Sun Microsystems is expanding the range of products available to developers through its Sun Developer Hardware Program, which offers program members discounted hardware and software. The company's Sun Blade 1000 and Sun Fire 280R servers and its complete Sun Cobalt line of server appliances are now included in the program's portfolio, Sun said Friday.
The Sun Developer Hardware Program is only available to corporate members of Sun's Developer Connection program. In addition to discounts, program members who purchase hardware receive an annual subscription to Sun's Developer Enterprise Edition Software, which includes cross-platform tools for developing on the Java platform and Sun's Solaris Operating Environment. Hardware offered through the program is available for purchase globally, Sun said.