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Sun Acquires J.D. Power and Associates Certification
Scored in Top 20 Percent for High Customer Satisfaction
Sun has been certified under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Technology Service and Support Program due to its outstanding customer support in North America. Sun earned this certification by scoring in the top 20 percent for high customer satisfaction among technology support organizations and is the first major network infrastructure solutions vendor to be certified.
    Sun Expresses Continued Support of Cluster File Systems Lustre
    As an Open Source Technology, on Linux and to its Customers
    In a letter to the Lustre community, Sun affirmed its commitment to continue to support Lustre as an open source technology as well as support and enhance the cluster file system on Linux across multi-vendor hardware platforms. The October 1st letter confirmed the completion of Sun's acquisition of Cluster File Systems, Inc. and outlined Sun's commitment to Lustre.
    Sun Piloting ISO 20022 Global Financial Messaging Standard with Bank of America
    Part of Sun's Redesign of its Treasury Architecture
    Sun is piloting a payments processing system using the SWIFT ISO 20022 XML global financial messaging standard and the Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suite (Java CAPS) software to process the transmission of payments data to Bank of America, a key provider of treasury services to Sun. This treasury project is part of a major redesign of Sun's business-to-business IT infrastructure which eventually will be an XML-based service-oriented architecture (SOA).
    SNI Editor-in-Chief/CTO John J. McLaughlin's Blog Recap
    Recent Blog Entries of Interest to Sun Users
    SNI Editor-in-Chief/CTO John J. McLaughlin posts items of interest to Sun Users regularly on his blog. A quick recap of John's posts for the last week, include Applications: Solaris/SPARC vs AIX/Power; Summary of the New Sun Servers; A Fresh Look at Datacenter Power, Cooling, and Cabling; Recent Sun Technical Videos; and UltraSPARC T2 Server Benchmark Results.
    Java CAPS Selected as Integration Framework for Leading Nordic Fund Manager
    Savings in Time/Money, Fast Deployment and Flexibility Realized by ODIN
    ODIN Fund Management, second in Norway's domestic equity fund market, selected the Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suite (Java CAPS) as its integration framework for the adoption of the SWIFTNet messaging infrastructure. Java CAPS was recently certified with the SWIFT Gold Label for the ninth year in a row.
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    John Fowler on the Prospects for Sun's Merged Server, Storage Units
    Exec Sees Broader, More Flexible Market Appeal
    John Fowler, newly named executive vice president in charge of Sun 's merged storage and server divisions, shared his views in an eWeek feature by staff writer Scott Ferguson on how the company might fare in the current market.
    Andy Bechtolsheim Talks About Innovating in a Commodity Market
    Innovating@Sun Podcast
    Chief Architect of Sun's Systems Group and co-founder of the company Andy Bechtolsheim talks about the value of design in a commodities market in a recent interview with Hal Stern, VP of Global Systems Engineering, during an episode of Innovating@Sun.
    Making Storage Think for Itself (or at least for the User)
    Harriet Coverston on 'Intelligent Storage'
    Sun Distinguished Engineer Harriet Coverston, chief architect of QFS, has enjoyed a career studded with achievements and acclaim. Yet, her current project at Sun, which she describes as "...the biggest paradigm shift in storage in more than 30 years," promises even further renown.
    The Green Enterprise: Sun Microsystems
    Video Highlights Sun's Eco Practices
    Tune in to ZDNet's The Green Enterprise and hear Sun's VP of Eco-responsibility Dave Douglas explain the company's green strategies and how they are realizing cost savings from eco-practices with ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das. The 12-minute video takes viewers on a tour of Sun's energy efficient data center, virtualized data center Project Blackbox and into the company's OpenWork program.
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    Scaling MySQL Enterprise with Solaris 10 - Oct 24th Webcast
    An InformationWeek Vendor Perspectives Webcast
    In this TechWebcast, Sun Microsystem's partner Fotolog shows creative ways used to scale their Web 2.0 architecture and MySQL Enterprise with Solaris 10 advanced features. Unlike typical scalability presentations which focus on the entire stack, Fotolog will emphasize on the role that understanding one's application, operating system and storage engine can play in addressing scalability challenges.
