Sun and Intel Announce Landmark Agreement
Subject: General Tech | January 22, 2007 - 04:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SAN FRANCISCO , Jan. 22, 2007 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and Intel Corporation today announced a broad strategic alliance centered on Intel's endorsement of the Solaris™ Operating System (OS) and Sun's commitment to deliver a comprehensive family of enterprise and telecommunications servers and workstations based on IntelÂ® XeonÂ® processors. The scope of the agreement spans Solaris, Java™ and NetBeans™ software and Intel Xeon microprocessors, as well as other Intel and Sun enterprise-class technologies. The alliance also includes joint engineering, design and marketing efforts.
As part of today's announcement, Intel is embracing Solaris as a mainstream OS and the enterprise class, mission critical UNIXÂ® OS for Intel Xeon processor-based servers. Intel also endorses Sun's Solaris, Java and NetBeans products and will actively support the OpenSolaris™ and open Java communities from which they continue to evolve.