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Sun Releases Optimized AMP Stack for Solaris 10 Along With New OpenSolaris Distribution for Developers

Enhanced Developer and Startup Offerings Offer Rapid Deployment, Easier Access, More Support Options and New Discounts on Sun Pr

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc., the creator of Java(TM) technology, the Solaris(TM) Operating System (OS) and the world's leading contributor of open source code, today announced a new set of products and services that will help make it easier for developers, start-ups and Internet companies to build and deploy their Web infrastructure on the free and open source-based Solaris 10 OS. The three offerings available today are:

*Solaris Express(TM), Developer Edition, an OpenSolaris(TM)-based distribution for Solaris, Java, and Web 2.0 developers *Solaris + AMP (Apache/MySQL/Perl or PHP), an open source-based Web infrastructure stack optimized for the Solaris 10 OS *An expanded Sun Startup Essentials(TM) program

More details on today's announcements can be found at: http://www.sun.com/web .

"Internet start-ups and Web 2.0 companies have shown a preference for open source software running on x86 hardware platforms," said Rich Green, executive vice president of Software for Sun. "With this announcement, we are making it easier and less expensive for them to get up and running with familiar tools, like Apache and MySQL, combined with the superior security and performance of Solaris 10 and attractive programs to tie it all together."

Solaris Express, Developer Edition

Solaris Express, Developer Edition is the first iteration of a new distribution based on the OpenSolaris project, providing developers with a fully integrated environment for the development of applications for Solaris, Java technology, and Web 2.0. Solaris Express, Developer Edition supports a wide variety of common x86-based desktop and laptop hardware and offers a simplified install experience so companies can get Solaris up and running more easily, reduce development time and save money. This release also includes an improved GNOME-based desktop and award-winning Sun development tools, including Sun(TM) Studio 11 software and NetBeans(TM) Integrated Development Environment 5.5, as well as over 150 open source applications. Sun plans to release regular updates to Solaris Express, Developer Edition with additional capabilities and ease of use improvements. More information on this new program is available at: http://developers.sun.com/solarisdevex .

Solaris + AMP

Sun is now offering versions of some of the most popular open-source applications optimized for Solaris, including: the Apache web server, MySQL database management system, PostgreSQL object-relational database management system, Perl, PHP and Python, as well as Sun developer tools and other open source technologies. For customers committed to the open AMP stack, this offer provides the same web applications they know and use on a more secure platform with greater scalability for building and deploying web applications. As part of the new program, Sun is posting a "recipe for success" of complete step-by-step instructions so customers can get up and running more quickly, as well as multiple levels of Sun Services. Solaris + AMP also leverages Sun's popular Try and Buy Program where customers can receive a free 60 days trial of Sun systems including: Sun Fire(TM) x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers, Sun Fire servers with CoolThreads(TM) technology, Sun Ultra(TM) Workstations and Sun Storage systems. More information is available at: http://www.sun.com/solaris/amp .

Sun Startup Essentials Program

Sun has expanded its Startup Essentials program to offer even more features to help startup companies accelerate their development cycle and get to market faster, while conserving their cash. This expanded program offers an improved buying experience with streamlined, online access to Sun hardware, including its award-winning Sun Fire x64 servers and Sun Fire servers with CoolThreads technology running the Solaris 10 OS or other operating systems. Starting today, Sun is adding Sun StorageTek(TM) modular disk arrays, NAS and tape storage products to the program at deeply discounted prices. In addition to offering free technical resources online, Sun is also offering Startup Essentials program participants free technical advice and guidance via e-mail. For full details visit: http://www.sun.com/startupessentials .

Developer Services

Developers can receive specialized advice for programming issues relating to Solaris Express, Developer Edition on a per-request basis with guaranteed response times through Sun(SM) Developer Expert Assistance Service. The service is available to all developers with a cost of $49 (USD) per request or unlimited requests for an annual subscription cost of $249 (USD). Sun Developer Expert Assistance Service will be available for Solaris + AMP stack at the end of February 2007 with full production support on Solaris available early this summer. Sun Developer Expert Assistance Service provides global, round-the-clock e-mail based support on Sun software. More information is available at http://developers.sun.com/services , the comprehensive location for developers to discover all the Sun support and training options.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer"(TM) -- guides Sun in the development of technologies that power the world's most important markets. Sun's philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at sun.com .

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jacki DeCoster Sun Microsystems 415-294-4482 [email protected]

NOTE: Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris, Java, OpenSolaris, Solaris Express, NetBeans, Sun Fire, CoolThreads, Sun Startup Essentials, Sun StorageTek and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

CONTACT: Jacki DeCoster of Sun Microsystems, +1-415-294-4482, or
[email protected]

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