Sun Offers UltraSPARC Payment Plans
Sun has announced new payment plans for its UltraSPARC III processor-based servers and forthcoming UltraSPARC IV-based systems.Sun Microsystems Inc. has sweetened the pot for customers who buy its UltraSPARC III processor-based servers or are planning to upgrade to its forthcoming UltraSPARC IV-based systems. The Santa Clara, Calif., company Wednesday announced two new payment plans for its UltraSPARC III-based Sun Fire 4800 and 6800 servers. The first plan lets customers buy the servers for 50 percent down, with the balance due in 12 months at no additional interest. After six months, customers can opt to purchase an UltraSPARC IV upgrade kit for five interest-free payments or choose to lease.
With the second option, customers lease the servers for 24 months below market rate, with the first two months free. Under this plan, customers can acquire an UltraSPARC IV upgrade kit after six months. Upgrade costs are divided by the remaining lease and added to monthly payments.