Sun Takes Another Shot At Storage

It's targeting startups that want a cheaper product than EMC's

Sun Microsystems Inc. would seem to be on top of the world. The dominant maker of the big server computers used by Internet companies, it grew by 35% last quarter, leaving rivals such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Compaq in the dust. There's one big nut, though, that Sun can't seem to crack: the market for computer storage systems that hold all the corporate data, Web pages, and songs zapped over the Internet. Rather than look to Sun to keep their data, many customers choose gear from rivals, especially storage king EMC Corp.

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