Sun Offers Factory Integration Services
Plans to dub partners SunTone buildersSun Microsystems is offering factory integration services to create customized systems spanning hardware, software, storage subsystems, racks, and cabling. Suns Floor Tile Ready integration program, announced Tuesday, has been in beta test for more than a year. Sun officials say the goal of the program is to make it easier for customers to order and deploy Sun equipment. Sun will provide pre-configured and pre-tested products that the company says can be rapidly installed.
Gary Beck, vice president of Suns Integrated Products Group, says without pre-configuration, systems could take ten days to deploy. With the Floor Tile Ready program, the task can be accomplished in less than one day, he says. "The main thing we are trying to do is address total cost of ownership for our customers," he adds.