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November 10, 2011 by

Solaris 11 takes Sun's OS to the cloud

Oracle has released version 11 of Solaris, the Unix-based operating system the company acquired when it purchased Sun Microsystems in 2010.The software, made generally available on Wednesday, was billed by Oracle in a statement as "the first cloud operating system".

February 7, 2011 by

AMSA buoys rescue system with new kit

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is refreshing the infrastructure it uses for its 24/7 search and rescue support system as the current hardware reaches end of life.

August 18, 2010 by

Open-source devs irked by Oracle decision

Following Oracle's decision to end open distribution of source codes for its Solaris enterprise operating system, the company now faces backlash from the open-source community which is likely to damage its relationship with developers in the long-run, industry watchers noted.

February 12, 2010 by

What the changes at Sun mean for the customer

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.

January 28, 2010 by

How the Sun continues to rise

I had sighed a sigh of relief when Sun Microsystems rejected a takeover bid from Big Blue in April last year. When Oracle entered the picture shortly after, I had hoped against hope that the European Commission would decree the union anticompetitive.

August 20, 2009 by

Sun Fire X4270/4275

Better known for its RISC-based servers, Sun's Xeon 5500-based Sun Fire X4270 and X4275 look set to give the competition a good run for its money.


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