Compare Oracle Solaris vs. SUSE Linux Enterprise

Oracle Solaris is ranked 4th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 4 reviews while SUSE Linux Enterprise is ranked 5th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 2 reviews. Oracle Solaris is rated 10.0, while SUSE Linux Enterprise is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Oracle Solaris writes "I've worked with different flavors of Unix, but I chose Solaris. I like the constant innovation in the software and hardware". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SUSE Linux Enterprise writes "Out-of-the-box SLES supported all of our HBAs and hardware specific components. I have not been overly impressed with their technical support". Oracle Solaris is most compared with Oracle Linux, Ubuntu Linux and Red Hat Linux (RHEL), whereas SUSE Linux Enterprise is most compared with Red Hat Linux (RHEL), CentOS and openSUSE Leap. See our Oracle Solaris vs. SUSE Linux Enterprise report.
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Pros
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.Its networking has helped me combine the power of a neural network with the benefits of virtualization to improve the AI's performance.

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Out-of-the-box SLES supported all of our HBAs and hardware specific components.It also was very easy to setup, and offered an easy to use advanced setup option as well. This helped to create special configurations for different use cases.YaST simplifies the server management of SUSE allowing for a centralized utility to control most of the server functions.The initial setup for most modern Linux distributions is normally straightforward. Most of the common distributions use an ncurses or GUI install.

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Cons
Oracle customer service is slow at times.I would love to see improvements in SVM, so file systems could be increased or migrated without downtime to the environment, similar to what ZFS is capable of.

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When working in a Department of Defense environment, Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) have to be followed. SLES is not really addressed directly here. It did make following security policy difficult.I have not been overly impressed with their technical support.All distributions of Linux could use some improvement.The only stability issues that I can recall encountering with SUSE would be with KDE. However, that is limited to just the desktop environment as I have not had stability issues with ​most server functions.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
There is no OS licensing cost if you use their hardware and purchase hardware maintenance.It is more expensive, but very complete and worth enacting.

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As far as licensing goes, there is nothing unusual here. The price and model have worked fine for my organization.I would advise others to download the free or strictly open source versions, then test them in their environment before committing to a purchase. This will allow for testing suitability for applications that they want to run.

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Also Known As
Solaris 11, Solaris
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Overview

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

The modern and modular OS helps simplify multimodal IT, makes traditional IT infrastructure efficient and provides an engaging platform for developers. As a result, you can easily deploy and transition business-critical workloads across on-premise and public cloud environments.

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Sample Customers
Siemens, IVVAir India, Akademicki Szpital Kliniczny (ASK), Allone, Altran, Apollo, ARCHIVA, Asia Innovatory Management School, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH, AutoData Norge AS, Baldor Electric, Business Connexion, CASIO, Ciclum Farma, Delta Lloyd, Edumate , HPE, SAP SE, Lenovo, BMW, T-Systems, UCX, Turners & Growers, Shenzhen Development Bank, Bosch Group, JK Tyres & Industries, IOCL, European Space Agency, Daimler AG, China Minsheng Banking Corp, Café Coffee Day, Unisys, Petrochina Company Ltd, Fitch Ratings, ABeam Consulting Co Ltd, Tyro Payments, Rackspace, Pacific Textiles, ...
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Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm18%
Media Company9%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company32%
Comms Service Provider26%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
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Software R&D Company45%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company7%
Government6%
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