Intel Carrier Grade Platforms Certified for Sun Solaris
By bobwientzen on Jul 17, 2007
Intel has announced availability for Sun's Solaris OS on Intel-based telecommunications rack and blade servers. The combination increases choices for service providers and telecommunications equipment manufacturers wishing to keep existing applications and deploy next-generation applications within their prefererred OS.
Sun's vice president of Solaris marketing Marc Hamilton puts Intel's announcement in perspective in his blog. Marc has noted the importance of backward compatibility in hardware and software that telcos require - one strength Intel and Sun share.
"Sun and Intel are collaborating to bring customers Intel telecommunications servers running the Solaris OS. Telco companies world wide have already adopted the Solaris 10 OS with features like Solaris Dynamic Tracing (DTrace), Solaris Containers and predictive self healing," Marc said. "Intel is listening to their customers and adding Solaris to their product and support mix. This now allows Intel to deliver the price performance efficiency of IA and the reliability of the Solaris OS on their new telco servers."