The company claimed the system shows substantial performance gains over past products, and rolled in some Sun infrastructure software at no charge.
The Netra 120 is the latest Sun server to have earned Level 3 NEBS (Network Equipment Building Standard) certification, which means the system meets telecomms industry criteria for withstanding harsh conditions such as drastic temperature changes or earthquakes.
With the Netra 120, Sun increased the processor speed, cache size and memory size over its predecessor, the Netra T1. Sun will begin shipping the Netra 120 immediately, and will include its Sun ONE Web Server software and a System Configuration Card (SCC) for swapping information between servers.
Sun is also releasing a non-NEBS certified version of the server, the Sun Fire V120, targeting the military and companies that do not need NEBS compliance. The Netra 120 starts at $2,495 (£1,713) with a 550MHz UltraSPARC IIi processor, 512Kbytes of Level 2 cache and a 36Gbyte hard drive.