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Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.0

Oracle's "engineered systems" -- its turnkey systems that combine Sun hardware with Oracle middleware, database systems and application software -- are one of the vendor's key initiatives right now. The line includes the Exadata Database Machine, the Oracle Database Appliance, and the Exalogic Elastic Cloud server. Exalogic launched in January 2011. This month Oracle debuted Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.0, a new release of the system's software that Oracle says vastly simplifies application deployment and life-cycle management. It provides application virtualization through integration with Oracle VM and a range of tools that automate the deployment of large-scale, mission-critical applications. Oracle is also touting the success of the Oracle Exastack Program under which 340 ISVs have applications that are certified to run on the Exalogic and Exadata servers.