Sun Delivers OpenSolaris

Sun Microsystems delivers OpenSolaris on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

May 5, 2008

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today announced two new offerings that will significantly expand customer choice by providing users with access to Sun's innovative open source software running on the Amazon Web Services platform. For the first time, Sun's OpenSolaris(TM) Operating System (OS) will be available on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), a Web service that provides resizeable compute capacity in the cloud and changes the economics of computing by allowing customers to pay only for the infrastructure software services and capacity that they actually use. Additionally, Sun is adding premium technical support for its MySQL(TM) database running on Linux and Amazon EC2 to its global support and services offerings. To access OpenSolaris on Amazon EC2, register at MySQL can be downloaded for a wide variety of platforms at

With today's announcement, Amazon EC2 customers now have access to MySQL premium technical support, as well as key features of OpenSolaris, such as ZFS and Dynamic Tracing (DTrace). OpenSolaris ZFS delivers instant roll-back and continual check-summing capabilities that enable users to test their ideas risk free as their work is protected. OpenSolaris also includes the Image Packaging System (IPS) which increases installation speed and accuracy by providing better control of applications and dependencies, and offers easy-to-use systems management. OpenSolaris delivers an unrivaled development and deployment environment offering the right mix of rapid innovation and platform stability.

Support for OpenSolaris and MySQL on Amazon EC2 expands the reach and convenience for developers who want to quickly deploy their applications on the Web by taking advantage of Amazon Web Services,” said Rich Green, executive, vice president of Software, Sun Microsystems. “Sun aims to continue to offer additional options to use and deploy our open source platforms -- covering the spectrum from small home-grown installations through to on-site data centers and hosted environments such as Amazon EC2.”

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