Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Vol 93 Issue 5: November 28th - December 4th, 2005

Sun releases the Solaris Enterprise System, offering free access to the Sun Java[tm] Enterprise System, N1[tm] Management software and multiple Sun developer tools bundled with the Solaris[tm] 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) with PostgreSQL open-source database [15519]. Also in Sun News, eBay selects Sun Fire[tm] x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers and Sun StorEdge[tm] systems to bolster its search environment [15520]; Latin America is embracing the Solaris 10 OS [15492]; and two Sun customers make the 2005 InfoWorld 100 Awards list [15521].

Sun Executive VP of the Software Group John Loiacono discusses the next release of the Solaris OS [15493] in the Features section that also includes a summary of Sun Executive VP and CTO Greg Papadopoulos' recent weblog on microsystems and microprocessors [15518].

RoHS-compliant hardware releases include the new Sun[tm] Quad GigaSwift PCI-X Adapter [15509], Sun PCI-E Dual GigaEthernet [15510] and Sun Type 7 keyboard and optical scroll mouse [15501].

The technology preview release 11/05 of the Sun Java[tm] Studio Enterprise is available for download [15465] as is the Sun Java[tm] Studio Creator 2004Q2 Update 9 [15451]. An article reviews the Query Editor in Java Studio Creator 2 [15495], and if you have any further queries regarding the Java Studio Creator 2, now is the time to Ask the Experts [15496].

The Sun Fire[tm] E25K and Sun Fire[tm] E6900 servers have set new world record benchmarks [15527]. And, learn more about the Sun Fire[tm] T2000 server with CoolThreads[tm] technology [15515].

In the SysAdmin's Section, a new BigAdmin[sm] page provides a System Administration Guide to Solaris[tm] Containers [15491]. A recent article explains the benefits of an SOA registry-repository [15487], while another discusses the variety of means available to backup zone configurations and data on systems [15490].

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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Vol 93 Issue 4: November 21st - 27th, 2005

Contactless smart cards [15452] was recently announced by Sun, who along with GlobalPlatform anticipate their compatible specifications will fuel the next generation of Java Card development [15489]. U.S. consumers' identity theft concerns are driving them to secure online retailers and banks [15483]. Thailand's second largest commercial bank is now running on Sun technologies [15459].

Sun's Network Computing 05Q4 event is set for December 6 [15479]. And, hundreds of organizations adopted Sun technologies during Sun's 2006 fiscal first quarter. Find out who [15392].

Download free Sun[tm] Studio 11 [15455]. A new Solaris[tm] 10 patch policy begins November 29 [15439]. General availability for the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) with Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 is coming next year [15458]. A new pre-packaged security bundle is comprised of PortWise 4.0, Solaris 10 OS and Sun Fire[tm] servers [15486].

Two Sun BluePrints[tm] online articles offer a guide on virtualization and containment technologies [15385] and information on scheduler policies for job prioritization in the N1[tm] Grid Engine 6 System [15386].

In Healthcare, read about the new Sun[tm] RFID Industry Solution for Drug Authentication [15446] and learn how Sun is helping bridge healthcare's digital divide [15397].

Sun's recent contribution of new technologies to OpenSolaris [15463] tops the FOSS section, which also includes specific information on the release of Solaris[tm] Zettabyte File System [15460]. IBM and Sun executives are joining to promote OpenDocument as Microsoft submits its Open Office XML document format technology to the International Standards Organization [15442].

Finally in Partners, Sun joins Echoworx and Lucent Technologies to offer email security as a service [15456]. Luxtera Inc. has been selected as a Sun technology partner to develop DWDM optical interconnects [15443]. China gaming firm SeaSky NetJoy has Sun and Pacific Internet's support in launching a first cross-channel, multi-player game platform [15449].

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Sunday, November 20, 2005

Vol 93 Issue 3: November 14th to 20th, 2005

Eco-responsibility and high performance computing (HPC) headline this week's edition with the eco-responsible Niagara chip being formerly introduced as the UltraSPARC[R] T1 with release set for this year [15441]. Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy shared his thoughts on the upcoming UltraSPARC T1 [15447]. A new "TeraFLOP to Go" program and early access to the upcoming Sun HPC ClusterTools[tm] 6 software [15450] also were announced. Sun has opened a new Sun Solution Center for HPC in Oregon [15425] and will be building Japan's largest supercomputer for the Tokyo Institute of Technology [15448].

The company's focus on designing for the environment [15445] is the topic of two feature articles - one of which examines the new x64 server line [15402]. Additionally, Sun has joined with the EPA in launching a series of high-level conferences focusing on eco-responsibility [15440].

A Sun Java[tm] Web Infrastructure Suite promotion for Sun Fire[tm] x64 servers [15286] tops the Entry Level Servers section, which also includes information on the Sun Fire[tm] V40z server with the new AMD Opteron Model 854 [15281] and why Sun Fire[tm] X4200 servers have been chosen to replace over 20 Intel servers [15418].

In Java[tm] Technology, developers are challenged to crack Mustang's new Java verifier [15383] and the deadline for the 2006 JavaOne[sm] Conference Call for Papers is almost here [15404].

Developers are invited to compete for Sun Ultra[tm] 20 Workstations [15426]. Also learn about building web-service clients in the Sun Java[tm] Studio Enterprise [15438], the new system tray functionality in Mustang [15424] and using Adventure Builder for mutual authentication in web services [15379].

Education users have free Sun development tools available to them [15381]. Find out why Western Michigan University [15271] and the University of Delaware [15380] are choosing Sun technologies.

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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Vol 93 Issue 2: November 7th - November 13th, 2005

This week's Sun News covers the company's announcement to facilitate interoperability between Java[tm] technology and .NET [15400]; a look at Gartner, Inc.'s September 2005 vendor rating of Sun [15395]; the Sun[tm] Grid signs on over a million CPU hours for Virtual Compute Corporation [15421]; the new Sun Microsystems[sm] Global Financial Services [15420]; and top Sun technologists and outside experts form a technology advisory board for Sun [15398].

Highlights of the 2005 StorageTek FORUM [15399] and the announced Sun StorageTek[tm] T10000 tape drive [15413] begin the Storage section. Sun's release of 146 GB 15K Hard Disk Drives [15414] and Sun StorEdge[tm] 9900 HiCommand Replication Monitor 4.2 [15415] are also included.

Some of the latest training programs offered by Sun include the Solaris[tm] 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) Career Accelerator Packages [15417]; a course on Solaris OS administration for experienced HP-UX and Tru64 administrators[15372]; Sun Java[tm] Studio Enterprise 8 tutorials [15374] and more.

In the Service section, learn what key management strategies drive successful outsourcing relationships [15401].

