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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