Sun Ignites Blades Market Across the Middle East

Sun Microsystems has announced dramatic customer and revenue growth for its entire line of Sun Blade systems, distinguishing itself as the worldwide leader in year-on- year blade server growth in unit shipments and factory revenue (Q3CY07), according to IDC.
Sun Blade systems growth hit a high note with customers from across the Middle East region, with more than 40 enterprise customers ranging from diverse industries such as regional telecoms, financial services, energy and utilities, media, education, telecommunications, government and Web 2.0, have deployed the technology. Sun has taken a leading role in their phenomenal growth by introducing 29 new blade products in less than two years.
“Sun’s momentum in the regions blade server market is a testament to our innovative systems design, which leads to extreme blade performance and efficiency,” said Basil Ayass, Systems Practice Manager, Sun Microsystems MENA. “We have witnessed a strong demand for Sun Blade systems in the region and our customers’ feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. They are not only pleased with our ability to support multiple processor architectures and operating systems — including UltraSPARC(R), Intel Xeon, AMD Opteron, Solaris(TM), Linux, Windows & VMware — but also with the complete package Sun can provide — servers, storage and software, backed by Sun services.” Full Story

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FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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