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Sun Unveils Low-Cost Array

SAN DIEGO -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUNW) today announced it has expanded its leading storage portfolio to include the Sun StorageTek(TM) ST2500 Low Cost Array (LCA), Sun's first serial-attached SCSI (SAS) storage array and newest member of the modular disk storage family that works with the Solaris(TM) Operating System (OS) and other heterogeneous data center environments. Sun also announced next-generation data management capabilities for its
industry- standard storage portfolio that include the addition of partitioning functionality to its StorageTek(TM) SL8500 enterprise tape library and secure encryption to its Sun StorageTek(TM)T10000 FICON tape drive.

As more Web 2.0 companies and existing enterprises like Elektrofilm, Rhythm and Hues, and Thought Equity Motion move their growing core businesses to the Internet, the way the world manages data is changing to support this resulting data growth. Sun recently became the first major vendor to begin to open source its software stack through the OpenSolaris(TM) community
( and today's product portfolio enhancements reaffirm the company's commitment to deliver end-to-end open storage solutions that better protect, archive and retrieve customer data, their most important asset.

"Sun is using innovation and open standards to reach out to new customers in the explosive Web 2.0 market that require applications that work with low-cost storage and which horizontally scale," said Nigel Dessau, senior vice president of storage marketing and business operations, Sun Microsystems. "Starting at less than $10,000, the new ST2500 array line provides the perfect entry point for these customers to use industry standard platforms to support their growing businesses."

Sun Microsystems Inc.