Exalogic is what Oracle refers to as an engineered system, which includes compute, storage, networking and software in an pre-configured chassis.
Mike Palmeter, Senior Director of Exalogic product marketing at Oracle, explained to ServerWatch that Oracle has made some minor tweaks to the system over the last year and half. That said, the Exalogic 2.0 release, which officially became available last week, is what Oracle considers to be a ‘significant’ update.
With Exalogic 2, Oracle is now including support for server virtualization by way of OracleVM technology. Additionally, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and a deployment automation layer are also part of the new release.