But Sun has never been a company to play by the rules when it comes to making statements to the press. Scott McNealy is famous for his rips at the likes of Intel and Microsoft, both now business partners of Sun. Jonathan Schwartz is the poster child for the blogging CEO - a fact that seems to be Sun's primary distinguishing feature these days.
As expected, Fowler sees nothing but good things for Sun's systems group. So much so that when asked where Sun needed to execute in order to maintain double digit growth, Fowler spoke of building his distribution channel. Surprising for a technologist like Fowler. So is there a larger news story here? We'll see when Sun's earning report comes out on the 5th.