News about Oracle's Solaris and Sun Hardware
System News
Jul 10th, 2006 — Jul 16th, 2006 Generate the Custom HTML Email for this Issue
System News System News for Sun Users
Volume 101, Issue 2 << Previous Issue | Next Issue >>
Sections in this issue:
click to jump to section

Do Your Company (and the Environment) a Favor
Try the UltraSPARC T1 CoolThreads Processor
With energy costs at their current levels, no corporate entity can afford to be indifferent to their impact on the bottom line. There are solutions and Sun Microsystems has helped lead the way in developing and promoting these eco-responsible technologies with its CoolThreads UltraSPARC T1 processor.
Enterprise Mobility: A New Technical Report from Sun Labs
A Focus on Solutions to the Connectivity of Devices Changing IP-networks

In their Sun Labs technical report on Enterprise Mobility, Samita Chakrabarti, Erik Nordmark and Danny Cohen consider several aspects of the subject, especially as it involves the corporate environment. These aspects include user, device and application mobility, as well as device mobility and application connectivity, the user environment and ease of use across both different campuses of the corporate network and on the Internet.

Sun Products and Services for Disaster Recovery
Now Is the Moment to Put Those Recovery Plans in Place

Remember Katrina and her friends Wilma, Rita and Dennis, natural disasters that got up close and personal in 2005? According to FEMA, there were 48 disaster declarations in the United States last year. In 2006 there have already been 33 disaster declarations, and hurricane season is only a month old. If your company hasn't given some thought to disaster recovery, perhaps it's time to have a look at what Sun has to offer in that area.

Improving Single-threaded Web Server Performance Using Zones in the Solaris 10 OS
Horizontal Scaling Eliminates Bottleneck

By Ashutosh Kumar and Nagendra Nagarajayya of Sun and Dmitry Isakbayev of TransNexus explain in their technical article "Horizontal Scaling on a Vertical System Using Zones in the Solaris 10 OS" how Solaris Zones technology was used to solve scalability and performance problems relating to a single-threaded web server.

Installation Guide for Solaris 10 OS 0/06
Planning Checklist, Solaris Live Upgrade Details

There are a few new features in the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) 0/06 that relate to installing and upgrading. These include GRUB, the new Solaris JumpStart Software's Flash Archive Support (mirrored volume support is an existing feature), Solaris Flash Software and Solaris Live Upgrade 2.x Software. This article covers the Solaris 10 6/06 Installation Guide: Solaris Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning guide.

Halogen's Hosted Software Handles Spiking Web Traffic Sucessfully with Sun Solution
Sun Fire Servers, Sun StorageTek Arrays and Solaris 10 OS
Halogen Software Inc. of Ottawa, Canada, recently reached its one-year mark of using a Sun solution of Sun Fire servers, StorageTek arrays and the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) which has helped them manage their growth of over 150 percent year over year.
Top Ten Articles for Last 4 Issues
Vol 100 issues 2, 3 and 4, Vol 101 Issue 1

Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with a list of the most popular articles for each of the last three issues. The Web version of this article lists the top 10 articles for each of the last four issues. The top articles for the four most recent issues were:

  • 101.1: Enter the Sun Fire CoolThreads Server Performance Contest [16668]
  • 100.4: Solaris 10 6/06 Released with New Enhancements: Solaris ZFS [16661]
  • 100.3: Ubuntu on UltraSPARC Processor-based Server Available to Download [16596]
  • 100.2: Gartner Weighs in on Effect of Sun's Job Cuts [16545]
    Using Sun Java Studio Creator 2 to Build Interportlet Communication Portlets
    A Step-by-step Guide

    Ed Chen and Marina Sum offer a how-to for developers interested in creating an Interportlet Communication (IPC) portlet for Sun Java System Portal Server 7 using the Sun Java Studio Creator 2 IDE in their Sun Developer Network article "Building IPC Portlets for Sun Java System Portal Server 7." This portlet, the authors assert, can subscribe to all IPC events and display the events in a table.

    Simplifying Data Access Using Java Studio Creator 2: Webcast Q&A
    Sun Engineer Jim Bisso Takes Questions from Developers

    In a post-webinar Q&A entitled "Simplifying Data Access Using Java Studio Creator 2," Sun staff engineer Jim Bisso fielded questions on the features of the IDE that gives developers a tool for rapid visual web application and portlet development.

    Education and Research
    Sun Brings Sun Academic Initiative to King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia
    Plans Include Development of Sun Centre of Excellence
    Sun is bringing its Sun Academic Initiative (SAI) to King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where the company will also proceed with developing a Sun Centre of Excellence for the purpose of creating eGovernment applications developed on the Java technology platform.
    Western Australia's Department of Education and Training Signs with Sun, Fujitsu
    Sun Java Identity Manager Solution to Become Key to Educator and Community Access
    The Department of Education and Training (DET) West Australia has signed a three-year agreement with Sun and Fujitsu to architect, implement and support identity management solutions that will provide educators with secure access to the appropriate online tools and resources necessary for success in the classroom.
    Challenges Addressed to Help Merging Telecoms with OSS
    Track Combined Customer Info with Sun Java Directory Server Enterprise Edition
    When telecommunications companies merge, for example AT&T and Bellsouth in March 2006, many operations support systems (OSS) and billing support systems (BSS) need to be to consolidated and integrated. Sun helps with these challenges with products and services that address specifically what telecom needs.
    Netra 1290 Server Resources: Guides for Installation and Administration
    NEBS level 3 Certified Server Well Suited for Telecom Needs
    The Netra 1290 server delivers an outstanding solution for the telecommunications industry and other applications in less-than-ideal environments. Here are resources for installation and administration of the server and a quick getting started guide.
    Trending in
    Vol 229, Issue 4
    Trending IT Articles