Is there a place in the world of IT for Solaris Zones as an alternative to Hypervisor virtualization? Stefan Hinker thinks so, adding that such a use costs very little in overhead. He cites the practices of the Oracle benchmark teams who are so convinced of the advantages of Solaris Zones that they actually use them in the configurations for public benchmarking. While Solaris resource management will also work in a non-Zones environment, Zones make it just so much easier to handle, especially with some of the more complex benchmark configurations, Hinker asserts, offering benchmarking reports to bolster his argument.
Speculations on the Performance Impact of Zones
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