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Oracle Storage Compatibility Program Validates Sun StorageTek Products
Compatibility for NAS, Midrange and Data Center Storage
When considering purchasing new or additional storage for your mission-critical Oracle database applications, factors to evaluate include how available the data will be and how compatible the storage products will be with your servers. Sun's StorageTek products have been validated through the Oracle Storage Compatibility Program (OSCP) to provide an effective data management strategy.
Vignette Expands Relationship with Sun to Deliver Media to Any Device
Vignette's Next-Generation Web Solution Combines Sun Fire Servers, Solaris 10 OS and Vignette ECM
Telco, media and entertainment companies now have a new solution from Sun and Vignette that will enable the collection and delivery of rich digital content. Vignette's Next-Generation Web solution combines Vignette's content management and presentation capabilities with Sun Fire servers running the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and Identity Management system.
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Executive White Paper: Transistioning from Lintel to Sun
Revitalize the Web Tier and Build a Competitive Edge
How to complete more Web-based transactions in less time? If your company has been using Linux on X86 (Lintel), this white paper highlights the hidden costs of Lintel and compares them to the benefits of a Sun solution built on Sun servers and the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).
A Java-powered Underwater Vehicle Built by Students Earns Recognition
The Boxy-but-Good Design Ran on JMX
An underwater vehicle powered by Java technology won a high place in the International Autonomous Underwater Competition sponsored by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in San Diego, CA. One of the students brought his experience as an intern at Sun Labs to help the submersible place well.
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Two Ubuntu News Briefs: Ubuntu Receives Certification on Sun Servers and GlassFish Now Available on Ubuntu
New Alliance Holds Promise for Sun and Ubuntu in Server Market and GlassFish will Speed Development
Ubuntu Linux has become the first Linux distro certified by Sun to support the UltraSPARC T1 processor, which powers the Sun CoolThreads Sun Fire T1000 and Sun Fire T2000 servers. Sun and Canonical Ltd. have made the GlassFish Community reference implementation of the Java Enterprise Edition 5 application server available on the Ubuntu operating system.
EOL of Sun Fire V20z Server iForce VPN/Firewall Appliance from Sun and Check Point
New Sun Fire Servers Certified by Check Point

The Sun Fire V20z iForce VPN/Firewall appliance, powered by Sun and Checkpoint, is being transitioned. This follows the EOL of the Sun Fire V20z server product line, which is being replaced by the more advanced server line of the Sun Fire X2100 x64 servers.

Storage
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Sun StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager System Lowers TCO for Mainframe Environments
Faster Backups and Data Recall
The Sun StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager system for MVS mainframe users (OS 390 or Z series processors) provides enterprise-class reliability. It can bring the utilization of the cartridge to almost 100 percent.
Sun StorageTek Library Management Software
Enables Enterprise-level File System Management in Both Open System and Mainframe Environments

The Sun StorageTek Library Management System is a tool for both the basic and advanced physical control of one or more attached tape library systems to various applications and operating systems in both mainframe and open systems environments. Its featured Automated Cartridge System Library Software (ACSLS) enables users to consolidate multiple individual, application-dedicated libraries to either one centralized library or a string of libraries through a single point of control.

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Top Ten Articles for last Issue; top 100 for Volume 104
Vol 104; Vol 105 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 from the last issue - Vol 105, Issue 1 - were:

