Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

InfoWorld on VirtualBox: “Our advice to VMware (and Microsoft): Be afraid. Be very afraid.”

January 7, 2010

VirtualBox 3.1 wins 2010 Technology of the Year Award from InfoWorld. The Test Center reviewers at InfoWorld credited VirtualBox as a "disruptive product" that sneaked up on an established category and shook up the apple cart. The judges were impressed with VirtualBox’s unrivaled features like 32-way virtual SMP support and "teleport" — capability to dynamically move running VMs between VirtualBox host systems. Check out the original review here for details.

InfoWorld concluded, "[VirtualBox] is a huge development for Sun Microsystems, one that places it on a collision course with heavyweights VMware and Microsoft in the virtualized datacenter. But the most remarkable aspect of this story is how quickly the company has brought this virtualization platform along. In a little over a year, Sun has turned this relatively unknown fledgling from an obscure German software developer (Innotek) into a potent threat."

Sun VirtualBox -- InfoWorld's 2010 Technology of the Year
InfoWorld’s final take: "Our advice to VMware (and Microsoft): Be afraid. Be very afraid."

Congratulations to the Sun VirtualBox team!


OpenOffice wins Linux Magazine’s 2009 Readers’ Choice Award

May 3, 2009

Linux Journal has announced that has won their 2009 Readers’ Choice Award for "Favorite Office Program."

Over 6,000 readers voted in this year’s competition and OpenOffice won its category by more than a landslide. 😉
The editors noted, ", bolstered no doubt by its recent 3.0 release, retains its crown as your Favorite Office Program with the same share of your vote as last year, 85%."

Congratulations, well deserved!!!

Sun — A Global Green 100 Company

April 15, 2009

Today we are named to the Uptime Institute’s Global Green 100 list.
From the Uptime Institute:

"Sun’s effective leadership in ‘greening’ its own enterprise demonstrated an outstanding commitment to energy efficiency for the betterment of its own business performance and the eco-sustainability of our planet," said Ken Brill, executive director of the Uptime Institute. "The Uptime Institute is proud to recognize Sun with this distinguished achievement."


Sun Ranks High in Fortune’s List of World’s Most Admired Companies

March 3, 2009

Yesterday Fortune posted its listing of "World’s Most Admired" companies. And the great news is that Sun moved up a notch from #6 to #5 in the Computers category. 

We saw progress in key areas, most notably:

– Two position jumps in both global competitiveness (#4) and use of corporate assets (#4)

– Three position jump in long term investment (#5)

– One position jump in quality of products/services (#5) and social responsibility (#3)

Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies

MySQL wins Database of the Year 2008 award!!!

February 18, 2009

MySQL has been selected as the Database of the Year in the 2008 Members Choice Awards. MySQL got 58.10% of the total votes cast!!!

Congratulations, MySQL team!

MySQL Wins Award

Sun Storage 6580 and 6780 Arrays named Network World’s best products of the week

February 12, 2009
Sun Microsystems’ Sun Storage 6580 and 6780 Arrays are highlighted as Network World’s "Products of the Week" for the current week.

The slideshow notes, "Two new high-performance disk storage arrays from Sun are designed to help customers consolidate workloads and provide storage for a range of server architectures. The 6580 scales up to 256TB and the 6780 scales up to 448TB."

Sun’s Nancy Hart said customers are taking advantage of Sun’s upgrade and trade-in programs to maximize their investments in legacy hardware. "The trying economic times are weighing on our customers and they’re thinking about alternative buying options," said Hart, who indicated the newly launched Sun Storage 6780 disk array is capable of reusing capacity already on the data center floor. "Given the budget pressures, doing more with less is imperative," she said. "Customers can use the 6780 to repurpose their existing investments for an administrative fee of a couple hundred dollars."

Network World's "Products of the Week"

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Sun SMB Virtualization Offering named one of Network World’s best products of the week

January 28, 2009

Sun’s new virtualization products aimed at small and mid-sized businesses are one of the Network World’s "Products of the Week" for the current week.

On Slide 5, Network World notes that these new offerings combine Sun’s storage and servers with hypervisor software from either VMware or Microsoft embedded in the systems. The VMware ESX configurations include Sun Fire X4150, X4250 or X4450 servers with the Sun Storage 7210 Unified Storage system. The Microsoft Hyper-V configuration includes the Sun Fire X4250 server and Sun Storage J4200 system.

Network World's "Products of the Week"

(Image Courtesy: Network World)

Sun receives recognition from and The VAR Guy

January 22, 2009

Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 server received SearchDataCenter’s Bronze award for 2008 server product of the year. The article notes that the T5440 server packs enough memory and CPU power to deliver up to four times higher performance per watt at about one-fifth of competitive servers, which is part of the reason the judges gave it the Bronze award for 2008 server product of the year.

One T5440 user, a massive, European-based Web hosting company called Strato, reported, "After testing the new quad-socket Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 server, we discovered that only one T5440 is sufficient to handle the whole load and can replace 10 of our existing Sun Fire T2000 servers."

In other news, The VAR Guy looked at the top open source companies disrupting and redefining the IT channel. Their "Open Source 50" list was released recently, with Sun being ranked #2 overall. We received many recognitions from The VAR Guy: Best of the Best (Sun ranked #2 of 25), Percentage of Revenue From Partners (Sun ranked #8 of 24), Company Size Based On Employees (Sun ranked #1 of 24), Partner Ecosystem (Sun noted in comments as not providing exact figures).

SearchDataCenter Award

Sun sweeps 2009 Product of the Year awards

January 19, 2009

This year Sun has won 6 out of the 12 categories in’s 2009 Product of the Year awards.

MySQL workbench won the Database Tool categoty, rest was NetBeans all the way!!!

NetBeans Platform is the best Development Tool, NetBeans Profiler is the best Development Utility, NetBeans IDE is the best Java Tool, NetBeans Mobility Pack for Connected Device Configuration (CDC) 5.5 is the winner in Wireless/Mobile category and NetBeans is the best Open Source software for developers. 2009 Product of the Year
The award article noted, "It is worth noting that in the past Sun has been able to dominate many categories, but it took multiple products to achieve that distinction. This year one product, NetBeans, dominated the categories by winning five out of twelve."


Sun Named as Leader in Burton Provisioning Market RoundUp

January 17, 2009

The Burton group has just released their latest report on the enterprise user provisioning market, and Sun is named as a leading vendor in this segment.

You can find the research paper online and Paul Walker’s take on this from here.