System News
Last Order Date for Sun Enterprise 10000 Server Systems Extended
September 30, 2003
August 4, 2003,
Volume 66, Issue 1

Due to continued demand, the last order date of Sun EnterpriseTM 10000 server systems has been extended to September 30, 2003.

The Sun Enterprise 10000 server is being replaced by the high-end Sun FireTM 15K servers with the UltraSPARCR III processors. It allows for simplification of Sun's product portfolio, without removal of any performance, features or flexibility offered today.

Customers that wish to trade in their servers when migrating can utilize the Sun Upgrade Allowance Program (UAP) and receive trade-in credit towards the purchase of the new server.

Migration services available include:

  • SolarisSM Readiness Evaluation
  • Application Guarantee
  • Application Fitness Service
  • Implementation Services

Please see the following site for additional information:

http://www.sun.com/service/support/sw_only/solaris1.html

The following part numbers for the server will now be orderable through September 30, 2003:

  • E10000-5
  • E10000-5-O
  • E10000-COD
  • E10000-COD-O
  • 2757A
  • 2761A
  • 2864A
  • 2867A
  • 3851A
  • 3865A
  • 3875A

Certain key configure-to-order (CTO) options and standalone x-options such as system boards, CPUs and memory, will continue to be available beyond September 2003.

SunSM Services will continue to support the server until January 2009.

Customers not ready to transition can upgrade to faster CPUs. See the following Web site for more details:

http://www.sun.com/ibb/upgrades

Customers can also purchase remanufactured equipment with the same new system warranty as new servers:

http://www.sun.com/ibb/remanufactured

With the Extended Availability Program (EAP), the life cycle of products can be extended for up to 24 months beyond the last system ship date, through Sun Microsystems Finance:

http://www.sun.com/leasing For Sun Fire 15K server details, see:

http://www.sun.com/servers/highend/sunfire15k

Sun Fire 12K server:

http://www.sun.com/servers/highend/sunfire12k "

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