Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Jan 2006 19:16 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris HP has gone really, really public about its support for Sun's Solaris 10 operating system by sending out an internal memo. HP has long 'officially' supported various versions of Solaris on its Xeon- and Opteron-based servers. Now, however, it's kind of ready to talk about this support. The company this week 'announced' support of Sun's version of Unix in a statement to staff, according to insiders. The Solaris embrace is being pitched as HP's answer to disgruntled Sun customers trying to make their way off SPARC systems and onto HP's x86 kit.
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Reality Check
by jimmystewpot on Sat 21st Jan 2006 20:23 UTC
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The reality check is that many of the customers wanting off sparc are actually going over to the Opteron based sun hardware. We have recently made that switch from IBM to Sun Opteron based servers because the hardware platform is more stable allowing us to scale much more effectivly than we could with intel based IBM servers.

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