"We went from nothing to number six in the market in no time. Now we are going to play harder and faster than Dell," John Fowler, executive vice president of Sun's network systems group, group told vnunet.com.
Fowler claimed that Sun's enterprise server is 50 per cent faster, one quarter the size and consumes 60 per cent less power than its counterpart, the Dell 6850. It will also sell at a third of the price, according to Fowler.
"And that's before you consider that Dell never seems to sell anything at the price they advertise," he quipped.
At 1.75in high, Galaxy is the world's first four-way server to fit into a singe rack unit, which Fowler claimed is a significant advantage to IT managers as office space becomes a premium.
Sun is benefiting from a surge in demand for business continuity systems following the rise of terrorism and the increased incidence of natural disasters, according to Fowler.
"Companies are using Sun technology to completely replicate their data centres at distances of up to 200 kilometres apart," he said. "That is going to help us sell more enterprise servers into those spaces too."
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