Oracle Solaris vs. Windows Server

Oracle Solaris is ranked 2nd in Operating Systems for Business with 11 reviews vs Windows Server which is ranked 6th in Operating Systems for Business with 3 reviews. 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". The top reviewer of Windows Server writes "I'm on a 16GB system with a 500GB SSD and I can run multiple VM's on VirtualBox, client sessions, multiple displays and so forth without any issues at all". Oracle Solaris is most compared with Oracle Linux, Ubuntu Linux and Windows Server. Windows Server is most compared with CentOS, RHEL and Oracle Solaris. See our Oracle Solaris vs. Windows Server report.
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Top Comparisons
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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

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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Comms Service Provider
18%
Financial Services Firm
18%
Aerospace/Defense Firm
9%
Consumer Goods
9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider
84%
Security Firm
5%
Government
2%
Wholesaler/Distributor
2%
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Small Business
25%
Midsize Enterprise
4%
Large Enterprise
71%
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Small Business
5%
Midsize Enterprise
2%
Large Enterprise
93%
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