By Mike Mulkey-Oracle on Jun 12, 2014
Following up on the Oracle Solaris 11.2 launch on April 29th, if you were able to watch the launch event, you saw Mark Hurd state that Oracle will be No. 1 in high-end computing systems "in a reasonable time frame”. "This is not a 3-year vision," he continued.
Well, According to IDC's latest 1QCY14 Tracker, Oracle has regained the #1 UNIX Shipments Marketshare!
Suffice to say that SPARC Solaris is making strong gains on the competition. If you have seen the public roadmap through 2019 of Oracle's commitment to continue to deliver on this technology, you can see that Mark Hurd’s comment was not to be taken lightly. We feel the systems tide turning in Oracle's direction and are working hard to show our partner community the value of being a part of the SPARC Solaris momentum.
We are now planning for the Solaris 11.2 GA in late summer (11.2 beta is available now), as well as doing early preparations for Oracle OpenWorld 2014 on September 28th. Stay tuned there!
Here is a sampling of the coverage highlights around the Oracle Solaris 11.2 launch:
“Solaris is still one of the most advanced platforms in the enterprise.” – ITBusinessEdge
“Oracle is serious about clouds now, just as its customers are, whether they are building them in their own datacenters or planning to use public clouds.” – EnterpriseTech
"Solaris is more about a layer of an integrated system than an operating system.” — ZDNet