"Although it's among the market leaders in the low-end server
business, Sun Microsystems Inc. has in recent years been known much
more for its success at the high end. In this interview with
Computerworld, Neil Knox, executive vice president of Sun's volume
systems product group, talked about his company's recent
blade-server product launch, its emerging throughput computing
strategy and Linux.
"Why has Sun moved to a quarterly release schedule for
its products? Why should users care? It makes their lives
a lot easier. It forces us to pull all the products together in a
coordinated manner. So the customers... are able to plan the
implementation of new [and] refreshed products, as well as updates
to their data centers. By doing a quarterly launch, we are really
showing them a total systems play rather than stand-alone product
announcements, which they have to pull together to make sense out
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