Tuesday Dec 01, 2009

Sun and Intel Collaborate on ITinnovation.com

Sun and Intel, in collaboration with TechDirt and Federated Media, have launched an online resource center at ITinnovation.com - a go-to place and conversation platform for IT professionals worldwide.

ITinnovation.com will cover a wide range of topics including virtualization, servers, data centers, storage and more.

What you'll find there:
- Discussions from Insight Community and TechDirt community forums
- IT resources from Sun and Intel including whitepapers and solution briefs
- A series of webcasts, hosted by TechDirt's Mike Masnick, with leading IT experts in the community, begins Dec 8, 2009 - details below.
      \* Topic: "Simplify your Mid-Market business with Sun's Intel Xeon 5500 Series based Systems"
      \* Date: Dec 8, 2009 9:00AM (PST)
      \* Guests: Kerstin Woods, Sr. Business Development Manager, Mid Market Solutions, Sun Microsystems
                      Ellen Steiner, Operations Manager, Mid Market Solutions, Sun Microsystems
                      Tushar Katarki, Sun's X64 Systems Marketing, Sun Microsystems
      \* To register click here

Whether you're a small, mid-size or large enterprise company, ITinnovation.com provides a platform and peer to peer guidance center that can help strategically manage IT.

Tuesday Nov 25, 2008

Sun CMT Servers and the Mighty Zeus

Sun partner Zeus Technology threw down a price/performance lightning bolt announcing that its Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager (ZXTM) software running on Sun's SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5140 servers delivers the highest price/performance and scalability across any server platform, based on the latest industry standard throughput tests.

Commenting on the achievement, Sohrab Modi, vice president, Advanced Technologies, at Sun said: “Today's announcement by Zeus confirms the exemplary performance of their application delivery on our SPARC CMT Enterprise servers. The overall value of the Zeus/Sun solution highlights Sun's continued commitment to helping customers derive superior price performance benefits."

More information on Zeus' ZXTM running on SPARC Enterprise servers is available here.

Zeus' press release is here.

Monday Jul 21, 2008

The Countdown is On! 17 Days to all the Discus Throwing, Springboard Diving & Uneven Parallel Bars You Can Stand…

NBC is planning the most extensive Olympics coverage ever for the Summer Games in Beijing, which kick off on August 8, with 3600 total hours of events. NBC Universal will broadcast many events on its various TV networks, but in addition – thanks in part to Sun - 2200 of those hours will be live events streamed over the web at NBCOlympics.com. In addition, the site will offer more than 3,000 hours of on-demand access to full-event replays and extensive highlights, including daily recaps of key events, best-of montages, commentator analysis and athlete-specific clips. Fans will be able to run up to 20 concurrent streams for 25 Olympic sports.

The site is powered by 160 x64 quad-core Intel Xeon-based Sun Fire X4450 and Sun Fire X4150 servers, which create the energy-efficient, high-availability environment NBC needed to undertake this unprecedented feat of online video streaming. More detail is available in the press release and in this podcast interview with Peter Ryan, Sun EVP of Global Sales and Service.

Another fun aspect of Sun's participation in the Summer Olympics is the creation of a new social networking game which works something like an NCAA basketball tournament bracket. This Facebook application was developed in Sun's new social application environment, Zembly. Fans will be able to access the application either through the Facebook applications catalogue or directly from the NBCOlympics.com website soon.

Thursday Feb 28, 2008

Sun Helps Fulfill the Wish of Third TED Prize Winner--President Clinton

Tonight, onstage at TED in Monterey, Chris Anderson will give an update on the wishes of the third TED Prize winners and how their wishes have progressed since TED '07.  Sun will be there to report on how we've helped prizewinner President Clinton to begin to establish a healthcare system in Rwanda.

Along with AMD and Nokia, Sun is providing technology, training and expertise to help the Rwandan Government, Clinton Foundation and Partners in Health to manage patient records and clinics.

Learn more here.

Wednesday Feb 27, 2008

Sun Holds #1 Position in UNIX Shipments, According to IDC

IDC released its Q4CY07 Worldwide Server Tracker this morning. According to the results, Sun continues to show momentum in the server market, holding the #1 position in UNIX shipments. For the calendar year 2007, Sun held the #3 position in total server factory revenue (statistically tied with Dell). Other Sun highlights for Q4CY07 include:

  • Sun's UltraSPARC T1 and T2-based CMT server systems outshipped Itanium in Q4CY07, spotlighting the power of the Solaris OS and the value of the systems' breakthrough performance with dramatic space and power efficiency.
  • Sun delivered triple-digit blades year-on-year revenue growth, spurred by the industry's most comprehensive blades portfolio spanning AMD Opteron, Intel Xeon and SPARC.
  • Sun's UNIX blades (includes CMT and Netra) captured 49.6% revenue marketshare -- nearly half the revenue marketshare in the UNIX blades space.

More than a dozen Sun systems are available for a free 60-day trial as part of Sun's Try-and-Buy program. More information is available at:http://www.sun.com/tryandbuy/index.jsp Information on Sun's full line of servers is available at http://www.sun.com/servers.

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, February 2008

Tuesday Jan 22, 2008

CoolThreads Servers Deliver Major Energy and Cost Savings

Last week, the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 (and T5220) was awarded the SearchDataCenter Product of the Year award. SearchDataCenter talked up the eco-efficiency of the system, and the performance per watt it delivers. More on all that here

But that's not all just a lot of talk -- let's look at the dollars and cents.




Check out how the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 server compares to a 2-socket x86     
server. You're reading it right, the T5120 is roughly half the cost to power and cool
(annually) and comes out 20% cheaper overall. The details are here.






And, the Sun SPARC Enterprise T1000 is no slouch either. It comes out at nearly 1/3 the cost of a comparable 1U x86 server and is nearly 1/3 less to power and cool (annually). The savings are even greater -- $700-$1000 per server -- if you're a PG&E customer and can take advantage of their rebate program. Details here.


Get your hands on either systems through Sun's Try and Buy program. Sign up for a risk-free, 60-day trial of these systems then buy at 25-45% off.


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