Sun Microsystems will try to break into the telecommunications market with a new server guaranteed not to go down for more than five minutes of the year. Java figures in the plan too, as the linchpin in Sun's plans to offer software tying together telephone, computer, and other networks into one giant ubernetwork while providing consulting services for telecommunications companies who don't want to get their hands dirty.
Sun telco server guarantees 99.999% uptime |
Sun's new Netra 1800 will combine with Java-capable networking software in an effort to erase the distinctions between the networks that carry ordinary telephone calls, cellular phone calls, Internet information, and cable TV.
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