  • Firefox 2.0 from Mozilla Now Available for Faster Browsing [17225]
  • New Features in Sun Ray Software 4 -- Download Available [17170]
  • Why Operating Systems Matter: A Discussion with Hal Stern, Jonathan Schwartz and Greg Papadopoulos [17231]
  • eWEEK Labs Reviews of Solaris 10 6/06 [17194]
  • EqualLogic Debuts Industry's Fastest iSCSI SAN Solution along with Advanced Virtualization Capabilities [17220]
  • Win a Thumper Server: Enter Sun's 'Thump This' Contest [17217]
  • Sun Microsystems Federal Wins GSA Supply Contract and DoD Contract [17230]
  • Sun StorageTek L1400 Tape Library: More Than Two L700's [17199]
  • Increase Manageability of Oracle 9i and 10g RAC on Solaris OS with Sun Cluster Advanced Edition for Oracle RAC [17235]
  • Sun StorageTek L700e Tape Library Features PTP Connections [17200]
    Developer
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    DTrace: When, How and Where to Make Best Use of the Tool
    Following Up with the Sun Studio Arsenal of Solutions for the Fix
    Sun staff engineer Nasser Nouri sees the task of enhancing an existing application as falling into two realms: the exploration or discovery stage and the enhancement or creation state. His Sun Studio article, "Using DTrace with Sun Studio Tools to Understand, Analyze, Debug, and Enhance Complex Applications," details the process for developers.
    Service-Oriented Development of Applications (SODA) with NetBeans IDE Speed up Development
    Cut Through Plumbing Code to Get to Business Logic
    Increasing developer productivity is the rallying cry of the authors of a Sun Developer Network article about Service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Service-oriented development of applications or SODA. To reduce the time it takes to develop an application and get it to market, engineer Prakash Narayan and software developer Ashwin Rao outline the challenges of creating the applications and how the NetBeans IDE can help.
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    New IT Management Web Site Offers Resources to Build and Operate Large Compute Environments
    Sections Provide Documentation on Learning, Administration, Engaging with Others
    The new IT Management web site is designed for those who are working on large-scale compute environments. If you are designing, building or deploying one, this site contains helpful resources such as demos, presentations, blueprints, training, forums and more.
    Eliminate Spam with Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam on the Sun Fire T2000 Server
    How to Tune the Software and Server for Best Results in a Changing Spam World
    A new Sun BluePrints white paper explains how the Sun Fire T2000 server and Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam (SBAS) software works to filter spam from legitimate email. The authors provide background information on the software and server, the configuration used for performance measurements, benchmarking challenges, and tuning steps.
    How ZFS Makes the Sys Admin's Life Easier
    Amy Rich Explains Making File Systems, RAID-Z and More
    Amy Rich has presented a two-part article on the Solaris 10 Operating System's ZFS feature. The first part in the series provided a basic overview of the new ZFS file system, its scalability and its data integrity and security model. The second part of the article explains how easy ZFS is to administer.
    SAMP Setup for Solaris 10 OS and Solaris Express
    Solaris, Apache 2, MySQL 5, and PHP 5
    Neal Pollack has written an article on the Big Admin web site that details how to build a SAMP server for the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS). "SAMP" stands for Solaris, Apache 2, MySQL, PHP. Pollack explains how to build the SAMP server with PHP 5 and MySQL 5, not PHP 4 and MySQL 4, which the companion CD for Solaris 10 OS contains.
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    Learning How to Use the JAX-WS 2.0 Features in Java SE 6
    Creating a Java -based Client for the eBay Production Server

    In their two-part article entitled "Introducing JAX-WS 2.0 with the Java SE 6 Platform," Robert Eckstein and Rajiv Mordani wax enthusiastic about the support in the new version of Java for the Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS).

    Java ME Design Guidelines
    Learning to De-Fragment the App to Enhance Its Utility in Mobile Phones

    The issue is fairly simply stated: "Java ME: De-fragmentation" though not so easily executed. Yet, this Sun Developer network article argues, the de-fragmentation of Java ME as it is currently installed in a wide range of mobile phones, resulting in as many as 400 different executables for a single title, is essential.

    JavaServer Faces: The Complete Reference
    The Go-to Source for a Comprehensive Look at JSF
    Have an interest in learning about JavaServer Faces (JSF)? It would be difficult to do better than turning to "JavaServer Faces: The Complete Reference" by Chris Schalk, Ed Burns and James Holmes, whose appropriately titled new book from McGraw-Hill Osborne Media is the place to go.
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