SOURCE: The Radicati Group, Inc.

June 08, 2005 08:00 ET

The Radicati Group Releases New Study, "Sun Java Communications Suite Total Cost of Ownership, 2005"

Improved Scalability and Performance Key Benefits of New Sun Platform

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 8, 2005 -- The latest study by The Radicati Group, "Sun Java Communications Suite Total Cost of Ownership, 2005," provides a comprehensive Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis of the Sun Java Communications Suite, and compares these results to the TCO of Microsoft Exchange 2003, based on an earlier study, "Microsoft Exchange 2003 Total Cost of Ownership."

The study examines various components of TCO, including acquisition and maintenance costs, platform and infrastructure costs, administration costs, migration and upgrade costs, downtime costs, storage costs and training costs.

According to the study, the vast scalability and high performance of Sun Java Communications Suite enables customers to support large, demanding environments with an easily managed and maintained infrastructure. On average, the study reported that customers support 38,300 messaging users on only 3 servers.

The Sun Java Communications Suite offers a three-year average Messaging and Collaboration software total cost of ownership of $30.56, per user, per year. When platform and infrastructure costs are added in, the solution offers a three-year average loaded messaging and collaboration total cost of ownership of $73.63 per user, per year.

The study also provides summary information on deployment of anti-virus and anti-spam solutions.

To download the full study, or for additional information about our market research programs, please visit our web site at, or call Ruchi Batra at (650) 322-8059.

About The Radicati Group, Inc.

The Radicati Group covers all aspects of e-mail, security, email archiving, regulatory compliance, wireless technologies, web services, identity management, instant messaging, unified communications, VoIP, and more. The company provides both quantitative and qualitative information, including detailed market size, installed base and forecast information on a worldwide basis, as well as detailed country breakouts.

The Radicati Group works with corporate organizations to assist them in selecting the right products and technologies to support their business needs, as well as with vendors to define the best strategic direction for their products. We also work with investment firms on a worldwide basis to help them identify and assess new investment opportunities.

The Radicati Group, Inc. is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, with offices in London, UK.

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