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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.

More: Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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!

OpenPKG Enterprise 1 is publically available for unrestricted and painless tryout.

More: http://www.openpkg.com/

Posted 2006-12-12, 10:31 GMT by Ralf S. Engelschall

Solaris ships across IBM's x86 server line

Sun Microystems and IBM have failed to reach a board agreement around shipping Solaris x86 on IBM's Xeon- and Opteron-based servers. So, a much smaller company has stepped in to help out customers.

Electronic Business Solutions (EBS) today announced that it has received the go ahead to outfit IBM's entire x86 server line with Solaris x86. The deal builds on a lightweight existing agreement between Sun and IBM that has Sun supporting Solaris x86 on IBM's blades. Long a champion of Solaris x86, EBS believes that a broad set of customers have finally warmed to the idea of running Sun's version of Unix on non-Sun boxes.

More: The Register

Posted 2006-09-10, 20:54 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Solaris 10 Applications

Sun are doing a survey to capture customer demand for Solaris 10 applications. Fill in the form and someday your favourite application maybe available on Solaris 10 x86.

More: Sun Microsystems

Posted 2006-06-19, 11:16 GMT by ajheaps

Silicon Valley Needs Sun

I experienced firsthand the education that Sun gave a young, green engineer. Sun was the industry version of a postdoctoral degree: It was where you went to get educated for the real world. The valley is full of Sun alumni who have gone on to lead other companies, and they may not have made it there without the Sun experience.

Sun was the next Bell Labs in terms of systems research and advancement.

That's why I wanted to work there and why I value the years I had there. No other company has stepped into those shoes. While Wall Street cares about the stock price, some of us realize that Sun's value shouldn't be measured using that metric alone. Sun made the world a better place.

More: Forbes

Posted 2006-05-03, 11:47 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

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