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Sun Launches SMB Initiative

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq:JAVA) today announced a small and medium-sized business (SMB) initiative that makes it easy and affordable for SMBs to buy Sun's innovative, open source and highly reliable solutions. Sun is delivering complete, easy-to-deploy solutions that tackle many of the technology issues commonly faced by SMBs to help them increase productivity, reduce costs and grow their businesses. To learn more about Sun's SMB solutions and free trials, visit www.sun.com/smb and www.sun.com/tryandbuy.

Sun's solutions provide SMBs with the enterprise-class technology they need to gain a competitive advantage without the associated costs and complexities. They are ideal for companies that want to use IT to help create differentiated business models and have IT needs that will scale with their growing business demands. The offerings are designed to help customers run their systems more efficiently; manage and upgrade email; and protect data. Through alliances with Microsoft, Intel and AMD, Sun is able to deliver complete SMB solutions spanning servers, storage, software, services and support. Customers can choose from a range of products and platforms including Sun Fire(TM) x64 and UltraSPARC(R)-processor based servers and storage; multiple operating systems, including the Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System, Windows and Linux; and industry-leading databases, including the world's most popular open source database, Sun's MySQL(TM) database.

Sun is making it easier, faster and more cost-effective for SMBs to use technology to gain a competitive advantage,” said Lisa Sieker, vice president of SMB Systems Marketing, Sun Microsystems. “With energy-efficient, multi-platform systems coupled with free and open source software, Sun is removing the barriers to highly reliable and scalable computing for businesses of any size. Our expanding partnerships with online national resellers focused on this market provide the easy engagement models and fast turnarounds that SMBs require.”

Sun Microsystems Inc.