Sun Microsystems today announced the Java Enterprise Developer
Promotion for the Sun Developer Network community. The promotion includes a free
AMD Opteron-based server plus extensive tools, support and services to develop
and test enterprise applications. This announcement marks the first time Sun
developers have been able to get hardware, software and development tools from a
leading systems vendor for a single, low annual subscription fee.

The Java Enterprise Developer Promotion is available to Sun Developer Network (SDN)
program members. This exclusive, US only promotion, is available at the low
subscription price of $ 1499 per year for three years. The Java Enterprise
Developer Promotion combines Sun’s premier Java and Solaris(TM) tools with Sun’s
latest, entry-level Opteron-based server. This represents a huge savings to the
Java technology developer community and emphasizes Sun’s system level focus on
high-value, low-cost Web Services development. The promotion begins today and
runs through June 30, 2004. Full details on the promotion are available at
http://www.sun.com/developers.

"This is the first time a free server has been offered as part of a developer
subscription program. This approach is similar to the mobile phone industry that
provides a cell phone as part of the cellular subscription," said Jonathan
Schwartz, executive vice president, Software at Sun. "The Java Enterprise
Developer Promotion shows we are razor focused on providing developers the best
tools and platforms possible."

Sun Microsystems the creator and leading advocate of Java(TM)
technology, today announced the Java Enterprise Developer Promotion for the Sun
Developer Network community. The promotion includes a free AMD Opteron-based
server plus extensive tools, support and services to develop and test enterprise
applications. This announcement marks the first time Sun developers have been
able to get hardware, software and development tools from a leading systems
vendor for a single, low annual subscription fee. Sun also announced the next
version of the Sun Java Enterprise System, 2004Q2. This new release enhances the
availability, communications and collaboration, portal and identity management
capabilities of the Java Enterprise System and expands the platform to include
support for Linux and enable secure mobile access.

The Java Enterprise Developer Promotion is available to Sun Developer Network (SDN)
program members. This exclusive, US only promotion, is available at the low
subscription price of $ 1499 per year for three years. The Java Enterprise
Developer Promotion combines Sun’s premier Java and Solaris(TM) tools with Sun’s
latest, entry-level Opteron-based server. This represents a huge savings to the
Java technology developer community and emphasizes Sun’s system level focus on
high-value, low-cost Web Services development. The promotion begins today and
runs through June 30, 2004. Full details on the promotion are available at
http://www.sun.com/developers.

"This is the first time a free server has been offered as part of a developer
subscription program. This approach is similar to the mobile phone industry that
provides a cell phone as part of the cellular subscription," said Jonathan
Schwartz, executive vice president, Software at Sun. "The Java Enterprise
Developer Promotion shows we are razor focused on providing developers the best
tools and platforms possible."

Sun also announced updates to its software products — the
N1(TM) Grid and Solaris 10 operating system — that will work seamlessly with
Sun’s new Sun Fire E2900-E25K servers (see related announcement from Sun). This
container technology is supported in the Solaris 9 OS and will be supported in
Solaris 10, the upcoming version of Sun’s operating system. To further enable
customers to reduce cost and complexity, Sun is offering an enhanced pricing
strategy for its N1 Grid Service Provisioning System. This new pricing structure
will help save customers money and enable them to have access to upgrades and
technical support throughout the year.

Java Enterprise System 2003Q4, release 1, is available now directly through Sun
and the Sun iForce(SM) Partner Program Java Enterprise System Offering for ISVs.
Partners wishing to learn more about the Java Enterprise System Offering can
visit: http://www.sun.com/partners/javaenterprisesystem

Java Enterprise System 2004Q2, release 2, is scheduled to be available in April.
Free evaluation for 90 days will also be available for the Java Enterprise
System or any of its component products. Sun also will offer a no hassle
automatic term renewal each year based on the then current number of employees.