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Sun Microsystems Announces Web Hosting Offers for Sun Startup Essentials Program Members


SANTA CLARA, Calif - Sun Microsystems, Inc., has announced the availability of Web deployment hosting services based on the Solaris 10 Operating System(OS), and industry-leading Sun systems and storage. By joining the Sun partner hosting initiative, Web hosting partners Joyent and NaviSite can provide low-cost infrastructure and services to help startup companies jumpstart and grow their business. This offer is available for eligible U.S. based members of the Sun Startup Essentials program, which helps early-stage companies get to market more quickly on Sun’s enterprise-class technologies at a cost that fits their needs to conserve cash.

The hosting requirements of Web 2.0 and Internet Services startups typically differ from those of traditionally established companies, due to their increased need to grow and expand services with fluctuating customer demands. Sun is working closely with Joyent and NaviSite to help address these requirements and is now able to offer these emerging companies all the advantages of the extremely flexible and scalable Solaris 10 OS based infrastructure.

“Sun is working closely with Joyent and NaviSite to help build a highly scalable hosting infrastructure for startups and established companies,” said Juan Carlos Soto, vice president of Marketing at Sun Microsystems. “We are pleased that Joyent and NaviSite have chosen Solaris 10 and the Sun platform for hosting Web 2.0 applications and that they are working with Sun to provide affordable hosting plans that are flexible and easily scalable, helping startups to grow their business.”

Joyent and NaviSite are using Solaris Container virtualization technology, part of the Solaris 10 OS, the most advanced OS on the planet, to deliver the secure and high-performance infrastructure to help deploy next-generation Web applications that can scale based on demand. Sun’s partners also provide value-add services to manage and monitor their hosted environments. With highly flexible hosting offerings, customers can choose to start with a small capacity and grow flexibly as their business and community grows.

“Joyent has been working with more than 200 startup customers, such as Twitter and Magnetk, to help deliver next-generation Web services,” said David Young, CEO at Joyent. “The virtualization capabilities and high performance of the Solaris OS and Sun systems make for an ideal environment to meet the hosting requirements of our customers.”

“With more than 10 years of experience and 14 datacenters, NaviSite has been providing customers with hosting, application and content delivery services based on a flexible, scalable and, most of all, secure infrastructure backed by Service Level Agreements,” said James Fanella, senior vice president of Strategic Business Development at NaviSite. “With Web hosting options based on Solaris Container technology, startup organizations can take advantage of solutions that easily grow in lock-step with their business”.

Initially launched in November 2006, the Sun Startup Essentials program helps eligible U.S. based startup companies get to market faster while conserving cash.


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