Oracle Solaris 11 Express

The latest Operating System that Oracle has in store for all of us System Administrators can now be tried out now. Oracle Solaris 11 Express is the latest OS offering that focuses on these key technologies:

Oracle Solaris Availability
x86 Optimization for Oracle Solaris
ZFS Technology
Image Packaging System (IPS)
Network Virtualization

Based on Oracle Solaris 11 Express site:

Oracle Solaris 11 Express raises the bar on the functionality introduced in Oracle Solaris 10, continuing Oracle’s leadership for providing the best choice for mission critical operating system enterprise environments. With new features such as network based package management tools to greatly decrease planned system downtime and provide for a complete safe system upgrade, built-in network virtualization and delegated administration for an unprecedented level of flexibility for application consolidation, and continued leadership for providing the highest levels of security, Oracle Solaris 11 Express is the most exciting release of the Oracle Solaris platform to date.

Oracle Solaris 11 Express is fully tested and supported on a variety of SPARC and x86-based systems from Oracle and other hardware platforms from 3rd party vendors. Support on Exadata Database machine and Exalogic Elastic Cloud is coming soon.

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