Sun Microsystems Upgrades Solaris - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News

Sun Microsystems Upgrades Solaris

Sun Microsystems this week will take the wraps off a newrelease of its Unix operating system. Solaris 8 was developed to embody the high-end capabilities of mainframe systems and the latest Internet technologies, says Tom Goguen, Sun's group manager for Solaris. "With Solaris 8, we'll talk a lot about how to deliver a higher service level and drive down the costs and risk associated with implementing an operating system."

A new feature in the upgrade, fault detection and analysis, lets IS administrators establish policies for problematic conditions. For example, if a processor gets too hot, the capability may instruct a system to shut down the processor and reboot. Another feature, the reconfiguration coordination manager, lets administrators write policies that automatically redistribute system capacity. Processing capacity also has been increased from 30,000 to 1 million concurrent processes.

New Internet features in Solaris include support for an unlimited number of IP addresses and an Internet security standard specification called IPSec.

Tony Iams, an analyst with D.H. Brown Associates, says Sun could charge a premium for some of the new features. "Sun has made a lot of progress in mainframe serviceability," he says. "In the Unix domain, they've gone further than anyone else in dealing with online maintenance functions."

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
Download this report from InformationWeek, in partnership with Dark Reading, to learn more about how today's IT operations teams work with cybersecurity operations, what technologies they are using, and how they communicate and share responsibility--or create risk by failing to do so. Get it now!
Slideshows
IT Careers: 10 Industries with Job Openings Right Now
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  5/27/2020
Commentary
How 5G Rollout May Benefit Businesses More than Consumers
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  5/21/2020
News
IT Leadership in Education: Getting Online School Right
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  5/20/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Key to Cloud Success: The Right Management
This IT Trend highlights some of the steps IT teams can take to keep their cloud environments running in a safe, efficient manner.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll