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A Review of the News from 2007
Based on Most Accessed Stories by Members
By accessing the web logs, we have determined that the following list of 270 articles were the most popular with subscribers. We have grouped the articles by topic to give you a view of what were the most important news articles for 2007. The most popular news topics for 2007 were:

Servers, Servers (Futures): Rock & Niagara II, Servers: UltraSPARC T2, Servers: UltraSPARC T1 (T1000/T2000), Servers: M Series, Servers: Intel, based, Servers: Sun Blade 6000, Servers: AMD, based, Servers: Upgrades/EOL, Software, The Solaris 8 Migration Assistant, xVM, LDoms, ZFS, Solaris, Solaris Updates, Solaris Admin, OpenSolaris, Zones/Containers, SunRay/SGD, DTrace, Windows Integration, FOSS, Workstations, Security, Performance, Java, Storage, Service, , JavaFX, Sun Cluster, Networking, OpenOffice, Developer, Sun Leadership

Turning Sun Enemies into Partners
A Perspective on Sun's Deal with Microsoft

Sun's embracement of Microsoft this past year has Enterprise Networking Planet's Charlie Schluting analyzing the move in a piece entitled "Sun's Game: Friends Close, Microsoft Closer." The Sun-Microsoft deal will play well for Sun, according to Schluting, and enterprise customers as well.

Sun Sales Connect to Improve Sales Opportunities for ISVs
New Resources and Services to Better Collaboration and Coordination

ISVs who are members of the Sun Partner Advantage Program may now have access to a new program called Sun Sales Connect that provides new resources and services for improved collaboration and coordination of sales opportunities with Sun and its extended sales community.

Sun Realigns Marketing Operations in Former EMEA
Plans for Channel Organization Set for Implementation

Sun has undertaken a reorganization of its marketing operations in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East and Africa (EMMA) reports ITWeb Features Editor Samantha Perry in her article on the company's efforts to become more competitive in these regions.

    The Latest News from Sun Partners
    Briefs on Recently Released Solutions, Partnerships

    Some of the latest partner activity at Sun over the last few weeks includes New Sun Program for ISVs to Improve Sales Opportunities, QLogic Offers First SANblade Fibre Channel HBAs for OpenSolaris Storage Community, Sun Startup Essentials Program Welcomes New Members, and more.

    Sun Startup Essentials Program Welcomes New Members
    Startup Innovators FortiusOne, Postful, SearchForce Capitalize on Program's Offerings

    Sun welcomed FortiusOne, Postful, Inc., and SearchForce to its Sun Startup Essential program, which provides discounted access to technologies like the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), Sun Fire x64 servers, Sun Fire SPARC servers with CoolThreads technology and Sun's storage products. The program also offers Web. 2.0 and early-stage companies free technical advice via email, access to free software, and reduced price Web hosting services.

    Sapotek Pleased with Shift from Red Hat to Solaris 10 OS
    CEO Finds Solaris ZFS Beats RHEL GFS as Well
    Sapotek Inc., a developer of open source web products and applications, is another successful migration from Linux to the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS). "Being Linux people, we were hesitant to switch," said Sapotek CEO Joshua Rand, but now,"We no longer need to do all those chores we had to do with Linux. I can't even quantify the number of man-hours we freed by moving to Solaris."
    Sun Philippines Enjoys Boom from Telco, Government Accounts
    Seventy Percent of Unix Server Market in P.I. Goes to Sun

    Business is good for Sun in the Philippines, where, Lawrence Casiraya reports for, Telco and government accounts are causing a "boom" for the company.

    Sun to Host Free OpenEco Energy Camp
    Set for January 10th in San Francisco
    Sun will be hosting an OpenEco Energy Camp on Thursday, January 10th at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. This free event will provide access to environmental leaders and creative tools in order to inspire ecology leaders, business representatives, open source developers, and anyone else interested in the environment to make positive environmental changes at work and at home.
    Making High Performance Computing Simple
    London Mathematica HPC Conference Set for January 17th
    "Making High Performance Computing Simple" is the slogan for this year's 2008 London Mathematica HPC Conference set to take place on Thursday, January 17th. The conference, of which Sun is a sponsor, will focus on how Mathematica users can easily take advantage of the latest multi-core hardware to make High Performance Computing simple.
    What's in Stor[age] at Sun for 2008?
    EVP John Fowler Shares His Thoughts
    Sun EVP John Fowler shared his perspective on storage issues at the company with recently and spoke of his expectations for 2008.
    IDC's Top 10 Storage Predictions for 2008
    Green Initiatives Behind Many of This Year's Expected Storage Favorites
    IDC's top 10 storage predictions for 2008 address three areas: new data storage models such as object-based storage; green storage technology, which helps companies reduce their carbon footprint and energy expenditure; and new forms of storage delivery such as online storage services.
    Sun-Symantec Project Integrates 5320 NAS Appliance with Enterprise Vault
    Project Also Offers Script to Configure SAMBA, ZFS, SAM-FS on Sun Fire X4500

    A Sun and Symantec project has produced a script and Sun Doc article that may be of interest. The x4500samconfig (tar.gz) script configures SAMBA, ZFS, and SAM-FS on a Sun Fire X4500 Server so it can be used as Network Attached Storage (NAS) for Windows Servers running an archiving application. Tim Thomas explains the project in "Symantec Enterprise Vault Integration With the Sun StorageTek 5320 NAS Appliance."

    Sun StorageTek 5800 System Architecture
    The Solution for Unstructured Static Data File Management
    The third generation of fixed content storage systems is now available, notably in the Sun StorageTek 5800 system, an on-line, highly reliable storage system developed to solve the unique problems associated with large-scale file storage applications typically classified as fixed, static, or reference data, which consume greater than 20 terabytes (TB) in storage and scale over time as data collections grow.
    Designing and Developing Digital Repositories Using Open Solutions
    A Strategy for Success
    Given the increasing volume of digital content coming under the administration of libraries and information organizations, new solutions are called for to enable its management. Carl Grant considers some of these, along with strategies that are useful in the planning and development of digital collections in his white paper "Delivering Digital Repositories with Open Solutions."
    Sun StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager 5 and Brocade FICON Extension Products
    Sun-Brocade Solution Significantly Reduces Backup and Restore Times

    Brocade is the first vendor to offer read pipelining over the long-distance extended FICON channel with the release of the USD-X and M3000 products. Pair these solutions with the Sun StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager 5 (VSM5) and you can significantly reduce backup and restore times as well as improve disaster protection by enabling backup data to be placed at a different location.

    Top Ten Articles for last Issue
    Volume 118 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4

    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 118 Issue 4, were:

    • Solaris Costs Less, Does More, and Runs More SPARC, X86/X64 Platforms than Red Hat [19156]
    • Sun and NetApp to Face California Judge [19181]
    • Ultra 24 Workstation - A Lot of Power in That Little Box [19004]
    • Try Sun's Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor Based Servers Free for 60 Days [19171]
    • "Installing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 on Sun x64 Servers" [19148]
    • Increasing Application Performance on NUMA Architectures [19122]
    • "Setting Up a Sun StorageTek 5320 NAS Appliance on Microsoft iSCSI Initiators" [19063]
    • Getting Mathematica 6.0 and 6.0.1 to Work on Solaris x86 [19139]
    • Cookbook Shows How to Build Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Demo [19103]
    • "The Craft of System Security" [19160]
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