Network Magazine Selects Sun's Entry-level Server Product of the Year

5/1/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: SUNW) LX50 x86-based entry-level server, Sun's first entrant into the x86 server market, was named best network server in Network Magazine's 2003 Product of the Year awards. Introduced in August of 2002, the Sun LX50 system has proven itself to be a powerful force in the entry-level space. The Sun LX50 system was nominated and selected solely by the editors of the publication.

"Enterprise customers have embraced the systems approach of the Sun LX50 server as it delivers integrated low-cost, scalable hardware and open source software," said Souheil Saliba, vice president of Volume Systems Products at Sun. "We're delighted that the editors of Network Magazine support the Sun LX50 server over the piecemeal software/hardware approach of other vendors". Network Magazine proclaims, "The Sun LX50 is a powerful, flexible server that meets a variety of enterprise needs."

The Sun LX50 system is a dual Pentium III-based 1U rackmount server, loaded with Sun and open source software, the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) software stack, the customer's choice of Linux or the Solaris Operating Environment (OE) and a full suite of support services. The Sun LX50 server's raw computational performance, strong management features, and expandability make it an ideal solution on which to deploy network infrastructure applications. The Sun LX50 starts at $1995 (U.S. List), and is available from Sun or through distributors such as GE Access, MOCA, or Tech Data.

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