SRO: Oracle ships 'Raw Iron'Apr 05, 2000, 17:09 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The appliance, which is really software that runs on Intel-based server hardware from a variety of system makers, was designed to host applications for the Oracle8i database without the need of an operating system. Instead, the appliance (code-named Raw Iron) sports a modified version of the Solaris kernel from Sun Microsystems Inc."
"The principal benefits of the appliance are that it enables quick and easy deployments of e-business applications, according to Oracle officials in Redwood Shores, Calif...."
"Oracle has also come around to the concept that companies won't want to develop a whole new set of applications to run on the appliance. So the appliance, as it's shipping today, will not only support applications written to Oracle's namesake application server but also applications written to run under Linux on Apache Web servers and even Windows NT applications, Rocha said."