    Sun Startup Essentials Program Adds Sun Incubator Partner Initiative
    Hosting Starup Camp in NYC October 22-23
    Sun has enhanced its Sun Startup Essentials Program with the addition of a new Sun incubator partner initiative that allows Sun partners to assist program members by offering their services. Under the new Sun incubator partner initiative, Sun partner Plug and Play Tech Center is offering startups a complete package of support.
    Webcast: Sun-Blackboard Reference Architecture for Throughput Computing
    Covers Partnership, Architectures, Performance Tests, Solutions
    Learn more about the Sun-Blackboard Reference Architecture for Throughput Computing in a webcast hosted by Kevin Roebuck that features Steve Feldman, the director of Performance Engineering and Architecture at Blackboard and James Simon, Sun chief technologist from the Global Education and Research Group.
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    The New Sun StorageTek 9985V System Now Available
    Modular Enterprise Storage and Virtualization Solution
    The Sun StorageTek 9985V Storage System offers new thin provisioning capability with Dynamic Provisioning software, application-centric storage management, unified data replication across heterogeneous storage systems and a cross-bar switch-based architecture design that allows performance to scale with capacity.
    Additional Parts Announced for Symantec Veritas NetBackup 6.5
    Pricing Also Simplified with This Latest Release
    Additional parts have been released for the Symantec Veritas NetBackup 6.5. These include the SAP module for Solaris x64, shared storage option, client upgrades and the Starter Pack, which provides bundles of both server licenses and client licenses at competitive pricing.
    Download Sun StorageTek Common Array Manager (CAM) 6.0 Free
    Offers One Interface, Run-Anywhere Flexibility
    The Sun StorageTek Common Array Manager (CAM) software simplifies storage management with a common, simple-to-use interface, making it easy to accelerate deployment and work with Sun StorageTek systems from different families. Version 6.0 is now available and can be downloaded for free from the Sun Download Center.
    LTO3 Half Height SCSI Drive Options for Sun StorageTek SL24 and SL48
    Choice of Full or Half Height Drives for Either Autoloader or Library Mode
    Sun StorageTek LTO3 Half Height SCSI drive option is now available for the Sun StorageTek SL24 Tape Autoloader and Sun StorageTek SL48 Tape Library. The SL24 will support up to two LTO2 half-height drives, while the SL48 supports up to four LTO2 half-height drives.
    Livelink ECM Provides Secure Communication of SAP Related Data
    Sun, Open Text Combine to Extend Security Umbrella
    Given the explosive growth in the volume of corporate communications shared on the Internet, Sun and Open Text Livelink Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is a solution that can ensure the access, control and lifecycle management of information. Open Text has integrated the Sun Java System Identity Manager into its product line to require the authentication and authorization required of secure system and it has developed the Data Archiving for SAP Solutions, which extends the umbrella of security to all SAP related data.
    Enterprise Vault Solutions, Open Text Livelink ECM , Tape Consolitation with SL1400
    Topics of Recently Released Storage White Papers
    Some of the more recent storage white papers hosted on the Sun StorageTek site include topics on Enterprise Vault solutions, an overview of Open Text Livelink Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and tape consolidation with Sun StorageTek L1400 Tape Library.
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    Top Ten Articles for last Issue
    Volume 115 Issues 3 and 4; Volume 116 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 116 Issue 2, were:

    • Sun xVM Infrastructure Previewed: Sun xVM Server and Sun xVM Ops Center [18756]
    • UltraSPARC T2 Servers and Sun xVM: The Ultimate Virtualization Combo [18786]
    • The New UltraSPARC T2 Systems: T5120/T5220 Servers and Sun Blade T6320 [18776]
    • Detailed System Overview of New T5120/T5220 Servers [18798]
    • Just Who Is That Guy with the Ponytail? [18765]
    • The OpenDS Project - Not Just a Directory Server [18726]
    • Latest Version of Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office Released [18743]
    • Laptop Security Breaches Highlight Benefits of Sun Ray Thin Clients [18730]
    • SPOTWorld and Emulated Sun SPOTs - Latest Developments in Project Sun SPOT [18741]
    • The Ins and Outs of OpenOffice.org's Base [18721]
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