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Getting Started Guide for Sun Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) 3.0
Simple, Straightforward Guide to Building a Demo of Sun VDI 3.0
"VDI Getting Started Guide" aims to give first-time users of Sun Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.0 a simple, and straight-forward guide to building a demo with that solution.
Coolthreads And Containers Come to Comverse Technology, Inc.
Helps Software Provider Achieve 16:1 Footprint Reduction
Comverse Technology, Inc. gave eight Netra 240 servers a try and gives an account of their experience. Sun released its first server line based on the revolutionary Chip Multithreading or the CoolThreads processor design.
SPARC
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Sun Fire USBRDT 5240 Uniboard
Unique Design Concept Employs Binary Compatibility, Exclusive to Sun Among Major Vendors
The Sun Fire USBRDT 5240 Uniboard features eight-core 1.2-GHz UltraSPARC T2 Plus processors; two processors per Uniboard, 128 threads. Architecture SPARC V9 architecture, ECC protected Cache per 4-MB integrated L2 processor.
Partners
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Interphase iSPAN 5639L Low-Profile PCI-Express T1/E1/J1 Communications Controller
Robust Controller Accelerates Deployment of Signaling and Media Solutions for High Performance Rack-Mount Server Platforms
Interphase Corporation announced the availability of the iSPA 5639L Low-Profile PCI-Express T1/E1/J1 Communications Controller. This new PCI-Express adapter, which offers four T1/E1 ports on four physical connectors, is an ideal solution for carrier class rack-mount server-based signaling applications such as home subscriber servers (HSS), home location registers (HLR), SMS centers, MMS centers, MSC-servers and IN service control points. It is also an optimized solution for media applications such as media servers, service nodes, unified messaging systems and media interface inter-working solutions.
MySQL
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What's New in MySQL 5.1
Site Details Changes in this New Version
What's new in MySQL 5.1? Quite a lot, as it turns out. Have a look for yourself at the site by the same name for answers.
Examining MySQL in Real Time Using DTrace
All It Takes is a Basic Understanding of MySQL Code
Ben Rockwood leads readers through the process of "Examining MySQL in real time using DTrace." He begins with the point that MySQL does require modification for DTrace to be effective. Read through to the end of his piece and you will likely be emboldened to leverage DTrace for yet other investigative purposes.
Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 129 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 128 Issues 2, 3, 4 and 5;
We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, Vol 129 Issue 4, the top 10 articles were:

  • Execution On Innovation (Video with slides) - Selling at Sun [20947]
  • Slides from November 2008 Solaris/Developer Days [20935]
  • Replacing high-end Unix with enterprise Linux? Not so fast [20929]
  • Understanding ZFS: Compression [20902]
  • JS Blog: (Another) Win for Open Storage... [20933]
  • RedMonk Previews and Demos OpenSolaris 11.08 [20914]
  • It is Time to Take OpenSolaris Seriously [20848]
  • Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server High Availability Reference Configurations for a Virtualized Environment [20900]
  • The Complete Buyer’s Guide For Identity Management [20930]
  • Sun Data Protection Services, Data Erasure [20941]

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.

    Developer
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    Federated Single Sign-On for Google Apps in OpenSSO
    Easier than You Might Think; Just Follow the Wizards
    "Federating applications in OpenSSO is easy, quick, and intuitive—new wizards for common tasks eliminate guesswork and complexity," write Wajih Ahmed and Marina in their Sun Developer Network article entitled, "Federated Single Sign-On for Google Apps in OpenSSO."
    Sysadmin
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    MySQL Resources for System Administrators
    Sun Adds New BigAdmin System Administration Portal
    Sun has created a site called MySQL Resources for System Administrators that serves as a sort of watering hole for interested parties, where they can obtain and exchange information about ... you guessed it, MySQL.
    Networking
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    Cisco MDS 9000 Family 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Switching Modules
    Delivers up to 528 8-Gbps Port Density
    The Cisco MDS 9000 Family 8-Gbps Fibre Channel switching modules delivers up to 528 8-Gbps port density and twice the bandwidth of previous generation Cisco MDS Fibre Channel switching modules and enable customers to build consolidated SANs with fewer chassis, hence requiring less space, power, and cooling, dramatically reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO).

    Sun now offers the Cisco MDS 9000 Family 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Switching Modules

    NetBeans
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    NetBeans IDE 6.5
    Guided Video Tour
    In addition to full support of all Java platforms (Java SE, Java EE, Java ME and JavaFX), the NetBeans IDE 6.5 is the ideal tool for software development with PHP, Ajax and JavaScript, Groovy and Grails, Ruby and Ruby on Rails, and C/C++. The 6.5 release brings you enhanced support for Web frameworks (Hibernate, Spring, JSF, JPA), the GlassFish application server, and databases.
    Security
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    Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0
    Provides Out-of-the-Box Access Management, Web Services Security and Federation Support
    Sun is delivering another innovation in the identity management space with the 8.0 release of OpenSSO Enterprise (formerly Sun Access Manager and Sun Federation Manager), which is the single solution for Web access management, federation, and Web services security.
    Access Certification - Addressing and Building On a Critical Security Control
    Balancing the Sometimes Competing Demands of Compliance and Business Performance
    The Sun white paper "Access Certification: Addressing and Building on a Critical Security Control" examines the interplay between the requirements for compliance and the need for an enterprise to operate efficiently and productively. The white paper examines these often conflicting demands on the enterprise and shows how access certification technology makes it possible to meet them, first by enabling access control compliance, and second, by laying the foundation for a strong identity and access management (IAM) infrastructure.
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