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Sun Serves Up More Recipes

Sun Microsystems, Inc. said today that its Sun and Lotus solution recipes program for its 450 Enterprise server have been so successful in the workgroup messaging and Web application market, that it is now making recipes available for the new Sun Enterprise 250 workgroup server.

The company said its Sun servers allow enterprises to consolidate Lotus mail and Web application solutions on fewer machines. Specifically the Sun Enterprise 250 server offers enterprise-class features and functionality in a dual-processor server. It also provides an extensive variety of built-in RAS features and remote management capabilities, so that the system combines power, storage capacity, fast I/O throughput and network I/O speed, making it an appropriate system for business critical applications such as database, Internet/intranet, ERP and collaborative computing.

The Enterprise 250 recipes include:

  • A 10-user license for Lotus clients (choice of Lotus Notes Desktop, Lotus Notes Mail or Lotus Mail).

  • A coupon for a three-day course, "Release 4.6 Domino Messaging Administration for Sun Enterprise Workgroup Servers," that teaches administrators to set-up, operate and maintain Domino Mail servers and support messaging users.

  • Coupons for three Domino support calls available in the U.S.

  • A solutions cookbook, or set of instructions, designed to help resellers custom-configure these solutions for their customers.

These solutions are available in the U.S. exclusively from authorized Sun resellers, the company said. Interested customers can check availability and pricing with resellers. Outside the U.S., some variations of the solutions are available on a market-by-market basis.

Among the corporations employing Lotus Domino on Sun servers are: Canon Sales, Epsilon Data Management, Hawaii Department of Education and Swiss Re.

"Lotus Solutions Recipes for Sun Enterprise servers are saving both time and money for the many Lotus customers choosing Solaris as their mail and Web platform of choice," said Eileen Rudden, senior vice president, Communications Products Division, Lotus Development Corp. "The added value offered by Lotus recipes, combined with the security, scalability and manageability of Sun Enterprise servers, provides our mutual customers an excellent platform for Domino applications."