Sun Infrastructure Solutions Lower Network Computing Costs

4/9/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced Sun Infrastructure Solutions - products, services, and detailed methodologies that provide a proven Network Computing infrastructure on which customers can run their business and lower computing costs. Engineered to reduce the risk of deployment, these solutions have been architected, implemented and managed using the SunTone best practices in Sun iForce centers and then pre-tested and managed in live customer environments around the world.

The first four Sun Infrastructure Solutions, available today, are Sun Infrastructure Solution for Enterprise Continuity, Sun Infrastructure Solution for Infinite Mailbox, Sun Infrastructure Solution for Enterprise Consolidation, and Sun Infrastructure Solution for Network Identity.

"It takes a systems company to solve complex systems problems. As a systems vendor, Sun has invested well over $1 billion dollars in developing the know-how to deliver simple and efficient end-to-end solutions that match application delivery needs from the workgroup to the data center," said Robert Youngjohns, executive vice president of Global Sales, Sun Microsystems, Inc., "No vendor is currently better positioned than Sun to deliver this business-critical value to customers. By helping customers gain control over their computing operations, we can reduce deployment times dramatically, saving customers millions in the process. Sun Infrastructure Solutions combine the best practices and successes from Sun's technology and services arms, enabling Sun and its iForce partners to deliver this business-ready infrastructure faster than the competition."

New Infrastructure Solutions
Sun Infrastructure Solutions incorporate the essential building blocks for Network Computing and deliver them to customers in a production-proven, easy-to-customize and easy-to-deploy manner. Each Sun Infrastructure Solution includes best-practice methodologies and Sun Reference Architectures, with sizing guides that will be made available within this quarter. Sun lifecycle services and support and financing and technology refresh services are also a part of these offerings.

Sun Infrastructure Solutions include an economical evaluation workshop to help customers assess how solutions add value to their specific situation. These services start at under $10,000 U.S. list price. Sun Infrastructure Solutions will be available through Sun and its iForce partners. For more information about Sun Infrastructure Solutions and the four solutions announced, please see

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- 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

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