At the JavaOne Conference this coming June, Sun will be announcing details on a Java project known as Vector. Sun President and CEO Jonathan Schwartz decided to tantalize readers of his blog with a bit about the project, which he hints will more than likely be officially named the Java Store.
To address the ever-changing Communications & Media industry, Sun has decided to create two separate groups within its Communications business: Communications & Media Industry Group led by Greg Calhoun and the Network Equipment Provider (NEP)/Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Sales & Industry Group led by Darrell Jordan-Smith, the latter of whom answered some FAQs regarding this change within the company structure.
Sun VDI Software 3 brings three different supported OS choices as shown in the short, silent video. Users will benefit from a visual how-to boot for OS choices available with VDI 3. The "PC experience" is shown in full from boot to shut down for each OS choice.
Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart writing for The Aquarium provides a brief xVM status update on Sun's virtualization solutions, including VirtualBox, xVM Server, xVM Ops Center, Logical Domains and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, and how they interrelate.
This in-depth series of tutorials explore MySQL Database Applications for development with PHP. Broken down into four parts, each tutorial provides useful step-by-step instruction geared towards developers who are new to MySQL database applications with PHP.
Juan Carlos Soto, Vice President for Cloud Computing Marketing at Sun Microsystems, and Paul Miller of Cloud of Data discussed Sun's recent announcement on cloud computing and how Sun can help customers interested in moving to the cloud.
New capacity and performance enhancements have been added to the Sun StorageTek Virtual Systems Manager (VSM) - Sun's tape virtualization storage archive solution. If thinking about migrating, take a look at Sun Services that offer a range of options to make the transition to tape virtualization storage archive solutions easier.
The Sun Storage 7210 Unified Storage System provides a unified storage solution with up to 46 TB of capacity in an energy-efficient 4U package, and up to 142 TB with support for two J4500 expansion arrays. Two new configurations have been added for customer choice:
one offers 48x500GB 7200 rpm enterprise-class SATA drives and the other provides 48x1TB 7200 rpm enterprise-class SATA drives. These options are ideal for customer workloads that do not benefit from having write-optimized SSDs and want to maximize capacity at a lower price point.
Sun InfiniBand Dual Port 4x Quad Data Rate (QDR) PCIe Low Profile Host Channel Adapter (HCA) and the Sun InfiniBand Dual port 4x QDR PCI-E Express Module HCA are built using Mellanox ConnectX silicon, delivering QDR over four times than copper and optical interconnects, Sun reports. Sun's QDR InfiniBand products enable Sun to offer RDMA-based high-performance, low-latency I/O interconnect technology for its blade and rack mount server platforms.
Sun is introducing its Sun Blade 6048 InfiniBand Quad Data Rate (QDR) Switched Network Express Module (NEM) and the Sun InfiniBand Dual port 4x DDR PCIe Fabric Expansion Module (FEM). Expected to be generally available this summer, what these new upcoming Sun products boast are QDR InfiniBand which delivers up to 80 Gb/s bandwidth (full-duplex) per server connection and the ability to enable Sun Blade server modules to be connected to an in-chassis InfiniBand fabric.
Analyst firm Kuppinger Cole decreed the OpenSSO initiative and its project OpenSSO Fedlet as Best Innovation, recognizing that it "has provided a lean solution for the Identity Federation."
Awarded its trophy during the European Identity Conference (EIC) 2009 held earlier this month, OpenSSO was one of six winners in a half dozen categories that earned praise.