Oracle Solaris: The Carrier-Grade Operating System
This paper is intended for IT architects, system administrators, and developers who want to understand how Oracle Solaris and Sun servers can improve your application, operation, and infrastructure environment. This paper will provide technical guidance on how Oracle Solaris provides the capabilities for carrier-grade applications. The Overview section offers a brief description of some of the key functionality of Oracle Solaris, and subsequent sections provide more technical detail. Carrier grade refers to a system, or to a hardware or software component, that is engineered, tested and proven to deliver high availability, reliability, serviceability, security, failover and recovery, security, upgradeability, interoperability, scalability, soft real-time behavior, high performance and other capabilities.