By chhandomay on Jun 10, 2008
the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 server was given an eWEEK
Award in the Infrastructure Hardware category.
In this prestigious eighth annual compeition, the judges placed utmost importance on a number of criteria including innovation, cost effectiveness, potential for helping companies create business efficiencies and develop competitive advantage to determine the winner.
On why Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 server beat out the competition, the eWEEK award committee noted, "The T5120 leverages Sun's work in server manageability and reliability to earn our top marks as a server platform that will support computing workloads for years to come, without forcing IT pros to compromise on performance. ... Speaking of future-proofing, Sun equipped the T5120 with 10 Gigabit Ethernet network cards, to ensure that high-capacity workloads don't slow down in the data center infrastructure."
products were all across the board in the Third
Product Excellence Awards.
The Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 server was the mid-range server category winner.
Sun's Eco Initiative for products/services took the second place (only behind Green Grid, a consortium of which Sun is a key member).
Sun xVM was in a dead-heat second place finish with Citrix behind only VMWare for the virtualization category.
And Sun MySQL was mentioned as a key component in the small biz server category.
To round up the award news, The SD Times 100 awards for 2008 were announced and Sun had a mention in several categories, including Application Servers, Embedded, IDEs and Influencers. In addition, JRuby was mentioned in the Tools section and MySQL was highlighted in the Database category.