The Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is an Engineered System designed to consolidate and optimize the performance of Oracle middleware and application workloads. Itis composed of compute nodes, the Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, and a converged InfiniBand I/O backplanefor storage and networking and the Exalogic Elastic Cloud software. Working in concert, the Oracle Exalogic system’s components, when properly configured, offerthe necessary level of security needed for organizations to store and process sensitive information.
This paper is the introduction for the series on Exalogic security. It is the first in a series that discusses the security best practices that are recommended for an Exalogicimplementation in an existing IT environment. These best practices are developed in consideration of the performance and availability requirements typical of most organizations.
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