Oracle Solaris Room for Improvement

reviewer1301145
CEO at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Most of the product is still command-line, despite the fact that they've got a graphical user interface in some areas. For some reason, core administration is still done via command-line. The manufacturer can put most of those command-line environments into classical use like other operating systems. With Solaris the administration part is through command-line which may be difficult for some people who may not be used to that way of working. 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. I would have loved if the clustering data was a bit simpler. Currently, the clustering data is a product on its own. It would be great if there was higher availability data with that. View full review »
Diego E. Aguirre
Oracle ACE - Specialized in Systems Technologies at Telecom Argentina
There are some areas that could use some improvement. As with Solaris 10, you can install Solaris 11 on SPARC and x86 systems, but the number of non-Oracle x86 systems certified up to this point is less that with the previous version. In spite of that, you can still install Solaris 11 on a varied number of systems as 'bare metal' or you can resort to virtualization via many of the softwares available for that in the market. The certification of third-party hardware is usually a lengthy process and requires a lot of resources, so it would be understandable if this takes a long time. View full review »
Daren Ferreira
Infrastructure as a Service Manager
Marketing and communication efforts need to be improved. Many in this world think Solaris is dead or dying. This idea has to be stopped and even reversed in order for Solaris to regain market share. Solaris is one of the best OSs out there today, and everyone seems to think it's going away. If Oracle spent more time informing people of what they're doing WITH Solaris vs laying off their developers then we would see a lot more people adopting this superior OS. View full review »
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Marcel Hofstetter
Oracle ACE Director "Solaris " / CEO / Enterprise Consultant at JomaSoft
Patching without downtime would be nice. View full review »
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