Integrated, Optimized Solutions for the SPARC and x86 Systems Are Proving Attractive October 22, 2012,
Volume 176, Issue 4
With a demonstrated commitment to the Solaris OS on both SPARC and x86 systems, and to Linux on x86, Oracle is clearly gaining the confidence of IT customers that the company is prepared to assist users to more fully implement its deep bench of software products, integrated and optimized with Oracle hardware, to run in enterprise applications, conclude Gary Chen and Al Gillen of IDC in their white paper "Oracle Delivers Unique Value with Oracle Solaris." The authors cite the increased level of consumer comfort vis-a-vis Oracle Solaris and competitive Unix solutions revealed in IDC's 2012 Server Platform Migration Multiclient Study. While Oracle has continued to promote Linux as a lower-cost solution appropriate as the OS for customers intent on moving to an x86 standardized environment, the authors conclude that the decision to position Solaris as the solution of choice for users with scale-up and high-resiliency needs has been a prudent move.