How can Sun Startup Essentials UK help support startups
By Stewart Townsend on Aug 21, 2008
For anyone that knows me, Iam the man in the shirt that runs Startup Essentials in the UK and above is myself looking at the dilemna I face
We Need You
Well to be exact I need to inform you of what Sun can do for you, and you need to tell me does that help ? What more can I do to help you grow, scale and be successful ?
So to start off, what does Sun microsystems do ? To me its simple, we are the best vendor in the world to work with, we don't compete with you, we are a global organisation full of bright people who want to help and make the world a more interesting place, that uses less power and heat but gives us amazing technology that keeps reducing in size but scales beyond belief.
\*We are the biggest contributor to Open Source on the planet
\*We invest over $2bn in R&D year on year.
\*We design our hardware to be resilent, beautiful and simplistic to install and manage
\*We are open, OpenSolaris, OpenStorage, MySQL, Glassfish, you get the picture.
So what does Startup Essentials do ?
Simply, it helps you interact with all the great things about Sun, that differentiates us from other vendors who can provide you a server, delivered to your door. So here is what we do !!!
\*Sell x86 servers, Intel or AMD you choose, Did you know these can run Windows, Linux and Solaris, yes they run and support multiple OS and virtualisation as well. These machines are made for Enterprise, Remote access and management built in, front to back cooling, designed to be readily accessible but at STARTUP pricing.
\*Open Storage - We provide in Startup Essentials Enterprise class storage solutions, that Smugmug, Blue Orange, etc are using due to its open aspect, and pricing. Ask now if you purchase storage, you will be amazed at the price and how it will save you time, money and is so simple to setup and administer. 5 Minutes and up and running, is what one customer said.
\*Engineering Support - Do you have a scaling problem ? Have you thought about Scaling ? Do you want to talk to World Class Engineers to discuss issues, problems and get resolution, Ask Sun.
\*MySQL - DBA/Performance Tuning - Ask how Startup Essentials can give you a discount on a DBA and Performance tuning for your MySQL database, without having a full time employee.
\*Community events - Are you aware that we host and support events for the UK and Irish Startup community ? Every month we host a Facebook Garage, recently I have held Drupal for Enterprise events, Pizza on Rails and sponsored Techcrunch pitch . Also every quarter we have a Startup Essential meetup to help make certain that Startup have the chance to network and collaborate together. I also host events, bringing together all the members once a month to network, share ideas and listen from industry leaders about topics such as PR, Marketing, Legal and Funding etc, the content requirements are driven by the members, so they get to hear what they require.
\*PR/Marketing - Sun a global corporation, why would they want to do PR with me ? So as part of Startup Essentials customer base, you have access to our PR team to write a customer success story, that gets pushed out to Analysts globally, at present we have two Startup Essentials customers working with analysts that will get included in their global reports, to be pushed out to a global mainstream audience. So what does the PR look like ?
And also we have produced videos with our customers, that get pushed across the whole of Sun.com and out to the press, and at regular intervals we pull together a Press roundtable, invite our Startup Essential customers to talk about their experience and how Sun has helped them in different ways.
Do you want to meet one of the key influencers of IT over the last 25 years ? These Startup Essential customers did.
\*Introductions - Do you want to talk to Investors from Angel to VC ? Would you like to be part of a larger network to push your offering across different geographies ? How can we help you grow and scale ? Do you need legal advice ? What is a term sheet ?
- With my access to a wide range of people in the community, inside Sun and across EMEA and the US I can help support you as a Startup Essential customer to gain more outreach and look for synergies with other Startups for collaboration or a JV.
So the question is, How can I help you ?
Join now at Startup Essentials and start to work with a global organisation who supports the Startup community and understands whats needed, Start Smart.