Sun Microsystems, Inc. added five reference architectures and two infrastructure solutions to its portfolio of 30 repeatable, proven solution methodologies. Designed by Sun to help large and small enterprises worldwide dramatically cut costs, reduce risk and complexity, speed delivery of services and open new revenue possibilities, the new Sun Migration Reference Architecture for Tru64 systems and Web Application Firewall, Supply Chain Management, Secure Web Server and Enhanced Communications Services Reference Architectures are available to customers at no additional charge. The new Sun Infrastructure Solution for Tru64 Migration and Sun Infrastructure Solution for mainframe migration augment core reference architectures with financing and professional services to further reduce cost and complexity in implementation. "Sun's Reference Architecture and Infrastructure programs deliver on the company's promise of driving out complexity that is typically associated with the deployment of new server systems," said Jean S. Bozman, vice president, Global Enterprise Server Solutions, IDC. "The rigorous design, pre-integration, testing and documentation that is provided by these Sun programs all combine to make it easier for IT customers to deploy new data services and to move mission- critical workloads from one server platform to another."

Three of the new solution methodologies were specifically designed to help customers move to more cost-effective, open systems from antiquated or abandoned platforms:

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