Launching the New Sun Connection

Today Sun is announcing the next step in connected services.  A new version of our automated update and provisioning tools is being released and we're now calling it simply the Sun Connection.  Going forward, the Sun Connection will become more and more central to Sun's strategy for managing systems.

A couple of the key features of the new Sun Connection include a Solaris port of the satellite server (finally!) and support for managing Solaris Containers.

You can see a press release that includes the announcement of the Sun Connection here. BTW, the press release is mostly about Solaris x86, but we also support Solaris SPARC, RedHat and SuSE.  You'll also find that the Sun Connection web site has had a major overhaul and is filled with new information.

For a very high-level overview of Sun Connection you can watch this video.  It's posted on the Sun Connection web site, but I also posted a YouTube version here just for fun. that I recorded just before the holidays.  It's the first thing I've ever done like this (did you know Sun has a TV studio in Menlo Park 14?), and I'm not totally happy with it, but people tell me it turned out OK.  I managed to do this version straight through on the second take.

Comments:

Is this basically a new version of the N1 System Manager?

Posted by Mika on January 16, 2007 at 07:42 PM PST #

Cool, so when will the Sun-hosted update connection site support my Debian and BSD boxes? It'd be cool to sign them all up and let you guys deal with the updates so I don't have to. Then again, I might not want all my systems phoning home to Sun. Seems a bit like big brother. Hmmm....

Posted by Jooks on January 17, 2007 at 03:40 PM PST #

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