Sun Cuts Cluster License and High Performance Interconnect Pricing

11/7/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) announced a promotion for users of the Sun Java System Cluster, formerly known as Sun Cluster, running Oracle Database with Real Application Clusters. This promotion reduces, by up to 50 percent, the license fees for Sun Cluster 3 agent licenses and Scalable Coherent Interconnects (SCI) cards and switches. With this promotion, the leading Unix? technology-based clustering solution is now more affordable for our customers than most clustering solutions running on Oracle allowing them to extract leading edge performance out of Oracle Real Application Clusters at lower cost.

"This promotion is designed to make the platform the most cost-effective for Sun customers and demonstrates our committment to them," said Yael Zheng, senior director, N1 and Availability group, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Sun Java System Cluster is part of Java Enterprise System, but it is also an attractive point product for Oracle9i Real Application Clusters customers."

Sun and Oracle have a long standing relationship and continue to work together to help businesses meet the expanding demands of their operations, such as customer growth, by helping their systems change while remaining available and reliable. The optimized cluster solutions from Sun and Oracle provide customers with systems that have improved performance, enhanced stability and availability.

The promotion includes reduced pricing for customers who use Sun Java System Cluster with Oracle Real Application Clusters with SCI hardware as follows:

For more information on how to take advantage of this promotion from now until April 28, 2004 , please visit

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