Intershop Has Expanded Its Global E-Commerce Capabilities to Run on Sun’s Solaris 10 Operating System on x86/x64 Platforms

  • Enfinity software running on Solaris delivers high performance e-commerce and impressive ROI.

San Francisco, CA – May 13, 2008 – Intershop Communications, a leading global e-commerce provider for some of the largest e-commerce sites worldwide today announced the availability of its powerful e-commerce software platform, Enfinity Suite, on the Solaris™ 10 Operating System (OS) running on x86/x64 servers.

Sun Microsystems’ 64-bit Solaris 10 OS is one of the world's most popular Unix operating systems running on the leading systems from top server manufacturers. Boasting many innovative technologies and integrated software components as standard, the Solaris 10 OS is a comprehensive platform that includes security and reliability as key requirements and is proven to have achieved a significant reduction in costs and complexity. With its x86 platform support, the Solaris 10 OS also offers astonishing price to performance ratio. Combined with still more innovations from Sun such as Sun xVM and Solaris ZFS, Intershop Enfinity Suite 6 and the Solaris 10 OS make a great combination for companies of any size looking for a secure, stable and rapid return-on-investment (ROI) e-commerce platform.

Historically, Enfinity with the Solaris 10 OS on the SPARC architecture has been utilized by several of Intershop’s large enterprise customers and Intershop has recently seen new momentum in the Linux-x86 combo adoption rate among its medium enterprise solutions.

“Intershop is continuously looking to provide one of the leading industry E-Commerce platforms for our customer-base. Offering our technology on the Solaris 10 OS further enhances the available options for our customer-base in running their E-Commerce solutions utilizing scalable, cost-effective platforms now and in the future.” stated Tjipto Sugijoto, Intershop Director of Consulting Practice.

“The Solaris 10 OS brings leading security, performance, data management, interoperability, virtualization and availability for many companies around the world. The initial tests of the Enfinity Suite 6 utilizing the Solaris 10 OS and x86 have achieved great performance gains that will benefit many enterprises,” said John Renko, eCommerce Manager at Sun Microsystems Inc.

Sun, Sun Microsystems, Solaris and Sun Fire are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC, International, Inc. in the US and other countries. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISHA) is an independent, internationally leading provider of omnichannel commerce solutions. The latter are available as cloud-based commerce-as-a-service solutions or as licensed models and combine the expertise from over 25 years of software development for online commerce. Upon request, Intershop orchestrates the entire omnichannel commerce process chain – from the design of online channels to the implementation of software to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers run Intershop solutions. Customers include large corporations such as HP, BMW, Würth and Deutsche Telekom as well as medium-sized enterprises. Intershop operates in Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Intershop Public Relations

Heide Rausch
Head of Corporate Communication