Sun Announces New Server Consolidation Services for Companies Facing 'Server Sprawl'; Sun Professional Services Offers Businesses New Services to Reduce TCO.NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 17, 1999--Sun Microsystems, Inc.(NASDAQ NASDAQ
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SUNW Stanford University Network Workstation (Sun Microsystems, Inc) ), today announced Sun(TM) Server Consolidation Services to help companies simplify IT management, improve control, and reduce overall costs of ownership in their distributed computing environment See DCE.
Distributed Computing Environment - (DCE) An architecture consisting of standard programming interfaces, conventions and server functionalities (e.g. naming, distributed file system, remote procedure call) for distributing applications transparently across networks .
When an enterprise faces complex "server sprawl" challenges, Sun Professional Services (job) professional services - A department of a supplier providing consultancy and programming manpower for the supplier's products. can step into the customer's IT environment to assess, architect, and implement server consolidation. Sun Professional Services consultants help customers reduce the complexity and cost of their information technology (IT) infrastructure by physically consolidating their servers and logically consolidating applications.
"Most leading IT organizations view server consolidation as a strategic move," says Joe Clabby, vice president of Platforms and Services at Aberdeen Group Aberdeen Group is a provider of business-related research services. It has its headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts and belongs to the Harte-Hanks group. Founded in 1988, Aberdeen's research is used by over 2. . "Server consolidation moves customers toward a flexible, adaptable IT architecture that's ready to respond quickly to new business challenges and opportunities."
"We're ensuring our customers are using the most future-friendly consolidated IT environments possible," says Paul Rochester Paul Rochester (born 1938) attended Michigan State University. He played defensive tackle in the American Football League for the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs, and the New York Jets. , vice president and general manager of Sun Professional Services. "We will assist them throughout the transition to ensure that their consolidated environment is optimized for emerging trends in open systems computing."
Sun's Server Consolidation Services are designed to assist the customer in in all phases of a server consolidation project, from evaluating the business case to designing, and implementing the consolidated architecture. Services range from performing a feasibility study "A Feasibility Study" is an episode of the original The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 13 April, 1964, during the first season. It was remade in 1997 as part of the revived The Outer Limits series with a minor title change. , completing a detailed assessment, designing a robust architecture, to implementing a consolidated environment.
Pricing and Availability
Sun's Server Consolidation Services from Sun Professional Services are available today for fixed price and custom quote. For more information go to: www.sun.com/service/sunps
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