A throughput eco-system
By DaveLevy on Dec 06, 2005
We then returned to Jonathan, who on the ISV slide mentioned both Oracle & Sybase, first time I've seen Sybase mentioned.
He then began to talk about the service offerings. These are key if his new business model is to be successful. I love the crack " a phone without a service contract is a paper weight". Its absolutely true. Jonathan's Sun is determined to offer rich, valued, constant and cheap services. Sun Grid is now the management solution. The datacentre managers can login to Sun Grid on system boot, shades of Cobalt, maybe we did learn something and this is part of the drive to automated management, a complete antithesis to "Bye - hope you don't get a virus!". In fact, these systems will be cheaper if you buy if you buy them with a service contract - cute - .
In fact Jonathan's commitment to open source is so complete that Sun is open sourcing the T1 design. See here.... The last word was left to (a video of) Tim O'Reilly, "Sun always was an open source company".
A great hour, revolutionary game changing technology available from Sun, and the stock price went up after a Network Quarterly event. These systems look likely to exceed our expectations in terms of performance, and we're offering "Try & Buy".