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SAS Partners With Sun

SAS and Sun launch new initiative to deliver business intelligence innovation to data centers

CARY, N.C. and SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Leveraging their 20-year strategic partnership, SAS and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:JAVA) today announced a new initiative to help organizations establish an enterprise-wide analytic architecture built on a highly available, scalable, secure and cost-effective platform. The SAS Enterprise Intelligence Platform Powered by Sun’s Datacenter of the Future (DcoF) helps organizations better manage, optimize and enhance current and future SAS and Sun IT infrastructures throughout the enterprise.

To help organizations increase business performance while reducing the cost and complexity of business intelligence solutions in the datacenter, SAS will leverage Sun's IT infrastructure, including hardware, software and services, as part of the SAS Enterprise Intelligence Platform running on the open source Solaris™ operating system (OS). The architectures can run on virtually any of Sun’s award-winning hardware systems, from x64 servers to highly powerful compute-intensive servers.

“Launching this initiative together, SAS and Sun spotlight the need to align IT with business needs,” said Claudia Imhoff, President, Intelligent Solutions, Inc. “IT determines how well an enterprise analytical platform can be built and utilized, which impacts how successfully a company can provide the accurate intelligence demanded in today’s competitive environment.”

SAS Institute Inc.

Sun Microsystems Inc.

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