Sun Microsystems just released new blade computers. Here’s video of the press conference. More as I get the press release and other things.
This probably will only be interesting to those of you who buy equipment for data centers.
They released three new blade servers in the 6200 series: one Intel, one AMD, and one running its Niagra chip.
In the video John Fowler, executive Vice President at Sun, gives a runthrough of what the new blade system does and what it’ll do for Sun’s position in the marketplace. He also answers some questions from press in the room.
This press conference was hosted last Tuesday and held until now due to an embargo agreement I had with Sun.
You’re getting an exclusive here. I just talked with Sun’s PR and they’ll have all their press releases and things up in the morning. I’ll link to those when I wake up.
Rocky edited this 22-minute-long video down from an hour-long press conference and another interview I did with Michael McNerney, director of the Blade Server product line at Sun.
I’ve been watching tons of enterprise news sites and can’t find any info yet on them. I’ll let you know when I see more to link to.
UPDATES, here’s the news:
IT Business Edge: Sun launches first blades with Intel.
IT Week: Sun hones blade servers.
CRN: Sun’s new blades lets users mix and match platforms.
IT Jungle: Sun broadens its blade server lineup.
Internet News Enterprise: Sun’s latest blade supports three chip lines.
Register: Sun finally crafts proper X86 and SPARC blades.
eWeek: Sun Launches New Blade Architecture.
TechWorld: Sun starts data centre war with IBM and HP.
And 23 other stories over on Google News already. Interestingly, not a word on TechMeme.