Sun Microsystems plans to expand its presence on x86-based platforms. Later this year the company plans to deliver front-line support for customers running Windows on Sun servers.
"We would love to grow a lot of our Windows sales. And we want to do that with our channel partners and integrators, while Sun field salespeople focus on Solaris," said John Fowler, executive vice president for Sun's Network Systems Group. "Today, we don't sell Windows or provide front-line support, but we are working on that. We will rely on channel partners to resell Windows on Sun platforms."