Solaris on IBM Servers

Features & Benefits

Until now, customers and resellers had to get IBM systems, the Solaris OS and support from multiple companies. IBM is responding to customer demand by working with Sun to support and distribute Solaris on BladeCenter and System x products by expanding its long-standing relationship with Sun around Java, Solaris and IBM software.


Features Benefits
Features Designed to Keep Your Business Successful Solaris offers a unique feature set unmatched in the industry, including ZFS, Predictive Self Healing and DTrace to help customers improve uptime, cut costs and speed time to market.

Mission-Critical Platforms for Reliability Solaris and IBM System x and BladeCenter servers bring to market a mission-critical platform with a wide array of leading configuration options.

Compatibility and Application Performance With a long history of release-to-release binary compatibility, Solaris allows BladeCenter and System x customers to get excellent application performance on today's and tomorrow's multi-core 64-bit x86 processors.

Support Subscriptions Every copy of Solaris that IBM ships will include a 1-year or 3-year support subscription in both Standard and Premium versions.

Delivering Customer Value The combination of IBM's System x and Blade System servers and the Solaris Operating System delivers customer value for enterprise and Web tier applications that demand reliability, security and performance.
  • There are more than 3,200 x86 applications shipping for Solaris OS, including all of IBM's software brand portfolio from Websphere to DB2, Lotus, Tivoli and Rational—key open source applications and tools are integrated into Solaris.
  • There are more than 20 IBM systems on the Hardware Compatibility List.
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