Comparing Solaris 10 with Red Hat EL 5
By user12611852 on Dec 12, 2007
As an employee of Sun Microsystems Federal, my big boss is Bill Vass. Bill recently posted a blog entry which references a comparison chart between Solaris 10 and Red Hat EL 5. As the primary author of the comparison chart I felt that I should come out from behind the veil of my COO. Admittedly, the list is composed from the point of view of a long time (12 years) Sun employee and Solaris ambassador. Although I tried to be as complete as possible in collecting the relevant RHEL 5 information, there may be items that I missed.
Feel free to let me know where I made mistakes and provide your input and comments so that the list can continue to be as complete as possible. It's somewhat like using the "open source" methodology to put many eyes on the code to ensure correctness. Go ahead! I can take it!
The general point of the chart should lead you to the conclusion that I've stated before, namely:
- Solaris costs less than Red Hat
- Solaris does more than Red Hat
- Solaris runs on more SPARC and X86/X64 platforms than Red Hat
- Solaris is developed as an open source project
Why should you care?
There are a wide variety of products on which you can base you computing infrastructure. Having the most complete and correct information can help you to make decisions based upon facts rather than religious factors.