Sun offers web hosting for startups

Posted by Bill Bradford on Apr 30, 2007

As part of Sun’s Startup Essentials program, it is now offering web deployment hosting services in collaboration with Joyent and NaviSite.

Sun Announces New Networking Gear

Posted by Mike on Apr 26, 2007

Sun introduces new hardware targeting cable operators (especially video streaming) and telecommunication providers. Andy Bechtolsheim designed the new x4950 Streaming Switch, with specifications located here. Sun’s press release for the new hardware is here along with an article from CNET News.

    The Sun Streaming System offers:

      * 160,000 simultaneous 2Mbps streams per switch
      * Up to 640Gbps of total streaming capacity
      * Up to 768 TB of 300,000+ hours of Storage
      * Open Industry Standards based API for ease of integration
      * Simplified Management with Single Point of Control
    There are four main components to the Sun Streaming System:

      * The Sun Fire X4950 Streaming Switch.
      * The Sun Fire X4500 server.
      * The Sun Fire X4100 server.
      * Sun Streaming Software.

Sun’s 3rd Quarter FY 2007

Posted by Mike on Apr 25, 2007

Sun reported a positive net income for the second straight quarter. Click here for full details.

Revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 were $3.283 billion, an increase of 3.3 percent as compared with $3.177 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2006. Total gross margin as a percent of revenues was 44.5 percent, an increase of 1.5 percentage points, as compared with the third quarter of fiscal 2006.

Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 on a GAAP basis was $67 million, or $0.02 per share on a diluted basis, as compared with a net loss of $217 million, or ($0.06) per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2006.

Sun’s 25th Anniversary Sale

Posted by Bill Bradford on Apr 23, 2007

Sun is having a 25th Anniversary Sale for the next two weeks, with up to 65 percent off selected hardware (from the Ultra 20 M2 to the Sun Fire X4500), software, and services.

Sun Revealed Quad-Socket Xeon Blade

Posted by Mike on Apr 17, 2007

Sun announced new hardware with Intel’s Xeon processors at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Beijing, China. A two-socket and four-socket blade server can be expected to fit into Sun’s existing blade chassis. Click here for the full article from The Register.

Sun/Fujitsu release “SPARC Enterprise” series of systems

Posted by Bill Bradford on Apr 17, 2007

Sun and Fujitsu have released the SPARC64-IV based SPARC Enterprise line of systems that use the SPARC64 VI processor. The line ranges from the M4000 with four dual-core CPUs and 128G memory up to the M9000 with 64 dual-core CPUs and 2TB memory.

The Sun Fire 1000 and 2000 are now also known as the SPARC Enterprise T1000 and T2000.

Sun releases STK 2500 “Low Cost Array”

Posted by Bill Bradford on Apr 17, 2007

Sun has released the StorageTek 2500 LCA series of “Low Cost Array” storage systems.

The arrays offer direct SAS or FC host connections, with capacities from 292G to 5.2TB using dual-ported SAS disks.

(Edit: The original version of this blurb stated that iSCSI functionality was available; apparently it is planned for a future model and not offered in the current array models. Thanks to Russell for the correction)

Sun & Fujitsu to release SPARC64

Posted by Mike on Apr 12, 2007

An exclusive article from The Register detailing the upcoming release of SPARC64 from Sun and Fujitsu. Additionally, the Sun Fire T1000/T2000 will now simply be T1000/T2000, full article located here.

Sun’s FISHworks

Posted by Mike on Apr 12, 2007

According to The Register, Sun has open sourced its FISHworks (Fully Integrated Software and Hardware) code to the community, more details located here.

Sun’s 25th Anniversary

Posted by Bill Bradford on Apr 11, 2007

Sun has a feature up about it’s 25th Anniversary. T-shirts are available, and Sun’s 25th Anniversary Sale starts on April 23rd.

First UltraSPARC “Rock” Silicon

Posted by Bill Bradford on Apr 10, 2007

Jonathan Schwartz has a new blog entry up with pictures and details on the first-revision UltraSPARC “Rock” CPU, still in development and testing.

Enhanced UltraSPARC IV+ Servers Announced

Posted by Bill Bradford on Apr 4, 2007

Sun has announced the availability of enhanced UltraSPARC IV+ servers running at 1.95 and 2.1Ghz.