For SysAdmins, learn how to protect the value of IT investments over time [15384], build identity-enabled web services [15322] and continuously available, low-latency systems using open system hardware and software [15396]. Find out where to get your questions answered about the Sun Java[tm] Enterprise System [15390] and download the latest USB Driver Development Kit for Solaris 10 OS users [15331].

FOSS articles include OpenSolaris' release of the Sun Java[tm] Desktop System [15373]; Max Bruning's comparison of Solaris, Linux and FreeBSD kernels [15416]; and the formation of an open source storage management group [15387].

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Sunday, November 06, 2005

Vol 93 Issue 1: October 31st - November 6th, 2005

Sun's 2006 fiscal first quarter results released this week reveal an increase in revenue and a narrower loss [15377]. In other Sun News, Solaris Secure Execution is expected to offer automatic verification, Mark Thacker explains in the final installment of his interview with System News [15312]. Two new Sun Grid Utility services have been announced [15388] along with IBM's BladeCenter servers support for the Solaris[tm] Operating System (Solaris OS) [15376].
Sun's most patented employee is Mark Tremblay, who recently earned his 100th one [15342]. Features also covers the campaign for Digital Rights Management [15375] and Sun's method in identifying the best suppliers in the marketplace [15321].

The upcoming Sun[tm] Studio 11 already is setting benchmark records [15347] and the Solaris 10 OS has surpassed three million registered licenses [15348].

Information in the Sun Java section details the 2005Q4 Java Enterprise System [15278], Sun Java[tm] Availability Suite with Sun[tm] Cluster Geographic Edition [15393], Sun Java[tm] System Access Manager 7 [15369], Sun Java[tm] Studio Enterprise 8 [15368], Sun Java[tm] System Identity Manager Service Provider Edition 1.0 [15370] and the Sun[tm] RFID Industry Solution for Physical Asset Tracking [15344].

Are IT standards a help or hindrance? [15371] Find out where to get the answer in the Sun and Standards section.

Fast Infoset [15378] and web services [15245] along with SOA are explored in the Developers section, which also hosts an article on JAXP 1.3 [15285] and configuring Sun Java[tm] Studio Enterprise 8 to deploy portal providers and portlets [15323].

The Partner section has updates on Sun's relationships with Alcatel [15346], Computer Associates, Inc. [15343], Wyse Technology [15391]and InstaColl [15324].

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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Vol 92 Issue 4: October 24th - October 30th, 2005

In News this week, readers can learn about the integration of the Sun Java[tm] Enterprise System within the Solaris[tm] Operating System (Solaris OS) and the available download of the latest version of the Java Enterprise System (2005Q4) [15345]. Also in News, Mark Thacker, product line manager for Solaris Security, discusses Solaris[tm] Trusted Extensions [15311]. Data Action, an Australian retail banking services company, migrated from its HP IT infrastructure to Sun Fire[tm] V890 servers and the Solaris OS [15306]. The retirement announcement of Sun CFO Steve McGowan [15340] and a story on how Sun supported the California Governor and First Lady's Conference on Women and Families [15341] complete this week's News section.

The Features section includes stories on an NSF grant to support expansion of TeraGrid [15328] and on the efforts of the Homeland Security Department to defend against cyber attacks [15329].

Readers interested in hardware will find a story on the Brocade Silkworm 48000 and 200E Fibre Channel switches [15303] and on the end-of-life (EOL) for the Brocade 3250 and 3850 FC switches [15287]. In addition, there is an extensive list of repriced and remanufactured products that are reaching EOL [15276].

This week's Server section contains a story on new UltraSPARC[R] IV+ Sun Fire[tm] E4900 and Sun Fire[tm] E6900 server bundles [15279], a story on Sun Fire[tm] E2900 Server ATO configurations and options [15301], a piece on UltraSPARC IV+ upgrade kit bundles [15305] and an article on the current offerings of the Sun Fire[tm] V490 and Sun Fire[tm] V890 server configurations [15302].

Workstations include a review of the Sun Ultra[tm] 20 workstation [15315], an announcement of remanufactured servers and workstations [15290] and a story on the extended promotion for the Sun Blade[tm] 1500/2500 workstation [15330].

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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Vol 92 Issue 3: October 17th - October 23rd, 2005

Upgrades of UltraSPARC[R] IV+ processors to Sun's server line is complete with the release of Sun Fire[tm] E20K and Sun Fire[tm] E25K servers [15307] this week. Solaris[tm] Operating System (Solaris OS) security is discussed in an interview with Product Line Manager Mark Thacker by System News Editor-in-Chief and CTO John J. McLaughlin [15310]. Jini[tm] Technology Starter Kit v2.1 has been released under the Apache License Version 2.0 [15320].

In other News, Sun demonstrated its interoperability and integration with the Belgian Electronic Identity Cards [15308]; two Sun Labs researchers have been honored for their innovation and research [15313]; and Sun and Transmode Systems demonstrated multi-vendor data replication over native 4G Fibre Channel WDM [15314].

Features covers recent discussions with Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy [15241]; Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz [15275]; Solaris[tm] Dynamic Tracing developer Bryan Cantrill [15223] and JCP Chair and Senior Director Onno Kluyt [15284].

Reviews of StarOffice[tm] 8 [15213] and Sun Ray[tm] Server Software 3.1 Software [15289] are in the Software section that also details features of the Sun N1[tm] Service Provisioning System 5.1 [15282] and Sun N1[tm] System Manager [15280].

The Sun Java[tm] System Federation Manager 7.0 is set for an October 28th release [15283] and the Sun Java[tm] Enterprise System is retiring legacy part numbers [15304].

Read the latest product updates for the Sun StorEdge[tm] 9985 and 9990 systems [15300]; Sun StorEdge[tm] 3511 SATA Array [15299]; and Sun StorEdge[tm] L500 Tape Library [15277]. A Sun PDF highlights the combination of Sun's IT infrastructure and Oracle database applications [15274].

In the Sun Education Users section, learn more about the GELC becoming nonprofit [15317]; the Solaris University Challenge [15318]; Sun and Endeavor Information Systems' multi-year expanded agreement [15319]; and Sun and Elluminate's delivery of joint solutions in support of the Digital Campus [15309].

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Monday, October 17, 2005

Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues

Vol 91 Issue 3 and 4, Vol 92 Issue 1

Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced
by logged-in subscribers to provide you with a list of the most popular
articles for each of the last three issues.

Top 10 Articles for Vol 92 Issue 1
  1. Sun to Offer Google Toolbar with JRE Downloads [15246]
  2. Open Source Web Single-Sign On Technology [15205]
  3. Solaris[tm] 10 OS, New Solaris Trusted Extensions Go for Certification [15221]
  4. Will the OpenDocument Format Transform the Industry? [15219]
  5. Sun, StorageTek and Synergy [15240]
  6. Enterprise Strategy Group Offers Overview on Sun StorEdge[tm] 6920 [15222]
  7. Hal Stern: Open Source is a System [15201]
  8. Sun Announces Repricing for Sun StorEdge[tm] 6920 and Options [15183]
  9. Sun IT Infrastructure Runs 60% of Top Data Warehousing Implementations [15147]
  10. Mustang Speeds Up New Splash-Screen Functionality [15242]
Top 10 Articles for Vol 91 Issue 4
  1. Sun Announces 1.5GHz UltraSPARCR IV+ Uniboards [15179]
  2. New Alloy Design for the Sun[tm] Rack Cabinets [15178]
  3. Configuring Multiboot Environments on Sun x64 Systems [15168]
  4. Web Services Trumps the PC [15199]
  5. Connected Capitalism - The Drive Behind Sun's Open Source Strategy [15217]
  6. IDC Study Explores Sun's Nauticus Acquisition [15098]
  7. New High-performance Low-latency Network Fabric Interconnects [15181]
  8. McNealy: High on CDDL, Sun Ray[tm] Thin Client, Solaris[tm] OS [15150]
  9. BIOS and Service Processor Updates on Sun x64 Servers [15169]
  10. Sun Selects Russian City for Expansion [15097]
Top 10 Articles for Vol 91 Issue 3
  1. New UltraSPARCR IV+ Powering Five Sun Fire[tm] Servers [15171]
  2. StarOffice[tm] 8 and StarSuite[tm] 8 Coming in October [15165]
  3. Sun N1[tm] System Manager [15144]
  4. Sun[tm] Cluster Geographic Edition 3.1 8/05 [15141]
  5. The Accomplishments of a Sun Soothsayer [15089]
  6. "Ajax in Action" Offers Some New Twists on Familiar Web Technologies [15139]
  7. "The Java[tm] Programming Language, Fourth Edition" [15064]
  8. Sun[tm] Secure Global Desktop Software [15142]
  9. Using the OpenSolaris Source Code Browser [15116]
  10. Sun Amends Fiscal 2003 and 2004 Results [15138]

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Vol 92 Issue 2: 10th - 16th October, 2005

Sun Grid's recent trial deployment with the Prediction Company's financial services software tops this week's News headlines [15248] followed by the introduction of the SunTone[tm] Service Delivery Specification Version 3.0 and the Hershey Company's 99.99 percent availability results with the SunTone Service Excellence Model [15273]. Also in the News, Sun's role in the Participation Age now has the company sponsoring 12 young African civic and technology leaders [15272], and Sun's wholly owned subsidiary StorageTek is honored by Frost & Sullivan with the 2005 Market Penetration Leadership award [15249].

An analysis of the Sun/Google partnership in relation to Microsoft [15263] is offered in the Features section, along with Google Software Engineer Li Moore's take on his company's switch to Java[tm] technology's Tiger [15216]. Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) round out this section with a discussion on emphasizing an architectural approach [15202] and how RouteOne LLC effectively maximized SOA [15268].

Documentation outlining the Sun Fire[tm] x64 servers has been released, detailing why these new servers have an edge over the competition [15244] and descriptions of the Sun Fire[tm] X4100 and Sun Fire[tm] X4200 server architectures [15145]are also part of the section. Andy Bechtolsheim shares his view on the Galaxy server line [15218].

The Sun and Standards section covers Sun's issuance of a non-assertion covenant for its patents related to the OpenDocument file format standard [15264]; the U.S. state of Massachusetts' open standard policy [15265]; a recent U.S. Federal Trade Commission statement encouraging standards-setting organizations [15266]; and the newly elected chair of the OASIS Board of Directors [15267].

In Security, read about the benefits of using Solaris[tm] Containers to enhance the security of deployed systems and services [15195] and Snort's capabilities as a pattern-matching network-based intrusion detection system [15162].

Learning how to manage utility tools in Solaris Containers [15214] and achieve IT operational excellence with Sun[sm] Preventive Services [15220] begins the SysAdmin's Section that also contains highlights of a BigAdmin[sm] Xperts session on Predictive Self-Healing [15194] and the current Sun Net Talks Seminars available free [15196].

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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Vol 92 Issue 1: 3rd - 9th October, 2005

Sun's agreement with Google to incorporate the Google Toolbar into the Java[tm] Runtime Environment (JRE) [15246] headlines this week's News section. Other topics making news include the OpenDocument format now available in StarOffice[tm] 8 [15219]; Solaris[tm] 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and the new Solaris Trusted Extensions drive toward certification [15221], among others.

Sun Storage also is garnering attention with Winter Corporation reporting Sun in the front rank of business intelligence data warehousing [15147], along with an Illuminata analysis that finds Sun's acquisition of StorageTek moves the company into competition with EMC, HP, Hitachi and IBM [15240]. Enterprise Strategy Group overviews the Sun StorEdge[tm] 6920 [15222], as Sun reprices this solution [15183].

The Training section reports on the Sun Learning Connection [15203]; a 10 percent deal on Sun certification programs [15225] and new tutorials for the Sun Java[tm] Studio Creator 2 Early Access 2 [15193].

Developers are invited to participate in guiding the future of the Java[tm] Development Kit [15209]. Membership benefits offered by the Sun Developer Network are reviewed [15210]. And, Mustang speeds new Java[tm]-technology splash screens [15242].

NetBeans[tm] IDE 5.0 beta release introduces multiple new features, including omprehensive support for developing IDE modules and rich client applications [15260]. Additionally, two new NetBeans Add-on Packs for mobility and profiling are available for download [15261].

Read how Sun's release of Open Web Single Sign-On (OpenSSO) technology is a boon to users, developers and Sun [15205] in the FOSS section, which also covers the Enterprise Grid Alliance's free end-user forums [15211] and why CTO of Sun Software Hal Stern says open source is a system, not a product [15201].

In Partners, learn how the new Sun Grid Readiness program helps ISVs create business models and solutions [15247] and how Sun solution providers can benefit from two new programs launched by Arrow's MOCA division [15259].

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Sunday, October 02, 2005

Vol 91 Issue 4: Sept. 26th - Oct 2nd, 2005

In this week's Sun News, Chief Open Source Officer Simon Phipps discusses the company's open source strategy and shares insights on the burgeoning open source market with System News Editor-in-Chief and CTO John J. McLaughlin [15217]. An IDC report analyzes Sun's acquisition of Nauticus Networks [15098]. Eighteen suppliers were honored by Sun's 15th Annual Supplier Awards Program [15197]. Expansion plans are in the works for a Sun Russian center [15097]. And, MIT's Technology Review recognizes Sun engineer Bryan Cantrill [15148].

Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy advises customers on IT agreements [15150], while Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz explains why desktops are becoming obsolete [15199]. Also in Features, find out how Java[tm] technology entered the DARPA Grand Challenge [15176] and why Sun leaders believe in blogs [15090].

Announcements in Hardware include 1.5GHz UltraSPARC[tm] IV+ Uniboards [15179]; alloy-like designed Sun[tm] Rack Cabinets [15178]; Sun IB Switch 9p and Sun Dual Port 4x IB Host Channel Adapter PCI-X [15181]; and hardware spare parts [15180].

Learn how to configure multiboot environments [15168] and update the BIOS and Service Processor [15169] on Sun x64 servers.

The Sun and Standards section invites readers to the next international conference on IT industry standardization scheduled for December [15198].

Technical documents in SysAdmin cover tools to increase developer productivity [15137]; Sun's Service Delivery Network [15170]; powering the IP Multimedia Subsystem [15100]; and using profile feedback to improve application performance [15163].

Discounts and promotions top the Sun Education Users section with a list of discounted products [15112] and savings for the Sun Ray[tm] 170 Ultra-thin clients [15172]. Plus, read about Sun customer wins [15037] [15212] [15091] and Sun's latest Education partner [15174].

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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Vol 91 Issue 3: Sept 19th - 25th, 2005

The release of five Sun Fire[tm] servers with the new UltraSPARC[R] IV+ processors [15171] tops this week's Sun News along with announcements targeting the Asia Pacific region, including major alliances and new customer wins [15136]; a Sun[sm] Services Quality Institute opening in Singapore [15149]; and the Indonesia Ministry of Research and Technology's use of the Sun Java[tm] Desktop System as a model for its nationwide standard solution [15146].

Sun's "Sustainable Computing" is garnering attention as Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy challenged leading U.S. CEOs to seriouslyevaluate their business strategies [15173]. Learn more about the principles behind this push for global sustainability [15095] in the Features section, which also contains an interview with the father of the Throughput Computing Paradigm [15089]; a look at grid and utility computing [15092]; and a Customer Data Warehouse solution that improved data latency from 42 days to just one for Egg plc [15099].

Software releases covered include the Sun[tm] Cluster Geographic Edition 3.1 [15141]; Sun[tm] Secure Global Desktop [15142]; Sun N1[tm] System Manager [15144] and the upcoming StarOffice[tm]/StarSuite[tm] 8 [15165].

A free download and free software are detailed in the Sun Java System section with the Sun Java[tm] Studio Creator 2 Early Access 2 release [15151] and FatWire Spark Portal Content Management [15143], respectively.

The fourth edition of "The Java[tm] Programming Language" guide includes information on the Java[tm] SE 5.0 and current best practices [15064]. Read about's Java technology web crawler [15085] and how to secure Java[tm] EE applications [15063].

Information on using the OpenSolaris source code browser [15116] and maximizing Sun's new collaborative development capabilities [15113] are just part of the Developer's Section.

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Top 100 Articles for Vol 90, August 2005

"System News for Sun Users", with more than 56,000 subscribers, is not only popular, it is the most comprehensive newsletter covering Sun Microsystems, it's products and Partners.
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Last month, August 2005, had 5 weekly issues in which we published 139 articles in 33 sections. The 19 distinct sections were:
  • Sun News
  • Sun Service
  • Sun Features
  • Sun Hardware
  • Sun and Standards
  • Sun Entry Level Servers
  • Sun in Education and Research
  • Sun Java System
  • Sun Security
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  • Java Technology
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The 100 most popular articles, based on Web page views by logged in subscribers, are listed here. The top 10 were:
  1. The Inside Story on Sun's Stability, Strategy, Product Line [14920]
  2. Which Programmers are Receiving Premium Pay? [14925]
  3. Solaris[tm] 10 3/05 HW1 Operating System [14880]
  4. Sun's Scalable Systems Group Readies Releases [15014]
  5. "System Administration Guide: Security Services" [14859]
  6. Sun Earns Top Spot in UNIXR Server Revenue, Unit Shipments [14986]
  7. - Open Source Software for Solaris[tm] [15035]
  8. GE Deploys Sun Java[tm] Identity Manager [14869]
  9. "Solaris[tm] 10 OS As a SIP Server" [14730]
  10. Asynchronous JavaScript Technology and XML (AJAX) [14621]

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Vol 91 Issue 2: Sept. 12th - 18th, 2005

Sun's quarterly Network Computing '05 Q3 product announcements headline many of this week's sections. In News, read an overview of the products and the event itself [15130] [15131], followed by more specific information on the company's new family of enterprise-class x64 systems [15121], storage solutions [15122] and the addition of an application switch [15126].

The latest in Sun Software features the Sun Secure Global Desktop 4.2 [15132], Sun Java[tm] Availability Suite [15134], Sun[tm] Cluster 3.1 8/05 release [15072] and the new Solaris[tm] Center [15096].

Entry-level Servers explores Sun's new x64 line of Opteron-based systems, which include the Sun Fire[tm] X2100 server [15125] and the Sun Fire[tm] X4100 and Sun Fire[tm] X4200 servers [15123]. Additionally, Sun has introduced the Sun Fire[tm] V40z AMD Opteron 848 server with options [15068] and a course on the administration of Sun Fire[tm] V440 servers [15065].

The Storage section highlights product launches of the Sun StorEdge[tm] 3320 SCSI Array [15129], Sun StorEdge[tm] C2 Tape Autoloader [15127] and Sun StorEdge[tm] C4 and C10 Tape Libraries [15128].

Learn about new Service offerings that include a plan for Windows on the Sun Fire x64 servers [15133] and a 60-day "Try & Buy" program [15028]. Sun also has renamed its software support services [15026]. Finally, read how the Sun Managed Disaster Recovery Service package held up to Hurricane Katrina [15032].

NC05Q3 Promotions offer multiple savings on the new x64 systems [15120] [15119] [15118].

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Vol 91 Issue 1: Sept. 5th - 11th, 2005

The launch of the new Sun[sm] Partner Advantage Program [15088], which will be replacing the Sun iForce[sm] Partner Program, tops this week's News section. Sun's technology and other donations to the areas in the United States ravaged by Hurricane Katrina [15042] is also making news, as is an IDC study examining the impact multicore processing will have on the IT industry [15011].

Updates for the Financial Services market includes Sun's launch of a Consolidated Payments Architecture [15086] and a Transaction Control Monitor solution [15082].

Interest in the Developer Collaboration feature of the NetBeans[tm] 4.1 platform has generated a new community project to further advance this technology [15034].

In Storage, Mark Canepa talks about Sun's strategy following the StorageTek acquisition [14987]. Announcements include the new Sun StorEdge[tm] 5310 NAS Gateway system [15073].

Several articles on the early access release of the Sun Java[tm] Studio Enterprise 8 [15023], [15018], [15024] are in this week's edition, that also includes an article on maximizing SSL with the Sun Java[tm] System Application Server 8.1 [15039]

The Server section reports on a new performance benchmark with SPARCR servers running the Solaris[tm] 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) [15038] and enhancements for midrange servers with firmware release 5.19.0 [15007]. 2.0 Beta 2 is available for download [15033], which eWeek did and now offers a review [15084]. The FOSS section also covers Sun's retirement of its Industry Standards Source License [15083].

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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Vol 90 Issue 5: Aug. 29th - Sept. 4th, 2005

With the upcoming September 12th Network Computing '05 Q3 from Sun, Executive Vice President of Sun's Scalable Systems Group David Yen spoke with System News Editor-in-Chief and CTO John J. McLaughlin regarding some of the anticipated major launches expected in the company's system hardware [15014]. - a self-funded group that creates sets of binary packages of free software for the Solaris[tm] Operating System (Solaris OS) (SPARC and x86) [15035] - needs donations to continue. Help if you can.

Major announcements this past week from Sun include the completed acquisitions of both StorageTek [15010] and SeeBeyond [15003]; a joint initiative with InstantDX to create an electronic health information network [15030]; and articles on financial services companies ING [15025] and NASD [15020], detailing their recent implementations of Sun technologies.

Don't forget the Ninth Jini[tm] Community Meeting is coming up in October [15036].

Senior VP Mark Bauhaus explains the benefits expected from Sun's acquisition of SeeBeyond [15013] in the Features section that also includes insight on Java[tm] technology's move into the Asia-Pacific market [14844], how Sun's iWork program is helping the company save millions [14909] and Sun Labs work on Small Programmable Object Technology [14840].

The just released Sun Java[tm] Integration Suite [15004] tops the Software section, which also details the availability and features in the Solaris[tm] Security Toolkit 4.2 [15005]; how Solaris[tm] Zones and Resource Management can be used to achieve higher levels of consolidation and system utilization [15012]; and how the Sun N1[tm] Grid Engine 6 software's cluster queues and host groups assist in streamlining administration and easing implementation [15006].

In Workstations, new services have been announced for the Sun Ultra[tm] 20 [15015]; promotional pricing for the Sun Ray[tm] 170 Ultra-thin client [15016]; and a PXE-enabled card is now an option with Sun Java[tm] workstations [14931].

JavaSever[tm] Faces technology reference implementation is being open sourced under the CDDL [15031]. The OpenCable application platform is opening new avenues for pioneering Java[tm] developers [14870]. Plus, business component and client developers may be interested in signing up for the "Developing Java Web Services" course [14927].

Sun's new developer workstation, the Sun Ultra 20, is available free with the purchase of Sun support services [14978]. Developers with skilled knowledge of the Solaris OS and Sun [tm] Studio tools are invited to share their expertise in exchange for "bucks" [14974]. Sun Studio Compiler for Linux OS is available in an alpha release [14929]. Finally, read how JXTA[tm] technology can restore the Internet to its original proposition [14930].

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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Vol 90 Issue 4 - August 22nd - 28th, 2005

Sun announcements this week include the decision to open source its entire digital rights management technologies, known as "Project DReaM" [14977]; the launch of its Java Teaching Innovations Portal designed to offer secondary and higher education students and teachers Java[tm] technology-based curriculum [14976]; new Database Packs offering Oracle Database 10g on Sun Fire[tm] x64 servers [14984]; and Gartner's report that Sun is the leading UNIXR platform server vendor in both revenue and unit shipments [14986].

The Sun Grid has proven it can cut transaction time from days to less than one hour with CDO2 [14985]. Sun's partner program will be offering new incentives for its members [14950]. And, Dygra Films upgraded to Sun systems and improved its 3D animation process by 50 percent [14979].

In Features, read about Project Honeycomb's transfer to the Network Storage Group [14847] and Sun's latest application switch - the N2000 Series [14911].

New storage announcements include ATO configurations for the Sun StorEdge[tm] 5310 NAS Appliance [14971]; Sun StorEdge[tm] 9900 Series HiCommand Protection Manager 4.1 [14887]; Sun StorEdge[tm] L8500 Pass Thru Port [14972]; Sun StorEdge[tm] PCI Single Channel Ultra320 Low Profile SCSI HBA [14883]; and Sun StorEdge[tm] 6130 Array's five-drive controller tray configurations [14970].

Learn how SunSM Services is driving IT as a service [14955]. Two Service products have been updated - the Sun[tm] Update Connection Services, System Edition [14969] and SunSM i-Runbook Service part numbers [14968].

The SysAdmin's section covers a white paper on the IP Multimedia Subsystem [14949]; a technical brief on COTS-based telecom infrastructures [14891]; and best practices for Oracle database in Solaris[tm] Containers [14861].

In FOSS, Build 20 of OpenSolaris is available for download [14975]. Sun has joined seven other vendors in SAML 2.0 interoperability certification [14954]. The Open Group created a certification program to validate the interoperability skills of IT architects [14948]. IT managers considering open source might want to read an O'Reilly publication entitled, "Open Source for the Enterprise" [14910]. An identity theft lexicon is in the works to help standardized regulations [14940] and the Open Source Development Labs' new Patent Commons Project hopes to assist developers with patent infringement [14918].

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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Vol 90 Issue 3 - August 15th - 21st, 2005

Sun Fire[TM] V890 servers are tripling the performance for ESRI, which is why Sun was chosen to maximize the GIS software company's overall system [14947]. A new Open Source Office was launched by Sun this week with Simon Phipps at its helm [14963]. Additionally, the company is planning on opening a new European data center for remote management in the near future [14919].

Sun also is making news by going on tour with Coldplay in support of the Fair Trade Movement [14964]. A new Sun Center of Excellence was recently inaugurated in India [14923]. And, a survey reveals which programming skills are currently in-demand [14925].

XML Pioneer Tim Bray [14761] and Sun Distinguished Engineer Jim Waldo [14807] share their experience and latest projects in the Features section, where you can also learn about transient blocking synchronization [14846] and how InnovationWell is improving knowledge management for healthcare [14718].

In Hardware, Sun has repriced CPU parts for the Sun Fire[TM] V40z servers [14933], announced the end of life (EOL) for Brocade 12000 FC Port Blade [14899] and released new and repriced hardware spare parts [14900].

