Weekly SunFlash August 15th, 1995

Weekly SunFlash August 15th, 1995

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   * 80.01: SunSoft Licenses ONC+ to HP, IBM, Sequent
   * 80.02: SunService to Support Bundled High Availability
   * 80.03: Sun Help Desk System Implementation Service Enhancements
   * 80.04: BACG Ports Flagship Supply Chain Management Software to Sun
   * 80.05: Sun's Customer Management Solutions
   * 80.06: Sun Delivers Industry's First Smart High Availability Products
   * 80.07: Sun Launches Network Business Advantage Program
   * 80.08: New Lotus Notes Workgroup Applications Developed For Sun
   * 80.09: CA, Sun to Sell, Support Integrated Enterprise Management
   * 80.10: TAI Turnkey Solution For Internet Service Providers
   * 80.11: Time Selects Sun for Master Photo Collection
   * 80.12: Sun Microsystems Co-Founder Resigns

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80.01 SunSoft Licenses ONC+ to HP, IBM, Sequent

     MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - August 14, 1995- SunSoft, Inc.,
     Hewlett-Packard? Company, IBM? and Sequent? Computer Systems, Inc.
     announced today that agreements have been signed for the licensing of
     SunSoft's ONC+ (tm) enterprise networking technology for use on IBM's AIX
     ? and OS/400 ? operating systems, HP's HP-UX operating system, and
     Sequent's DYNIX/ptx? operating system.

80.02 SunService to Support Bundled High Availability

     The SunService division of Sun Microsystems, Inc. is implementing
     industry-leading support bundled with SPARCcluster PDB and High
     Availability (HA) products. Services include installation, consulting, and
     training for system operators. SunService will also provide
     inter-operability support for the Oracle parallel server, together with
     the Oracle Corporation.

80.03 Sun Help Desk System Implementation Service Enhancements

     The SunService division of Sun Microsystems, Inc. revealed new Sun Help
     Desk System Implementation Service (SM) enhancements to its help desk
     software offering. Enhancements include: the addition of PC clients; a
     simple and easy to use escalations window; improvements in licensing
     tracking; and additional tools and options for more flexible system
     administration. As part of the enhancement Sun CallTracker, the automated
     help desk management system, has been renamed Solstice CallTracker,
     reflecting its position as a member of the Solstice portfolio of
     enterprise management products.

80.04 BACG Ports Flagship Supply Chain Management Software to Sun

     CHICAGO - Retail Systems '95 -- BACG (British American Consulting Group),
     an international company specializing in supply chain management software
     for the retail, wholesale and consumer goods industries, has ported its
     two flagship products, the Traded Data Repository and DCS3000, to
     Solaris). In addition, BACG has chosen the Sun SPARC/Solaris platform for
     future application development at its worldwide development center in
     Leeds, England, marking its commitment to this open, flexible UNIX
     architecture. These moves give retail and consumer goods companies more
     choices for migrating their traditionally mainframe-based applications to
     flexible, cost-effective networked computing systems. The announcement was
     made here at the Retail Systems '95 conference.

80.05 Sun's Customer Management Solutions

     Successful program which produced $200 million in sales this year to
     become part of Network Business Advantage

     NEW YORK - July 25, 1995 - Begun two years ago, the Customer Management
     Solutions program at Sun Microsystems Computer Company (SMCC) has rapidly
     expanded and become a model for how network computing technology can
     successfully address urgent corporate issues -- in this case, customer
     service. Customer Management Solutions has grown into a $200 million
     business within the company. It now includes more than 45 partners and has
     enabled Sun to penetrate approximately 60 new customer accounts in
     addition to existing Sun customers who have implemented these solutions.

80.06 Sun Delivers Industry's First Smart High Availability Products

     MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - July 25, 1995 - Sun Microsystems Computer Company
     (SMCC) today announced the SPARCcluster (TM) HA Server, Sun's robust
     cluster solution for providing highly available database and NFS file
     services. Smart high availability software, Solstice (TM) HA, running on
     the SPARCcluster HA Server, provides the industry's most sophisticated
     fault management solution, making intelligent decisions based on failure
     type to speed recovery. The server includes specific fault management
     programs for the industry's four most popular data services - NFS and
     RDBMSs from Informix, Oracle and Sybase - and offers a comprehensive high
     availability product and service solution for business-critical network
     computing.

80.07 Sun Launches Network Business Advantage Program

     Also Announces High Availability Systems, Support

     NEW YORK CITY - July 25, 1995 - More than 400 CIOs and other information
     technology executives crowded the Sheraton Hotel & Towers today to hear
     Sun Microsystems Computer Company (SMCC) unveil its Network Business
     Advantage (TM) program, which provides corporate customers an easy, fast
     and safe means of leveraging network computing. During the event, Sun also
     announced a comprehensive set of high availability products and services
     to support these and other mission-critical business computing solutions.

80.08 New Lotus Notes Workgroup Applications Developed For Sun

     Entire New Industry Being Built on Notes for Sun

     NEW YORK - July 25, 1995 - Sun Microsystems Computer Company (SMCC) today
     announced that there will be a large addition to the collection of Lotus
     Notes workgroup applications for Sun's SPARC (R)/Solaris (TM) platforms.
     These applications provide new solutions in the areas of finance,
     manufacturing, education, government and technology.

80.09 CA, Sun to Sell, Support Integrated Enterprise Management

     Integrated CA-Unicenter (TM), and Solstice (TM) Solutions Unifies
     Best-of-Breed Systems and Network Management Products

     New York City, August 7, 1995 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc., ("Sun") and
     Computer Associates International, Inc., (CA) today announced their
     intention to jointly sell and support a co-branded, integrated product
     that supplies the key network and systems management functions required
     for supporting today's distributed computing environments.

80.10 TAI Turnkey Solution For Internet Service Providers

     NEW YORK CITY - July 25, 1995 - Technology Applications, Inc. (TAI), a Sun
     Microsystems Computer Company (SMCC) reseller for the past two years,
     today introduced a turnkey solution for telecommunications companies and
     other organizations seeking to jump into the huge market of providing
     Internet access services. TAI's Internet Provider Access Control (IPAC)
     system is built around Sun's SPARC (R)/Solaris (TM) network computing
     platform - ranging from the SPARCstation (TM) 5 system up to the
     SPARCserver (TM) 1000 server. It includes all networking equipment, from
     routers, switches and modems, to Internet security applications and
     publishing tools such as popular browsers, within one self-contained
     cabinet that can be up and running almost immediately. IPAC was unveiled
     today at Sun's commercial solutions Network Business Advantage (TM) event
     in New York City.

80.11 Time Selects Sun for Master Photo Collection

     NEW YORK - July 25, 1995 - Time Inc. has selected Sun Microsystems, the
     network computing leader, as the server and storage provider for the
     digitized photo library it is building from its master collection of more
     than 20 million photos, including vintage prints dating back to the turn
     of the century. Among the collection are well-known pictures such as
     Albert Eisenstadt's "Sailor and A Nurse," taken in New York City's Time
     Square at the end of World War II, Carl Mydans' photos of General Douglas
     MacArthur coming ashore at Iwo Jima, and Phil Stern's pictures of movie
     star James Dean.

80.12 Sun Microsystems Co-Founder Resigns

     MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.- August 10, 1995 - Sun Microsystems, Inc., (SUNW)
     announced today that Andreas "Andy" Bechtolsheim, 39, vice president of
     technology and co-founder of the company, has resigned from Sun in order
     to pursue a new venture in networking technology. Bechtolsheim's duties
     and responsibilities at Sun are being assumed by members of the teams he
     built within the organization.

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