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Diego E. Aguirre
Real User
Oracle ACE - Specialized in Systems Technologies at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Oct 30 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features for me are: Virtualization (Containers, Zones, Security, PDOM's, LDOM's) Performance, ZFS,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I've worked with different flavors of Unix, but I chose Solaris. I like the constant innovation in the software and... more»

What needs improvement?

There are some areas that could use some improvement. As with Solaris 10, you can install Solaris 11 on SPARC and x86... more»

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

I can't talk about prices. Solaris is free for final users, and in the case of OEM licenses, you should visit... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I worked on various Unix systems, but I feel very comfortable working on Solaris. I'm aware of the evolution of Linux... more»

What other advice do I have?

I always recommend Solaris because of its robustness, high availability, scalability, virtualization, excellent... more»
Marcel Hofstetter
Consultant
Oracle ACE "Solaris " / CEO / Enterprise Consultant at JomaSoft
Nov 12 2018

What is most valuable?

Solaris includes two virtualization solutions: LDoms for SPARC and Solaris Zones. Both solutions can be combined to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are able to deploy new environments very quickly and securely. Using the virtualization features, we can migrate the... more»

What needs improvement?

Patching without downtime would be nice. It seems this is planned for the next Solaris Update.

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

When buying a server from Oracle, all the software is included -- OS, virtualization and patches. There are no hidden... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Used Solaris 10 before, but Solaris 11 is much easier and faster with patching. Solaris 11 always includes a failback.

What other advice do I have?

Use deployment tools for automation and avoid doing everything manually. Deployment tools help to avoid errors and... more»
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Anonymous User
User
IT Specialist at Bureau of labor statistics
Nov 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Its portability is most important. We can move our database from platform to platform. * The database itself is fast and reliable and secure.

How has it helped my organization?

I think it's more industry an standard and, as a result, we're able to have the right people, the right skill sets, to work on our solution.

What needs improvement?

Right now, we don't have any difficulties.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I think right now everyone talks about the cloud. I think we were falling behind. I would say in, perhaps, not 10 years, maybe less, something... more»

What other advice do I have?

Regarding selecting a vendor, we are public sector, so we need to have a vendor that has been an industry leader for a long period of time.... more»
Anonymous User
User
Director at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 20 2017

What is most valuable?

The facility to work between database and the equipment. The facility to integrate with other platforms. Our customers use our cloud. They know the importance of Oracle. They have... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our strategy is to sell the Oracle cloud because it's easy to configure and to increase demand. And most important for us is the security. We have the biggest customers in... more»

What needs improvement?

It's good. To me, it's better than other products. For example, Power AIX. I think Solaris better.

What other advice do I have?

To me, the perfect vendor provides reliability, that's the big one. And security. That is the other big one.
Giacomo Ferrara
Real User
Interim CTO at a tech services company with self employed
Aug 27 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of Oracle's technology are the use of Kernel Zones and a ZFS file system, which is the best choice for a shared file... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* It offers zero-overhead virtualization. * It's an application-driven software. * Its networking has helped me combine the power of a neural... more»

What needs improvement?

Needs NTFS support and VMware compatibility. To install Solaris as a VMware virtual machine, I need to convert the VirtualBox image to a VMware... more»

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

It is more expensive, but very complete and worth enacting.

What other advice do I have?

Best choice for professional workers: I personally suggest Oracle Solaris. I'm happy to test the Oracle Solaris 11.4 Beta.
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior System Administrator at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 25 2017

What do you think of Oracle Solaris?

What is most valuable?: ZFS. • How has it helped my organization?: Compressible file system has been a great benefit for archiving large numbers of small text files. • What needs improvement?: Software availability. • For how long have I used the solution?: 10+ years. • What do I think about the stability of the solution?: No, very stable. • What do I think about the scalability of the solution?: No, not really an issue in our environment. • How is customer service and technical support?: Not available. • Which solutions did we use previously?: No. • How was the initial setup?: Fairly straightforward. Storage seems to be the most complicated part when dealing with physical servers. • Which other solutions did I evaluate?: This was a long...

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What is Oracle Solaris?

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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