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Sun's Revenue Growth for Disk Storage Systems Rises 16.1%
Largest Increase for Top 5 Vendor
Numbers for the IDC Worldwide Disk Storage Systems Quarterly Tracker show Sun's revenue growth during the fourth quarter of 2007 (4Q07) for total disk storage systems rose 16.1 percent when compared to the same quarter in 2006. This is the largest increase in revenue growth within the top five vendors in this category. Sun and Hitachi statistically tied for the number five ranking.
Sun's New Governance, Risk and Compliance Strategy
New Products and Services for ID Management, Auditing, Compliance Expected

Sun announced a Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) strategy that will not only include the recently released Sun Role Manager, but an expanded portfolio of new technologies and features across the entire identity management suite over the next 12 months. The comprehensive portfolio is expected to address access management, federation, web services security and auditing.

Sun Investing in Python Technology
Two Key Python Developers Join Sun Team
Sun believes Python technology is a worthy investment, the company stated this week, and demonstrated this by applying for membership in the Python Software Foundation (PSF) and hiring Ted Leung, long-time Python developer at the Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF), and Frank Wierzbicki, lead implementor of the Jython project (Python on the Java VM).
Research Projects to Focus on HPC and Web-Based Programming Languages
Sun, University of Tokyo Extend Corporate-Academic Collaborations

Sun and the University of Tokyo are collaborating on two new projects that focus on High-Performance Computing (HPC) and web-based programming languages. These two projects are an outgrowth of the agreement signed in June 2005 to foster a university-corporate collaboration model and are the first international ventures stemming from the Proprius21 scheme championed by the University of Tokyo for producing results from research collaborations with the private sector.

Good News from Sun
Monthly Sun Marketing Update - March 2008
The "Good News" from Sun for March 2008 includes Sun's intent to acquire virtualization software provider innotek and its VirtualBox, the extension of the company's Open Archive portfolio with several new solutions and the donation of Sun StorageTek 5800 System's source code. Plus, read business results from Sun customers and how recent product updates provide a competitive advantage.
Sixth Annual MySQL Conference & Expo
April 14-17, 2008, in Santa Clara, Calif
MySQL AB former CEO Marten Mickos and Sun President and CEO Jonathan Schwartz are headlining keynote addresses for the sixth annual MySQL Conference & Expo scheduled for April 14-17, 2008, in Santa Clara, Calif. Approximately 2,000 open source and database users from around the world are expected to attend this year's event.
Sun Modular Datacenter on United States and European Tour
Get a First-Hand Look at Project Blackbox as it Visits a City Near You
The Sun Modular Datacenter (Sun MD), formerly known as Project Blackbox, is currently on tour in the United States. The virtualized datacenter configured in a 20-foot long shipping container is designed to maximize compute density while minimizing energy and space requirements. Come see it for yourself.
Innovating@Sun Podcast: Building with Fortress
New Programming Language for HPC with High Programmability
In the latest Innovating@Sun podcast, Dr. Eric Allen, principal investigator in the Programming Language Research Group at Sun Labs, discusses the features and benefits of Fortress 1.0 - Sun's new programming language for high-performance computing.
Single Citizen View and Ecologically Friendly Datacenters
Webcasts Offer Concise Directives for the Governent Sector
Goodwin Ting in Sun's Global Government, Education, and Healthcare division presents two Sun Net Talks addressing the governmental concerns of creating a single citizen view and eco-innovation initiatives specifically for the government sector. They run 10 and eight minutes, respectively.
Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 120 Issue 1, 2, 3 and 4

During the last quarter (Dec 07, Jan 08, Feb 08), the web site for this newsletter had 130k unique visitors who viewed 281k pages.

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 120 Issue 4, were:

  • Gartner and IDC Release Reports on 4Q07 Server Market [19499]
  • Running Indiana Preview 2 Under VirtualBox [19504]
  • Sun Completes Vauu, Inc. Acquisition [19501]
  • Download Sun xVM Ops Center Installation Documentation [19511]
  • Consolidate to Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 or T5220 Servers [19503]
  • Sun Completes Acquisition of MySQL; Offers Subscriptions and Services [19531]
  • End of Life for Select Sun Blade, Sun Fire, and Ultra Products [19382]
  • Download Solaris Cluster Express 2/08 from OpenSolaris HA Community [19526]
  • Sun Fire X4150 Sets Single- and Dual-JVM Benchmarks [19486]
  • Solaris OS Support Now Available From IBM [19496]
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