SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 16, 2007 – Intel Corporation today announced availability for Sun Microsystems’ Solaris Operating System on Intel-based telecommunications rack and blade servers just months after a broad agreement between the two companies. The systems are carrier grade rack mount servers that are Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) Level 3 and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) compliant, and blades that adhere to the Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA), a series of industry specification standards for next generation carrier grade communications equipment.

The combination of Solaris 10 operating system (OS) on telecommunications servers from Intel increases the choices for service providers and telecommunications equipment manufacturers wishing to keep existing applications and deploy next-generation applications within their preferred operating system environment. The new Intel Carrier Grade Rack Mount Server TIGW1U is the first Intel carrier grade server shipping today that supports both Linux and Solaris OS. The Intel® NetStructure MPCBL0050 Single Board Computer (SBC), based on the ATCA architecture will ship in the third quarter of 2007 and also will support both Linux and Solaris OSs.