In the flurry of today’s launch event, we’ve launched Solaris 8 Containers (which was previously called Solaris 8 Migration Assistant, or Project Etude). Here is the datasheet about the product. Even better: We’ve also announced that Solaris 9 Containers will be available soon! Jerry and Steve on the containers team have been toiling away like mad to make this possible.
Why the rename? Well, for one thing, it’s easier to say 🙂 It also signals a shift in the way Sun will offer this technology to customers:
- Professional Services Engagement: No longer required, now recommend. It’s also simpler to order a SunPS engagement for this product.
- Partners: (Some of) Sun’s partners are now ready to deliver this solution to customers. Talk to your partner for more information.
- Right to Use: Previously, we provided a 90 day evaluation RTU. Now, the RTU is unlimited. However, you must still pay for support.
I invite you to download Solaris 8 Containers, and give it a try! And as always, talk to your local SE or Sales Rep if you’re interested in obtaining support licenses (or any kind of help with) your Solaris 8 (or 9) containers.
Here’s Joost, our fearless marketing leader, with an informative talk about the why and how of Solaris 8 Containers.