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New Version of Java EE 5 Application Server Released
GlassFish V2 and Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 Now Available
Version 2 of GlassFish - the open source Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5 application server - is now available, as is its commercially-supported counterpart, the Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 that now offers lower cost annual subscriptions for support. This release has new enterprise features, including clustering, centralized administration and more.
Sun Execs Detail Reasons Behind Sun's New Agreement with Microsoft
Jonathan Schwartz and Greg Papadopoulos Explain
The announcement of Sun and Microsoft's expanded strategic alliance has many Sun loyalists questioning the move. Jonathan Schwartz answers the skeptics in his blog, pointing out the opportunities this agreement will bring to the company and its products, particularly Sun's virtualization, the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and Sun's Systems portfolio.
InfoWorld Awards NetBeans IDE and ZFS with 2007 Bossie Awards
The Best in Open Source Products Recognized
InfoWorld named its choices for best open source software and storage, awarding NetBeans IDE and ZFS with 2007 Bossie Awards in their respective categories.
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Uniboard X-Options Available with 1.95GHz UltraSPARC IV+ Processors
For Sun Fire E4900, E6900, E20K and E25K Servers
Uniboard X-options with 1.95GHz UltraSPARC IV+ processors are now available for Sun Fire E4900, E6900, E20K and E25K servers. The UltraSPARC IV+ processor is a 64-bit chip processor that delivers over 5 times the throughput of UltraSPARC III technology and over two times increased throughput over UltraSPARC IV systems on commercial applications.
UltraSPARC T1's New Fault Management Features; Microparallelism in Multithreaded Apps
Sun Blogs Cover These Performance Enhancing Capabilities
Learn more about the new fault management capabilities associated with the UltraSPARC T2 processor and how they will work retroactively with the UltraSPARC T1 processor in handling core offlining, as well as how chip multithreaded processors allow for "micro-parallelization" to avoid previous performance issues in multithreaded applications that are the subject of two different Sun blogs.
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Sun Storage's Role in the Sun Eco Innovation Initiative
Breaks Down to Balance, Innovation and Being Part of Sun Systems Family
The Sun Eco Innovation Initiative announced this past August is aimed at providing customers with technological innovations built to be more energy efficient, eco-responsible and cost effective. Sun Storage's role breaks down into three basic areas: balancing its approach to storage, building better products and being a part of the Sun Systems family, remarks Nigel Dessau, vice president of Storage Marketing & Business Operations, Sun.
Sun Beats IBM By Over 2X in Price/Performance in SPC-1 Benchmark
Sun StorageTek 6540 Best-in-Class in Performance and Price/Performance
BM Seer reports the Sun StorageTek 6540 achieved a price/performance of $6.62 $/SPC-1 IOPS, thereby lowering the total cost of ownership among higher midrange systems to $307,710. These results were two times better in price/performance than IBM's $16.03 $/SPC-1 IOPS.
Sun StorageTek Backup Manager Software, Version 1.0
Failure Analysis with Detailed Error Codes Grouped by Master Server

Sun StorageTek Backup Manager (SSBM) software version 1.0 improves reliability and efficiency of tape and backup applications. With it you can obtain detailed reports on backup applications such as Symantec NetBackup, EMC Networker, which is also known as Sun StorageTek Enterprise Backup Software, and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM).

Sun StorageTek VTL Value Software Replication & Tape Caching
Asynchronous Data Replication for Backup, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Sun StorageTek Virtual Tape Library (VTL) Value Software IP Replication, designed for small-to-medium businesses, provides asynchronous data replication for backup, disaster recovery and business continuity safeguards.
Fundamentals on Storage Area Networks
Two BigAdmin Articles Address Fibre Channel and IP-based SANs

Get the fundamentals on Storage Area Networks (SAN) in two articles by Tim Thomas hosted on BigAdmin: "SAN Fundamentals: How Fibre Channel SANs Are Built, Secured and Managed" and "IP SAN Fundamentals: An Introduction to IP SANs and iSCSI." Both have been updated as of April 2007.

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Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 114 Issues 4 and 5; Volume 115 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 the last 4 issues. The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 115 Issue 2, were:

  • Update Now Available: Solaris 10 8/07 OS [18625]
  • New Sun Desktop Virtualization Software Improves Desktop Security and Ease of Management [18622]
  • Sun to Acquire Cluster File Systems, Inc. [18623]
  • What's new in the Solaris 10 8/07 OS Release [18597]
  • Sun to Sell Microsoft Windows Server on Sun x64 Systems [18624]
  • MPK20 - Sun's Virtual 3D Work Environment [18617]
  • AMD Opteron Processor based Sun Blade Server Module X8440 [18621]
  • Interview with Sun's Chief Security Officer Whitfield Diffie [18578]
  • Manage Escalating Data Growth with the New Sun StorageTek 9985V System [18620]
  • Sun Distinguished Engineer Brian Wong on High Semantic Storage [18619]
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