Interoperability and Oracle Solaris 10
Business in the present era largely depends upon the computing infrastructure of a company with the geographically dispersed companies involving so many heterogeneous hardware and software platforms from varied vendors. In such a scenario, it is necessary to make sure that all these diverse products function in harmony with each other, and at the same time be technologically up to date to meet the efficiency requirements of the company by being cost effective at the same time. Interoperability becomes inevitable in such a scenario from desktop to the data centre and across a range of systems, software and technologies. This paper elaborates on Oracle Solaris 10 and how it meets the interoperability requirements with both Linux and Microsoft Windows based systems and its key features. The source level compatibility enables Oracle Solaris and Linux applications to run on both the platforms. Java technology brought a revolution not confining application design with a specific platform; it enables to operate regardless of the operating system being used. Samba, that is integrated into Oracle Solaris 10 enables the interoperability with the Microsoft Windows, in terms of accessing file, printing services etc in a Microsoft Office file formats. Oracle Solaris 10 protects the company's existing investments in applications, hardware, and training while making the most of the innovation, security, and performance of the new technology and tool.