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DTrace Wins Technology Innovation Gold Award
The Ease of the DTrace Troubleshooting Makes it a Standout
The Wall Street Journal's 2006 Technology Innovation Awards recognized Sun for two accomplishments: Dynamic Tracing (DTrace) technology won the Gold award in the software, and the UltraSPARC T1 with CoolThreads technology is a runner up in the energy category.
Interviews with CEO Schwartz on Growth, Niagara Promise, Solaris Adoption
Importance of Developers and Sun's Systems Emphasized
Jonathan Schwartz, Sun's CEO, talked with Business Week and eWeek about what he attributes Sun's growth to, particularly the adoption of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). The systems approach that Sun provides is what customers are looking for, and this will also drive a more coordinated approach to Sun's products.
Sun Servers and Solaris OS Help Retailer Consolidate and Upgrade IT Environment
Increased Efficiency, Reduced Costs and Virtualization Benefits
To help it move forward and grow after recovering from a severe downturn, the retailer Harris Scarfe of Australia revamped its IT system by installing the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and Sun servers.
Sun's Virtualization Solutions and Online Virtualization Learning Center
On-demand Videos and Other Resources Explain VMware, Solaris Containers and More
Sun's Online Virtualization Learning Center provides everything you need to familiarize yourself with Sun's virtualization solutions. Resources include how-to guides on Solaris Containers, consolidating servers and applications, and managing ZFS in Solaris 10 Containers.
Free and Open Source S/W
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Mozilla Hires New Security Chief
Old Code to Become an Early Target
Window Snyder identifies her new title at Mozilla as "Chief Security Something," or at least that is what she shared in an interview with Gregg Keizer of TechWeb. Snyder came to Mozilla from Microsoft via Matsano Security, a company she founded. At Microsoft she worked as the company's security strategist whose role was to help secure open-source software.
Need to Upgrade Your Company PBX?
Open-source Asterisk May Be the Answer
Businesses facing a need to upgrade their PBX systems, which can be an expensive process, owe it to themselves to have a look at Preston Gralla's recent Computerworld article on Asterisk PBX, an open-source PBX software that can run on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, OpenBSD, FreeBSD and the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and that can run on inexpensive, off-the-shelf hardware.
Events
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Sun Expert Exchange Tuesday - Make Your Data Center Disaster Proof
September 26, 2006, Online Session Shows how Solaris 10 OS and Sun Cluster Work Together
Tuesday September 26, 2006, is a Sun Expert Exchange online focusing on how to make your data center disaster proof. The discussion will detail how the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and Sun Cluster work together to strengthen your data center against a disaster. Solaris OS engineers and Sun Cluster product experts will both be on hand to answer your questions. Sign up online today.
FORUM 2006, Sun Microsystems Storage Conference
October 10-12, 2006 Las Vegas
Sun's storage event, Forum 2006, will be held in Las Vegas this year on October 10th to 12th, and will showcase Sun's disk, software, tape and services and Sun's strategy and direction from key storage executives. Tracks will illustrate solutions to storage issues such as secure access, managing growth, and combining software to preserve legacy systems.
Servers
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Technical Details: Sun Fire V215 Entry-level Server
Low Cost and High Performance for Web and Application Servers, CAD/CAM and More
Introduced at the September 13, 2006, launch, the Sun Fire V215 entry-level server provides more performance for less cost. Get scalability of up to two UltraSPARC IIIi processors in a 1 RU server. This server is designed for applications such as web servers, application servers, CAD/CAM, and high performance technical computing.
Application Readiness and Data Center Readiness Services for Sun Fire Servers
Benefit from Sun's Best Practices and Experience to Get your Servers Up and Running Fast

To successfully implement Sun servers, get the best assistance starting with careful planning and coordination with existing systems, configurations and business processes. Benefit from the experience Sun has gained from providing services to hundreds of customers. The Application Readiness Service and Data Center Readiness Service provide industry best practices and the technical expertise you need to transform your installed Sun servers into a fully integrated, application-ready computing environment.

