Sun Boosts Sun Fire Servers With UltraSparc - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Hardware & Infrastructure

Sun Boosts Sun Fire Servers With UltraSparc

The new servers are designed for running CRM, business intelligence/data warehousing, and enterprise applications using large databases.

Sun Microsystems on Tuesday gave its Sun Fire servers a boost, offering models powered by UltraSparc IV+ processors with clock speeds of 1.95 GHz or 2.1 GHz.

The new servers run the Sun Solaris operating system, which together with Sparc is "the engine that drives our server business," John Fowler, executive VP of Sun's systems group, said in a statement.

The faster processors are available in Sun Fire V490, V890, E2900, E4900, E6900, E20K, and E25K servers. The latest UltraSparc chips have up to twice the performance of the UltraSparc 1V model, and five times the performance of the UltraSparc III, Sun said.

The Sun Fire/UltraSparc platforms are designed for running CRM, business intelligence/data warehousing, and enterprise applications using large databases. The systems are built for virtualization environments using a combination of fault isolated hard partitions and Solaris Containers, which is technology capable of consolidating and running in virtualization mode hundreds of applications on a single system, according to Sun.

After years of financial struggles following the dot-com bust, Sun appears to be making progress in the server market. The company last year posted its first jump in market share based on sales in five years, according to Gartner. The company increased its share to 10.8% from 9.6% in 2005. Revenue in 2006 rose 15.4% to $5.7 billion. For the overall server market, revenue increased 2% for the year to $52.7 billion.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
CIOs Face Decisions on Remote Work for Post-Pandemic Future
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  2/19/2021
11 Ways DevOps Is Evolving
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  2/18/2021
CRM Trends 2021: How the Pandemic Altered Customer Behavior Forever
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  2/18/2021
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you.
White Papers
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll