Monthly Archives: February 2014

How-To: Using Solaris’ built-in load balancing service

In addition to basic networking services like routing, bridging, firewall services (among others), the Oracle Solaris 11 Networking technologies portfolio provides an in-kernel Layer 3/Layer 4 load balancer, with support for multiple load-balancing algorithms.  It also has built-in health-check capabilities and is configured and managed using the ilbadm(1M) command.  We also provide support for Virtual Router Redundancy […]

DevOps system updates simplified with Solaris 11

One of the computing industry’s dirtiest little secrets is that the total time spent nurturing a system is largely comprised of the time it costs to maintain it vs. the time it takes to deploy it.  Managing change, delivering updates, rolling back due to unforeseen circumstances or scripts gone astray — all are just examples […]

Avoiding data loss with built-in data protection in Solaris

It is often really important to have assurance from the types of built-in capabilities that an operating system provides out-of-the-box, as many additional examples of end-user value are constantly being engineered into (and innovated on top of), in this case, Oracle Solaris. One of the older 32-bit Intel Pentium-based systems running an earlier version of […]

Deep network OS Engineering for simplicity and agility of app-driven SDN

Oracle’s recent public release on Software Defined Networking is attracting a lot of attention from end-users and industry analysts alike,  thought it would be a great opportunity to expand on the types of additional benefits for Oracle systems and Oracle Solaris customers today. Being the first OpenStack-related announcement since Oracle’s initial corporate sponsorship of the OpenStack […]