Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Aduva. With the completion of this transaction, Sun now owns Aduva, a leading provider of heterogeneous knowledge and analysis capabilities and technology for managing software update needs and compliance risk in the enterprise. Aduva's multiplatform services will be available for operation by individual customers behind their own firewalls, or as an automated Sun Grid Utility service. Sun will soon add update services to the many Sun Grid Utility Services it currently offers, including its basic Compute Utility, which is accessible over the Internet, Sun Grid Storage Utility and Sun Grid Developer Utility Services. Sun expects pricing and availability for the latest service feature of Sun Grid will be available within Sun's fiscal year 2007.
By integrating the Aduva technology, Sun will deliver active dependency patch and update services for Solaris and Linux servers with a solution that scales from individual servers up to large scale data centers with tens of thousands of machines in complex networks. With Aduva's technology, Sun can better help enterprises automate the processes associated with patch and dependency management, easing the burden on system administrators.
These forward-looking statements include statements involve risks and uncertainties regarding the future results or expected financial performance of Sun Microsystems, Inc. following the consummation of the acquisition, including Sun's ability to add update services to the many Sun Grid Utility services it currently offers, the availability of Aduva's multi-platform services, Sun's ability to deliver active dependency patch and update services for Solaris and Linux servers and deliver computing as a network service, Sun's ability to expand the breadth and value of its service portfolio and Sun's ability to fully automate complex patch management for multiple operating systems. Such statements are just predictions and involve risks and uncertainties such that actual results and performance may differ materially. Factors that might cause such a difference include the failure to successfully integrate Aduva and its employees into Sun and achieve expected synergies, compete successfully in this highly competitive and rapidly changing marketplace and retain key employees.
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