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ZDNet UK: Sun Cobalt Linux Servers Ready to Roll

May 06, 2002, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Loney)

"Sun Cobalt is preparing a major addition to its line of Linux-based server appliances this month despite the departure--just weeks before the launch--of the key executive who heads up the operation.

"Stephen DeWitt, as president and chief executive of Cobalt, was instrumental in its growth and subsequent acquisition by Sun Microsystems in 2000. Latterly, DeWitt headed up the Cobalt division as vice president and general manager for content delivery and edge computing at Sun Microsystems. He left the company last Friday, four years after he joined Cobalt.

"DeWitt's departure was the only one of several high level bail-outs from Sun in past weeks that was not publicly announced. Sun president Ed Zander , who was also instrumental in the acquisition, is to retire from the company at the beginning of July after 15 years of service..."

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