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Sun OutGrew Total Disk Storage Systems Market in Revenue
IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Tracker Released
IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Tracker for the first quarter of 2008 reportedly shows Sun midrange disk system revenue grew, making it the ninth consecutive quarter that the company has shown a profit in the midrange disk storage market. According to Sun, notable products within this market segment include the Sun StorageTek 6540, 6140 and the Sun Fire x4500 (Thumper), the latter of which more than doubled in unit shipments and revenue.
Sun CoolThreads Servers Earn Awards from eWEEK and ServerWatch
T5120 and T5220 Sweep Infrastructure Hardware and Midrange Server Categories
Sun CoolThreads Servers earned top marks from eWeek and ServerWatch in their Excellence Award programs. eWeek identified the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 Server as an award winner in the Infrastructure Hardware category, while ServerWatch placed the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 Server in first place within the Midrange Server category in its Excellence Award Program.
Sun CTO Greg Papadopolous Makes InfoWorld's Top 25 CTOs for 2008
Represents the "Old Formula" of Great Engineering and Innovation
InfoWorld's 25 Best CTOs for 2008 includes Sun's own Greg Papadopoulos, who was chosen along with the other 24 by a panel of the magazine's editors and Test Center analysts. In Papadopoulos' profile, InfoWorld Test Center Executive Editor Doug Dineley identifies a few key projects that prove this longtime Sun veteran is a great engineer and innovator.
John Gage Resigns From Sun to Research Green Technology
Joins Venture Capital Firm to Help Expand its Eco Investments
Sun's Chief Researcher and Vice President of its Science Office John Gage officially retired from the company on June 1st to focus on eco-technology investments for Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley's largest and most prominent venture capital firms. Gage will be joining Sun co-founder Bill Joy and former Vice President Al Gore as a partner with the firm.
System News For Sun Users Blog Recap
Recent Blog Entries of Interest to Sun Users
System News posts items of interest for Sun users on a regular basis on the System News For Sun Users blog. A quick recap of posts for the last week includes: Video Series: Optimizing OpenSolaris on Intel Xeon Processors; OpenSolaris Project: COMSTAR - COmmon Multiprotocol SCSI TARget; zembly - First Collaborative Environment for Creating Social Applications; Installing Sun Studio or GNU Tools on OpenSolaris; New Sun Radio Program: "Innovation Insider"; Sun Java CAPS 6 Release; Debut of Sun Master Data Management (MDM) Suite; OpenSolaris Storage Community and Qlogic; UltraSPARC Virtual Machine Spec / Hypervisor API Spec for Logical Domains; Firmware Released for SPARC 64-VI Servers; and Webcast: Sun's Solid State Storage.
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How Flash, ZFS and System Innovation Will Revolutionize Datacenters
Schwartz Shares Why Sun Solid State Disks Are a Big Deal
Sun President and CEO Jonathan Schwartz states in his June 10th blog why Sun has chosen to incorporate Flash technology into its product portfolio and how ZFS is making this move a real opportunity for the enterprise.
Sun CIO Bob Worrall Weeds the Garden
Application Rationalization and Consolidation Are His Tools of Choice
Sun CIO Bob Worrall is leading the charge to cut in-house IT costs and discover efficiencies. The key to his approach is application rationalization and consolidation. Worrall shared the experience with Forbes' Ed Sperling in a recent interview.
Synopsys VCS on Solaris OS x64 Servers
A Winning Combination for EDA Verification
The path to reliability and stability in the job of EDA verification is at hand, according to Kat Rollin, and it leads to Sunopsys VCS with the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) on multicore x64 systems. The dual- and quad-core Intel Xeon processors in the Sun Fire X4150 and X4450 servers and the ability of Synopsys VCS to deliver faster verification performance through its ability to take advantage of multiple cores in the compute farm makes for an attractive combination, she writes.
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White Paper: "Open Storage Adoption"
Sun Points the Way to More Affordable, Flexible Storage Solutions
The Sun White Paper "Open Storage Adoption" defines open storage systems as those built with an open architecture using industry-standard hardware and open-source software. With this approach, today's changing market dictated by the demands of Web 2.0, eco-responsible IT, high-performance computing (HPC) and virtualization can be successfully addressed, the paper suggests. Sun believes that open storage products and services will represent just under 12 percent of the total storage market by 2011.
Sun's Open Source Storage Solutions Challenge the Competition
Analysts See Disruptive Possibilities in this Approach to the Market
Open source storage is receiving a great deal of emphasis at Sun, reports Paul Weinberg for eChannelLine, who writes that the company is promising current and prospective customers that they can have storage systems on Fibre Channel or iSCSI without relying on proprietary storage arrays.
Sun StorageTek Virtual Tape Library Plus System 2.0
Doubles the Number of Virtual Libraries / Drives Compared to V1.0
Improve the performance and reliability of existing backup and recovery application processes with the Sun StorageTek Virtual Tape Library (VTL) Plus 2.0, which is now generally available. This Sun solution is the answer to a shrinking backup window, too much data, slow one-tape-at-a-time transfers and backup failure delays.
Next Version of Automated Cartridge System Library Software (ACSLS)
Version 7.3 Adds Support for Sun StorageTek SL3000 and More
Sun StorageTek Automated Cartridge System Library Software (ACSLS) is for customers who require comprehensive and scalable monitoring, management, sharing and data protection. Version 7.3, released earlier this spring, supports the Sun StorageTek SL3000 Automated Tape Library, offers new statistical reporting features and new customizable features supporting some dynamic variables.
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Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 12 Issue 1; Volume 123 Issues 2, 3 and 4
The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 124 Issue 1, were:

  • Flash Solid State Disks to be Integrated in Sun Storage Systems, Servers [20099]
  • Solaris vs. Linux in Web Infrastructure [19905]
  • ZDNet Pits xVM VirtualBox 1.6 Against VMWare Server 2.0 Beta 2 [20027]
  • Sun Fire X4150 vs. Dell 2950 [20044]
  • Sun Fire X4440 - Best Opteron Multi-JVM Performance on SPECjbb2005 [20012]
  • Can Sun Make Money with OpenSolaris? [19965]
  • Sun xVM Ops Center 1.1 Released [20091]
  • Sun xVM Hypervisor, LDoms, CoolThreads, Sun VDI and More [19999]
  • Recent Content on BigAdmin [20125]
  • Sun Establishes Emerging Markets Sales Territory [20097]
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