[ . . . ] if Oracle can truly provide that end-to-end experience, there will be a tremendous need for engineers that not only understand UNIX or even Solaris, but understand DTrace and ZFS and ILOM and LDOMs and xVM and Crossbow and Zones and SPARC and Cluster and on and on. The value will come from those individuals who not just understand a given Sun technology but rather a complete integrated stack view.
Oracle’s going to follow up product offerings with support and consulting… but we all know that only goes so far, the rest of us will need to go the distance.
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A wise and dear friend of mine today asked me: “Where does your allegiance lie: with Sun or with Solaris?” That’s a question each of us has to re-evaluate very carefully.
My allegiance lies with . . . Solaris. Solid product, great future.
Sun itself… goodbye endless layers of management and triple-thinking inability to focus and execute on product direction, sales, etc.