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Press Release: Endeavor Information Systems, Inc. [January 26, 1999]

Sun Starfire Server to power Library 0f Congress' integrated library system

PALO ALTO, Calif., January 26, 1999 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced today that its Sun Enterprise(TM) servers, StorEdge(TM) RAID storage systems, and Solaris operating environment(TM) software have been selected as the computer platform for the Library of Congress' new integrated library system. This initiative began in May 1998 when the Library of Congress selected Endeavor's Voyager solution to provide comprehensive integrated library system (ILS) software and support to the Library. With the recent selection of the Sun Enterprise server platform, the Library will gain the hardware scalability and reliability necessary to catalogue and inventory the millions of items in its collection.

The ILS will utilize two of the Sun Enterprise servers: the Sun Enterprise 10000 (Starfire) server, which is a datacenter-class system containing 56 processors and 30 GB memory, and the Sun Enterprise 3500 server, configured with 8 processors for use as a web server. The ILS will also include Sun StorEdge D1000 RAID storage systems.

Sun's success in the library market is driven by its strong software applications alliances, its presence and investment in the academic and research community and its technology and expertise in building secure intranet and Internet connections. Its experience in the library marketplace is proven in more than 800 library installations in over 40 countries worldwide. Sun has built a reputation in the libraries and academic research institutions as the most scalable and reliable UNIX(r) technology platform.

"Sun Microsystems is pleased to support the Library of Congress and Endeavor Information Systems on this major library integration initiative," said John Marselle, president, Sun Microsystems Federal, Inc. "Sun is committed to providing leading network computing solutions to the library community and enabling net-based learning and research. Together, Sun and Endeavor provide a solution that allows world-class libraries like the Library of Congress to utilize the network computing model and extend access to their valuable and extensive information to users worldwide."

"We have found that Sun offers the most stable and scalable development platform and production environment, which is critical as we continue to develop the industry's most technically advanced products," said Mark Wilson, Endeavor's Director of Technical Resources.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision, "The Network is the Computer," has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of high quality hardware, software and services for establishing enterprise-wide Intranets and expanding the power of the Internet. With more than $10 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than 150 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com.

Sun, the Sun logo, Sun Microsystems, Sun Enterprise, Starfire, Sun StorEdge, Solaris Operating Environment, HotJava, and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries, exclusively licensed through X/Open Company Ltd.

About Endeavor

Based in Des Plaines, Illinois, Endeavor Information Systems Incorporated is an employee-owned information technology company formed in September, 1994. Over 360 academic and research libraries of every size have chosen Endeavor's high performance library system. For more information, come to our website at http://www.endinfosys.com


Summary: The Library of Congress announces the hardware that will support its implemtation of its Voyager system. The system will operate on two of Sun Enterprise servers: the Sun Enterprise 10000 (Starfire) server, which is a datacenter-class system containing 56 processors and 30 GB memory, and the Sun Enterprise 3500 server, configured with 8 processors for use as a web server. The ILS will also include Sun StorEdge D1000 RAID storage systems.
Publication Year:1999
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:January 26, 1999
Publisher:Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.
Place of Publication:Des Plains, IL
Company:
Company: Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Products: Voyager
Libraries: Library of Congress
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Online access:http://www.endinfosys.com/new/sun1.htm
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/3496/sun-starfire-server-to-power-library-0f-congress-integrated-library-system

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