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Solaris 11.1 Now Generally Available

Solaris 11.1 became generally available last week from Oracle, marking the first major update to the Unix platform in a year.

A key attribute of the new release is how Oracle's Solaris and application teams worked together to improve the system.

"One of the big changes that has happened is the increased investment that Oracle has been putting into Solaris," Markus Flierl, vice president, Oracle Solaris Engineering, Core Technology, told ServerWatch. "This has helped to accelerate the pace with which we are getting innovative new features into Solaris."

The additional resources have also enabled the Solaris development team to work more closely with other development teams at Oracle, including the database and Java development groups.

"With Solaris 11.1 what we're doing is bringing the traditional properties of Solaris, features like predictive self-healing and availability, together with new cloud management capabilities," Flierl said.

Flierl noted that a lot of work has also been done together with the Oracle database team. He added some of his Solaris engineers are actually co-located alongside Oracle database engineers. The net benefit of that collaboration is already yielding a number of benefits.

Read the full story at ServerWatch:
Solaris 11.1 Improves Performance for Oracle Workloads

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