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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.""Oracle Solaris is great due to the fact that it actually is meant for high-end servers."

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"Provides workspaces for the entire organization with fewer resources.""The most valuable feature of this solution is Hyper-V Live Migration for Critical applications.""I'm using all the features within it and find them all quite helpful.""The active directory that the server provides is the solution's most valuable aspect.""Windows Server is very easy to use.""Every time they perform a new release, the solution gets better and better.""The most valuable feature is Active Directory.""The main features that we are using are active directory, domain, and DNS."

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Cons
"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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"One area that needs improvement is the management console.""Support for direct USB recognition for the virtual machines would improve this solution.""Overall, from a security perspective, Microsoft needs to improve.""The solution could offer higher availability.""The command-line interface should be improved.""Right now what is needed on the server-side is an easier release process. Every year or every third year they are releasing a newer version and it could go smoother.""Better integration with more platforms would be useful.""They can simplify the utilization and control of the system when you have a lot of setups. They provided something called Windows Center or Control Center in version 2019. It's a free tool that comes with the Windows Server. You can install it on your desktop and use it. This tool simplifies the control and monitoring of all servers. If I have 200 servers, I don't need to log in to each one to configure it. I can manage them from this tool. However, this tool needs quite a lot of improvements. It's difficult to use, and they need to improve it."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"Microsoft is relatively inexpensive compared to other database platforms.""This is not an expensive product.""It is an expensive product."

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Solaris 11, Solaris
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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

Windows Server 2016 is the most cloud-ready server Microsoft has ever built and includes a lot of technology that was inspired from our experience in the public cloud. It has big improvements in security, software-defined infrastructure and technologies to help developers build modern microservice-based applications, in the cloud or on-site. 

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Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm17%
Security Firm8%
Computer Software Company8%
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Financial Services Firm20%
Computer Software Company15%
Manufacturing Company15%
Government10%
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company20%
Government7%
Media Company5%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise65%
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Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise39%
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Solaris vs. Windows Server and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,283 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Oracle Solaris is ranked 7th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 4 reviews while Windows Server is ranked 2nd in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 18 reviews. Oracle Solaris is rated 9.8, while Windows Server is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Oracle Solaris writes "Powerful with high availability and very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windows Server writes "Good user interface and technical support, and Active Directory is very helpful for us". Oracle Solaris is most compared with Oracle Linux, Ubuntu Linux, Red Hat Linux (RHEL) and Windows 10, whereas Windows Server is most compared with Red Hat Linux (RHEL), Windows 10, Ubuntu Linux, CentOS and SUSE Linux Enterprise. See our Oracle Solaris vs. Windows Server report.

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