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 . The company also announced the completion of its acquisition of Tarantella, Inc. .
In other Sun news, a joint initiative between Sun and National LambdaRail is expected to extend Sun's grid computing ; Sun Microsystems Federal Inc. has named a COO ; and the company is addressing the IT industry's global responsibility through a new strategy called Sustainable Computing .
The early access release of the Sun Java[TM] Studio Creator 2.0  tops the Sun Java System section, which also offers service part numbers for the Sun Java[TM] System Identity Auditor  and information on the latest release of the Sun Java[TM] System Web Proxy Server .
New storage releases include SATA configurations for the Sun StorEdge[TM] 5310 NAS Appliance ; tape drive options for multiple Sun StorEdge tape libraries ; version 4.1 of the Sun StorEdge[TM] 9900 HiCommand Tuning Manager Software  and the new Sun StorEdge[TM] 9900 Business Continuity Manager 4.0 and the Sun StorEdge[TM] 9900 Compatible Replication for IBM XRC .
Four new services have been announced, providing customers with support and remote management . Plus, read about the benefits Sun[SM] Managed Services offers customers in comparison to outsourcing .
The Developer section reports on an Evans Data Corporation survey that
indicates a warming trend among developers to 64-bit technology . A Sun technical article demonstrates how to use assertions to detect program errors .
Learn more about the new Sun Ultra[TM] 20 Workstation  in the SysAdmin's Section that also provides information on why Network Attached Storage (NAS) is important to business .
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