integrate Glassfish and SolarisSolaris 8, Update 6 to Solaris 9, Update 3. To most readers that would be Sun-speak for complexity in the form of maintenance upgrades, but to Douglas Howland who ran the application server program integration in to Sun proper that was the timeframe when the future of operating systems was at hand. Beginning with my friends on the Solaris marketing team in the Winter of 2001-02 when the free license of iPlanet Application Server 6.5 was provided with Solaris distros, and continuing to Update 3 when Solaris was actually shipped with a full license copy of Sun ONE Application Server 7, Platform Edition, that was included in the installation of the OS. Is anyone hearing me?
Solaris was once the distribution platform for Sun's application server. Enterprise Java was once a core feature of the OS. No other vendor could make such a claim, I am not even sure if Microsoft was making that claim on Windows with their .Net technology, though they are surely to do so now. And red Hat will be looking to integrate JBoss in to the distro of Red Hat 5. Why the change for Sun? I really don't know, or rather I don't really feel like speculating, after yesterday's post, i am trying to stay away from politics today. No once cares about DTrace. No one cares about Solaris Containers. Ohh yes, Jonathan, many you have heard of sys admins liking these features and that is why they are sticking with Solaris over Red Hat. I doubt it.
The only competitive blackade you have against Red Hat dominating the enterprise OS market is Glassfish. And it is time to integrate Application Server 9, Platform Edition in to Solaris 10, as should have been done all along. Stop protecting BEA (oops, I couldn't help myself). Otherwise, I am going to have to advise my partner to take his business elsewhere. This is Sun's opportunity for growth, this is Sun's time to get pure Sun solutions on Java hardware, and it is time to establish Sun's app server as the predominant deployment platform. Get to it Tom Gougen, Rich Green, et al. Glassfish is waiting, JBoss is coming, and your days as I have said since last summer are numbered:
(notice my claim that Red Hat-JBoss acquisition would not happen; may be wrong here, but not when it comes to a Solaris app server)