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Why Operating Systems Matter: A Discussion with Hal Stern, Jonathan Schwartz and Greg Papadopoulos
Innovating@Sun Videos Available
Innovating@Sun is a video resource that offers a two-part video in which Hal Stern, Jonathan Schwartz and Greg Papadopoulos talking about why operating systems matter. There is also a Project Blackbox video available.
Sun Technology Protects Even Superman
Rhythm & Hues Studios Implement Sun Archive Management System
Superman lives there in his Fortress of Solitude. Santa Barbara's Rhythm & Hues Studios that is, which, for over 20 years has been a center for the creation of computer generated imagery (CGI). Now, Sun has lent its technology in the form of a digital archive storage system to the studios in an effort to improve the management of its archives while reducing the hardware footprint and enabling a five-fold performance gain.
Mentoring to Make the World Better Place: Sun at the UN Youth Summit
Sun Employees from All Over the World Can Participate
The first ever United Nations Global Youth Leadership summit was held during the last week of October in New York. The summit brought together young leaders from each of the UN member states, one man and one woman between the ages of 18 and 30, to participate in a forum where they can exchange ideas on making the world a better place. Sun offered all the delegates the opportunity to be part of Sun's UN Youth Mentorship Program.
New Features Released in NetBeans 5.5 and New Partner Incentives
Tools Added for Working on SOA Applications, Support for SVG and More
Sun released NetBeans 5.5 IDE this week with new features and support for Java EE 5 (J2EE). Sun also expanded its partner program, providing marketing and branding opportunities at NetBeans events and on the Java technology website and free email technical support to strategic partners.
Sun Microsystems Federal Wins GSA Supply Contract and DoD Contract
Sun to Provide Sun Ray Thin Clients, Solaris OS and Sun Fire Servers
Sun Microsystems Federal, Inc., (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sun Microsystems), renewed its Multiple Award Schedule Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract with the General Services Administration (GSA) to continue to supply its full array of products and services to the U.S. Government through August 2009.
Telefonica de Espana Selects Sun and Oracle for Consolidation Project
Two Sun Fire E20K Servers as Consolidation Platfomr for over 20 Databases
When the large telecommunications company Telefonica de Espana needed to upgrade and consolidate its multiple Oracle databases, they turned to Sun and Oracle who implemented a solution for them. Telefonica has bought two Sun Fire E20K systems and will use the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), Sun Cluster software and Oracle Real Application Clusters.
Kim Jones Named to WITI Hall of Fame
Sun Exec Garners Prestigious Award for Women in Technology
Kim Jones, Sun's VP for Vice President for Global Government, Education and Healthcare, was just accepted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame. This award, one of the most prestigious for women who have made contributions in science and technology, was bestowed on Jones for her leadership in expanding the role of technology in global education and scientific research.
Free and Open Source S/W
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OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 Released
Sun Adds Support to OpenOffice
New features in the new OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 include enhanced PDF management, direct export to LaTex, new functionality in Calc and Impress, Mac OS X (X11) use of system fonts, and more. Sun is offering premium and standard support service plans for OpenOffice.
Firefox 2.0 from Mozilla Now Available for Faster Browsing
Comparison of Features with IE 7
Firefox 2.0 offers improved tabbed browsing, spell checking in blogs and web forms, session restore, live titles and more. This article lists new features and provides a download link and points to reviews and comparisons to IE7.
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eWEEK Labs Reviews of Solaris 10 6/06
Much to Praise in the Latest Version
The eWEEK Labs review of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) 6/06 was written up by Jason Brooks, whose complete article ("Sun Gilds Solaris Lily") praises the new file system, among other things, in the latest version of Sun's premier operating system.
Sun Surpasses 6 Million Solaris 10 Operating System Licenses
Developers and Enterprises Creating Momentum
Sun has delivered over 6 million licenses of Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) since its release in January 2005. The Solaris OS is open source and free to download, two of its many qualities that have led to its increasing popularity.
Increase Manageability of Oracle 9i and 10g RAC on Solaris OS with Sun Cluster Advanced Edition for Oracle RAC
Get High Availability and Performance
Sun Cluster Advanced Edition for Oracle RAC provides enterprises with increased manageability for Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) deployments on the Sun Java Availability Suite for both SPARC and x64 platforms.
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EqualLogic Debuts Industry's Fastest iSCSI SAN Solution along with Advanced Virtualization Capabilities
PS Series Firmware Version 3 Introduces Advanced ILM Features
Recently EqualLogic made a series of announcements that strengthens its enterprise-class storage area networking (SAN) technology for high-performance environments, making it an ideal solution for the Sun Fire family of servers. First, on September 12, 2006, EqualLogic extended Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) disk drive technology. The new PS3000 Series storage arrays, the PS3600X and PS3800XV, deliver the industry’s best performance ratings in mission-critical applications. In head-to-head comparisons by an independent third party, EqualLogic’s PS3800XV significantly outperformed its rivals EMC and Network Appliance.
Sun StorageTek Operations Manager V5.1 Debuts this Month
Supports Both Solaris OS and Windows
The new version of Sun StorageTek Operations Manager V5.1, due this month, provides Sun device support for Sun StorEdge 6940, 6140, 6540, NAS, and application support for Sun SAM/QFS. This version will release on two platforms, the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and Windows, in order to be able to better compete against HP and HDS.
Sun StorageTek L1400 Tape Library: More Than Two L700's
Features Continuous Capacity, Partitioning, Lower TCO
The Sun StorageTek L1400 tape library is a high-performance automated tape library that is based on the L-Series architecture and technology. Among its new features are continuous capacity and partitioning, which provides improved growth options and delivers an excellent solution for midrange consolidation.
Sun StorageTek L700e Tape Library Features PTP Connections
Several Features Lead to Reductions in TCO
Users of large, distributed open systems implemented in UNIX and Windows NT environments will welcome the Sun StorageTek L700e Tape Library whose Pass through Port (PTP) allows for functional connections between two L700e libraries. This highly scalable tape library can allow applications to read and write simultaneously, and the media pooling feature enables multiple applications to share the large data pool that performs up to 450 cartridge fetches per hour per frame.
StorageTek Professional Services Repackaged by Sun
Now Called Sun StorageTek Business Value Assessment Suite

The Sun StorageTek Business Value Assessment Suite of Professional Services comprises four professional services, one of which is fixed price-fixed scope and the other three of which are customized to a user's needs. The Sun StorageTek Business Value Assessment Suite of Professional Services are not new services but rather are services being transitioned from the legacy StorageTek professional services organization to the Sun Client Solutions Organization.

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