Oracle Solaris 11.3 comes with enhanced security, virtualization

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Enterprise IT vendor Oracle today introduced Oracle Solaris 11.3, the latest version of its enterprise operating system, with enhanced security, virtualization, and cloud management.

“In addition to security features like our immutable virtualization and time-based access control, we are using the SPARC M7 processor’s Silicon Secured Memory to helps prevent common security attacks like buffer overreads and buffer overwrites,” said Markus Flierl, vice president, Oracle Solaris Core Technology.

Oracle Solaris 11.3 integrates Oracle SPARC M7 processor’s Security in Silicon capabilities, improving security for existing and future applications. Oracle Solaris 11.3 enables Silicon Secured Memory which helps prevent common security attacks like buffer overreads and overwrites. Oracle Solaris 11.3 also enables use of SPARC M7 encryption acceleration across the datacenter for database, Java, existing applications, ZFS file system, network, and hot virtual machine migration without performance impact.Oracle Solaris 11.3 simplifies the deployment and update of secure environments with three key features.

“We routinely use the Oracle Solaris compliance tool as well as the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure (CVE) metadata in IPS to automatically generate reports for our application and operating system environments. It is customizable and easy to use, allowing us to achieve a tenfold reduction in compliance reporting overhead,” said Thorsten Muhlmann, lead architect, Unix Systems, Informationsverarbeitung fur Versicherungen.

Oracle Database In-Memory and Oracle Solaris 11.3 support the SPARC M7 SQL in Silicon capabilities that enables up to 10x better database query performance for all current enterprise software and next generation analytics applications.

With Oracle Solaris 11.3, these security capabilities are also available with OpenStack. Oracle Solaris 11.3 includes automated upgrades and instant roll-back leveraging ZFS based boot environments.

Leveraging Oracle Solaris Cluster delivers fault tolerance at all levels through automated service restarts, evacuation of faulty hardware and disaster recovery. Oracle’s Murano database-as-a-service application enables provisioning of pluggable databases to achieve up to 5x higher efficiency.

With Java, Oracle Solaris Studio, and Oracle SPARC M7-based systems, Oracle Solaris 11.3 provides an ideal platform for DevOps. With Oracle Solaris Studio, developers can maximize their code performance by quantifying the effect of their code on the hardware resources while at the same time improving their productivity.

C and C++ developers can take advantage of the Silicon Secured Memory feature through Oracle Solaris Studio’s Discover module and identify coding errors like stale pointers with virtually no impact on application performance. Developers can utilize this integrated continuous deployment environment with secure lifecycle management using OpenStack.

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