Vol 72 Issue 2 2004-02-09 Article 12272 from section "News"

To Help IT Departments Speed Time-to-service and Improve Business Performance

Sun is introducing five new Sun[TM] Reference Architectures and
Solutions that are designed to help IT departments speed time-to-service
and improve business performance. The Giga Information Group recently
studied four Sun customers who realized gains of up to $7.8 million over
a three-year period with the data warehousing Reference Architecture
featuring SybaseIQ highly scalable analytic engine.

The new Reference Architectures and Solutions include:

- Sun Reference Solution for Enterprise Messaging Consolidation:
Improves critical enterprise communications and lowers the cost of
ownership by up to half of an equivalent Microsoft Exchange

- Sun Reference Solution for Secure Network Access Platform: Provides
highly secure, role-based access to mission-critical data and
network-centric applications important for government, financial
services, telecommunications and healthcare entities.

- Sun Enterprise Data Warehouse Reference Architecture: Breaks the
100 terabyte computing barrier and nearly doubles its previous
performance levels with Sun's new UltraSPARC[R] IV processors.

- Sun Messaging Reference Architecture for Oracle Collaboration
Suite: Designed to consolidate and manage collaborative enterprise
communications on the Solaris[TM] Operating System (Solaris OS) and
UltraSPARC processor platform.

- Sun Spare Parts Planning Reference Architecture: Helps optimize
inventory, resource utilization, part allocation and management of
spare parts inventories in industries such as automotive and
aerospace, reducing inventory costs alone by up to 30 percent.

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