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Sun Debuts Solaris 8

Promising better scalability designed to meet the needs of E-businesses, Sun Microsystems today unveiled Solaris 8, the latest version of its Unix operating system. (See related story.)

With more than 200 new features, Sun says the upgrade addresses the uptime demands of E-businesses. The platform "marries the predictability of data centers with the agility of the Internet," says Anil Gadre, VP and general manager of Solaris Software.

Key features include live upgrade capabilities, which allow for system enhancement while the current system is running, and a reconfiguration coordination manager, which lets administrators write policies that automatically redistribute system capacity.

Processing power will increase with the upgrade, from support for 64 processors to 128.

Solaris 8 also adds support for Sun Management Center 2.1, a systems-management product that helps to better utilize existing servers and enables server consolidation to cut costs. The latest version of the operating system will add support for the Extensible Markup Language. It will also come standard with iPlanet Netscape Directory Server software.

Solaris 8 will ship March 5. The company is making the source code free to developers. Sun president and chief operating officer Ed Zander says Sun will make money from this arrangement based on the services and support it provides. "This is an opportunity for us to get the source more readily distributed and available to a wider range of users," he says. Original equipment manufacturing partners that develop a system based on the source code will continue to have to purchase a commercial license from Sun.

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