The Oracle Social Network will become the user interface to the Oracle Public Cloud. Companies will be able to control access to their own sites within the cloud, and may allow (or disallow, as needed) access to executives, employees, contractors, partners, customers, consultants and applicants-the entire gamut of people doing business interactions.

Oracle launched a NoSQL database.

Oracle launched a NoSQL database, based on the BSD system. Since Oracle has acquired a variety of database products ranging from the acquisition of RDB from DEC to Sleepycat and TimesTen to MySQL (acquired with Sun Microsystems), it is well-positioned for releasing such a product, which is gaining traction in the enterprise market.

Dell validated integration with its Force10 plug-in. Dell's own networking division revealed that it is the first networking provider to have achieved Oracle Validated Integration with its Dell Force10 Open Automation plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, which is designed to provide deeper visibility into the networking stack for both physical and virtual infrastructure.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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