Caveat Emptor -- or at Least Buy with an Eye on the End Date of Support Agreements July 14, 2011,
Volume 161, Issue 2
At greater length than typical Joerg Moellenkamp muses about issues like migration and upgrades, noting the importance of making purchases of either with attention to the expiration of support agreements. (Why upgrade to Solaris 11 if you have hardware issues that will shorten its useful life in your enterprise, for example?) He concludes his reflections with the comment that, "The future of any technology in the marketplace [SPARC, for instance] isnt decided on - sorry - outdated systems, it will be decided on current and future systems. Otherwise you may win the fight because we can run Solaris on old gear, but lose the war. And sorry everything needed to win or have at least the usual balance is okay to me. Even when it means that my playground systems in the basement are now not enabled to be upgraded to Solaris 11 FCS."