AMDAHL Corporation and Sun Microsystems have formed an alliance which will extend Solaris' scalability across the enterprise from laptop to mainframe and allow both companies to significantly broaden their customer base.
The comprehensive set of agreements, covering operating systems software, servers, and customer service, leverage each company's key strengths, including Amdahl's 20 years' of experience in commercial data centre environments and Sun's leadership in networking and open client-server computing.
Daniel Yu, managing director of Sun Microsystems Hong Kong, views the alliance as combining Sun's technological expertise in networking and open client-server computing with Amdahl's strength in the commercial data processing environment.
John Wholley, Amdahl's manager for Hong Kong and China, believes the sharing of technologies and strategies will position both companies as major providers of mid-range and large-scale servers for commercial applications in both Hong Kong and China.
Under the terms of the agreement, Amdahl and Sun will jointly develop and produce extensions to the Solaris Enterprise Server product to build an environment specially targeted at the needs of the high end commercial server market.