Sun and Intel Announce Landmark Agreement
SAN FRANCISCO , Jan. 22, 2007 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and Intel Corporation today announced a broad strategic alliance centered on Intel's endorsement of the Solaris Operating System (OS) and Sun's commitment to deliver a comprehensive family of enterprise and telecommunications servers and workstations based on Intel Xeon processors. The scope of the agreement spans Solaris, Java and NetBeans software and Intel Xeon microprocessors, as well as other Intel and Sun enterprise-class technologies. The alliance also includes joint engineering, design and marketing efforts.
As part of today's announcement, Intel is embracing Solaris as a mainstream OS and the enterprise class, mission critical UNIX(R) OS for Intel Xeon processor-based servers. Intel also endorses Sun's Solaris, Java and NetBeans products and will actively support the OpenSolaris and open Java communities from which they continue to evolve.
Sun is committed to leading on performance and energy efficiency in its server product line. After a comprehensive evaluation of industry platforms solutions, Sun has decided to complement its current offerings with platforms based on Intel Architecture optimized for Solaris beginning in the first half of 2007. Sun believes Intel's model of alternating new microarchitectures with new process technologies on an annual basis will offer outstanding building blocks for Sun's customers. READ MORE...