HP smacks Sun with Solaris stick
It appears that HP's fondness for Sun Microsystems' Solaris operating system has returned. The hardware maker today announced quick support for the latest version of Solaris across a number of its Intel-based servers.
HP now supports the November 2006 release of Solaris on the HP ProLiant BL20p G4, BL460c, BL480c, DL360 G5, DL380 G5, DL580 G4 and ML570 G4 servers. That places Solaris on every one of HP's BL Series boxes and the majority of DL Series systems. HP pitches the Solaris love as a ploy for moving customers off Solaris on SPARC servers and onto its own hardware.
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Posted 2007-02-06, 19:04 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Seven ways Solaris can beat Linux
At a recent Sun Microsystems press event, Sun execs talked up plans to market the company's Solaris Unix OS to startups and small-to-midsize businesses. "Open source is what [customers] want to go after," said Peder Ulander, Sun's vice president of software marketing. "It's not so much Linux. Linux just happens to embody open source."
If that's true, then Sun should be in good shape. Solaris has been open source for two years now, and Sun is slowly but surely moving its entire software portfolio to an open source model. And yet, all the momentum still seems to be behind Linux.
True, Solaris is the technologically superior OS, but plainly that's not enough. If Solaris wants to win back the market share it enjoyed in the 1990s, it needs to make a splash.
Posted 2007-01-23, 22:53 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Sun and Intel go crazy over Solaris on Xeon
Sun Microsystems once again has eyes for Intel, and this time it's serious.
According to the street's word, Sun and Intel will announce a partnership Monday centered around Sun slotting Xeon chips into its servers and Intel backing Solaris x86. Such a relationship would mark Sun's most significant Intel embrace to date. It would also provide Intel with an ample AMD-bashing opportunity.
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Posted 2007-01-22, 16:03 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Sun Enhances Solaris 10 for x86 Server Market
Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW), the creator of Solaris, today announced new support plans, remote systems management capabilities, migration assistance, training and professional services that make the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) a more strategic alternative to commercial Linux distributions. Only Solaris combines the benefits of open source - low-cost, community support and rapid innovation - with the robust scalability, security and reliability required in mission-critical enterprise and Web applications. The Solaris 10 OS runs on over 700 x64/x86-based systems from top manufacturers including Sun, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Dell, among others.
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Posted 2007-01-19, 10:15 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
OpenPKG Enterprise 1 for Business Customers
Right on time to the completion of its first year in existence, the OpenPKG GmbH complements the established OpenPKG Community product series with the premium product OpenPKG Enterprise 1, a software toolkit which is specifically tailored to the needs of business customers and their professional Unix server solutions. OpenPKG Enterprise 1 especially provides fully backward-compatible security updates for third-party Open-Source software based on back-ported security fixes.
Since six years, the cross-platform multiple-instance Unix software packaging toolkit OpenPKG is proven in the datacenter environment and unleashes noticeable cost savings in the areas of system administration and hardware. OpenPKG provides over thousand software packages which transform the knowledge of leading experts into a technically reproducible form to create rock-solid Unix server solutions easily. Supported are all common hardware architectures with ix86, AMD64 und SPARC processors and Unix derivates including FreeBSD, GNU/Linux distributions und Sun Solaris. Solaris users especially enjoy OpenPKG's support for Solaris 9/x86, Solaris 10/x86 and Solaris 10/amd64!
Posted 2006-12-12, 10:31 GMT by Ralf S. Engelschall