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Microsoft CEO Offers His Views on Sun/Microsoft Agreement
Technical Collaboration, Mutual Support to Benefit Industry

Microsoft Corporation CEO Steve Ballmer says the decision to technically collaborate with Sun was driven by the needs and interests of customers and the IT industry. In an exclusive interview with Sun Boardroom Minutes, Ballmer says this agreement is critical in facing future IT challenges.

Heating Up the Competition
Scott McNealy Talks About Red Hat, Microsoft and Competition

According to Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy the only aspect of Red Hat's operating system that Sun doesn't have is an open-source label, and that is sure to change. Speaking at a Northwestern University event, McNealy heralded his company's newfound relationship with Microsoft as possibly the most significant deal within the industry's recent history.

Digital Campus - New Model of Computing
Alternate Software Licensing Models Scholastically Appealling

More than 200 Internet2 university members and affiliates will be offered annual, renewable subscriptions for most of Sun's software products to assist the educational community in maintaining its IT infrastructure through an easily affordable, new model of computing that Sun has dubbed the Digital Campus.

Sun Technology and Academic Resources Initiative
Reduces Cost, Complexity for the Educational IT Community

The recently announced Sun Technology and Academic Resources (STAR) initiative is designed to reduce the cost and complexity of managing network systems for the educational IT community by combing seven strategic programs together under one initiative. These programs include academic equipment grants, academic courses and Centers of Excellence.

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Revolutionary Data Services with Sun StorEdge 6920
Sun, Industry Software Vendors Enhance Data Services

The Sun StorEdge 6920 system now has strengthen data services capabilities due to the recently announced support of multiple independent software vendors (ISVs). Customers will experience these enhancements in the system's advanced back-up and non-disruptive snap shot; open management; and storage provisioning now available in one integrated, simplified solution.

Sun StorEdge 6920 System Promotion
Receive Added Services with this Midrange Storage System
Purchase a Sun StorEdge 6920 system by November 17, 2004, and receive additional installation, implementation, training and a service contract upgrade. With these services, customers can significantly increase the system's value beyond the system and data services alone. In addition, qualifying customers are eligible for 50 percent off Sun StorEdge 6920 system hardware.
    Sun StorEdge Multi-Platform Client Software
    Offers Heterogeneous Client Support for QFS Shared File System

    The Sun StorEdge Multi-Platform Client software allows users access to common storage, volumes and files when deployed with a Sun StorEdge QFS shared file system in a heterogeneous Storage Area Network (SAN) environment. With this software, the resulting shared storage environment will consolidate data without replication.

    Sun Content Infrastructure System
    Comprehensive Solution Addresses Data-management Issues

    The Sun Content Infrastructure system is a pre-built, integrated, multi-tiered information lifecycle management (ILM) platform that can assist in reducing the cost and complexity of content management. This comprehensive platform addresses data-management issues, including backup and restore, business continuity, media management, archive policies and asset management.

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