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Pros
"It has minimal updates compared to other distributions."

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"The ability to manipulate the zones and the files within the zones from a global OS provides us flexibility that no other virtualization can match.""Oracle Solaris is great due to the fact that it actually is meant for high-end servers."

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Cons
"They could build more options into the wizard."

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"Oracle customer service is slow at times.""Currently, there are two variants, there's SPARC and there's x86. I would have wanted a scenario where they're all just one product."

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"There is no OS licensing cost if you use their hardware and purchase hardware maintenance.""If you buy Oracle hardware it's supported free with the hardware. If you're putting it on non-Oracle hardware, that is when you buy the support license, which is also very reasonable. It is $1000 dollars per year, so it's not overly expensive."

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Solaris 11, Solaris
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Overview

CentOS Linux provides a free and open source computing platform to anyone who wishes to use it. CentOS Linux releases are built from publicly available open source source code provided by Red Hat, Inc for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Oracle Solaris is a complete, secure, enterprise-grade cloud platform. From built-in, near zero-overhead virtualization and application-driven Software Defined Networking, to scalable data management and high availability clustering, we give you everything you need to build your enterprise cloud.

Oracle Solaris 11.3 is the world's most advanced enterprise operating system. It delivers security, speed, and simplicity for enterprise cloud environments and DevOps

For more information on Oracle Solaris, visit Oracle.com

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VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company30%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm17%
Security Firm8%
Consumer Goods Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider27%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise20%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise65%
Find out what your peers are saying about Canonical, Microsoft, Red Hat and others in Operating Systems (OS) for Business. Updated: November 2020.
448,896 professionals have used our research since 2012.

CentOS is ranked 8th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 1 review while Oracle Solaris is ranked 7th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 4 reviews. CentOS is rated 10.0, while Oracle Solaris is rated 9.8. The top reviewer of CentOS writes "It allows us to freely use and test open-source technologies and solutions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Solaris writes "Powerful with high availability and very stable". CentOS is most compared with Oracle Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Windows Server, openSUSE Leap and Ubuntu Linux, whereas Oracle Solaris is most compared with Oracle Linux, Ubuntu Linux, Red Hat Linux (RHEL), Windows 10 and SUSE Linux Enterprise.

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