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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup--Selling Wall Street on Sun

Sep 26, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman, Michael Hall)

"Three years ago, we attended Sun's quarterly network computing day. It was the heart of the Bust, and we were treated to pot shots directed at IBM and Microsoft and were told that Sun was the true 'open standards' vendor. The company then introduced its $1.4-million-plus flagship server in a completely refreshed Sun Fire line. At the time, Sun cited server consolidation and the desire for a lower total cost of ownership as the bait to lure enterprises to its wares.

"Three years is an eternity in the tech market. Since then, Sun has officially made nice with Microsoft and seen its market share erode as Big Blue's grew. Solaris has taken a beating from Linux, particularly in Sun's sweet spot of financial services institutions..."

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