Oracle Extends Virtual Networking
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The Oracle Virtual Networking portfolio includes Software Defined Networking (SDN), a Fabric Manager, Fabric Monitor and Fabric Interconnect components. The core of the portfolio is an evolution of technologies that Oracle gained from its 2012 acquisition of Xsigo.
Among the updated components is the Oracle Fabric Manager 4.1 release that will provide a common fabric for Oracle x86 Linux as well as SPARC Solaris based server hardware platforms. The SPARC support is particularly important as it now includes Oracle's new T5 and M5 class servers that were announced last week.
"As the industry’s fastest data center fabric, Oracle Virtual Networking enables increased performance and agility while virtually eliminating the complexity in traditional data centers," said Raju Penumatcha, vice president, Product Development, Netra Systems and Networking, Oracle in a statement. "Now with added support for the fastest processors on the planet and the first cloud OS, customers can leverage the benefits of Oracle Virtual Networking in both SPARC and x86 environments."