Sun Expands System Packs Offering with 15 New Servers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. December 12, 2006
Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW), the creator of the Solaris Operating System (OS), today added 15 new systems to its Sun System Performance Packs offerings, including its x64 (x86, 64-bit) Sun Fire x4500 and X4600 servers and Sun Blade 8000 and 8000 P modular systems, which run the Solaris OS, Windows and Linux. Sun System Packs integrate Sun software, such as the Solaris 10 OS -- the most advanced OS on the planet -- and Sun server technologies with Sun support services into one offering, simplifying IT acquisition and helping to reduce total cost of ownership. Sun also announced a new promotion for Sun System Packs, dubbed Sun System Performance Plus Packs, which add higher-level services like installation and access to Sun's proven expertise to provide customers with the ability to quickly implement solutions, train staff and maximize performance of their IT environments.
"Sun System Packs provide a unique model for purchasing Sun server, storage, software and the right services in one predictable and affordable package," said Brian Winter, vice president of Services Marketing, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "By increasing the number of Sun System Pack offerings, we're providing customers with even greater choice and simplifying the acquisition process. What's more, Sun System Packs help customers maximize return on investment through reducing the cost of support and increasing operational efficiencies - all as a single offer for one transparent price."
"We evaluated Sun System Packs for theStreet.com as we worked with them to refresh their server infrastructure. With no tolerance for downtime, we knew services would be a core part of the solution," said Joe Morgan, account executive, MTM Technologies. "Ultimately, the Sun System Performance Packs for the Sun Fire T2000 server provided the right combination of compelling economics with the functionality and services theStreet.com needed. With the broad range of Sun servers available as Sun System Packs, we expect other customers will be interested in the Sun System Performance Packs offerings."
Sun today also announced a Sun System Performance Plus Packs promotion for the Sun Fire X4500 and X4600 servers and Sun Blade 8000 and 8000 P modular systems. The Sun System Performance Plus Packs promotion includes higher-level services to address three key phases of deploying IT - implement, optimize and manage.
- IMPLEMENT: Includes the hardware system, Sun System Support Services, plus Enterprise Installation Services, allowing a customer to rapidly and effectively deploy systems into their own IT environment.
- OPTIMIZE: Includes all 'Implement' features plus Learning Services and access to Sun's Web-based data bank of preferred practices, allowing a customer to fine-tune systems to best meet their ongoing operational needs.
- MANAGE: Includes all 'Optimize' features plus Sun Update Connection and Incident Response Services, allowing a customer to be current and to rapidly react to potential issues.
For more information on the Sun System Packs, visit: http://www.sun.com/systempacks. For more information on the Sun System Performance Plus Pack promotion visit: http://www.sun.com/promotions/campaigns/?pid=perfpacks&cid=250604
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