Storage
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Sun StorageTek Crypto Key Management Station
Encryption of Data Occurs While Data is Being Recorded
Avoid the risks of physical loss of data recorded on magnetic tape with the Sun StorageTek Crypto Key Management Station. Encryption occurs while the data is being recorded onto tape and is managed through device-independent encryption key management. This heterogeneous solution can encrypt and protect data regardless of the application, operating platform or primary storage device.
Sun StorageTek Virtual Tape Library
Advanced Disk-based Virtual Tape and Library Emulation Solution
Address backup and recovery issues with an advanced disk-based virtual tape and library emulation solution sized for a wide variety of open systems environments. The Sun StorageTek Virtual Tape Library improves data protection and reliability of existing backup and recovery application processes by supporting high capacity disk buffers with high throughput and no disk management requirements. The appliance includes a server, disk storage and software.
Reduce the Risk of Exposing Data with the Sun StorageTek T10000 Tape Drive
Featuring SafeGuide Enhanced Tape Guide System
The Sun StorageTek T10000 tape drive can dramatically reduce the risk of exposing data to unauthorized parties, protecting against both off-site and on-premise data loss and enabling secure shipment of data. It delivers large capacity and reduces complexity to improve the use of information.
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Top Ten Articles for Last 4 Issues
Vol 102 Issues 4 and 5; Vol 103 Issues 1 and 2

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 - Vol 103, Issue 2 - were:

  • Growth and Innovation Mark New Products Announced at Recent Sun Event [17003]
  • Sun StorageTek Crypto-Ready T10000 Tape Drive Delivers Device-level Tape Encryption [17006]
  • Enhanced Sun Fire T1000 System and Other Servers Deliver Higher Performance [17004]
  • Solaris Trusted Extensions Feature of Solaris 10 OS 11/06 in Testing [17005]
  • Identity Auditing and User Provisioning Combined in Sun Java System Identity Manager 7.0 [16996]
  • AMD's Design & Manufacturing Speeds up with Sun Grid Compute Utility Infrastructure [16994]
  • Netra High Availability Suite 3.0 Software Offered [16917]
  • Sun Upgrade Advantage Program for Sun x64 Servers [16970]
  • JRuby Developers Coming to Sun to Work on JRuby on the JVM [16989]
  • Webinar on Data Center Building Blocks: When x64 is Right for Your Enterprise [16910]
    Sysadmin
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    Sun Touts Solaris 10 OS as Replacement for Red Hat Linux
    Compatibility, Support, Performance, Cost...Compare the Advantages
    If you're running Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 3 or earlier, your choice is either to limp along with the diminished support that will become the rule after November 1, 2006, or to upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. You do have another choice: Migrate to the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), a free and open source operating system for the enterprise.
    Sun Integrates PostgreSQL for Solaris 10 OS 6/06
    How to Guide Explains Configuring, Running This Database
    To meet growing demand for open source software deployments, Sun has integrated PostgreSQL for Solaris (the Solaris optimized release of PostgreSQL) in the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) 6/06 release to provide its enterprise-class customers with breakthrough new technologies based on open standards.
    Develop, Test Apps for Solaris 10 OS Free on EZQual
    Sign Up for 'Ten Moves Ahead' Partner Initiative
    The EZQual virtual lab enables commercial developers to test new applications, free, on a remote, managed infrastructure using the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS). This offer, subject to availability and approval, is open to all Sun Partners at the Associate level and above. EZQual is one of the many benefits offered to commercial developers participating in the 'Ten Moves Ahead' Partner Initiative.
    ZFS Learning Center Online
    Videos, How-to Guide, Demo: All You Need to Know About Solaris ZFS
    There is a wealth of information on the Solaris ZFS at the ZFS Learning Center Online, including a video explaining ZFS design and features, an online demonstration that shows how easily Solaris ZFS can be administered, plus a how-to guide that shows users how to delegate a ZFS file system to a container and to manage it from within the container such as a Solaris 10 Container.
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