Cisco's 1000V virtual switch is lined up to work with Microsoft's Hyper-V as well as VMware's vSphere, opening up choice in the datacentre and also heightening competition between the two companies
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The company will deliver more than 70 security updates to its range of products, but the patches will not include security fixes for the Standard Edition Java platform
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
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 plans to offer more vertical integration of hardware and software systems, with the promise of simplifying IT maintenance by doing away with custom business apps
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.
The manufacturer will bundle Solaris 10, a rival to its own HP-UX operating system, with its ProLiant servers and blade systems
HP will distribute and support Sun's Solaris 10 operating system on its Proliant and blade servers. The companies on Wednesday unveiled a multi-year pact that will provide Sun with more distribution for its Solaris 10 platform (statement).
Yankee Group research suggests Linux distributions for servers now see less downtime than Windows Server 2003
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.
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