Sun Expands SMB Virtualization

Sun delivers industry-leading virtualization solutions for small and medium-sized businesses

January 17, 2009

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today announced that it has expanded its portfolio of small- and medium-sized business (SMB) solutions with the introduction of two new virtualization solutions that combine Sun's leading x64 server and open storage products with VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V software. Sun also announced a new world-record VMmark benchmark result on the Sun Fire(TM) X4450 server, demonstrating superior performance among all 24-core systems with the best result based on Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor technology. For more information on Sun's SMB virtualization solutions visit www.sun.com/smb. To test Sun's solution in a free 60-day trial through Sun's Try and Buy(TM) program, visit www.sun.com/tryandbuy.

Sun's Virtualization solutions for SMBs using VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V software deliver tested and optimized storage and server configurations that make it easy for customers to deploy leading virtualization offerings. Sun's solutions pair Sun's ultra-scalable Sun Fire(TM) X4150, Sun Fire(TM) X4250, Sun Fire X4450 servers and Sun(TM) Storage 7210 Unified Storage systems with VMware ESX, and Sun Fire X4250 server and Sun Storage J4200 systems with Microsoft Hyper-V. These solutions allow customers to build an agile IT environment that can quickly meet the changing needs of their businesses through rapid virtual server deployment, reducing costs and achieving optimal performance through maximum server and storage utilization. Partners can also benefit from these solutions by gaining added value in configuration, implementation and installation services, diversifying their offerings and expanding their customer reach.

"Sun has been helping the world's largest companies with virtualization for years," said David Simmons, senior director, Mid-Market Business, Sun Microsystems. "Now we're bringing these capabilities to our SMB customers. Sun's x64 servers and new and innovative open storage systems combined with industry leading SMB virtualization software allows customers to easily virtualize their IT environments increasing business performance and their competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Sun Microsystems Inc.

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