Sun Microsystems yesterday unveiled its latest carrier-class server, the Netra 1280.
The company claimed that the offering, aimed squarely at the telecoms industry, is the industry's first rack-mount, horizontally and vertically scalable 12-way system which offers Network Equipment Building Standard Level 3 Certification, DC power and other carrier-class capabilities.
Steve Campbell, vice president of marketing, Enterprise Systems Products Group, at Sun, acknowledged that corporate budgets are currently being throttled back.
"We recognise that, in an uncertain economy, customers are faced with limited budgets, and we're continuing to provide solutions that offer one of the highest levels of scalability, performance and availability at a price that customers can afford," he said.
The 12-RU Netra 1280 delivers single-server scalability, so-called 'Lights Out Management' for remote administration, and enterprise-class features including Dynamic Reconfiguration and hot swappable CPU/memory boards.
The server supports up to 12 900MHz UltraSPARC III CPUs and 96GB of memory. It is based on the Solaris operating environment and incorporates Sun's Open Net Environment software stack.
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