Sun Microsystems, Inc. this week said its customers and partners are running their consumer websites and grid solutions on Sun’s “virtually unmatched” price/performance, x86 offerings.
These wins mark a broadened footprint for Sun’s growth in emerging industries such as automotive, government, life sciences, and entertainment, signaling Sun’s commitment to outperform its rivals, the company said.
The new wave of x86 momentum is attributed to demand for the Sun Fire V20z, Sun’s first x86 server based on the AMD Opteron processor, Sun Fire V60x and V65x servers, the Sun Fire B100x and B200x blade servers and the Sun Fire V60x Compute Grid rack system, they said.
Sun’s x86 systems run the Solaris Operating System (OS) (x86 Platform Edition), delivering enterprise-class reliability, security, availability and manageability on x86 systems.
In addition, the systems run Red Hat and SUSE Linux, and are Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certified. Sun also delivers to customers new services to support entry-level, x86 systems.
“With the addition of AMD Opteron processors, we now have a competitive set of high performance x86 systems that support both Linux and Solaris x86 operating systems,” said Neil Knox, executive vice president, Volume Systems Products at Sun Microsystems, Inc. “And our customers are thrilled. They are now able to get both SPARC/Solaris, and x86/Linux or Solaris processor-based systems from Sun.”