Oracle Solaris Review

Very stable and safe, but needs specific hardware and not easy to use

What is our primary use case?

It is used for Oracle applications and Oracle Database.

What is most valuable?

It works well. It is very stable and very good. 

It is also very safe. It cannot be easily infected by viruses or attacks.

What needs improvement?

It is not easy to use. It doesn't have a user-friendly interface. It should be easy to use. We are planning to move from Solaris to Linux because Linux is more flexible and user-friendly. Its installation should also be easier. 

Solaris also needs specific hardware to work well, which is another reason why we are moving to Linux. It should be more flexible in terms of hardware. It should have better integration with other hardware platforms.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Solaris for ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable. We didn't have to do any maintenance on it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We have approximately 120 users.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are also using Windows Server 2012.

How was the initial setup?

Its installation is not easy. It was installed a long ago. It didn't take a long time.

What about the implementation team?

We get external support for installation, implementation, or maintenance. They have a team of three or four technical people.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Its licensing is on a yearly basis.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. It is stable and safe but not easy to use. It is very good for Oracle applications.

I would rate Oracle Solaris a seven out of ten.

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**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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