Sun Expands Discount Program To U.K, Israeli Startups - 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.

IoT
IoT
Software // Enterprise Applications

Sun Expands Discount Program To U.K, Israeli Startups

By giving startups a break on Sun products initially, the computer maker hopes for more sales in the future as the small companies grow.

Sun Microsystems on Wednesday said it has extended its program of offering startups discounts on products and services to companies in the United Kingdom and Israel.

Available in the United States, China and India for more than a year, the Sun Startup Essentials program also provides eligible companies with discounted rates from Sun partners offering Web hosting services. By giving startups a break on Sun products initially, the computer maker hopes for more sales in the future as the small companies grow.

More than 1,300 companies have applied for membership in the program since its launch, according to Sun. The United Kingdom and Israel were added because both regions have had a significant increase in startups and venture capitalist funding. "By expanding the program, we're reaching emerging as well as leading markets that adopt and adapt new technology rapidly, and we're enabling startups to get to market quickly and economically," Juan Carlos Soto, VP of market development at Sun, said in a statement.

Sun products available for discounts include Sun Fire and Sun Fire x64 servers. Hosting partners include Layered Technologies, NaviSite and NTT Europe Online. The latter company, which Sun announced Wednesday had joined the partner program, is the first Web hosting partner based in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Along with product discounts, Sun is also offering technical advice via email at no charge and access to free software, such as Apache, MySQL and other applications optimized to run on the open source Solaris operating system. Sun has set up a Web site for companies interested in joining the program.

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
Commentary
2021 Outlook: Tackling Cloud Transformation Choices
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  1/4/2021
News
Enterprise IT Leaders Face Two Paths to AI
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  12/23/2020
Slideshows
10 IT Trends to Watch for in 2021
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  12/22/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
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.
Slideshows
Flash Poll