Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) has announced the latest release of its free server virtualization and management solution -- Oracle VM Server for x86, Release 3.1. The new version is designed to support rapid application deployment and simplify data center management from applications to disk.
According to Oracle, Release 3.1 offers an enhanced user interface to simplify ease of use for virtualization administrators and help reduce deployment in addition to new capabilities designed to improve storage availability, backup support and hardware compatibility.
Making it easier to deploy and manage enterprise applications in the data center and cloud is the driver behind Oracle's application-driven approach to virtualization," said Wim Coekaerts, Senior Vice President of Oracle Linux and Virtualization.
Oracle VM Server 3.1 is the latest server virtualization tool designed to accelerate enterprise application deployment and simplify lifecycle management with fully integrated support from physical to virtual servers, including applications. The new version also delivers broader hardware and application workload support for Oracle VM's Windows drivers (PV 3.0.1), and virtualization implementation has been validated as part of the Microsoft Server Virtualization Vendor Program (SVVP).
"Oracle VM 3.1 introduces a number of user interface enhancements designed to improve ease of use for administrators, and storage-related features that can increase flexibility when migrating Virtual Machine storage repositories. With this new release, customers should find it significantly easier to manage their applications and virtual environments and at the same time lower their cost," said Coekaerts.
Oracle also announced three new pre-built, pre-configured Oracle VM Templates for the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3, Oracle PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain Management 9.1 and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. The templates join the collection of more than 100 available templates that enable faster application deployment. Oracle VM Templates provide an innovative approach to deploying a fully configured software stack by offering pre-installed and pre-configured software images.
Oracle VM is integrated with Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, which are both included as part of an Oracle VM subscription. The combination of Oracle VM, Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center provides a complete virtualization and cloud solution at a lower in cost than comparable offerings.