Sun gives free public training on Solaris

Sun Microsystems is rolling out an initiative to educate the public on reducing IT costs and minimizing risks by holding a free public seminar on newly-launched Solaris 8 Operating Environment today at Hotel Nikko, Kuala Lumpur.

Sun Microsystems is rolling out an initiative to educate the public on reducing IT costs and minimizing risks by holding a free public seminar on newly-launched Solaris 8 Operating Environment today at Hotel Nikko, Kuala Lumpur.

KUALA LUMPUR (MSCTimes.com) - The public seminar is being widely welcomed in the wake of a major migration by companies and individuals into Internet space, where downtime translates into sizeable losses, while unreliability normally spells the death knell for many businesses.

First made available in Malaysia in May, Sun's Solaris 8 Operating Environment allows businesses to increase their service levels, reduce technology risks and use an operating system designed specifically for the Internet age.

Described as being alike to building blocks, Solaris can start with a small package and be added on as a company grows, creating savings for companies in the millions of ringgit each year.

"The Solaris 8 Operating Environment has the capability to deliver up-to-date information in a fast, secure and user-friendly setting. It handles thousands of simultaneous users and is easy to administer. Best of all, it is reliable around the clock and completely scalable, making it the choice of many companies," explained Govinathan Pillai, managing director of Sun Microsystems Malaysia.

“By holding this free public seminar on Solaris, we hope to help local companies and individuals to understand and exploit the power of the Internet."

Some 700,000 units of the new operating environment have been sold since its launch in the United States.

Currently eight out of 10 Internet service providers (ISPs) worldwide use Solaris 8 and Sun Microsystems Malaysia is expecting 20 – 25 percent of their current customers to upgrade to the new Operating Environment.

Govinathan revealed that speakers from Sun Microsystems headquarters in the U.S. are being flown in to Kuala Lumpur to convey their knowledge and know-how to the participants of the free seminar.