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Sun Microsystems and Nominum Boost New IP-Services for Canada's Leading Communications Provider


Next-Gen DNS Solution Optimized for Solaris 10 Operating System to Provide a Powerful and Scalable Communications Infrastructure

By Derek Iwasiuk
May 29, 2006

Santa Clara, Calif. Redwood City, Calif. - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) and Nominum, the leading provider of network naming and addressing solutions, today announced that Bell Canada has selected a joint Sun-Nominum solution to build a powerful next-generation services infrastructure. The solution is designed to give Bell Canada unmatched Domain Name System (DNS) performance and resiliency--ultimately providing an industry-leading foundation to quickly deploy new IP services to customers.

Combining Sun Fire x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers, the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) and Nominum software, Bell Canada is able to deploy a scalable and resilient network naming and addressing infrastructure solution with the backing of two world-class vendors. The combination eases deployment, reduces cost and provides unbeatable availability and scalability as new IP-services come to market.

"Broadband internet providers rely on Nominum DNS servers to meet the demands of a growing number of subscribers, add resiliency and to deliver real time applications," said Tom Tovar, vice president of worldwide sales and business development at Nominum. "By combining Nominum's solutions with Sun's operating system and Sun Fire x64 servers powered by AMD Opteron processors, our customers are able to meet these objectives and dramatically improve their DNS infrastructure."

"We're committed to providing our customers with a world-class DNS infrastructure in order to support growth in new services, the demands of IPv6 and the associated increase in subscriber traffic," said Darrell Jordan Smith, vice president, global telecommunications industries, Sun Microsystems. "The combination of Sun and Nominum positions our customers at the forefront of building a next generation services platform and will allow the rapid roll of out of new IP-services to customers."

Nominum Foundation Caching Name Server for DNS on Sun Fire x64 servers powered by AMD Opteron processors, give carriers a cost-effective platform for unrivalled DNS responsiveness and capacity. Nominum CNS includes advanced security features to help prevent cache-poisoning attacks and is ready to support cryptographically-signed zones as the adoption of DNS Security Extension (DNSSEC) progresses. Customers choosing Sun Fire x64 architecture servers have the flexibility to run the Solaris Operating System, Linux, and Windows; allowing them to deploy a single server architecture, in line with their technical objectives.

About Nominum

Nominum's network naming and addressing solutions power the world's largest always-on networks. Nominum is a global provider of ENUM-based IP-Application Routing Directory, DNS, and DHCP solutions that enable communication providers to deliver high quality always-on broadband internet and innovative services to their customers, including VoIP, push to talk, fixed-mobile convergence, IPTV, and triple-play. For further information visit

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About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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