back to article Meet Solaris 11.2, where SDN means 'Software-Defined Net profit'

Larry Ellison’s Oracle bowled out Solaris 11.2 last week – and what does this member of the Unix family give us? Cloud computing, yes, but also a stab at a datacenter-in-a-(large)-box. It's not too far off the database-as-a-box idea Larry's been banging on about since 1998. Oracle’s Solaris 11.2 announcement is larded with …

  1. Terafirma-NZ

    addons anyone?

    I take it that it also comes packaged with the ASK toolbar built in...

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    I imagine it'll come with a massive license caveat, so he can buy another boat.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Cobblers

      He's into buying islands now. Boats are too small for his ego.

  3. Matt Bryant Silver badge

    Larry finally realises....

    .....he should have bought Juniper or Brocade rather than SUN.

    1. Down not across Silver badge

      Re: Larry finally realises....

      Shudder at the thought.

      Or perhaps McNealy should've bought Juniper instead of StorageTek.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Larry finally realises....

      ... or maybe HP should have bought Sun and invested in SPARC and Solaris like Oracle did and actually grown their mid/highend, instead of shrinking it like they are now.

  4. JustNiz

    Wow... Solaris news...

    The thing that most amazed me from this article was that Solaris is actually still around.

  5. JJMacey

    Hi All,

    I am a hobby Linux User, never went to Debian (pure).

    What does converting to UNIX mean?

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It's vxLAN not xvLAN

    And nobody noticed or cared about an Oracle announcement that involved SDN/NFV, that's how serious we take them in this field. Yawn.

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