Sun Increases Affordability and Manageability of the Network Computer

4/9/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. increased the affordability, availability, security and manageability of the Network Computer at its Network Computer 03, Q2 launch (NC03Q2), introducing new features, elements, solutions and services.

"Last quarter we introduced new form factors and management features for the Network Computer," said Scott McNealy, chairman, president and CEO of Sun Microsystems. "Smart CIO's are managing their diverse IT portfolios as a single enterprise architecture rather than a haphazard collection of distributed technologies. Today we're delivering new features that make the Network Computer more reliable, more available and more secure than ever."

"At the same time we're giving developers more secure and open tools to build services for the Network Computer. And we're offering our iForce partner community elements that are integrated and integrateable, so they can continue to build their Network Computer to better serve their customers' business needs," McNealy added. "The net effect of NC03Q2 is that our customers will be better equipped to build and manage heterogeneous Network Computers so they can get to market quicker and increase ROI."

Sun Announced the Following New Features for The Network Computer:

"Our solution strategy starts with R&D that is production-proven in our iForce centers and ends with mass customization via Sun Services and our iForce partner community," added McNealy. "We are systematically accelerating the time to service and ROI by capturing the most frequent design patterns and methodologies for a 'step and repeat' effect in our customer base. Unlike our competitors, we are putting structure into our Infrastructure Solutions."

Sun also unveiled three new Services to help customers reduce costs and complexity,and improve delivery of Network Computing:

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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