Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gartner on Oracle/Sun New Support Model

"Oracle announces its new Sun support policy that has the potential to radically change the way in which OEMs offer support and may make third-party maintenance offerings for Sun hardware unprofitable."
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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Oracle Solaris on HP ProLiant Servers

Recently there has been lots of confusion regarding running Solaris 10 on non-Sun servers.

HP Oracle Solaris 10 Subscriptions and Support
"Certifying Oracle Solaris on ProLiant servers since 1996, HP is expanding its relationship with Oracle to include selling Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System Subscriptions and support from HP Technology Services on certified ProLiant servers.

HP will provide the subscriptions and support for the Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System on certified ProLiant servers and Oracle will provide patches and updates directly to HP's customers through Oracle SunSolve.

As part of this expanded relationship HP and Oracle will work together to enhance the customer experience for Oracle Solaris on ProLiant servers and HP increase its participation in the OpenSolaris community."

And of course you can also run Open Solaris on any x86 hardware, including HP servers, entirely for free if you want. I wonder though if it would make sense for HP to also offer support for Open Solaris - more and more customers are deploying Open Solaris instead of Solaris 10 on their servers and Oracle already offers a support for it on their own servers.