OS Ambassadors Spring 2007
By unixman on Mar 30, 2007
For those that may not know what this is, the OS Ambassador program consists of roughly 100 deeply skilled technical architects and customer-facing engineers with membership spanning the entire globe and representation from various organizations such as Globals Sales, SunService and Professional Services Delivery. We help shape the trends in Solaris by being a consistent conduit between our engineering organisation and the customers we work with on daily basis. There are many interesting perspectives that get voiced during such meetings from people facing a myriad of unique customers' business problems and technology challenges.
Topics discussed this week included:
- modernization and usability of Solaris
surely you've heard about Ian Murdock, founder of Debian, coming to work with us
- what's in the upcoming Update to Solaris 10
- what's on the horizon
- what's getting integrated in OpenSolaris
- ZFS boot, yay!!
- direction in management tools
- storage technologies
- database strategies
- lots of other nice little surprises
So stay tuned. And if you're not on OpenSolaris yet, please take a look and become a member of this rapidly growing community. That is the one place where you can see and experience new features in the land of Solaris development and get a sense for some future directions!