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Best Practices for Deploying Oracle Solaris and SPARC

Published: 21 August 2013

ID: G00251252

Analyst(s): Andrew Butler, George J. Weiss, Errol Rasit


As Oracle tries to maintain and grow the Solaris market with Oracle SPARC T5 and M5, IT leaders must analyze new technical and market factors in cost, performance and risk prior to locking down an investment strategy.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Regulate Investment by Time Frame From a Risk Perspective
  • Don't Base Server Deployment Strategy Specifically on Displacing an Incumbent Vendor With Another Integrated System (Which May Also Add Higher Lock-in)
  • Negotiate SPARC Hardware Contracts (and Any Other Contracts) to Be Near Parity in Price and Discounts to x86 Servers Over the Contract Period

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