Menu
Microsoft, Sun expand their collaboration

Microsoft, Sun expand their collaboration

Sun/Microsoft Interoperability Center to promote virtualization, Java, systems management and identity, and collaboration

Sun and Microsoft announced two "milestones" this week in their ongoing alliance, including the official opening of a Sun/Microsoft Interoperability Center on Microsoft's Redmond, Washington campus.

The center is intended to optimize use of Microsoft applications with Sun Fire x64 servers and storage. Also, the companies are announcing availability of Sun Infrastructure Solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

The center will provide a setting for hands-on testing and tuning of Sun/Microsoft solutions and help joint customers achieve performance results, Microsoft said. Customers can run key Microsoft applications on Sun x64 servers.

"Additionally, with the new Infrastructure Solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Sun's expertise in x64 servers, storage and 64-bit database architectures will enable customers to significantly reduce e-mail TCO and ease the transition to the new 64-bit product," said Lisa Sieker, Sun vice president of systems marketing, in a statement released by the companies.

The Exchange Server solution is intended to help customers better manage e-mail growth and realize benefits of Exchange Server 2007, the companies said. Pre-tested and end-to-end system and storage configurations allow customers to migrate to Exchange Server 2007 and save as much as 85 percent in rack space. Savings also would be achieved in power and cooling.

Other objectives of the center include promotion of interoperability in such areas as virtualization, Java, systems management and identity, and collaboration. The center will collaborate with authorized Sun Solution Centers.

The Sun/Microsoft center will certify Java Platform Enterprise Edition and Java Platform Standard Edition, including the Java Runtime Environment software for and with Microsoft operating environments and applications. Also, joint work will be done to enable cross-platform server virtualization, including Windows Hyper-V and Sun xVM software.

Cross-company collaboration also will be done to allow Sun Ray thin client software to provide a virtual desktop for Windows.

After years of disputes, Sun and Microsoft announced a broad-based collaboration agreement in 2004.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

Partners are actively building out security practices and services to match, yet remain challenged by a lack of guidance in the market. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Sophos - assessed the making of an MSSP, outlining the blueprint for growth and how partners can differentiate in New Zealand.

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ
Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the inaugural Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months, with more than ​​50 organisations in the spotlight.​​​

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP has honoured its leading partners in New Zealand during 2018, following 12 months of growth through the local channel. Unveiled during the fourth running of the ceremony in Auckland, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence, growth, consistency and engagement of standout Kiwi partners.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments