Sun: Unix beats Windows in “uptime”

Blinding flash of the obvious.

“Sun Microsystems has launched the latest volley in the battle
to guarantee that its Unix systems are more reliable than
competitors’ Windows NT machines.”

“Sun, which already promises customers that its enterprise
servers will be available 99.95 percent of the time, announced
today a program called SunUp to help software and hardware
companies stamp out problems that could take a machine down. Part
of the program will tie Sun employees’ pay to how well Sun products
do in the real world.”

“Sun’s Netra 1800 ft server for the telecommunications market
comes with a 99.999 percent uptime guarantee.”


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