Feeds

McNealy salutes Phil Rosenzweig

Makes emotional tribute to NY staff

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Scott McNealy was overcome with emotion at the launch of his firm's StarCat monster server in New York today, as he saluted the Sun employee killed on Flight 11.

The Sun boss fought back tears as he paid tribute to the bravery of his staff and their determination to keep doing business after the terrorist attack on the city two weeks ago. But when he started talking about Phil Rosenzweig, director of horizontal scaling in the Solaris software organisation, he broke down.

McNealy welled up with tears and exclaimed: "God, I hate my job."

No amount of money could recompense Sun's New York staff for what they'd been through, he said. More than 300 Sun field staff were based at WTC's south tower, but all had escaped. McNealy spoke proudly about their response in the aftermath of the disaster.

He led the audience attending the StarCat launch, the successor to Sun's E10K Unix server, in a round of applause for the Sun staff attending the New York event, and in a moment's silence for Rosenzweig, who'd worked for Sun for 12 years.

Ed Zander, Sun COO and a native New Yorker, was also moved by the event. He said: "It's really, really tough coming here today to do a product announcement. It seems so out of place. I hope you understand if we're a little understated."

The Reg reckons that Sun Microsystems deserves a huge pat on the back for its decision to press ahead with this launch, especially because it was in New York. The last thing NY needs right now is for the business community to shun this great city. ®

Related stories

Remembering Phil Rosenzweig
Sun WTC staff are all alive

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it
Go ahead, you're all clear, kid... Sorry, wrong film
Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then
It CANNA do it, captain.They DON'T have the POWER!
Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'
Former CEO has political ambitions again, according to Washington DC sources
prev story

Whitepapers

Seattle children’s accelerates Citrix login times by 500% with cross-tier insight
Seattle Children’s is a leading research hospital with a large and growing Citrix XenDesktop deployment. See how they used ExtraHop to accelerate launch times.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Business security measures using SSL
Examines the major types of threats to information security that businesses face today and the techniques for mitigating those threats.