Sun targets Microsoft's IIS

Sun Microsystems will unveil on Monday a program geared to lure away customers of Microsoft's Internet Information Systems Web server software in the wake of the Nimda and Code Red e-mail threats and a Gartner advisory telling clients to replace IIS. "Within the first 12 hours of Nimda, seven Fortune 100 customers called asking, 'Do you have a migration program?

Sun Microsystems will unveil on Monday a program geared to lure away customers of Microsoft's Internet Information Systems Web server software in the wake of the Nimda and Code Red e-mail threats and a Gartner advisory telling clients to replace IIS.

"Within the first 12 hours of Nimda, seven Fortune 100 customers called asking, 'Do you have a migration program? I want to get off IIS,'" said Wes Wasson, vice president of infrastructure product marketing for iPlanet. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News

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