Redhat, Oracle and Sun Support Pricing

The “Unbreakable Linux Support”-Announcement generated some buzz since yesterday. But … you should look very precise and look beyond one´s one nose to take alternatives into considerations. An example: Take an Sun Fire X2200 M2 with 2 processors. This is a system, Oracles marketing touts for it´s RAC deployments. Small node, not much availability knickknack.

And to add insult to injury: The price for Solaris contains hardware maintance Monday to Friday from 8-8 with onsite technican in 4 hours. And now tell me that Sun is expensive, Oracle cheap and the Redhat pricing isn´t downright obscene.