September 9, 2004
Sun to bring Opteron, Linux to telcos
The company announced today that it will expand its line of telco-focused servers beyond just UltraSPARC processor-based gear to include systems running on AMD's Opteron processor and a carrier-grade Linux operating system. Sun's Netra systems, hardened to meet telcos' requirements, were some of its best sellers, during the boom. With Solaris and SPARC on its side, Sun was able to sell the boxes at a premium and push forward a high margin business.