System News
15 Aug 2006
New World Record-Breaking Servers and Workstation Introduced
Powered by New 1.8 GHz UltraSPARC IV+ Processors or Next-Generation AMD Opteron Processors

Ten new products were added to the Sun Fire server and Sun Ultra workstation families that run the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS): new midrange Sun Fire V490, Sun Fire V890, Sun Fire E2900, Sun Fire E4900, Sun Fire E6900 servers, and two new high-end servers, the Sun Fire E20K and Sun Fire E25K servers. Sun also introduced entry-level x64 servers: the Sun Fire X2100 M2 server, Sun Fire X2200 M2 server, and an x64 workstation, the Sun Ultra 20 M2 workstation.
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15 Aug 2006
PG&E Offers First Rebate for Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 Servers
Up to $1000 In Savings from New Non Residential Retrofit Program

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is offering a rebate program called the Non Residential Retrofit Program for California PG&E customers who upgrade to Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 servers with CoolThreads technology. Apply now to receive cash savings between $700 - $1,000 per server.
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14 Aug 2006
New Generation of Modular Storage from Sun's StorageTek Acquisition: Two Arrays
Introducing the Sun StorageTek 6140 Array and Sun StorageTek 6540 Array

The first new products from the Sun StorageTek acquisition have been released: Sun StorageTek 6140 array and Sun StorageTek 6540 array. Key features are heterogeneous service and support expertise from StorageTek and end-to-end systems expertise from Sun. A new SPC benchmark shows the StorageTek 6140 array set the world record for SPC-2 price/performance and delivered the best performance in its class.
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15 Aug 2006
Data Centers Get Automatic Refresh with Sun Refresh Service for the Sun Blade 8000 Modular System
Subscription Service Provides the Latest and Fastest AMD Opteron Processors

Sun announced this week (August 15, 2006) the Sun Refresh Service, which enables customers to have the newest and fastest compute modules in the Sun Blade 8000 Modular System. Customers who subscribe to the service will get an automatic refresh of server modules equipped with the latest and fastest AMD Opteron processors as soon as they become available.
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14 Aug 2006
EnterpriseDB to Provide PostgreSQL Support to Sun
Deal underscores the increasing enterprise viability of PostgreSQL

Sun selected EnterpriseDB, an open source database vendor, to provide technical support and related professional services and training for Sun's PostgreSQL offering. Sun recently integrated PostgreSQL into the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS).
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