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Sun Intros Rack Server

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW - News) today introduced the Netra(TM) X4200 M2 server, Sun's first Network Equipment Building Standard (NEBS) Level 3 Certified Rack Server powered by the AMD Opteron(TM) processor and offering the industry's broadest operating system (OS) support, including the Solaris(TM) 10 OS, Red Hat and SUSE Linux, and Windows. Based on the Sun Fire(TM) X4200 M2 server announced in October 2006, the Netra X4200 M2 server is Sun's first Netra rackmount server developed with industry-standard x64 (x86, 64-bit) architecture.

The Netra X4200 M2 server offers some of the industry's highest storage and memory capacity in a 2U, 20-inch package -- with up to four, 146GB SAS drives and up to 32GB of memory -- and ships ready to support the new Sun Multithreaded Networking Card to enable significantly higher network throughput. Sun will be adding support for the Sun Multithreaded 10 GbE Networking Technology to the Netra family of servers, delivering application performance improvements of up to four times Sun's current network interfaces when paired with x64 or SPARC multi-core servers. The Sun Multithreaded 10 GbE Networking Technology is designed to take advantage of the Solaris OS' threaded design for optimized throughput, regardless of the processor.

"Adding x64 rackmount architecture to the Netra server family extends the choice of platforms for our customers and partners in the telco space," said Mark Butler, Netra systems product line director, Sun Microsystems. "Now telco companies that want industry-standard hardware can develop their solutions on Sun ATCA blades or rackmount servers, the broadest offering of carrier grade platforms in the industry."

"This next deployment of the Sun Netra platform -- the X4200 M2 -- is quite impressive, both from a performance and quality point of view. It not only leverages the throughput and power of AMD64 technology with Direct Connect Architecture but demonstrates Sun's commitment to our continuing relationship," said Peter Robinson, telecom segment manager, AMD. "Sun and AMD have a long history of providing industry-standard x86 hardware to many vertical markets, and we will continue to work together to extend such offerings to the telco industry."

Sun Microsystems Inc.