Sun is on Mission to Drive Cost, Complexity Out of Network Computing

9/19/2003 - Scott McNealy, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Sun Microsystems, Inc. raised the curtain at Sun's annual user conference, and told the crowd of thousands of IT professionals that Sun is on a mission to drive cost and complexity out of Network Computing. He previewed more than 30 new technologies and solutions designed to lower acquisition costs, eliminate virus attacks and security breaches and reduce ongoing management and operations' costs.

"We're all over delivering innovation, choice and value to our customers through Network Computing," said McNealy."We're realizing our vision big time of everyone and everything connected to the network and delivering our third payout to customers of 2003."

In his keynote address, McNealy set the SunNetwork(SM) agenda and said conference-goers would hear details throughout the three-day event about a radical redefining of software around the system and highlighted the Java(TM) Enterprise System as the first game changer in enterprise software since Java.

Referencing the recent security issues of a popular competitor, McNealy said that the Java Desktop System offers a viable desktop solution that reduces the risk of massive security holes, can run on Linux, and be acquired for a fraction of the typical acquisition and licensing costs.

McNealy also previewed three new aggressively priced Sparc(R)/Solaris(TM)-based systems intended to redefine the price/performance of servers across the industry.

McNealy said Sun continues to automate Network Computing with new N1(TM) technologies. With more than 40 new N1 customers and another new N1 technology based on the CenterRun acquisition for one touch application deployment, Sun will shoot ahead of the competition.

About SunNetwork Conference and Pavilion
The SunNetworkSM 2003 Conference and Pavilion is the only conference 100 percent dedicated to showcasing end-to-end solutions from Sun and its iForceSM partners. SunNetwork 2003 provides information and insights through more than 200 education and technical sessions about products and innovations designed to reduce the cost and complexity of network computing.

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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