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New Storage Array from Sun
Sun has launched an attempt to break into the ranks of large-scale and enterprise storage system vendors like EMC, IBM, and Compaq.
: New Storage Array from Sun New Storage Array from Sun R. Krause - July 13, 2000 Read Comments R. Krause - July 13, 2000 Event Summary June 14, 2000 [Source: Sun Microsystems] Sun Microsystems Inc. introduced the Sun StorEdge T3 family of network storage arrays. The product line delivers scalable high-availability storage solutions for entry-level workgroup to high-end enterprise requirements and everything in between. Delivering on Sun s open systems-based managed networks strategy, the product line will
Sun Buys Cobalt
Sun has finally decided to move into the server appliance arena, by purchasing Cobalt Networks, a leader in that marketplace.
: Sun Buys Cobalt Sun Buys Cobalt R. Krause - September 29, 2000 Read Comments R. Krause - September 29, 2000 Event Summary September 19, 2000 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. has said it will acquire Cobalt Networks in a stock-swap deal valued at roughly $2 Billion. Sun is a leading manufacturer of Unix-based computers, while Cobalt is a leading manufacturer of computers known as server appliances . Server appliances are specialized variations of the servers commonly used as enterprise computing systems in a
IBM’s Unix Servers Eclipse Sun
IBM’s latest RS/6000 server, the high-end S80, outsold Sun Microsystems’ E10000 by almost three-to-one in the fourth quarter. Who cares – it’s the performance and price that may end up burning Sun.
: IBM’s Unix Servers Eclipse Sun IBM’s Unix Servers Eclipse Sun R. Krause - March 31, 2000 Read Comments Event Summary [Reuters] March 10, 2000 NEW YORK - IBM Corp. sold nearly three times as many high-end servers for the Unix operating system as market-leader Sun Microsystems Inc. in the fourth quarter of 1999, research company International Data Corp. reported Friday. IBM sold 720 new RS/6000 S80 servers in the fourth quarter, compared with Sun s sale of 255 of flagship E10000 servers, the report
eBay Looking For Sun Block?
The now-infamous 1999 shutdowns of the eBay website has led them to consider alternatives to their current Sun infrastructure.
: eBay Looking For Sun Block? eBay Looking For Sun Block? R. Krause - May 26, 2000 Read Comments R. Krause - May 26, 2000 Event Summary In the wake of last year s highly publicized, extremely embarrassing outages at their online auction site, eBay has put out for bid a special contract for its infrastructure/back end. The present supplier, Sun Microsystems, is not a shoo-in for the contract, and is expected to face stiff competition in the form of Unix systems from Compaq, HP, and IBM. The main eBay servers
Intentia’s Growing Pains
In May Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Intentia International AB announced a strategic alliance. Earlier, in April, Intentia reported results of its first quarter in 2000.
: release, on May 23, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Intentia International AB announced a strategic alliance. Intentia will offer its e-collaboration Application, Movex NextGen and implementation services on the Solaris Operating Environment. Sun will support Movex NextGen in go-to-market activities, implementation and support processes. Intentia s offering goes beyond software technology to a true business solution that will allow us to broaden both our geographic and vertical industry reach. It also
Dell Updates Its Appliance Line
As part of a far-reaching strategy to grab a large share of Internet infrastructure computing, Dell has announced three new appliance server models.
: more aggressive stance toward Sun Microsystems. Although Dell s offering is not aiming directly at big systems such as Sun s E10000, it believes it can surround the Big Iron and bide its time until Windows 2000 is proved to be more robust than Solaris. Of course, we re not holding our breath for that . (Linux is also an option, but Dell is still primarily a Windows shop.) User Recommendations For the time being, this announcement is of limited interest to the general business public. The current set of
Sun to Community Source Almost Everything
Sun Microsystems Inc. is working towards eventually
: Sun to Community Source Almost Everything Sun to Community Source Almost Everything R. Krause - November 24, 1999 Read Comments Event Summary IDG News Service San Francisco Bureau November 18, 1999 Sun Microsystems Inc. is working towards eventually community sourcing as much of its software as possible, according to company Co-founder and Chief Scientist Bill Joy. Community sourcing means that Sun makes the source code for a product publicly available, so that developers can download the code free
Bezos to McNealy: Drop Dead!
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Liberty Alliance vs. WS-I; J2EE vs. .NET; Overwhelmed .YET?Part 1: Latest Announcements
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: the members list was Sun Microsystems that seemingly has plans on its own. Its recent introduction of a counterpart organization, named the Liberty Alliance, was an attempt to gain leadership in the area of identity, authentication and authorization open standards through an alliance that will oppose Microsoft s counterpart Passport authentication (single sign-on) efforts. Another crucial event pertinent to the adoption of Web services should be Microsoft s recent launch of the software development
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Sun to Make Solaris Source Code Available
Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to make the source code of its Solaris operating system freely available to the public.
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