Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Outstanding Questions on OpenSolaris
- It is now popular for a software vendor to offer an appliance version of their product. It seems as if most appliances run Intel chips. Any reason why they aren't using Sparc chips?
- Does Sun help software companies build price-competitive appliances built on the Sparc chip or does one have to look elsewhere?
- I am aware of companies such as MBX Systems that make appliances but can't seem to find any industry analyst information on the appliance building space. Who is king of the hill?
- Any software companies out there that make an appliance form factor running Solaris on Intel?
- If they also wanted to run Open Solaris on this appliance, what documents should they read so that they can strip the operating system down to bare minimum functionality?
- Is anyone working on getting Open Solaris to join an Active Directory Domain? I know that there are several third-party products in this space but curious when it will be native?
- Are there any coding "best practices" to take advantage of Solaris containers?
- Does Xen currently working with Open Solaris?
- Can Open Solaris support headless and diskless operation?
- Are there legal implications in using Open Solaris in either appliance or embedded designs?
- Is there merit in doing a port of Open Solaris to the Z/390 platform?
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