Solaris for the cloud

I received the usual invite to the Solaris SIG, an event which I attended regularly but have missed for several months. This talk looks particularly interesting being titled “SmartOS: Solaris re-envisioned for the Cloud” to be given by Ben Rockwood.

Given Solaris’ standing in the server operating system league tables, which has been declining for years, thanks to Linux, this talk will be more for academic interest than any practical application. A niche product on a niche product, sad to say. My own experiences over the past five years have not brought me into contact with Solaris at any clients. The great technology it contains will continue to ensure it does not disappear completely and if it can keep bringing new ideas to the party, so much the better for IT in general.

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