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SUN READIES PARTNERS FOR SUCCESS WITH NT TO SOLARIS OE MIGRATION PROGRAM.

Based on the priorities of its customers, Sun Microsystems, Inc., (Nasdaq: SUNW) has announced the NT to Solaris Operating Environment (OE) Migration Program -- the first in its series of operating environment migration programs. With this extensive migration assistance program, Sun has taken the guesswork out of the planning and execution phases of migration, while ultimately freeing developers from the proprietary constraints of NT technology.

Sun established the NT to Solaris OE Migration Program as a result of customer demand for solutions based on open standards, and the growing need for a more reliable and scalable platform capable of handling today's robust, mission-critical applications. An extension of the Sun Developer Connection(SM) Program, the NT to Solaris OE Migration Program is the right starting point for development partners, providing resources, tools and knowledge from Sun and its approved migration consultants.

"A large factor of our success in the B2B financial services software licensing business is due to the quality of our software and our migration from NT to a UNIX platform with the Sun Solaris Operating Environment," said Tony Huston, founding partner and president, A.B. Watley Group. "Our UNIX platform and enterprise architecture clearly differentiate us to the large brokerage firms and banks to which we market our data delivery and transaction software."

The Sun Developer Kit for NT to Solaris OE Migration: With this Web-based engineering resource (http://soldc.sun.com/ntmigration), developers have access to information on planning strategies, porting issues, post-porting tasks, NT technologies, as well as discussion forums on migration and sample code to move Win32-based C or C++ code.

NT to Solaris OE Migration Program Portal: This new Web site (http://www.sun.com/migration/nt) provides a one-stop shop with continually updated resources to assist migration efforts and information on post-migration opportunities.

Installed Base Business Trade-In/Upgrade (IBB) Allowance: While companies, once they move to the Solaris OE, can ultimately experience a decrease in costs, Sun understands that developers and their companies have already invested significant time and money in their current platforms. The IBB/Sun Upgrade Allowance component offers customers an upgrade path to protect their initial investment, while enabling them to begin the migration to the Solaris platform.

Access to Migration Consultants: Developers and companies receive secure, specific, customized, fee-based assistance through recommended NT Migration consultants.

Post-Migration Marketing Opportunities: As part of the NT to Solaris OE Migration Program, developers can participate in Sun Co-Marketing and Sales Services offerings, SunTone(SM) Certification and Branding Programs, iForce(SM) Initiative and the Destination ASP Program.

"With the explosive growth of Web Services and the increasingly demanding environments of today's data centers, we've seen our customers rethink their Windows NT investments and look to Solaris (OE) for their mission-critical applications," said Cyndi Kubich, director, ISV and Startup Offerings, at Sun Microsystems. "Because of this growing demand from developers, we've responded with the NT to Solaris Migration Program, delivering on the Solaris OE promise of keeping service levels up and service costs down, as well as deploying on the platform that best delivers the promise of the Sun ONE software architecture for services on demand."

Sun has successfully migrated several customers, including Eagle Investments Systems Group, and A.B. Watley Group, Inc., from the Windows NT platform to the more scalable, enterprise-ready, and secure Solaris Operating Environment. By aiding customers in this transformation, Sun has helped many of them to compete in new markets, significantly increasing application performance and accommodating them for future growth. The NT to Solaris OE Migration Program provides development partners with what they need for a smooth and manageable transition.

The NT to Solaris Migration Program and corresponding Web sites became available to all development partners at no charge beginning October 9, 2001.
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