Read eWeek Labs take on the Sun Java[TM] Studio Creator 2 Early Access (EA) release [14922], which also is the topic for an article on design patterns [14873]. Early adopters may be interested in downloading the Sun Java[TM] Studio Enterprise 8 EA [14953]. Subscription pricing is being offered on the new Sun Java StorEdge[TM] Software and Suites [14932]. Plus, learn how to use the Sun Java[TM] System Identity Manager for service and RBAC profiles [14928].

The Servers section covers remanufactured offerings on the Sun Fire[TM] 15K/12K [14905] and Sun Fire[TM] E2900 [14884] servers. EOL announcements have been made for the Sun Fire[TM] V880 [14904], Netra[TM] CT820 [14903] and Netra[TM] 120, whose last order date has been extended [14902].

In the Sun and Standards section, readers are invited to attend an upcoming two-day conference entitled "Standardization and the Law: Developing the Golden Mean for Global Trade," that will explore international trade, law and standards [14951].

Finally, in the Education section, a white paper describes data-grid architecture for higher education [14946], Sun Fire servers that can save educators up to 50 percent [14915] and how to sign-up for an e-newsletter designed for student developers [14916].

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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Vol 90 Issue 2 - August 8th - 14th, 2005

System News Editor-in-Chief and CTO John J. McLaughlin gets the inside story on Sun's stability, strategy and product line from Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy, who recently spoke candidly during an interview with McLaughlin [14920].

In other Sun News, learn how the company is helping the UN with a global initiative[14876] and about its new alliances with T-Mobile [14908] and MPC Computers [14912]. InfoWorld 2005 Innovators Award was bestowed on six Solaris[TM] 10 engineers [14913]. And, the Aberdeen Group is inviting mid-size companies to participate in research study on enterprise resource planning [14907].

The Software section details new product releases including the Trusted Solaris[TM] 8 2/04 Operating Environment [14885], Solaris[TM] 10 3/05 HW1 Operating System [14880] and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 [14896]. Also, read about recent surveys on RFID, which suggests upcoming market changes [14836], [14855].

The Sun Fire[TM] V40z server now supports the fastest dual core technology - AMD Opteron 875 [14886]. Select configurations of these entry-level servers have been repriced to offer customers more competitive options [14881]. Sun also is promoting a trade-in allowance of 15 percent when trading up to a Sun Fire[TM] V440 server [14894].

Learn how Sun is solving the market's enterprise data retention and management requirements, which are expected to increase by 54 percent this year alone [14848]. Also in Storage, read eWeek's review of the Sun StorEdge[TM] 6920 system [14872], the new lower pricing for the Sun StorEdge[TM] 5210 NAS appliance [14879] and EOL for Sun StorEdge[TM] 6120 arrays [14888].

Get trained in the Solaris[TM] 10 OS [14838], the N1[TM] Grid Service Provisioning System 5.0 [14906] and save 15 percent off Sun's live virtual classes on a variety of technologies [14837].

The Java[TM] Platform, Micro Edition (Java[TM] ME) headlines this week's articles in the Java[TM] Technology section with information on the Mobile Service Architecture initiative [14871], its involvement in auto infotainment [14890] and support of Apache Derby [14878].

In Partners, find out how to qualify for a free Sun Ultra[TM] 20 workstation [14889] and which Sun systems will be virtualized with VMware's virtualization infrastructure software [14917]. Some channel partners now can receive Sun sales force training [14921]. And, Cambex joins Sun iForce[SM] Partner program, liberating mainframe customers with Sun and Cambex's open systems servers [14914].

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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Vol 90 Issue 1 - August 1st - 7th, 2005

This week's news section includes an article on GE's adoption of the Sun Java[TM] Identity Manager solution, which it is deploying worldwide throughout its corporate IT infrastructure [14869]. There is also an article that tells of a poll of 1,200 respondents who expressed a decided preference for the Blu-ray DVD Standard [14849].

The Java section this week features two articles on AJAX, one having to do with creating web applications with that tool [14621] and the other presents design details on customizing the JavaServer[TM] Faces component of the AJAX auto-completion function [14841].

Security section readers will learn about the security features of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) [14859], a building-block approach to system security [14858] and a report of a survey on the importance of identity management to the compliance effort [14857].

Readers with an interest in developer-related topics will find articles on Solaris[TM] 10 OS as a SIP Server [14730], an appraisal of the early access edition of Sun Java[TM] Studio Creator 2 [14839], information on newly available tools to support AJAX [14856] and a piece that provides detailed instructions for the installation and configuration of Sun[TM] Cluster 3.1 09/04 software [14749].

In Sys Admin, there are articles on automating the setup of Sun Fire [TM] V20z and Sun Fire[TM] V40z servers [14726], a discussion of the features of the Accounting and Reporting Console that is part of the N1[TM] Grid Engine 6 solution [14659] and a case study on migration from Platform Computing's Load Sharing Facility to the N1 Grid Engine Software [14690].

In FOSS this week, there are articles on OpenSolaris user groups [14877], acquiring and building source code for OpenSolaris [14843], connecting Office Suite to a MySQL Database [14850], a progress report on the Nevada development community [14845], the formation of the Mozilla[TM] Corporation [14874] and security guidelines for the Enterprise Grid Alliance [14842].

Partner news includes an article on the revamping of its partner programs that Sun is undertaking [14875], a new agreement between Sun and Inner Circle Logistics [14804], the availability of PolarLake Integration Suite on the Solaris 10 OS [14860], the collaboration between Sun and Interwoven on the Enterprise Content Management Platform [14833] and the opening of the Advanced Technology Center in Singapore as the result of the joint efforts of Sun and NOL Group [14852].

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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Vol 89 Issue 4 - July 25th - 31st, 2005

Many were pleased by the news in this week's Sun report of earnings for Q4FY05 [14774]. Judging from the number of new customers opting for Sun IT infrastructure in the same quarter, market share is on a positive trend [14851]. It was certainly no small triumph that General Motors has selected the Sun Java[TM] Enterprise System and will run its
corporate IT infrastructure with the Solaris[TM] 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) [14853]. It was also announced this week that more than two million Solaris 10 OS licenses have been distributed since the solutions debut in January of this year [14835].

This week's Features section includes an interview with Sun's VP for Global Information Systems Strategy, Larry Singer, who takes an optimistic view of the companys prospects [14834]. And, there is word of Sun's plans to eventually offer its entire software line free of charge [14832].

In Software this week are stories about mainframe software upgrade releases [14812], employing Solaris[TM] Containers for allocating CPU resources [14727] and using least privilege to maintain security in
service administration [14728].

