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Archived Solaris Articles
04 Aug 2016
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Oracle Solaris Overview and Strategy (1hr Video) [55013]
By Markus Flierl

Markus Flierl, vice president of Oracle Solaris Core Technologies, speaks about Oracle Solaris and where it is headed.

Markus Flierl is vice president of Solaris Core Technology Development and Product Management at Oracle. Markus has over 15 years of product development experience, most of which is in systems software development. Under Markus' leadership the Solaris Core Technology team has grown by over 50% and the charter of Solaris has been substantially expanded and now includes virtualization and cloud orchestration.
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19 May 2016
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The Oracle Solaris Essentials of Support [52767]
By Glynn Foster

Glynn blogs, "Oracle Solaris is all about making your life easier in the data center. All its technologies have been designed to solve the problems administrators experience in running a highly reliable, secure and efficient data center. They've been integrated and carefully thought through to improve the user experience, and we're continuously re-working subsystems to modernize them and adapt to new trends of application deployment in the cloud.

One of the areas of improvement that we've had much focus on over the past few years has been related to lifecycle management - making sure you can deploy Oracle Solaris securely and reliably, and that you can update it quickly to protect against the latest security vulnerabilities. We've seen technologies like the Image Packaging System (IPS), Automated Installer (AI) and Unified Archives having a massive impact in terms of agility and consistently..."
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16 May 2016
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Oracle Solaris 11.3 Cheatsheet [52761]
By Joerg Moellenkamp

Joerg blogs, "Four year ago i wrote the Solaris 11 General Administration Cheat Sheet. Last year there was an vastly extended update for Solaris 11.2 and i gave it to Glynn Fosters and Harry Foxwells for their really great Solaris 11.2 Administration book. Now the 11.3 update is public as an pdf for everyone. You find it at here."
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19 Apr 2016
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Oracle Solaris 11.3 Preflight Checker - Come Fly With Me! [51897]
By Mike Mulkey

Mike blogs, "Consider a pilot deciding to fly a new airplane without knowing that it had been 100% tested to fly.

If you are a Solaris developer who is looking to leverage the security, speed and simplicity of Oracle Solaris 11.3, you need to make sure your application will perform well BEFORE lifting off the ground on that migration. At Oracle we call that preserving application compatibility between releases. We believe that's pretty important to the success of your flight, and getting you back onto the ground safely..."
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30 Mar 2016
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The UNIX Standard Makes ISV Engineering's Job Easier [51223]
By Caryl takvorian

Caryl blogs, "Here at Oracle ISV Engineering, we deal with hundreds of applications on a daily basis. Most of them need to support multiple operating systems (OS) environments including Oracle Solaris. These applications are from all types of diverse industries - banking, communications, healthcare, gaming, and more. Each application varies in size from dozens to hundreds of millions of lines of code...."
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07 Mar 2016
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An Interview with Scott Lynn, Senior Manager, Solaris Product Management [50596]
Guest Blogger: Torrey Martin Fujitsu M10 Product Specialist

The Oracle Solaris operating system has been powering servers around the world for decades and continues to set the bar in performance, reliability and security. The Fujitsu M10 SPARC server family runs Oracle Solaris exclusively, and the qualities of OS and server combine to provide applications running around the world with mission-critical and high performance piece of mind. Recently the Fujitsu Center of Excellence for Oracle team jumped at the opportunity to interview one of Oracle Solaris' key evangelists.
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