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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