|[December 10, 2013]
OmniTI Announces Latest Release of OmniOS, Open-Source Operating System for Solaris, OpenSolaris & Illumos Community
FULTON, Md. --(Business Wire)--
a leading provider of web infrastructures and applications for companies
that require scalable, high-performance, mission critical solutions,
today announced its newest release of OmniOS,
the open-source operating system built for the Solaris, OpenSolaris and
Illumos community. This release is incremental, but addresses many
issues important to those deploying in the enterprise and regulated
released in April 2012, OmniOS is a continuation of the OpenSolaris
legacy and aims to address the longstanding issues that occurred when
Oracle (News - Alert) discontinued open development of the operating system. OmniOS
builds on Illumos to make a complete Operating Sysem solution. OmniOS
is a free and open alternative to Oracle Solaris 11. Affordable OmniOS
support is offered at several levels and a discount is offered to
educational and non-profit institutions.
Key highlights of the release include:
New ZFS features
rewritten write throttle to produce more consistent performance under
Zpool features: spacemap_histogram, multi_vdev_crash_dump and
Added support for Intel (News - Alert) I210/I211 and I217/I218 network interfaces
New open-source driver for HP SmartArray controllers
Package signing has now been added to OmniOS. This is important to those
who work within enterprise deployments or who operate within regulated
environments. Administrators can now be assured that the package content
they receive originates from a trusted source and has not been modified
Robert Treat, COO of OmniTI said, "We're pleased with the enthusiastic
reception of OmniOS and the community's work on it. Look for further
enhancements in 2014."
Other notable changes include:
The Internet Packet Disturber (IPD), a new kernel facility for
simulating pathological networks by inducing packet drops, delays and
Dump volumes may now be placed on multi-vdev pools such as raidz or
Oracle Java SE 6 has been replaced with OpenJDK 7.
The newest version of OmniOS is immediately available for download at omnios.omniti.com.
In addition, the new version will soon be updated within Amazon Web
Service (AWS) as a public Amazon Machine Image (AMI), for those
deploying in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Amazon EC2 is a web
service that provides re-sizable compute capacity in the cloud, designed
to make web-scale computing easier for developers. OmniOS brings the
power of ZFS and DTrace to developers working in this environment.
For companies experiencing issues associated with growth and scalability
of their customer-facing websites, OmniTI is the leading Web Scalability
and Performance provider using a cross-disciplinary approach to achieve
unparalleled levels of web and database performance, to enable revenue
growth, outstanding customer experience, underlying infrastructure
reliability and faster time-to-market.
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