"Is Oracle putting Oracle Solaris Cluster on an EOL trajectory?"
What a question to begin a blog! So what’s happening? What has Oracle done? Oracle has made significant changes to the purchase and support of Oracle Solaris Cluster:
First, Oracle is now charging for Sun Cluster (with no maintenance discounting) at $3,000 per CPU core! (Source: https://shop.oracle.com/pls/ostore/f?p=700:6:0::::P6_LPI:114206479116231741572457). For example, the perpetual licence cost for Oracle Solaris Cluster on a two-CPU Solaris T-4 system with 32 cores, (that’s 2*32*$3,000) is $192,000 at list price! A very significant cost, even after discount, for a product that used to be free!
Second, Oracle has dropped support for Symantec's Storage Foundation with Oracle Solaris...