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January 4, 2004

Sun wins multiple Office Depot Unix deals

Sun Microsystems Inc has ensured that there will be some Christmas cheer among its sales force by landing a deal to become the preferred Unix vendor to US-based office supplies giant Office Depot.

By CBR Staff Writer

The deal sees Santa Clara, California-based Sun delivering multiple server and storage hardware to Office Depot, as well as support services, to build the architecture for a number of new application projects.

Office Depot will use Sun’s hardware to phase-out home-grown legacy applications, with a Sun Fire 15K server running the Solaris operating system and Retek Inc’s merchandising solution to replace an IBM Corp mainframe and in-house applications. The 15K server will be backed-up with an L700E Sun Back-up Tape Solution consisting of Sun Fire V480 and V880 enterprise servers.

A further Sun Fire 15K server will also be deployed to run Manhattan Associates Inc’s Warehouse Management software, covering data warehousing requirements such as receiving, inventory allocation, inventory management, picking, packing, and shipping. The project will also use Sun Fire V480 and 280R servers, as well as StorEdge SE9900 products.

Office Depot will also roll out its first global content application on Sun hardware, using Documentum Inc’s content management technologies. The project will implement Sun Fire V880, V480 and 280R servers, as well as the SE3510 storage array and L180 tape library.

The deployments are being architected and implemented by Sun Services, which is offering Office Depot customer services as well as its SunReady Availability Assessment, Application Readiness and Data Center Readiness services.

This article is based on material originally produced by ComputerWire.

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