The company has launched a Sparc-based Solaris server option for its Exalogic cloud-in-a-box system, plus Supercluster, a product suite for running Oracle Real Application Clusters
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Oracle today delivered on its commitment to the SPARC platform, announcing a SPARC Solaris-based model of its Exalogic Elastic cloud system, the so-called cloud-in-the-box system that was announced earlier this year at Oracle OpenWorld.The company also announced a complete refresh of the SPARC server line and a new version of Solaris.
Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison opened this week's Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco with details on the Exalogic Elastic Cloud. The system, built on 360 64-bit x86 processor cores, is interconnected with an InfiniBand-based I/O fabric and solid-state storage with Oracle WebLogic Server, other enterprise Java Oracle middleware products and a choice of Oracle Solaris or Oracle Linux operating system software.
In the short term - meaning tomorrow- the major changes at Sun: a renewed focus on Solaris/SPARC, make to order mfg with direct shipping, more emphasis on Sun Ray, customer focused ready-to-rock appliance computing - are all good news. Look a bit deeper, however, and the handwriting on the wall says much of what Java brings to the server is going, going, gone.
Publisher News Limited has decided to cut down the number of its server operating systems from four to three, with Solaris drawing the short straw.
HighPoint's RocketRAID 2340 is designed for those running a file server on the cheap. While it doesn't haul massive throughput thanks to its lack of hardware grunt, and the lack of Solaris support is lamentable, for the price it does the job admirably.
VMware will announce Tuesday that enterprise software giant SAP will support its applications running on VMware ESX Server. Under the arrangement, SAP will support its virtualized software running on VMware (all resources) and 64-bit Windows, Linux and Solaris platforms.
In the long term, however, what 10,.5 is about is positioning Apple's application developers to jump to the integrated server/playphone world of the future - that's why there's so much Solaris and Java stuff there.
In response to public disclosure of a code execution hole affecting default installations of Sun Solaris, the company is recommending users turn off the X font server until a patch is ready.
Default installations of Sun's free Solaris operating system are sitting ducks for remote code execution attacks.According to an alert from iDefense, the flaw exists in the way Solaris implements the X Font Server (xfs), which is used to handle font rendering on X11 (X Window System).
The new Solaris, 10 8/07, is here. The announcement coincides with the company's OpenSolaris Day event in Boston.
Like many frustrated Unix weenies I bear a long standing resentment for the way Microsoft simply obliterated the enterprise server market back in the mid 90’s. Whether your favorite flavor was Solaris, HPUX, AIX, or IRIX (mine!
Already hugely popular with developers and system testers, this latest version of VMWare Workstation has even more to appeal to the professional market.
Rising popularity of Solaris on the Intel platform was part of reasons behind renewed server pact between Sun and Intel.
It's a six page file from Unisphere Research, created by the same folks who created the 5 Minute Briefing, indicating that, while small companies are moving off Windows, larger ones are moving off Solaris -- but nearly all the server moves are in the direction of Linux.
Logical Domains mean multiple independent copies of Solaris will run on the same Niagara server.
A project to bring one of the most advanced features of Sun Microsystems' Solaris operating system to the FreeBSD platform has started bearing fruit. Sun's Dynamic Tracing (DTrace) tool provides advanced performance analysis and debugging features, primarily for server software.
As I travel around to user groups and Notes/Domino7 launch events, I often ask the attendees at these events different profilequestions about Notes deployments. I ask about versions in use, Iask about use of instant mesaging, and I ask about server platforms.One interesting thing I've noticed inasking about server platforms in the last two or three months is that I'mnot drawing many hands for Sun Solaris. Among my (mostly American)audiences, Windows continues to be the server platform I see most frequently. iSeries and Linux tend to be the next two. And while I seethe other platforms with some frequency, I haven't seen a hand for Dominoon Sun Solaris at any meeting I've done in the last two or three months.Now, market watchers shouldn't necessarilyread anything into this. But I am kind of curious whether there isa reason for this lack of show. Since IBM sells a platform-agnosticlicense, it's sometimes hard to track how servers are deployed in the realworld. I know of a customer in the Netherlands that consolidated110 Windows servers down to two Sun Solaris boxes, so it's definitely deployed. I'm just wondering why I am not seeing more of it.
Centennial Discovery 2005VendorCentennial SoftwareProduct typeHardware/software inventoryIT requirementsWindows NT/2000 or XP for discovery server; clients can be Windows 95 or later; AIX, Sun Solaris, HP-UX and SuSE Linux clients also available.
update One of the most useful tidbits from the basket of code released into the public domain this year by Sun Microsystems is likely to make it to the FreeBSD platform. Sun's Dynamic Tracing (DTrace) tool is one of the most-touted features of the company's Solaris 10 operating system, released in January, and provides advanced performance analysis and debugging features for server software.
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