As Oracle continues to prepare for a final release of Solaris 11, the Solaris 10 Unix operating system is getting another update.
Oracle released Solaris 10 8/11 this week providing performance improvements and new hardware support. The Solaris 10 operating system first debuted in 2004 and has been updated on a regular basis ever since.
Since its inception, one of the big features in Solaris 10 has been ZFS (Zettabyte File System) which has also improved over the years. The new Solaris 10 8/11 enables enterprises to run ZFS as a root filesystem across their Solaris 10 deployments. ZFS is a 128-bit file system that provides advanced data scalability and recovery options, including “snapshotting” — creating a space-efficient record of a previous system.