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Sun rolls out the big guns for EMC

Sun arrives at the storage party fashionably late...
Written by Sally Watson, Contributor

Sun arrives at the storage party fashionably late...

Sun Microsystems has launched an all-out assault on the data storage market in an effort to boost sagging revenues in its server division. The company giant is hoping to unseat market leader EMC and rivals Compaq and IBM with a line of mid and high-range data storage systems, services and software. Sun president Ed Zander said the data storage was the fastest growing unit at the company, increasing by around 40 per cent per quarter. "The solutions and partnerships announced today are the culmination of investments, acquisitions and development efforts over the past three years. We've listened to customer needs and we're delivering," Zander said in a statement. Analysts claim Sun is late in launching its full data storage range, but predict there will still be plenty of business in a market estimated to be worth $25bn this year.
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