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Dell to carry Solaris 10 on PowerEdge servers

Sun Microsystems and Dell announced Wednesday a distribution agreement under which Dell will distribute Sun's Solaris 10 operating system on Dell PowerEdge servers.

Under the multiyear agreement, Dell also will provide Solaris support services to its PowerEdge customers. The agreement brings two rivals together, with Dell gaining a relationship to better serve its customers already running Solaris on their systems and Sun a potentially larger market base for Solaris.

More: News.com

Posted 2007-11-14, 23:58 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Dell plans servers based on Sun Solaris software

Dell Inc will license Sun Microsystems Inc's Solaris operating system and build server computers based on the Sun software, the companies said on Wednesday.

"Dell's offering of Solaris redefines the market opportunity for both companies," Schwartz said in a statement. "The relationship gives Dell broader reach into the global free software community with Solaris and OpenSolaris, and gives Sun access to channels and customers across the volume marketplace."

More: Reuters

Posted 2007-11-14, 23:44 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

It's time to pay attention to Sun's x86 server biz

The fresh Xeon-based servers from Sun mark the company's most muscular play to date in the x86 realm. The four-socket 2U X4450, in particular, has Sun pushing the equivalent of a midrange SMP down into the heart of the so-called commodity market. This move plays well with Sun's historic strengths in the SMP (symmetric multi-processing) arena and supports Sun' "R&D will win" mantra.

More: The Register

Posted 2007-09-28, 08:38 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Sun crams four sockets worth of Xeons into 2U box

Sun Microsystems today announced a pair of new four-core Xeon-based boxes that give customers just about the most performance and choice out of any low-end servers from a Tier 1 vendor. The fresh X4450, for example, packs four of Intel's 7300 series Xeon chips into a 2U system. All of the other major vendors require at least 4U for their four-socket units. The system also has a mouth-watering 32 DIMM slots with support for up to 128GB of memory. That should be enough to run your virtualization software.

More: The register

Posted 2007-09-28, 08:31 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Sun Ships Intel-Based Galaxy Rack Servers

Seven months after inking a joint development and OEM agreement with Intel, the engineers at Sun Microsystems have put out a second-generation of "Galaxy" X64-based servers that make use of the latest quad-core Xeon processors from Intel. The machines represent another leap in performance, density, and efficiency compared to the initial Opteron-based Galaxy machines from two years ago, and very likely preview what future "Barcelona" Rev F Opteron Galaxy boxes will look like.

More: IT Jungle

Posted 2007-09-26, 20:40 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

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