By Gerry Haskins-Oracle on Sep 27, 2011
I hope to see you next week at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco.
Pete Dennis, Isaac Rosenfeld, and I will be giving a presentation on the Solaris 11 Customer Maintenance Lifecycle, which will provide an introduction to how we expect customers to maintain Solaris 11 systems, comparing and contrasting it to the Solaris 10 experience.
I believe the compelling advantages of ZFS Root Snapshots and Image Packaging System (IPS) have the potential to dramatically improve our customers' maintenance experience.
I'm sure you, like me, will be delighted to hear that there will be no patches and no patching in Solaris 11. Neither is there a need to use technologies like Live Upgrade to provide a safety net - it's all baked into core Solaris 11 for you.
It's my intention to provide customers with much more up front guidance on how best to maintain Solaris 11, so customers don't need to figure out their maintenance strategy from scratch.
But we also remain committed to providing the flexibility to meet individual customer's needs and special circumstances.
So if you're at OpenWorld, please come along and hear Pete, Isaac, and I introduce you to the Solaris 11 maintenance lifecycle:
3:30pm, Tuesday, Oct 4th
Moscone South, Room 200
Pete Dennis and I will also be presenting at the Deutsche Oracle Anwendergruppe (DOAG) conference in Nürnberg in November 15-17, so if we don't see you at OpenWorld, we hope to see you there.
I really want to get your feedback on our current plans - what you like, what you don't like, and what we can improve. So come along and let me know.