Sun's New Network Computing Elements, Services and Solutions Reduce Cost and Complexity

2/11/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) delivered the results of a nearly $500 million per quarter R&D investment in network computing during its Network Computing 03, Q1 launch. The announcement included new elements of Sun's network computing platform, including the new Sun Fire[tm] Blade Server Platform and multiple enterprise-class servers at value price points. The Company also delivered on its N1 strategy with the first N1 software release, the N1 provisioning Server 3.0, Blades Edition.

"Today we are changing the shape of network computing," said Scott McNealy, chairman, president and CEO of Sun Microsystems. "Customers tell us that they must have lower costs of acquisition and of operation. By changing the way we develop, go to market and support our products to a single unified view of the network computing platform, we have put Sun on a course to deliver an increasingly responsive and efficient infrastructure that will deliver a higher quality of service at lower cost."

Sun's announcements demonstrate swift execution on the Company's N1 vision of a multi-platform, multi-vendor operating environment for network computing. N1 virtualizes widely distributed network computing resources and elements (servers, storage, software and networking), and enables them to dynamically operate as a single, powerful network computer. Sun unveiled today:

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