Sun and Found.com have a strategic agreement intended to
bring about radical change in the way consumers acquire products and
services from traditional retailers, manufacturers and brands over the
Found.com has made a major commitment
to utilize Sun's server, storage and software technologies, including
Java, Solaris and iPlanet software, to continue to build out its
internal infrastructure and retail partner network. In addition, Sun
has made a significant investment in ensuring the company's success
through joint sales, marketing and other strategic initiatives.
Found.com offers an innovative solution that utilizes the Internet to
leverage the traditional brick-and-mortar assets of retailers,
manufacturers, and brands. Utilizing Found.com's underlying technology,
companies can enhance their existing e-commerce sites with functionality
that allow customers to search for products at a physical retail store
in a specific geography, verify real-time availability of product at a
specific retail location, and purchase the product online at the store
level for fulfillment.
Found.com has initially acquired over $20 million of Sun equipment to
continue to build out its back-end infrastructure. This infrastructure
includes Sun Enterprise servers, including Sun E10000
servers, Sun StorEdge disk arrays, and Solaris.
All traditional retailers, manufacturers and
brands who partner with Found.com will install Sun Netra servers at each
physical store location. The Sun Netra server line is designed to be
NEBS compliant, giving businesses the assurance that these systems have
the ruggedness to stand up to potentially less-than-ideal store
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