Interview with OpenSolaris Enthusiast Octave Orgeron
By chhandomay on Jul 17, 2009
spoke with OpenSolaris
enthusiast and influential blogger Octave Orgeron about the new OpenSolaris 2009.06 release.
Octave is a Systems Architect with more than a decade of
professional experience in designing, deploying and supporting Solaris
solutions for the enterprise. He has been involved with OpenSolaris
since the beginning and actively contributes to the OpenSolaris
Logical Domains (LDoms) community through blog
posts, articles and support.
Octave discussed the new features in OpenSolaris 2009.06 stating "I've found that the desktop integration and increasing amounts of IPS packages to be very helpful and productive for me." Octave also said that Crossbow and Xen have been "of great interest to me" on the virtualization front. However, he claimed the biggest enhancement personally was the SPARC support because of the work and testing he does on the SPARC platform.
Octave also gave his opinion on what the future holds for OpenSolaris, noting that although much of the focus has been on the desktop and user experience, he feels more emphasis needs to be placed on the provisioning, server administration, and support of the SPARC platform. He feels that "doing so will help bring OpenSolaris into the Data Center and help the transition from Solaris 10 to whatever the next product version will be named."
|Octave is currently
book about Solaris/OpenSolaris LDoms and hopes to keep on
contributing in this area. He also plans to start work on projects to
address system administration needs and concerns with the long-term
goal of helping out with Containers and Xen.
The complete interview with Octave can be found here.