Sun Microsystems change in Solaris removes discounts for customersThis change affects end users who prefer to self-maintain their Sun hardware or who purchase third-party support contracts.
Sun Microsystems recently announced a discount category change for Solaris Subscriptions (Basic, Standard and Premium) from Category K to Category D. (NON DISCOUNTABLE). This change is effective 12/12/2009.
ASCDI strongly recommends that all Sun dealers immediately notify their customers about this change. Customers may be forced to purchase both hardware and software maintenance from Sun if they want to take advantage of discounts, ASCDI noted:
"This is in essence forcing the bundling of Hardware and Software from Sun, for products that were previously available as separate offerings."As of December 13, end users should visit the Solaris Software Support area of Sun's Web site to purchase support subscriptions instead of contacting a Sun reseller.
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