Sun Microsystems' new Solaris 10 operating system, and
reveals an almost Microsoft-like marketing campaign concerning Linux TCO.
"Solaris 10 provides a number of enhancements, said Stuart Wells, senior vice president of financial services at Sun. Dynamic Tracing, for instance, enables IT departments to more rapidly tune applications, which, in turn, can lead to higher performance and/or lower costs. Ultimately, Sun hopes that these sorts of additions will demonstrate that running Solaris -either on classic UltraSparc-based servers or Sun's Opteron boxes - is cheaper than running Linux, he said.
One anecdote that will surely be retold on 21 September involves a large financial institution. The company has two employees dedicated to running a Solaris server farm and 42 managing a similar Linux one, according to Sun.
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