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

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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:
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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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