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Sun Adds Virtualization and Software Technologies to Industry Leading Tape Archive Portfolio

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 19, 2009 - Sun Microsystems Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today demonstrated an unwavering commitment to enterprise storage customers through capacity and performance enhancements to its industry leading virtualization and tape storage archive solutions which save costs and simplify management in the data center. Sun also announced that Fujifilm will be the preferred tape media development partner for the next generation of the Sun StorageTek(TM) T10000 tape drive family, building upon the relationship that yielded the industry's first one terabyte (TB) drive to bring more tape archive innovation to customers.

"Sun has the most comprehensive enterprise storage portfolio in the industry, with unmatched virtualization technology that enables our customers to utilize their assets more efficiently, greatly reduce risk and simplify their management processes. It's clear that customers agree, since, despite current economic times, Sun StorageTek VSM revenues have grown by double digits quarter over quarter versus last year," said Jon Benson, senior vice-president of Storage, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "We were the first to deliver a one terabyte drive to market and have established the industry standard for innovation in tape archive storage solutions."

As the amount of user-generated data continues to grow exponentially, there is a need for customers to implement storage solutions that can store more in a shrinking footprint. Sun's tape virtualization and tape archive solutions protect customers data throughout the information life-cycle. The use of Sun's tape virtualization offers customers up to a ten times (10x) cost savings versus traditional storage products, by saving customers management time, reducing the amount of total data that needs to be archived, and mitigating risk with the industry's best disaster recovery options.

Sun tape archive innovation announced today include:

??? Three times (3x) capacity increase for the Sun StorageTek(TM) VSM 5 to 90 terabytes with new connectivity options, giving customers greater performance and functionality;
??? New Sun StorageTek(TM) VSM 5e, a low cost, entry-level version of the Sun StorageTek VSM 5, targeted at customer disaster recovery and test sites ;
??? New Sun StorageTek(TM) SL3000 Access Expansion Module (AEM), which enables 24x7 availability, with fully redundant and replaceable robotics. The AEM is also the only library to allow bulk-load and unload capabilities, saving customers significant time with media management. The AEM work with the Sun StorageTek SL3000 to make a customer's operating environment highly available and efficient.
??? Sun StorageTek(TM) Enterprise Library software (ELS) that combines Sun's mainframe software products to deliver improved performance and functionality into one, easy-to-manage software package.

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