The Sun Java System section offers readers articles about the virtues of the Sun Java[TM] Studio Creator application [14752], tips on migrating to the Sun Java[TM] System Application Server 8 [14681] and news of the extended promotional offering for the Sun Java[TM] Studio
Developer [14768].

The Sun StorEdge[TM] 9985 System reveals a bit more about itself in this week's Storage section [14814]. And there is also a story on eWeek's evaluation of the Sun Content Infrastructure System [14805],
plus information about new, faster, higher-capacity configurations for the Sun StorEdge[TM] 6130 Array [14813] and the release of Sun StorEdge[TM] 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager 5.6 [14815].

Walmart's migration to the Java[TM] Platform, Standard Edition (Java[TM] SE) 5.0 is chronicled in this week's Java section [14701], along with stories on a platform-neutral game controller now available as a result of the efforts of the Java[TM] Input API Project [14808]. Closing out the section are announcements of two new books on tools for developers working with Java[TM] Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java[TM] EE) [14688].

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Sunday, July 24, 2005

Vol 89 Issue 3 - July 18th - 24th, 2005

In this week's features section, you can read about Sun's efforts on behalf of Bono's campaign to raise world consciousness about issues of debt relief and AIDS in African nations [14725], as well as an article on processor design culminating in the MT mediaLib[TM] solution for chip multi-threaded processors [14682], and how Ciena Corporation sped up its design and testing processes with the Sun Ray[TM] V20z server [14811].

Readers with an interest in FOSS will find several articles, including one on Solaris[TM] Containers [14751], another on the latest release of OpenOffice 1.1.5 [14780], an announcement of the Mozilla[TM] Firefox
1.0.5 release and the accelerating rate of adoption for this solution [14806], as well as a guide to customizing the Firefox browser [14773].

The section on entry level servers features articles on the dual-core AMD Opteron Processors now available in the Sun server line [14797], new standard configurations for the Sun Fire[TM] V40z server, [14798], the Sun Fire[TM] V20z systems [14795], and the Sun fire[TM] V210 and Sun Fire[TM] V240 server lines [14796].

The news in this week's hardware section includes an article on the new 2 GB FC HBAs for the Sun StorEdge[TM] family of products [14801], a DVD optical drive floppy blocking plate for the Sun Fire[TM] V40z server [14802], an XATO filler panel option for the Netra[TM] 440 server line [14803], and an article on a variety of new and repriced spare parts [14800].

Readers of the Java[TM] section will find an article on a developer's test drive of the Sun Java[TM] Studio Creator solution [14778], a tech talk on JavaServer[TM] Faces [14654] and an article that serves as an introduction to the Java[TM] Platform, Micro Edition [14623].

This week's NetBeans[TM] section includes news on Project Matisse [14781], a tutorial on NetBeans[TM] IDE 4.0 Profiler [14406], and a piece on the JFluid Profiling Tool [14405].

The versatility of the Sun Ultra[TM] 20 Workstation is highlighted in the workstation section [14793], along with with an article on the new Sun Ultra[TM] 3 Mobile Workstation [14799], and a report on how the Sun Ray[TM] thin client offering stacks up against its Windows counterpart [14810].

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Sunday, July 17, 2005

Vol 89 Issue 2 - July 11th - 17th, 2005

Sun announced plans this week to open source its web site authentication and web single sign-on (SSO) technologies through the Open Source Web Single Sign-On (OpenSSO) project [14776]. The company also announced the completion of its acquisition of Tarantella, Inc. [14777].

In other Sun news, a joint initiative between Sun and National LambdaRail is expected to extend Sun's grid computing [14771]; Sun Microsystems Federal Inc. has named a COO [14775]; and the company is addressing the IT industry's global responsibility through a new strategy called Sustainable Computing [14760].

The early access release of the Sun Java[TM] Studio Creator 2.0 [14700] tops the Sun Java System section, which also offers service part numbers for the Sun Java[TM] System Identity Auditor [14770] and information on the latest release of the Sun Java[TM] System Web Proxy Server [14769].

New storage releases include SATA configurations for the Sun StorEdge[TM] 5310 NAS Appliance [14767]; tape drive options for multiple Sun StorEdge tape libraries [14764]; version 4.1 of the Sun StorEdge[TM] 9900 HiCommand Tuning Manager Software [14661] and the new Sun StorEdge[TM] 9900 Business Continuity Manager 4.0 and the Sun StorEdge[TM] 9900 Compatible Replication for IBM XRC [14664].

Four new services have been announced, providing customers with support and remote management [14762]. Plus, read about the benefits Sun[SM] Managed Services offers customers in comparison to outsourcing [14697].

The Developer section reports on an Evans Data Corporation survey that
indicates a warming trend among developers to 64-bit technology [14583]. A Sun technical article demonstrates how to use assertions to detect program errors [14637].

Learn more about the new Sun Ultra[TM] 20 Workstation [14717] in the SysAdmin's Section that also provides information on why Network Attached Storage (NAS) is important to business [14655].

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Sunday, July 10, 2005

Vol 89 Issue 1 - July 4th to10th, 2005

In the News this week, Sun teamed with Red Hat to relay to the European Parliament the importance in rejecting the Computer-Implemented Inventions directive that would have permitted the patenting of software [14750]. The D.E. Shaw group joins other financial services companies relying on Sun technology [14694].

A market access acceleration program for international games content owners is being developed by Sun and Pacific Internet Limited [14652].

Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy reviews the company's direction in the Participation Age [14696] in the Features section, which also offers information from Jeff Jackson, vice president of Java Developer Platforms Group, about the challenges of keeping Java[TM] technology open, innovative and reliable [14601], and Sun Vice President of Identity Management Sara Gates on an effective identity management program [14492].

The Software section links readers to a Solaris 10 OS self-help guide [14689]; an article overview of the Solaris[TM] Operating System (Solaris OS) and security APIs, SPIs and frameworks [14691]; and Sun[SM] Software Express for Solaris[TM] 6/05 software [14693].

Read the latest best practices on Sun Fire[TM] midrange servers and firmware 5.18.x [14627]. Customers wanting to upgrade to UltraSPARCR IV servers can save up to 20 percent with trade-ins [14731]. Plus, two articles cover the end-of-life announcements on Netra[TM] 240, 440 [14666] and 120 [14665] configurations.

In the Telco section, the Netra[TM] server line of telecom hardware now is certified for the Solaris OS [14684]. Also covered are Sun's partnerships with Ericsson [14704], Toshiba [14724] and NTT DoCoMo [14723].

The Java Community Process[SM] is scoring high marks from developers [14695] to top the Java section, which also has information on the JDBC[TM] 4.0 API specification early draft release [14657] and a promotional training bundle for the Java[TM] Platform, Standard Edition (Java[TM] SE) 5.0 [14622].

