Sun Grid's recent trial deployment with the Prediction Company's financial services software tops this week's News headlines  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 . Also in the News, Sun's role in the Participation Age now has the company sponsoring 12 young African civic and technology leaders , and Sun's wholly owned subsidiary StorageTek is honored by Frost & Sullivan with the 2005 Market Penetration Leadership award .
An analysis of the Sun/Google partnership in relation to Microsoft  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 . Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) round out this section with a discussion on emphasizing an architectural approach  and how RouteOne LLC effectively maximized SOA .
Documentation outlining the Sun Fire[tm] x64 servers has been released, detailing why these new servers have an edge over the competition  and descriptions of the Sun Fire[tm] X4100 and Sun Fire[tm] X4200 server architectures are also part of the section. Andy Bechtolsheim shares his view on the Galaxy server line .
The Sun and Standards section covers Sun's issuance of a non-assertion covenant for its patents related to the OpenDocument file format standard ; the U.S. state of Massachusetts' open standard policy ; a recent U.S. Federal Trade Commission statement encouraging standards-setting organizations ; and the newly elected chair of the OASIS Board of Directors .
In Security, read about the benefits of using Solaris[tm] Containers to enhance the security of deployed systems and services  and Snort's capabilities as a pattern-matching network-based intrusion detection system .
Learning how to manage utility tools in Solaris Containers  and achieve IT operational excellence with Sun[sm] Preventive Services  begins the SysAdmin's Section that also contains highlights of a BigAdmin[sm] Xperts session on Predictive Self-Healing  and the current Sun Net Talks Seminars available free .
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