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Sun Microsystems Launches SMB Initiative; Delivers Complete Open Source Solutions to New Customers


Sun Offers Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Virtualization, Database, Web Services and Email Solutions at Affordable Prices; SMBs Drive 70 Percent of Sun’s Try and Buy Free Trial Program.

SANTA CLARA, CA.- Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: JAVA) today announced a small and medium-sized business (SMB) initiative that makes it easy and affordable for SMBs to buy Sun’s innovative, open source and highly reliable solutions. Sun is delivering complete, easy-to-deploy solutions that tackle many of the technology issues commonly faced by SMBs to help them increase productivity, reduce costs and grow their businesses. To learn more about Sun’s SMB solutions and free trials, visit and

Sun’s solutions provide SMBs with the enterprise-class technology they need to gain a competitive advantage without the associated costs and complexities. They are ideal for companies that want to use IT to help create differentiated business models and have IT needs that will scale with their growing business demands. The offerings are designed to help customers run their systems more efficiently; manage and upgrade email; and protect data. Through alliances with Microsoft, Intel and AMD, Sun is able to deliver complete SMB solutions spanning servers, storage, software, services and support. Customers can choose from a range of products and platforms including Sun Fire x64 and UltraSPARC-processor based servers and storage; multiple operating systems, including the Solaris 10 Operating System, Windows and Linux; and industry-leading databases, including the world’s most popular open source database, Sun’s MySQL database.

“Sun is making it easier, faster and more cost-effective for SMBs to use technology to gain a competitive advantage,” said Lisa Sieker, vice president of SMB Systems Marketing, Sun Microsystems. “With energy-efficient, multi-platform systems coupled with free and open source software, Sun is removing the barriers to highly reliable and scalable computing for businesses of any size. Our expanding partnerships with online national resellers focused on this market provide the easy engagement models and fast turnarounds that SMBs require.”

The SMB-optimal Sun solutions are featured on and can be purchased through Sun’s featured online resellers, Sun Authorized Partners or the store. During the initial phase of the initiative, Sun will be working with CDW as the featured online reseller, an industry leader with more than 23 years of experience in serving the SMB market with competitive pricing, quick sales quotes and shipping, complemented by personal service from a dedicated account team, technical planning, implementation, support services and financing options.

“As a startup, we initially thought we wouldn’t be able to afford Sun products. Cost is very important, but our GeoCommons 2.0 application suite requires intense amounts of computation power. To be a successful GeoWeb company, we needed an infrastructure solution that was extremely reliable and scalable,” said Sean Gorman, CEO and Founder of FortiusOne. “When we investigated Sun, we were thrilled to learn that Sun offered competitively priced powerful solutions that were within our budget. This infrastructure gives us the flexibility to offer GeoCommons 2.0 to our entire list of valued large-scale government and commercial customers.”


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