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IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker Reports Sun Gained Market Share for Fourth Straight Quarter
Year-To-Year Server Revenue Growth In 4Q06 24.4 Percent
IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker (released February 26, 2007) indicated that Sun was the only vendor among the top five server vendors to achieve market share growth in Q406. Sun's year-to-year total server market share grew 1.5 points.
OpenSolaris User Groups in Florida
Ft. Lauderdale (Monday March 12th) and Tampa (Tuesday March 13th)
Two new Open Solaris User Groups (OSUGs) will have their first meetings this month. Jeff Victor (see Jeff\'s blog), a Sun Microsystems' OS Ambassador, will speak on Monday March 12th in Ft. Lauderdale and Tuesday March 13th in Tampa. There will also be discussions about the groups, how to organize, future topics etc. After the main meeting, networking will continue at a nearby restaurant.

The Florida Open Solaris User groups offer a strong ROI for guest speakers with customers in FL and appropriate topics for the OSUGs.

Sun Now a Patron of the Free Software Foundation
The Start of A Phase of Collaboration
During his keynote presentation at the recent Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM) in Brussels, Simon Phipps announced that Sun became a Patron of the Free Software Foundation (FSF).
Facilitating Secure Sharing of Electronic Patient Data Within and Across Hospitals
Electronic Master Patient Index (EMPI) and OEM PACS Solutions Demonstrated at Healthcare Show in New Orleans
At the recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in New Orleans Sun introduced a solution that can help healthcare organizations achieve secure health information exchange, cost-efficient data management, regulatory compliance and caregiver mobility.
Next Generation Mobile Java Platform Source Code Available
Mobile Service Architecture (MSA) Compliance Testing Kits Available for Java ME Developers
Sun announced that it is offering Mobile Service Architecture (MSA) compliance testing kits and tooling to Java ME developers. MSA includes specifications for handling 3-D graphics, secure transactions, VoIP and streaming video.
Modular Approach to New Sun Java Enterprise System 5.0 Makes it Easy to Add On What You Need
Updates Added to Sun Java Identity Management Suite
The latest version of the Sun Java Enterprise System (Java ES) 5.0 is now modular and provides greater choices for enterprises to consolidate their IT infrastructure on an integrated, open and standards-based software system. Learn about more of the new features.
Free and Open Source S/W
Before You Upgrade to MS Office 2007, Check Out 2
Can You Beat Free?
Looking for a new office productivity suite? Considering MS-Office 2007? Before you put down your money, have a look at 2, which has been shown to cost 90 percent less than an upgrade to Office 2007.
OASIS Approves Open Document Format 1.1
Changes to Benefit Visually Disabled and Cognitively Impaired Users
OASIS has approved the proposed version 1.1 of the Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) as an OASIS Standard. this new version of the standard provides key accessibility enhancements to ensure that the OpenDocument format (ODF) addresses the needs of people with disabilities.
What to Expect with 2.2: Read Kai Sommerfeld
Big Changes in Extensions Infrastructure
Kai Sommerfeld gives readers of his blog the scoop on what's in store for users of in version 2.2 in the entry entitled, "Extensions Infrastructure – What's new in 2.2"
White Paper: Benefits of Using Sun Cluster 3.2 Software with Oracle 10g R2 RAC
How to Protect Against Data Corruption and Increase Performance
Staff engineer Tim Read contributed to a white paper on the benefits of using the Sun Cluster 3.x software with Oracle 10g R2 RAC. New features of Sun Cluster 3.2 pertinent to Oracle Database 10g RAC are covered in the white paper as are the technical features of Solaris Cluster software that help to reduce the risk of outage through increased protection against data corruption, and more.
Sun HPC ClusterTools 7 Early Access Program
New Features, DTRACE Examples
The new version of Sun HPC ClusterTools 7 software (January 19, 2007) includes an implementation of the uDAPL Byte Transfer Layer (BTL) using uDAPL RDMA, enabling better performance over Infiniband.
Eight Week Early Access Program Starting for Sun Studio 12 Software
Test Out the Pre-Release Version

The Sun Studio 12 software Early Access (EA) program will run through April 2007, giving developers the chance to to preview numerous enhancements such as next-generation IDE based on NetBeans 5.5.1 software and improved binary application performance for all platforms - SPARC and x86/x64.

High Rankings for Enterprise Tape Library from Sun
Diogenes Labs-Storage Magazine Quality Awards Report
The Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards for tape libraries ranks products from Sun, HP, IBM, ADIC Scalar, Dell and others. In the enterprise tape library category Sun StorageTek earned high marks with the StreamLine SL500/SL8500 and/or L700E/L1400M.
Sun Offers BakBone NetVault Backup: Automatic Configuration of Backup Devices
Will Continue Support for Veritas and Legato as Well
Sun has released the BakBone NetVault Backup product with the NetVault Backup 7.4.5 media kit and hardcopy documentation in English. NetVault Backup 7.4.5 will support heterogeneous platforms (all Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), UNIX, Linux and Windows) in three different editions -- Workgroup, Datacenter and Enterprise.
Version 5.5 of Sun StorageTek 9900 HiCommand Tuning Manager Available
New OS and Application Support and GUI Enhancements

New to Sun StorageTek 9900 Series HiCommand Tuning Manager 5.5 software is support for Linux 4, HP-UX 11.31, and VxVM 4.1 for Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and support for SQL Server 2005.

Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 107 Issue 5; Volume 108 Issues 1, 2 and 3

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 the last 4 issues. The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 108 Issue 3, were:

  • Niagara 2 -- Key Features, Architecture and Diagrams [17688]
  • Sun Multithreaded 10 Gig E Networking Interface Accelerates Multi-threaded Application Performance [17707]
  • Schwartz and McNealy: A Comparison in Styles [17713]
  • Sun Developer Network Channel Video on Solaris Containers [17692]
  • New Configuration for Sun Fire X4600 M2 Server [17678]
  • Improved Security and Developer Support in Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 [17577]
  • Sign Up for a Free 60-day Trial of New Sun 10 Gig E Network Adapter [17708]
  • Increase in Sun Server Revenue [17715]
  • Identity Federation Presentation and Video [17702]
  • Sun Open Telecommunications Platform 1.0: Building Blocks for OEMs [17673]
    Sun Managed Operations for Security Announced
    Replaces Sun Managed Security Services
    The Sun Managed Operations for Security now takes the place of Sun Managed Security Services, which is being transitioned from the product list. Sun Managed Operations for Security provides complete and robust IT infrastructure security solutions that reduce network and systems vulnerability and risk for users. The solution provides monitoring and management of firewalls, VPN and Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems, as well as proactive network vulnerability protection.
    Trusted Java Desktop System in Solaris Trusted Extensions
    Labels Indicate Security Classification of Documents
    This article presents some resources on Solaris Trusted Extensions and Trusted Sun Java Desktop System. Trusted Java Desktop System introduces the world's first labeled interface based on the GNOME open source desktop standard. Each window is labeled with a stripe that alerts you at a glance as to a document's security classification.
    Secure Application Switch V4.0 Download Available
    Provides Advanced L3 to L7 Load Balancing, SSL Acceleration

    Sun has a new Secure Application Switch V4.0 available as a download. This intelligent application switch provides advanced Layer 3 to Layer 7 (L3 to L7) load balancing and advanced Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) acceleration with reencryption. The switch provides these services on a flexible, virtualized basis, within the convenience of a single enclosure, and with industry-leading speed, security and availability.

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