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Sun launches Solaris 10 operating sytem

System addresses the considerable waste of resources forced on end-users by technology that fails to provide adequate choice, security, utilisation and performance workloads.

The Middle East & North Africa operations of Sun Microsystems has unveiled its Solaris 10 Operating System, which addresses the considerable waste of resources forced on end-users by technology that fails to provide adequate choice, security, utilisation and performance workloads.

Solaris 10 is the fastest operating system ever released by Sun -- more than 40% faster than Solaris 9 OS in web server performance on both Sparc and x86 systems.

"Solaris 10 is the most anticipated product release in the history of Sun and is the result of more than US$500 million in research and development, demonstrating how superior engineering can deliver real customer advantage," says Hein Vandermerwe, Sun Microsystems Mena's Senior Data Centre Architect.

"As part of more than 600 new features in this operating system, breakthrough innovations enable Solaris 10 containers to enhance datacentre utilisation from 20% to 80% and beyond, increasing performance two-fold and fostering the secure and reliable delivery of network services at industry-beating prices," he adds.

Sun's radical new business model for Solaris means that early in 2005, Solaris 10 will be commercially available to regional customers at no charge, changing from a fee-based structure to one that is based on services. Costs will be based on support levels and computing capacity.

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