According to this Reuters article, Sun has released new service, software, and hardware offerings as part of a plan to move to selling “services” rather than discrete hardware and software components.
“In our world, you will subscribe to the software and the hardware is free,” said Jonathan Schwartz, President and COO. “Directionally, our expectation is that in fiscal 2005 you’re going to see a rapid departure from selling hardware, software and services apart.”
Sun rolled out a pay-for-use storage service, with prices starting at 2 cents per megabyte per month. Also announced is the quad-CPU Netra 440 server, the next version of the Java Enterprise System, and the second release of the Java Desktop System.