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Sun Reports Results for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2007
Solaris OS Adoption and Acquisitions Noted as Contributing to Revenue Increase
Sun's fiscal first quarter earning report stated that revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2007 were $3.189 billion, an increase of 17 percent as compared with $2.726 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2006.
Oracle OpenWorld 2006 Exhibits Sun Solutions with Oracle Database and ILM
Keynote by Jonathan Schwartz
At the recent Oracle OpenWorld 2006 last week, Sun CEO And President Jonathan Schwartz made a keynote address titled "Powering the Global Buildout," focusing on the importance of being innovative to remain competitive in today's global economy. Schwartz also discussed Sun's new virtualized datacenter, Project Blackbox. Some of the Sun products on display were the Sun Fire T1000 and Sun Fire T2000 servers (which are part of the ILM along with the Oracle 10gR2 database), Oracle Business Intelligence Data Warehousing Solutions on Sun, and Sun's Optimal Architecture for Oracle.
Solaris 10 OS and Sun Fire x64 Servers Power Global Domain Name System
ISC Chooses Sun for Security Needs to Run Internet Root Servers
Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has selected the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and AMD Opteron processors running Sun Fire x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers as an F-root server, one of the 13 root DNS servers that are the foundation of the Internet.
Niagara 3 Processor in Development: 45 Nanometer
More Processor Cores on a Chip
Sun continues to innovate with its Niagara processors. Its newest one, version 3, is in development now. The first generation of the Niagara became the UltraSPARC T1 processor which is available now. Version 2 is slated for release in 2007.
Improving Customer Service with Sun Fire T2000 Servers and Seibel CRM Solution at Swisscom Mobile Stores and Data Center
Sun Infrastructure Expands CRM Capabilities, Saves Floor Space and Energy Costs
To improve customer service in their retail stores, Swisscom Mobile installed the Sun Java Identity Management Suite and Sun Fire T2000 servers running the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) to connect the stores with the corporate CRM system built by Oracle and Siebel. The server is saving space and money.
Reducing Traffic Congestion by Providing Work at Home Options Earns Sun EPA Award
Sun Ranks in Top US Companies by Best Workplaces for Commuters Program
For the third year in a row, Sun is among the top 10 of Fortune 500 companies that provide outstanding commuter benefits to its U.S. workforce, as designated by the Best Workplaces for Commuters program run by the EPA and DoT.
    Ask Experts about NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 This Week Only
    Sun Experts Available - Post Your Questions
    Post your questions from Monday October 30 to Friday November 3, 2006, about the NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5. A webinar is also available.
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    Update to the Solaris PowerPC Code Base Released by Sun Labs
    An OpenSolaris Port for 32-bit PowerPC-based Targets
    A source contribution has been made available to the community that provides a functional Solaris PowerPC development environment on selected target platforms. According to the announcement on the OpenSolaris web site, the release "is a modest, but important step toward reaching the goal of developing the Solaris PowerPC port project to the point where it includes the latest source tree, provides a shell or single user prompt on the target platform, and has enhanced debugging, i.e., KMDB."
    Solaris Trusted Extensions Software User's Guide
    Overview, How to Log In, Access Features Explained
    The Solaris Trusted Extensions User's Guide is a guide to operating in the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) with Solaris Trusted Extensions installed. Trusted Extensions provides special security features for your system. Trusted Extensions software adds features to the Solaris OS that protect against intruders.
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    Sun StorageTek T9940 and T9840 Enterprise Tape Drives
    For Mainframe and Large Network Computing Environments
    The Sun StorageTek T9940 Enterprise Tape Drive and the Sun StorageTek T9840 Enterprise Tape Drive were developed to meet requirements of mainframe, large network computing and active tape environments. The T9940 line is for those customers who need to store large amounts of data, and the T9840 line is ideal for customers who need quick read and write functionality for smaller file sizes.
    Sun StorageTek Virtual Array Disk System
    Mid-range Mainframe Disk Solution
    Do you need to drive down storage and management costs? Protect and recover data in seconds without consuming physical disk space? Get applications to market faster? Then the Sun StorageTek Shared Virtual Array (SVA) has features worth looking at.
    Honeycomb Storage from Sun Used in Stanford University Digital Repository Project
    Digitizing Books to Make them Searchable as Part of Google's Library Project
    Storage Technology News on SearchStorage.com reported that Stanford University is using Sun's Honeycomb storage system to archive its library and make it searchable as part of the Google library project.
    Sun StorageTek Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Suite of Professional Services
    Have a Clear Plan for Recovery to Reduce Data Loss and Downtime

    The Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Suite of Professional Services minimize the effects of an IT outage. They help plan and implement the complex task of business continuity and disaster recovery by clearly defining processes and procedures to minimize disruption and data loss.

    Sun StorageTek 9900 HiCommand Storage Services Manager 4.1
    New Device Support

    Version 4.1 of Sun StorageTek 9900 HiCommand Storage Services Manager software is available for the following Sun StorageTek systems: 9910, 9960, 9970, 9980, 9985 and 9990. Also available are related modules that are for business, application and infrastructure management capabilities.

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    Get your Vulnerability Index: Sun's Readiness Assessment Determines Your Security Gaps
    Online Tool Tallies Cost of Lost Revenue, Legal Fees and Repair to Company Brand
    Sun's Readiness Assessment provides a data encryption approach for robust, system-wide security with key management that's safe, simple and affordable to deploy. The assessment is the first step in filling security gaps via a systems approach by Sun.
    Solaris 10 OS Security Vulnerabilities
    Permissions, Netscape and TCP/IP
    This article lists three security alerts from the SANS Institute and SunSolve regarding the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). They deal with permissions, a vulnerability in the Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) API, and TCP/IP function panic.
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