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Sun & VMware Agree on OEM

CANNES, France -- Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:JAVA) and VMware Inc. (NYSE:VMW) today announced an OEM agreement to expand their virtualization offerings. Starting today, Sun is offering the VMware Infrastructure product suite on Sun hardware systems with full support from Sun. This helps enable customers to capitalize on the high performance, scalability and energy efficiency of Sun's x64 servers while leveraging VMware's groundbreaking virtualization solutions to improve asset utilization, operational efficiency, and business agility. The agreement also benefits systems integrators and channel partners by providing a fully supported, seamlessly integrated solution from these two leading technology providers.

"When it comes to innovative design, performance and scalability, Sun is an x64 industry leader," said John Fowler, executive vice president of Sun Microsystems. "With today's announcement we're expanding our virtualization portfolio and giving customers who want VMware virtualization software a great hardware platform for maximizing their utilization and their IT investment."

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