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The Register: Sun to Bring Opteron, Linux to Telcos

“Sun Microsystems is most certainly adjusting to changing
times.

“The company announced today that it will expand its line of
telco-focused servers beyond just UltraSPARC processor-based gear
to include systems running on AMD’s Opteron processor and a
carrier-grade Linux operating system. Sun’s Netra systems, hardened
to meet telcos’ requirements, were some of its best sellers, during
the boom. With Solaris and SPARC on its side, Sun was able to sell
the boxes at a premium and push forward a high margin business.

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