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SANTA CLARA, CA -- June 27, 2008 -- Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: JAVA), today announced the immediate availability of a new offering to help customers achieve greater return on investment (ROI) and significantly reduce the costs of deploying and managing database and application server software. Sun GlassFish and MySQL Unlimited enables companies of all sizes to deploy the software on unlimited servers across their entire organization for a flat annual subscription. For more details, visit http://www.sun.com/mysql/glassfish.
Enterprise software customers are increasingly choosing open source software because they are demanding freedom from proprietary compliance issues, proprietary lock-in, and proprietary license fees. Users want to deploy the latest innovations on multi-CPU, multi-core hardware and the latest virtualization technologies, without incurring pricing penalties from proprietary software vendors.
"With Glassfish and MySQL Unlimited, customers eliminate these proprietary pricing constraints, and gain the flexibility to deploy the latest innovations, for a flat annual subscription - without having to count servers, CPUs, cores or virtual machines. Sun has a trusted relationship with our customers to provide 24x7 enterprise data center support and the software to efficiently manage large scale deployments. We are confident that customers will choose this open offering for the flexibility of the solution and the rock-solid business case for cost savings," said Rich Green, executive vice president of Software at Sun.
GlassFish is one of the leading open source application servers in the industry today with more than seven million downloads since its release in May 2005. MySQL is the most popular open source database software in the world. Many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations use MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, critical business systems, and packaged software. For more details on GlassFish, visit: http://www.glassfish.org and for MySQL, visit: http://www.mysql.com.
GlassFish and MySQL Unlimited pricing starts at $65,000 USD a year for an unlimited number of servers across a customer's entire organization (for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees). Pricing is tiered by employee size for larger companies.
For a typical customer with under 1,000 employees running application servers on 20 dual-CPU, dual-core x86 servers and running database servers on 10 dual-CPU, dual-core x86 servers, the three year total cost of ownership (TCO) for proprietary software will exceed $3 million USD. The three year TCO for Glassfish and MySQL Unlimited for this same configuration is just $240,000 USD -- a savings of over $2.76 million USD. For details on the comparison see http://www.sun.com/mysql/glassfish.
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All prices quoted are in U.S. dollars.