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Sun Microsystems: Brand overview

Founded:February 24, 1982 – January 27, 2010
Founder:Scott McNealy, Vinod Khosla, Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Joy
California, U.S.
Sun Microsystems, a prominent name in computer technology, was an American enterprise recognized for its expertise in developing servers, workstations, and software. The firm had its roots in Santa Clara, California. The brainchild of a quartet of innovative entrepreneurs – Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Joy, Vinod Khosla, and Scott McNealy – established it in 1982.

The company became a server and network computing trailblazer, contributing substantially to UNIX-based systems. Sun Microsystems’ reputation was cemented by its influential innovations, notably the SPARC microprocessors, the Solaris operating system, and the widely-used Java programming language.

The company broadened its scope to manufacturing high-performing servers, workstations, and storage systems, tailored to enterprise requirements. In 2005, Sun Microsystems expanded its storage hardware and software capabilities through the strategic acquisition of storage vendor StorageTek.

At the zenith of its success in the 1990s, Sun Microsystems was recognized as a leading tech enterprise, boasting revenues that surpassed the $14 billion mark. However, the advent of the 2000s saw the company grappling with the competitive pressures of x86 servers and the rapidly evolving landscape of cloud computing.

In a significant shift in 2010, Oracle Corporation took over Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion, marking Oracle’s foray into the server hardware industry. The legacy of Sun Microsystems continues to influence the tech world, with many of its former engineers establishing or becoming integral parts of other technology companies post the acquisition.

Meaning and History

Sun Microsystems Logo History

1982 – 1983

Sun Microsystems Logo 1982

1983 – 1994

Sun Microsystems Logo 1983

1994 – 2010

Sun Microsystems Logo 1994

2009 – 2010

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Sun Microsystems color codes

Neon GrayHex color:#818285
RGB:129 130 133
CMYK:3 2 0 48
Pantone:PMS Cool Gray 8 C
RedHex color:#ff0000
RGB:255 0 0
CMYK:0 100 100 0
Pantone:PMS 425 C