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Sun Releases Archiving Wares

Sun introduces open archive solutions to better solve explosive data growth challenges for customers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:JAVA - News) today announced the latest additions to its open archive portfolio, adding a scalable, energy-conscious midrange modular library and fourth-generation fast-access tape drive. In addition, Sun introduced enhancements to archive data security and release of a multi-tiered archive appliance that will work heterogeneously with Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System (OS)and other leading operating systems. Sun also recently announced that is has donated the source code for the Sun StorageTek(TM) 5800 system, formerly known as Project Honeycomb,” to open source communities. Learn more at: http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2008-02/sunflash.20080227.6.xml.

Developers can download open archive technology within OpenSolaris(TM) for free at: http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/storage/. The new energy-conscious Sun StorageTek(TM) SL3000 is the world's first midrange library to deliver enterprise-class availability and features like non-disruptive capacity and performance scalability. In addition, the new technology allows for multiple partitioning options to consolidate existing library assets and offers support for open systems and mainframe environments. The feature-rich SL3000 delivers best-in-class power consumption and density.

“Sun's extensive portfolio of innovative, scalable, open archive solutions change the economic equation for companies that need to manage their IT bottom lines -- despite exponential data growth and ever-expanding retention periods,” said Jon Benson, senior vice-president of Storage, Sun Microsystems, Inc. “As the most open storage vendor on the planet, Sun is committed to delivering archive solutions that leverage open source software and to using open formats and APIs that both 'future-proof' customers against costly technology changes down the road and blow the lid off of competing high-margin proprietary offerings.”

Sun Microsystems Inc.

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