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Sakai on Solaris

Kevin Roebuck
Director, Digital Experience
A big step forward today on the performance test plan for Sakai on Solaris 10. We've found a firm to help write the critical test harness and scripts lacking in the user community and based on use cases at a few friendly customer locations, we can now plan to schedule the code into MDE lab for a scaling/tuning session.  We'll then give the results, best practice guide and code scripts back to the Sakai community for anyone who wants to use them and see why Solaris and Niagara are the superior platform choice for scaling Sakai to the stars.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Jason Shao Tuesday, March 4, 2008

    Hi Kevin,

    I stumbled upon a number of blog posts recently related to Sakai and was interested in talking -- I've actually talked with a number of institutions recently who's questions ran along the lines of "can you run Sakai on Solaris" to "\*does\* anyone (that I've heard of)" do so -- and I've read a little bit about the work done to develop materials supporting that Solaris 10 in particular should be an excellent platform to run Sakai (similar to other similar J2EE applications)

    I'm wondering if there's anything we can do to better circulate any results from that work which may be public, or publicise Sun's support for and work with the Sakai Foundation.

    In any event, I'd love to chat sometime if you're free.


  • kevin Tuesday, March 4, 2008

    Hi Jason.

    Sakai does run on Solaris. Many schools use it as a back-end for Oracle or now MySQL. Linux is quite popular on the web/app tier. Sun has been a Sakai Commercial Affiliate since the program's inception and of course Sakai is a Java-based environment.

    We are re-entering discussions for Sun to continue in the Sakai Commercial Affiliate Program for 2008-9 where we will set a strategy to ensure the intellectual property and creativity of both platforms are exploited for the benefit of our customers.

    You should see some news by end of summer.


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