Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Nov 2010 23:37 UTC, submitted by comay
Oracle and SUN Today Oracle released its latest version of Solaris technology, the Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11 release. It includes a large number of new features not found in either Oracle Solaris 10 or previous OpenSolaris releases including ZFS encryption and deduplication, network-based packaging and provisioning systems, network virtualization, optimized I/O for NUMA platforms and optimized platform support including support for Intel's latest Nehalem and SPARC T3. In addition, Oracle Solaris 10 support is available from within a container/zone so migration of existing systems is greatly simplified. The release is available under a variety of licenses including a supported commercial license on a wide variety of x86 and SPARC platforms.
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Oracle aims BIG
by wigry on Tue 16th Nov 2010 12:18 UTC
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I hope you understand that with quite expensive license Oracle actually tries to create a competition on mainframe market where it tries to create alternatives to IBM, HP, Fujitsu big iron. There is insane amounts of money moving in mainframe business and Solaris 11 will be targeted mainly for that market. Oracle wants to be part of the BIG GAME.

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