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HP Deals Sun

PALO ALTO, Calif. and SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- HP and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced an expanded multi-year partnership agreement that enables HP to distribute(1) and provide software technical support for Sun’s Solaris 10 Operating System on the HP ProLiant server and blade system platforms.

Under the terms of the new original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and support agreement, Sun becomes a strategic HP ProLiant OS distribution partner and Solaris is now elevated to the lineup of key operating environments for the HP ProLiant(2) platform. The new deal sets a course for the companies to work together to expand demand for both Solaris and OpenSolaris on both HP ProLiant servers and server blades into new markets.

By providing a single point of purchase, contact and accountability for Solaris on HP ProLiant, HP and Sun are improving the overall customer experience. To further reduce operational costs, the companies will collaborate on integration of Solaris 10 and HP Insight software on HP ProLiant servers to deliver usability and management enhancements.

“We’re responding to our customers who have asked for expanded HP ProLiant operating environment support to address their diverse application requirements,” said Mark Potter, senior vice president and general manager, BladeSystem and Insight Software, HP. “The combination of Solaris and HP ProLiant delivers superior performance, scalability and virtualization capabilities on x86 servers. Backed by industry-leading HP Technology Services, the agreement gives our joint customers complete confidence to grow their businesses while also controlling costs.”

HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ)

Sun Microsystems Inc.

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