Sun Microsystems Inc. and Intel Corp. joins hands
Sun Microsystems Inc. and Intel Corp. known to be a sort of ‘worst enemies’ have overcome their splendid isolation and joined hands. As a part of this welcome alliance between the two technological giants, Intel will promote Sun’s Solaris operating system among its consumers and in return Sun will be using in its computer servers Intel chips. The detail of this grand alliance was issued by Sun and Intel in a teleconference. The two companies hoped to “blow everyone else in the market place away”.
The comprehensive relationship of Sun and Intel will prove beneficial for both of them in the long run. There are good reasons for the alliance to happen. As per worldwide ranking, the fourth largest server vendor is Sun Microsystems and has cemented its credibility in the x 86 markets. Whereas, a lions share of the x86 systems runs not on AMD but on the systems of Intel. Sun will now be in a position to offer Xeon-processor based 1P, 2P, 4P Intel processors to its consumers, which would definitely provide it an edge over its competitors. It will very soon also produce 8P servers.
Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz and Intel CEO, Paul Otellini agreed that, “a broad strategic alliance centered on Intel’s endorsement of the Solaris Operating System and Sun’s commitment to deliver a comprehensive family of enterprise and telecommunications servers and workstations based on Intel Xeon processors”.
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