Santa Clara, California – (The Hosting News) – February 1, 2006 – The Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) has surpassed 4 million registered licenses exactly one year after its initial release. Developed by Sun Microsystems,
Inc., the OS has also set 57 performance and pricing world records.
The roster of companies that have registered licenses of the free and open source Solaris 10, includes 10 of the top 11 retailers, 7 of the top 8 financial services companies, and all of the top 5 manufacturing companies and top 5 IT companies. Customers are reporting the tremendous application performance improvements from Solaris 10.
The Solaris 10 OS includes features not available on other platforms, such as Dynamic Tracing (DTrace), Predictive Self Healing and Solaris Containers, enabling customers to more effectively utilize system resources, and more quickly diagnose and resolve system issues in order to maximize the hardware investment and maintain availability.
The Solaris OS is the only operating system that guarantees binary compatibility on supported platforms and source code compatibility between SPARC technology and x64 systems. The Solaris 10 OS also currently supports more than 500 platforms providing customers with the ability to take advantage of Solaris 10 OS on one of the broadest choices of hardware in the industry.
Solaris 10 OS is available as a no cost download at: www.sun.com.
According to Tom Goguen, Vice President of Software Marketing for Sun Microsystems, ”It’s been a great year for the Solaris OS. Since we released Solaris 10, the most advanced operating system on the planet, Sun has made the OS available for free, started supporting it on more than 500 x86 systems including HP and IBM and open sourced the software. The results speak for themselves with 57 performance and price/performance benchmarks, 4 million registered licenses distributed, two thirds of which are on x86 systems, and a vibrant open source community that includes four separate distributions of OpenSolaris.”
Solaris 10 OS is part of the Solaris Enterprise System, which also contains the Sun Java Enterprise System (Java ES), Sun N1 System Manager software and Sun Studio Software Developer tools available at no cost for both development and deployment. All of this software makes the Solaris Enterprise System the only comprehensive and open infrastructure software platform available today.
The OpenSolaris project is an open source project that makes the source code for the Solaris 10 OS available to virtually everyone, so they can innovate and build products. Future versions of the Solaris OS will be based on technology from the OpenSolaris project, available at: http://opensolaris.org.