By John Clingan on Jun 27, 2008
While other vendors are raising their prices, Sun decided to do just the opposite. We decided to save the customer money. In fact, not only can customers save money now, going forward they can scale their business without having to scale their budget. Introducing GlassFish & MySQL Unlimited, an offering that combines two fast, reliable, and very popular products, based on open source, into a single subcription offering.
Starting at $65,000, a customer can deploy as much GlassFish Enterprise Server and MySQL Enterprise Server as needed to meet business requirements. No counting CPUs. No counting cores. No audits or true-ups. No counting servers. And you don't have to "go back to the well" and ask for more money.
Do the Oracle math. Don't forget to double the price-per-socket for quad-core x86 servers and for 8-core Niagara servers. And add support.
Do the Sun math. For organizations up to 1,000 employees, it's a $65,000/year for unlimited use. If you want 24x7x365 support for GlassFish Enterprise Server (for a more fair comparison), it's $80,000/year. No worries, the MySQL component already includes 24x7x365 support among other things. The offering extends beyond 1,000 employees, but you get the point.
Do the math using your budget. Just think of what you can do with what you save! If you can't think of what you can do with the savings, rumor has it that Java CAPS 6 is a great deal
Note: Mark has some math as well.