Sun Unveils Infrastructure Solution for N1 Grid for SAP Solutions

5/12/2004 - Deepening its global alliance with SAP AG, Sun Microsystems, Inc., announced the Sun Infrastructure Solution for N1 Grid for SAP® Solutions, a mix of products, technologies and services expertise to help SAP customers derive significant cost savings by further optimizing the infrastructure of its SAP solutions-based environment.

Leveraging Sun's Solaris Operating System and N1 Grid Container technology, dedicated servers located across the Network can be virtually pooled together to help enable customers to manage 'N' computers as '1', and curtail the practice of assigning dedicated servers for a single application. The Sun Infrastructure Solution provides customers the technology, methodology and guidance to help accelerate deployment of N1 Grid technology with reduced customization and faster time to value.

"Today's announcement demonstrates Sun's commitment to take the best technology on the planet to customers in a whole new way," said Marge Breya, senior vice president of marketing, global sales operations, Sun Microsystems. "This is a powerful example of Sun's unique approach to solving customers' business challenges through innovative technology synergies with our partners."

Added Breya, "The bond that ties Sun and SAP is our rock solid commitment to help SAP customers create a competitive business edge by attacking infrastructure cost and complexity, accelerating network service deployment, and increasing mobility with security."

Sun's Infrastructure Solution for N1 Grid for SAP Solutions, scheduled to be available June 1, includes:

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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