Vol 71 Issue 3 2004-01-19 Article 12063 from section "News"

Potential for Massive Horizontal Scalability will Result from Acquisition

Sun Microsystems has arranged to acquire Nauticus Networks, a privately
held company in Framingham, Massachusetts, whose products include a
high-performance content-switch, including SSL, security, load-balancing
and virtualization that will become key components of Sun's volume
systems strategy to enable massive horizontal scalability and to enable
convergence of compute and network services.

Sun expects the acquired level of convergence to give customers better
integration of their throughput compute environment and allow them to
easily develop new network services.

Under the terms of the agreement, Sun will acquire Nauticus Networks in
an all cash transaction expected to close in the third quarter of Sun's
2004 fiscal year. Nauticus will then become an integral part of Sun's
Volume Systems Products organization under the leadership of Neil Knox,
executive vice president, Volume Systems Products.

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