ISV Tuning Lab Empowers Sun and Oracle ISVs

Collaborative Framework Allows ISVs to Optimize Solutions



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ --
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SUNW) today announced the opening of a new ISV
 Tuning Lab with Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq:   ORCL). Through its unique optimization
 services, this lab helps ISVs achieve the maximum performance of their
 applications running on the Sun Solaris(TM) Operating Environment and the
 Oracle(TM) platform.
     The ISV Tuning Lab, located in Redwood Shores, CA, will test, tune and
 verify the scalability, interoperability and performance of key ISV
 applications running on Oracle in Sun's UNIX(TM) environment. The lab features
 more than $3 million worth of Sun equipment, including certified
 configurations of Oracle on Sun's Enterprise(TM) 4500 workgroup servers, Sun
 Enterprise 420(R) rack mounted servers, Sun StorEdge(TM) A3500 storage arrays,
 and Sun Ray(TM) Enterprise Appliances. Additionally, Sun-trained Oracle
 engineers are on site to maximize performance and scalability.
     "The Sun and Oracle Tuning Lab is a milestone in the drive to bring the
 most reliable e-business solutions to market in the least amount of time,"
 said Johan Berg, President of Intentia Research & Development. "By working in
 Sun and Oracle's Tuning Lab, we will be able to optimize our products running
 on Oracle and Sun, and substantially increase applications performance. This
 will directly benefit our customers running on the Sun and Oracle platform to
 offer the most scalable solutions possible, and bolstering Intentia's
 leadership position in the marketplace."
     "Oracle and Sun have long demonstrated a joint commitment to the
 productivity and success of our customers," said Juan Jones, vice president,
 Systems Platform Division, at Oracle Corporation. "The Oracle platform,
 coupled with the efficient Solaris Operating Environment and the highly
 scalable and reliable Sun systems, will help ensure ISVs meet the needs of
 today's most demanding e-business customers."
     Oracle has proven the merits of ISV tuning in the past, demonstrating up
 to five times performance gains in supply chain management, billing,
 e-commerce, messaging and middleware applications. By boosting the performance
 of their applications running on Oracle and Sun, ISVs can improve their
 competitive position and enhance their value to customers. Users will be able
 to take advantage of additional performance and scalability.
     "The Tuning Lab affirms Sun and Oracle's commitment to providing ISVs with
 the ability to deliver reliable, scalable and secure mission critical
 solutions," said Michael Bohlig, director, Oracle Business Unit, Sun
 Microsystems. "Designed for environments that require the flexibility in
 real-time and the reliability of the datacenter, the Sun Solaris 8 Operating
 Environment software delivers the five critical requirements for
 Internet-based systems:  scalability, availability, manageability, security
 and connectivity. Additionally, the extremely robust Sun platform provides
 unmatched scalability and availability."
     Oracle and Sun invite ISVs to participate in the lab. Each ISV creates a
 workload and the lab uses proven tuning methodology to help deliver maximum
 results. There is no charge for the service and the lab visit takes two weeks
 to complete.
 
     About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- The Network Is The
 Computer(TM) -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc., to its position as a
 leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that
 power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to take their businesses to
 the nth. With $19.2 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than
 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com .
 
     NOTE:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, Solaris, Sun Enterprise, Sun Ray, Sun
 StorEdge, the Sun logo, and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc., in the United States and
 other countries.
     Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation.
 
 

SOURCE Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ --
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SUNW) today announced the opening of a new ISV
 Tuning Lab with Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq:   ORCL). Through its unique optimization
 services, this lab helps ISVs achieve the maximum performance of their
 applications running on the Sun Solaris(TM) Operating Environment and the
 Oracle(TM) platform.
     The ISV Tuning Lab, located in Redwood Shores, CA, will test, tune and
 verify the scalability, interoperability and performance of key ISV
 applications running on Oracle in Sun's UNIX(TM) environment. The lab features
 more than $3 million worth of Sun equipment, including certified
 configurations of Oracle on Sun's Enterprise(TM) 4500 workgroup servers, Sun
 Enterprise 420(R) rack mounted servers, Sun StorEdge(TM) A3500 storage arrays,
 and Sun Ray(TM) Enterprise Appliances. Additionally, Sun-trained Oracle
 engineers are on site to maximize performance and scalability.
     "The Sun and Oracle Tuning Lab is a milestone in the drive to bring the
 most reliable e-business solutions to market in the least amount of time,"
 said Johan Berg, President of Intentia Research & Development. "By working in
 Sun and Oracle's Tuning Lab, we will be able to optimize our products running
 on Oracle and Sun, and substantially increase applications performance. This
 will directly benefit our customers running on the Sun and Oracle platform to
 offer the most scalable solutions possible, and bolstering Intentia's
 leadership position in the marketplace."
     "Oracle and Sun have long demonstrated a joint commitment to the
 productivity and success of our customers," said Juan Jones, vice president,
 Systems Platform Division, at Oracle Corporation. "The Oracle platform,
 coupled with the efficient Solaris Operating Environment and the highly
 scalable and reliable Sun systems, will help ensure ISVs meet the needs of
 today's most demanding e-business customers."
     Oracle has proven the merits of ISV tuning in the past, demonstrating up
 to five times performance gains in supply chain management, billing,
 e-commerce, messaging and middleware applications. By boosting the performance
 of their applications running on Oracle and Sun, ISVs can improve their
 competitive position and enhance their value to customers. Users will be able
 to take advantage of additional performance and scalability.
     "The Tuning Lab affirms Sun and Oracle's commitment to providing ISVs with
 the ability to deliver reliable, scalable and secure mission critical
 solutions," said Michael Bohlig, director, Oracle Business Unit, Sun
 Microsystems. "Designed for environments that require the flexibility in
 real-time and the reliability of the datacenter, the Sun Solaris 8 Operating
 Environment software delivers the five critical requirements for
 Internet-based systems:  scalability, availability, manageability, security
 and connectivity. Additionally, the extremely robust Sun platform provides
 unmatched scalability and availability."
     Oracle and Sun invite ISVs to participate in the lab. Each ISV creates a
 workload and the lab uses proven tuning methodology to help deliver maximum
 results. There is no charge for the service and the lab visit takes two weeks
 to complete.
 
     About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- The Network Is The
 Computer(TM) -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc., to its position as a
 leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that
 power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to take their businesses to
 the nth. With $19.2 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than
 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com .
 
     NOTE:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, Solaris, Sun Enterprise, Sun Ray, Sun
 StorEdge, the Sun logo, and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc., in the United States and
 other countries.
     Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation.
 
 SOURCE  Sun Microsystems, Inc.