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Sun Federal Appoints New Executives: Vass and Robbins
Meeting Complex Needs for Secure Systems
Bill Vass and Anthony Robbins will change roles at Sun to join Sun Microsystems Federal Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sun Microsystems Inc. Scott McNealy is the chairman of Sun Federal, as of April 2006. Their goals are to address the unique challenges in government agencies and how the features of Sun products such as the Trusted Solaris OS can provide needed security.
Tony Blair Visits CA to Discuss Biotechnology Industry
Schwartz and Other CEOs Weigh In
When British prime minister Tony Blair visited California on July 31, he met with biotech executives to discuss research and how important it is to the economic development of his country. Jonathan Schwartz discussed the importance of the role of universities.
Free and Open Source S/W
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Recent Apache.org Releases: Apache HTTP Server 2.2.3 Fixes, Tomcat, Tuscany JMeter
Bug Fixes, Security Updates, New Releases
Recent releases from Apache.org (July and June 2006) include bug and security fixes for the Apache HTTp server 2.2.3, enhancements to the Tomcat mod_jk web server connector, Axis2/C version 0.92, and the release of Tuscany/Java M1 and JMeter 2.2.
The Zen of Free: Simon Phipps' Speech at OSCON 2006
Freedom to Tinker, Participate and Leave
At the 2006 OSCON in July, Simon Phipps, Chief Open Source Officer at Sun, presented a talk called "The Zen of Free", now available online. He called for "definitions for Governance and Standards to help us know our freedoms are being protected as we move forward."
Software
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 Updates
LSI Drivers Available, Better Pricing Instituted
The base-level or "GA release" versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 3 and RHEL 4 are being ended (EOL'd) and replaced with Update 7 for RHEL 3 and Update 3 of RHEL 4. Sun is replacing the GA release versions because they do not contain LSI drivers needed to boot up on newer Opteron-based systems. Prices have also been made more competitive.
Software and Web Services Plans from Co-CTO Robert Brewin
Software as Service, Uses of REST, and Advantages of Java EE 5
Robert Brewin and Tim Marsland are co-CTO's at Sun. Brewin was recently appointed and talked with Paul Krill of InfoWorld about his role, web services development plans to Sun, making Java open source and more.
Storage
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Veritas Storage Foundation Enhancements
New Databases, Localized Media Kit Plus Repricing

Sun made two recent announcements concerning offerings that are Veritas Storage Foundation Enterprise, Databases 4.1 for x64 systems Localized (L10N) Media Kit, Transitioning Standard version L10N Media Kit, and Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 English, including factory installation of Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 software, and repricing of some version 4.1 parts.

Brocade Silkworm 4900 FC Switch Appeals to Enterprise Users
Designed for Port Aggregation, Simplified Domain Management
Both data center managers and storage networking decision makers will be interested in the Brocade SilkWorm 4900, a high-performance 4 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel switch designed for the needs of enterprise environments that require a high port count footprint for both port aggregation the simplified management environment resulting from reducing the total number of domains to manage.
Sun Releases RoHS-Compliant Sun StorageTek 5320 NAS Appliance
Predecessor Version Is Transitioned
The Sun StorageTek 5320 NAS appliance is now available in an RoHS-compliant version. The earlier, non-RoHS-compliant version of this array is being transitioned, along with the Sun StorEdge 5300 RAID and disk storage and the corresponding service upgrade options.
1000th Sun StorageTek SL8500 Tape Library Delivered
Adopters Include Financial Services, Telecom, and Film Industry
Sun recently delivered the 1000th Sun StorageTek SL8500 tape library that features mixed-media support, the interfaces necessary to consolidate enterprise and midrange computing infrastructures and allow for dynamic upgrades of capacity and throughput and the capability of storing 10,000 Petabytes of data.
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Top Ten Articles for Last 4 Issues
Vol 101 Issue 1, 2, 3 and 4

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 from the last issue were:

  • Adobe Reader Now Available for UNIX and Linux Operating Systems [16758]
  • StarOffice 8 Product Update Three (3) Now Available [16753]
  • Sun Fourth Quarter Revenues Up 29% [16782]
  • Customers Choosing Sun in Financial Services, Telecom Industries [16781]
  • Trade Up and Get the New Sun Blade 8000 Server [16772]
  • People are Talking About the Sun Fire X4500 Server [16770]
  • Solaris Operating System Vulnerabilities and Fixes [16771]
  • Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suites 5.1.1 Announced [16748]
  • Double Trade-In Value for UltraSPARC II Server Upgrades to Sun Fire Servers [16737]
  • Open Source Data Warehouse Appliance from Sun and Greenplum [16784]
    Developer
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    Plug-in for Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Available
    Tech Tip for Fulfilling Static and Dynamic Resource Requests

    A plug-in for Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 is available as open source in NetBeans 5.0. This article offers a how-to for installing and using the plug-in. It also presents a tech tip explaining how to fulfill static and dynamic resource requests.

    Sun Software Service Plans for Sun Studio 11
    Premium Features Added

    Comprehensive Sun Software Service Plans for Sun Studio 11 are now available to provide product updates and unlimited support center calls for issues with product defects and escalations. Product support is available for the Standard Plan (12x5) and Premium Plan (7x24).

    Sun Developer Service Plans for Java Platform, Standard Edition
    Three Plans Provide Support, Updates and More

    Receive comprehensive developer support with the Sun Software Service Plans (S3P, formerly known as S4), an all in one comprehensive package. Subscription includes software product updates, product support, Per Incident support for programming how to's and educational credits. The Sun Developer Service Plans for Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE also called Java SE) offer three levels of Service: Basic, Standard and Premium.

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