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What's New in Oracle® Solaris 11.3

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Updated: October 2017

Key Features in Oracle Solaris 11.3

The advanced, easy-to-use, built-in security features in Oracle Solaris help protect your applications against malware from installation through runtime.

Oracle’s Software in Silicon technology with the next-generation SPARC processor enables application developers to take advantage of the Silicon Secured Memory (SSM) features of the chip and help prevent against buffer overflows or other external attacks. Integrated compliance tools enable you to tailor compliance benchmarks to rapidly save time, money, and ensure constant compliance in your IT operations.

Oracle Solaris virtualization technologies give you all the flexibility of a hypervisor with the performance and density of a container, enabling you to deploy your enterprise workloads safely and securely, in traditional or OpenStack-based cloud environments. Increase your agility during planned maintenance windows with live migration of Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones across the cloud.

This release also includes a new version of OpenStack (Juno) with several new enhancements including support of additional network topologies, console access through the dashboard, and new services.

Simplified management provides for large gains in productivity and lower cost of operations, enabling you to build new products and services and deliver on your business strategy faster. New REST APIs enable administrators and developers to quickly query and configure systems with a programmatic interface.