[OpenIndiana-discuss] OpenIndiana hosting advocating?
gdriggs at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 17:26:54 UTC 2011
Does Joyent still use some variant of Solaris? I checked their web site a few weeks ago and saw only Linux offerings but that was not the case a couple of years ago. I think OI might be more viable in the hosting market once it has a stable paravirtualization offering.
On Mar 24, 2011, at 10:06 AM, Jesus Cea <jcea at jcea.es> wrote:
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> When I check around for hosting services (I do it a lot, part of my job)
> I always check availability of Solaris like OSs. I must say that the
> result is sad.
> OVH is the only cheap service that provides OpenSolaris 2009.06 support.
> And that OS is getting old fast. Do you know of anything else?
> I was wondering if OpenIndiana should have some kind of "advocates" to
> try to make easy for hosting services to deploy OI hosted servers on par
> with fedora/debian/ubuntu/whatever linux flavour they already do.
> I really think this visibility would be a huge PR win, and would help to
> increase userbase a lot.
> And yes, this would be nice to sync with the OI "stable" release, with
> maintenance, security fixes, etc. But I suppose that "advocating" should
> be started as soon as possible.
> PS: Everytime I see an interesting hosted server with no
> Solaris/OpenSolaris option, I always send an email asking for it. No
> success so far :).
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