I don't answer Stephanie Choyer's email just so I can enjoy her French accent when she calls.
You might have missed an interesting milestone: the 25th anniversary of SPARC. Twenty-five years! Almost 40% of my life: humbling, maybe a little scary. When I joined Sun Microsystems in 1988, SPARC was just starting to shake things up. The next year we introduced the SPARCstation 1, which had basically triple the performance of our Motrolla-based Sun–3 systems.
Don't just make do with less.
Protect what you've got.
By, for instance, deploying Oracle Solaris 10 inside a zone cluster.
"Wait," you say, "what is a zone cluster?"
It is a zone deployed across different physical servers.
Even the critters are happy.
This is no cosmetic release. It's got TONS of new stuff for both system admins and system developers. In the coming weeks and months I'll highlight specific new capabilities, but for now, here are a few resources to get you started.