Sun Opens Doors to the Future at SunNetwork 2002

9/19/2002 - Sun Microsystems opened the door to the future for over 7,000 customers, partners and developers at the SunNetwork 2002 Conference and Pavilion. The three-day conference features over 175 technical sessions and an exhibit hall with 200 exhibitors demonstrating how Sun's technology is increasing value, driving choice and delivering innovation in the industry today.

Sun announced new products, services, and partnerships that continue its tradition of providing open, end-to-end solutions that make the Net work. The announcements span a wide variety of issues for enterprise computing including security, advanced data center design, cost effective alternatives for desktop computing and product innovation roadmaps.

Customers Make the Net Work
Sun's customers are taking advantage of greater cost efficiencies, better return on assets, more choice and flexibility and greater security in their enterprise deployments. The City of Oakland, California, has announced that it has migrated key city management applications to the Sun platform, and the Defense Manpower Datacenter (DMDC) in Monterey, California has rolled out a Common Access Card (CAC) system for all active military and Department of Defense civil servants—more than four million users nationwide. H.E. Butt Grocery Company (H-E-B) has chosen a best-of-breed solution from Sun and its partners based on the SunTM ONE platform and the SolarisTM Operating environment to build a consolidated application infrastructure for employees, customers and suppliers. The General Electric Corporation has deployed a global employee portal based on the SunTM ONE Portal Server and Sun ONE Directory Server technologies.

Highlights of the significant announcements made during the conference include:

About SunNetwork 2002
The SunNetwork 2002 Conference and Pavilion is the only conference dedicated to showcasing end-to-end solutions from Sun and its partners that have revolutionized the Internet, networking and computing industries. SunNetwork 2002 has over 7,000 attendees at its inaugural event this week participating in over 100 technical sessions and bird of a feather sessions addressing Sun system architecture, network and computing management, services development tools and techniques. SunNetwork 2002 has been co-sponsored by SAP, Sybase, MatrixONE, PTC, Vignette and JNI Corporation and has over 140 technology exhibits demonstrating how Sun's technology is solving real-world technology and network challenges.

About Sun Microsystems
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision — "The Network Is The ComputerTM" — has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 170 countries.

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