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Sun Expands Solaris Service

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW - News) today announced wider international availability and addition of new features to the Sun Grid Compute Utility available from

In addition to the United States, the $1/CPU-hr, pay-per-use utility offering is now available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. Developers, independent software vendors (ISVs) and end-users from these countries will now have immediate access to's powerful, on-demand computing infrastructure powered by the Solaris 10 OS, as well as to the open source and ISV applications published in Application Catalog. Users signing up for a account will get 200 CPU-hrs free for a limited time.

"International availability is an important milestone for A large number of new developers who specialize on building compute intensive applications can now deploy on," said Aisling MacRunnels, vice- president of Software Marketing, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "ISVs publishing applications in Application Catalog will find their addressable market segments rapidly increasing with the broader international access."

Sun Microsystems Inc.