Solaris on IBM Servers

Perspectives

IBM and Sun announced that IBM will distribute the Solaris operating system (OS) and Solaris Subscriptions for select x86-based IBM System x servers and Blade Center servers. Sun President and CEO, Jonathan Schwartz, and IBM Senior Vice President and Group Executive, Bill Zeitler, jointly presented the news during a press conference on August 16, 2007. This news follows Intel's endorsement of Solaris in January.



In the News

Wall Street Journal, August 16, 2007
International Business Machines Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. said that IBM has signed an agreement to become the first major hardware vendor to become a reseller of Sun's Solaris operating system.


IDG News Service, August 16, 2007
IBM is expanding the number of x86-based servers and blade systems on which it offers Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Solaris operating system.


The Register, April 2, 2007
Describes Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz's view on the key OS players in the market and introduces potential future releases of Solaris.


InfoWorld, March 6, 2007
CEO credits Sun's good economic performance to widespread adoption of Solaris 10.

Press Releases

August 16, 2007
IBM and Sun today announced that IBM will distribute the Solaris Operating System (OS) and Solaris Subscriptions for select x86-based IBM System x servers and BladeCenter servers to clients through IBM's routes to market.

Analyst Perspectives

Al Gillen August 17, 2007
IDCs Al Gillen provides his viewpoint on the Sun and IBM agreement in "Sun, IBM, and Solaris: What Is the Impact on the Operating Systems Market?"

Jean S. Bozman August 16, 2007
Sun and IBM are teaming up on Solaris x86, with IBM deepening its support of Solaris 10 on the IBM System x x86 servers it sells worldwide.

Jean S. Bozman August 16, 2007
Jean Bozman of IDC discusses what each company gets from the agreement in "Sun and IBM Agree to Distribute Solaris x86 on IBM's System x servers Worldwide".
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