Sun Unveils Datacenter S20

Project Blackbox available as Sun Modular Datacenter S20, design innovation changes economics of datacenter expansion

January 30, 2008

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA - News) today announced new customers and product availability for Sun(TM) Modular Datacenter (Sun MD) S20, widely known as Project Blackbox. These new implementations for Hansen Transmissions, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (UMCN) a second unit at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS), highlight the global demand for Sun MD and the broad applicability of a virtualized, modular datacenter housed in an enhanced 20' shipping container. Sun also announced a new Sun MD Suite of Services to support Sun MD deployment from site preparation to installation and testing, as well as integration of Sun MD into existing IT infrastructures.

Sun MD, the world's first virtualized datacenter, has generated tremendous customer interest. In the last year, it has visited 73 cities on 4 continents and been toured by more than 12,000 customers and partners. Sun MD leverages Sun's design innovation to engineer out complexity and provide a high-density, energy efficient and rapidly deployable solution to meet datacenter expansion and mobility requirements. Capable of 18 teraflops of compute performance or 3 petabytes of disk capacity in a heterogenous environment Sun MD is deployable in one-tenth the time it takes to design, build and deploy a typical brick and mortar datacenter, at a fraction of the cost. Sun MD, with its innovative watercooled design, also delivers 40 percent lower cooling costs, independent of payload, as compared to a typical datacenter. More information on Sun MD is available at:

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