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New Sun system boosts performance

Dubai, January 4, 2009

Sun Microsystems’ enhanced line of Sun Fire x64 servers and Sun Blade systems will deliver up to 35 per cent better performance over previous generations, the company said.

Powered with the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor and up to twice the storage, memory and I/O capacity as compared to competing servers, Sun's strengthened x64 server line offers exceptional scalability, virtualisation and consolidation capability at more than 110:1 ratio and supporting up to 100 virtual serves on a single system, said an official spokesman.

Besides supporting Windows and Linux, servers are further enhanced with the Solaris(TM) Containers capability in the Solaris OS. Users can also select Solaris ZFS(TM) as their root file system and take advantage of a number of key virtualization enhancements.

'This innovative systems design is a potent combination for organizations to standardize and streamline their IT support requirements and scale as their business needs require,” said SEE Volume Lead, Sun Microsystems, Marc Heger.

'Sun's new Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based x64 servers stand out in three areas that matter to customers - performance, energy efficiency and scalability.'

Sun xVM Server provides complementary virtualization solutions for heterogeneous environments.  Sun(TM) xVM Ops Center software provides a unified management interface for both Sun xVM Server and Solaris Containers.

With AMD Virtualisation(TM) technology and Sun's xVM infrastructure, the enhanced line of Sun x64 servers simplify and optimize the next-generation datacenter, maximising consolidation and lowering overhead associated with software virtualisation, allowing for increased system utilisation, performance and scalability improvements.

Sun’s virtualisation and consolidation services enable users can reduce power and cooling costs by as much as 60 percent and space savings by as much as 57 per cent. 

To further reduce power and energy costs, users can utilize Sun(SM) Eco Services Suite, which provides users with technical evaluations needed to optimize datacenter efficiency. Sun also offers HPC services to help customers architect, deploy, and manage their HPC environments for faster time to deployment and with reduced risk. Sun's portfolio of x64 Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based servers offer a choice of Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System (OS), Linux, Windows and VMWare.  – TradeArabia News Service




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