iForce[sm] Partner Community Demonstrates Overwhelming Support for Network Computing 03 with Pre-Tested Applications

2/11/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and its iForce[sm] Partner Community came together to deliver Network Computing 03 to customers. Sun has garnered extensive iForce partner support as the first blade server vendor to have more than 20 partners' products available for its new Sun Fire[tm] Blade Platform, including products from industry leaders such as BEA Systems, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Opsware, Oracle Corp., and Symantec Corp.

"Sun is one of the most partnered companies on the planet," said Mark Tolliver, executive vice president, marketing and strategy, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Our ability to delve more deeply into business and technology strategies with our iForce partners, results in more effective customer-centric solutions that expand our mutual business opportunities. Together with our iForce community, customers will know what complexity-free and cost-effective network computing is all about."

iForce Partner Program Strengthens Sun Fire Blade Platform
The new Sun Fire Blade Platform benefits from a variety of partner offerings designed to help ensure customers are up and running quickly with applications and support to meet their business needs:

Sun Fire[tm] V1280 System Outperforms Competition on Industry Benchmarks

Sun Fire V880z Visualization System Receives Abundance of Industry Support

*A complete listing of the benchmark results can be found on the World Wide Web at: http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/media/presskits/benchmarks.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer[tm]" -- 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 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Sun Fire, Sun ONE, Sun Enterprise, iForce and The Network Is the Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other product and company names listed herein are the property of their respective owners. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates.

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