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Sunday, July 03, 2005

Vol 88 Issue 5

The JavaOne[sm] 2005 Conference held this past week in San Francisco encompasses most of the articles in this edition with multiple announcements on new products, technologies, strategies and alliances. An overview of the conference [14713] highlights these announcements. For specifics, the News section covers Sun's move to acquire SeeBeyond [14716], the new Sun[sm] Developer Network Student Developer Program [14714], winners of the Duke's Choice Awards [14719] and Sun's role in the Live 8 concert [14729].

In Java, read about key Java Enterprise technologies that are being open sourced [14705], updates for the next edition of the Java[tm] Platform, Enterprise Edition [14710], approval of JBI 1.0 [14706], the Java[tm], Standard Edition's technology roadmap [14709] and the move toward simplifying the Java platform's name [14721].

The Partners section details the Sun/IBM extended Java technology agreement [14712], Sun and EMC's work to ensure product compatibility [14687], the Solaris[tm] 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and Veraz's next generation ControlSwitch [14692] and Sun's collaboration with eSys to expand its reaches into the enterprise network market [14686].

New product announcements in the Sun Java section include the Sun Java[tm] Web Services Developer Pack 1.6 [14711], Sun Java[tm] Real-Time System software [14715] and the latest version of the Sun Java[tm] System RFID Software [14722].

Two new Sun Ultra[tm] workstations widen the choices for customers [14707]. Plus, the Sun Ray[tm] Ultra-thin client supports SAVVIS' virtualized IT utility service platform [14680].

OpenSolaris' new boot architecture tops the FOSS section that also includes information on Liberty Alliance Project's service interface specifications for content messaging [14683] and its Conformance Program awards eight companies interoperable certifications [14591].

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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Vol 88 Issue 4

The Solaris[tm] Operating System (Solaris OS) is making News this week with the completion of proof-of-concept trials from several financial firms [14678]. This UNIX[r] platform and Sun technologies recently have won over Data Security Systems Solutions (DS3) [14677] and Reuters Market Data System [14672]. In addition, Sun's HP-Away Migration Program had a significant win as Australian-based utility provider ActewAGL decided to migrate to the Solaris OS platform [14676].

An expanded Sun[sm] Upgrade Advantage Program option now is offering upgrades to next generation server boards [14667]. Also in Hardware, learn about new configurations for Brocade SilkWorm 24000 FC Director [14668], a trade-in promotion on Sun-branded Host Bus Adaptors [14615] and the release of new and repriced hardware spare parts [14669].

A Sun BluePrints[tm] article extensively details how to use Solaris[tm] Containers [14625] in the Software section that also covers the release of Solaris[tm] Container Manager 1.1 [14670].

The Sun Java section reports on two new additions to Sun's identity management portfolio [14671], a TCO study on the Sun Java[tm] Communications Suite [14618] and a maintenance release for the Sun Java[tm] System Application Server Platform 8.1 [14620].

Recently announced storage products include the Sun StorEdge[tm] 5310 Compliance Archiving System [14675], software for the Sun StorEdge[tm] 9900 System [14662] and an updated CD for the Sun StorEdge[tm] Enterprise Storage Management Base Applications [14663].

In the Developer section, read about the Sun Java[tm] Wireless Toolkit Version 2.3 beta release [14656], the new GlassFish Project [14660], an exam study kit for the Sun Certified Business Component Developer [14649] and details on the 2005 TopCoder Open [14679].

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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Vol 88 Issue 3

Several news stories are in contention for top spot this week but the most important is probably the one about the launch of OpenSolaris [14624]. Hot on its heels would be the story about Sun's acquisition of Procom [14636] and the intellectual property rights to the company's Network Attached Storage technology. Two further news stories are worthy of mention: Boeing's adoption of JXTA for the Army's Future Combat System [14638] and the early access availability of Sun's Registry Service [14639].

This week's features section includes a long piece on utility computing [14588] and a shorter article on bridging the digital divide by Scot McNealy [14587].

The two pieces in this week's developer section concern the use of Public Key Cryptography Standards with Sun Java[tm] System Application Server 8.1 [14573] and the benefits of linker scoping with Sun Studio[tm] C/C++ [14578].

The server section features a story on an attractive server upgrade opportunity [14614], another on new benchmark results for data consolidation involving Sun and Informatica [14613] and one on a user-friendly savings calculator for assessing the costs of Sun and AMD solutions [14539].

A SysAdmin piece discusses managing IT as a business within a business [14528], and another talks about using Cfengine for central host configuration [14566].

The Java section includes an article on how best to use JavaServer[tm] Faces technology [14560]; another [14421] offers suggestions on how retailers might best implement JavaPOS[tm] solutions; and a third extols the virtues of J2SE[tm] 5.0 [14586].

Finally, turning to FOSS, [14624] provides an insider’s view of the OpenSolaris process, and [14619] provides details on Google’s "Summer of Code."

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Sunday, June 12, 2005

Vol 88 Issue 2

Sun's drive to promote openness and sharing industry and worldwide
highlights this week's edition with announcements that include a new
Open Service Delivery Platform Solutions Program [14609], a new initiative called Share the Opportunity Global Giving [14610], a new branding and advertising campaign that ties into the company's philosophy to share technology and drive innovation [14584], and donations of StarOffice[tm] to qualified nonprofits in technology-hungry countries [14612].

Sun's plans to acquire StorageTek for USD$4.1 billion [14589] is the focus of an interview with Sun Executive Vice President of the Network Storage Products Group Mark Canepa [14598].

The Software section offers information on an online manual for the Sun[tm] Studio 10 [14600], a technical article on using Solaris[tm] Zones to support applications [14599] and a list of supportive applications available for the Solaris[tm] 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) [14538].

Receive either a free Apple 4 GB iPod Mini [14593] or a free combination Bushnell ImageView digital camera with binoculars [14592] by signing up for select Sun training courses.

Two Java[tm] technology-specific publications are covered in this week's edition: "Java[tm] Language Specification, The 3rd Edition" [14569] and "Learning Java, Third Edition" [14585]. Also, download a free copy of the Java[tm] BluePrints book "Designing Web Services with the J2EE[tm] 1.4 Platform: JAX-RPC, SOAP, and XML Technologies" [14572].

The Java Internal Use License for JDK[tm] 5.0 has been released [14580].
Learn about Claimonitor - a new web-based Straight-through Processing
(STP) utility for automating transactions and market-related claims [14616], Oracle licensing of Solaris[tm] Containers [14579] and a new OEM agreement between MindTree and Sun [14582].

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