Sun Boosts Performance on Solaris OS for UltraSPARC® processor-Based 4-Way Carrier Grade Server

Combined with Solaris OS and Java Technology, Netra 440 Servers Provide Reliable, Scalable Delivery of Next-Generation Telecom Services

Running on the UltraSPARC IIIi with carrier-grade Solaris Operating System and Sun Java Enterprise Systems technologies, the upgraded Netra 440 server can enable the delivery of next-generation, high-bandwidth, telecom infrastructure applications such as 3G wireless and broadband services. This upgrade builds upon Sun’s leadership in the telecom data server market, as Sun currently offers the most complete family of highly-reliable, scalable NEBS Level 3 certified rack servers on the market today.

“With the increase in bandwidth intensive applications driving the wireless and broadband markets, network equipment providers require a cost-effective scalable delivery platform,” said Raju Penumatcha, VP Netra Systems and Networking (NSN), Sun Microsystems.. “The upgrade to the Netra 440 server will provide our customers the performance, reliability and scalability needed to meet these demands.”

Lowest Cost, Highest Density

Sun’s highly-reliable Netra 440 server is the lowest cost, highest density, NEBS-Level 3 certified (Network Equipment Building Systems), 4-way carrier grade server on the market today. The Netra 440 server start at $13,995 (U.S. list price), up to 45% lower in price than HP’s Itanium2 carrier grade servers, and almost 75 percent less than HP’s PA-RISC carrier grade servers (source: Ideas Int’l Ltd, 1/24/05). The Netra 440 also offers the best compute density (4P/5U) of any comparable carrier grade server, helping to enable service providers and carriers to deploy more capacity and capability in a single rack. For more information, visit:

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision — “The Network Is The Computer” — has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris, Netra, Java and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.