Starting with Solaris 11, OS development and update will follow a continuous delivery model, whih means the next few years will see lots of incremental improvements within 11.x instead of a major release like Solaris 12.
It’s also very good to see that extended support is planned for the next 25 years or so:
Cloud is fast becoming the operational model of choice and it’s transforming both business and IT. It enables people to create new technologies, new applications, and new delivery models. As a result, organizations are becoming more responsive, agile, and innovative.
These days, no topic commands more attention in boardrooms and on the front lines of business than cybersecurity. The frequency and intensity of attacks continues to grow. According to a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit and Oracle, The C-Suite, the Board and Cyber-Defense, organizations have witnessed a 42 percent increase in hacking, a 39 percent spike in malware and a 23 percent rise in financial theft over the past two years. Globally, cyber-crime is expected to reach $2 trillion by 2019.
In another 10 years, IT organizations will look back thoroughly amazed at the how digital innovation in the second decade of the millennium transformed business. Those working at companies that took advantage of new technology ideas to grow will look back on their IT-predecessors as pioneering heroes. Beleaguered programmers at companies that were too late to the show to stay ahead of the competition might wonder why the people who used to sit in their seats couldn’t—or, worse—didn’t do more to modernize their businesses.
One of the best things about the holidays is gathering with your family for a big holiday feast: to reflect on good times with loved ones and all our blessings. As 2016 has come to a close, I’d like to take a few moments to review some of the exciting happenings for Oracle’s family of engineered systems this past year.
The modern trend towards cloud-native apps seems to be set to kill hypervisors with a long slow death. Paradoxically, it is the massive success of hypervisors and infrastructure-as-a-service during the last 15 years that enabled this trend.
Stefano Stabellini provides an overview of the rise of containers and how hypervisors are co-existing and thriving in the era of containers. Read more here.
Last Tuesday, several months of preparation came to fruition in the inaugural Systems We Love. You never know what’s going to happen the first time you get a new kind of conference together (especially one as broad as this one!) but it was, in a word, amazing. The content was absolutely outstanding, with attendee after attendee praising the uniformly high quality.