By unixman on Sep 15, 2011
The Oracle Solaris 11 Express ecosystem has received quite a bit of innovation, arguably more so then some of what we've been able to bake into some latest Solaris 10 update releases. For example, today we've posted Solaris 10 8/11 release. Read more on that here. You'll see how Oracle Solaris is:
- #1 Enterprise OS
- #1 platform for Oracle Database deployment
- #1 application portfolio: over 11, 000 third-party applications
- The only enterprise UNIX supported on both x86 and SPARC, the two most popular enterprise architectures
- #1 UNIX volume leader for more than a decade
Fundamentally, the activities reflect on work we've been doing over the past 6+ years, spanning a multitude of Solaris engineering groups and vendor relationships - ranging from i/o subsystem optimizations, enhancements to network performance, scalability, virtualization, x86/SPARC work, growing work with traditional Oracle software portfolio teams, etc. One of the areas seeing fueled investment has been the area of an improved lifecycle management experience, comprised of simplified installation and upgrading. Today we've launched a new section in the "Spotlight on Oracle Solaris" pages over on Oracle Technology Network, specifically focusing on the modernized Installation experience, where you can get more information such as how-to documentation, a number of podcasts, engineering interviews, videos, techcasts -- to get a better understanding what you, as a customer, will benefit from when deploying Oracle Solaris in a datacenter near you. Just this week I'd been in 2 separate meetings with 2 banks who have openly confirmed their appreciation for what Solaris has meant (and continues to mean) to them, and how they value unique tracing, performance and above all - stability. And you know banks -- they have pretty rigid requirements and use-cases. Anyone who suggests Oracle Solaris has "no value and is dead" couldn't be more further from the truth.