Linked by Adam S on Thu 23rd Dec 2004 13:05 UTC, submitted by Usman Latif
Oracle and SUN Sun Microsystems is focusing on Opterons and Solaris x86 for a good reason. Sun has figured out a way to make x86 hardware cheaper than anyone else. Sun is hoping that by leveraging its cost advantages the company will be able to ensure the success of its x86 hardware and Solaris.
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RE: The major flaw...
by Anonymouser on Thu 23rd Dec 2004 17:35 UTC

in the end if my only option is to purchase hardware from Sun

Well, their prices are competitive with Dell (apples-to-apples comparisons), their x86 servers are RedHat and Windows certified, so you really aren't losing anything by buying Sun. Their value-added above Dell would be Solaris 10, their support options, and a purple decor for your server room.

Also, Sun is _not_ a Microsoft reseller like Dell is, so they have much greater flexibility in what they can sell you.