Sun Microsystems, Inc.
is a multinational vendor of computers, computer components, computer software, and information technology services, founded on February 24, 1982. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
Products include computer servers and workstations based on its own SPARC processors as well as AMD's Opteron and Intel's Xeon processors; storage systems; and, a suite of software products including the Solaris operating system, developer tools, Web infrastructure software, and identity management applications. Other technologies of note include the Java platform, MySQL and NFS. Sun is a proponent of open systems in general and Unix in particular, and a major contributor to open source software.
Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer" -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun shares technology in order to grow its communities, increase participation and build new markets and maintains partnerships with some of the most innovative technology companies in the world including AMD, Dell, Google, IBM, Intel, Oracle, Microsoft and Red Hat.