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Oracle CEO Outlines Plans for Expanded Use of Java Software
Strongly Commits to App Development in Java and JavaFX
Expanded investment in the Java programming language is one of the strategies Oracle has planned when it completes the $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun this summer, said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison when he took the stage at the 2009 JavaOne Conference. He mentioned developing programs for netbooks, mobile devices, and office productivity, and pledged a commitment to Java technologies, including the Java rich media extension JavaFX.
Sun's Java Store Revealed, Expected to Open Later This Year
Connecting Developers to Hundreds of Millions of Java Users
Sun's Java Store was revealed during the 2009 JavaOne Conference with the company announcing that it plans on opening it up to all U.S.-based Java users later this year. The Java Store is a network service offering a distribution channel for reaching customers and driving new revenue opportunities through the sale of content. This consumer-facing storefront for Java and JavaFX applications currently is being tested in a private beta program.
2009 Global Frost & Sullivan Smart Cards Company of the Year Award Goes to Sun
Acknowledges Sun as a Market Leader and Major Player in the Smart Card Industry
Excellence in business development, competitive strategy, customer satisfaction, and leadership is why Sun has been awarded the 2009 Global Frost & Sullivan Smart Cards Company of the Year Award. Recent analysis of the smart cards market by the Growth Partnership Company Frost & Sullivan found Sun exhibited outstanding management, consistent growth, and high quality products and/or services as well as a positive social and economic impact on local and national communities.
Virtualization
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Sizing the Sun Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Recommendations Using Preliminary Data
Readers of Dirk Grobler's blog are directed to the deployment guide for VDI 3 for its discussion of sizing. The goal of this sizing guide was to get statements around the question: "How much gear do I need in order to serve a 1000 desktops?" The data are preliminary.
Free and Open Source S/W
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Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit (JET) 4.7 Available
Mike Ramchand's blog: "JET Stream"
The Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit (JET) 4.7 is now available as a bundle at the sun.com downloads site. Check out Mike Ramchand's blog: "JET Stream" for details on major and minor changes made to JET by module. Ramchand highlights the major change as the merging of JetNAS functionality into the main SUNWjet module
Solaris
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Browse the Quick Checklist for Solaris 10 05/09 Release
Installation Guide Provides More Details for Administrators
For businesses looking for more details on how to upgrade to the Solaris 10 5/9 Release, be sure to check out Sun's full Installation Guide and Checklist. The Checklist for Upgrading is for quick reference and covers everything from "Information for Upgrade" to "Description or Example" to "Question and Answer – Defaults."
Cloud Computing
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Sun Cloud Strategic Planning / Consulting Services
New Professional Services Help Build Global Customers' Clouds
This new portfolio of professional services is designed to help drive new efficiencies for businesses with quickly emerging cloud computing models. The Sun Cloud Strategic Planning/Consulting Services can help clients evaluate cloud computing solutions - both public and private - with an eye toward cost savings and flexibility, evaluating customer cloud readiness and opportunities in regards to business, organization/culture, technology, and IT environments.
Sun Cloud Partners Announced at CommunityOne West
TeamDrive Systems and Vertica Systems
A couple of partners for the Sun Cloud have been announced. One is TeamDrive Systems that is offering a collaboration software application which keeps the files for a work group secure and private, even when users are working collaboratively between their home office and company. The other is Vertica Systems which has introduced Vertica Analytic Database for the Cloud - a fast columnar database hosted on cloud computing services allowing companies to create large, high-performance analytic data warehouses and business intelligence efforts on a pay-as-you-go basis.
OpenStorage
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The Storage Architect Reviews Sun's Open Storage
Critic Finds Much to Praise in Amber Road
The Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System (Amber Road) came under the scrutiny of Chris Evans, writing a two-part review in The Storage Architect. Specifically, he writes about his time with the 7210 array, Sun's mid-range offering, which found favor with him.
Virus Scanning the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System
Installation and Scanning Process using Trend Micro InterScan Web Security Suite (IWSS)
Sun makes it easier to install virus-scanning software with a free downloadable paper. Download the free Sun article and learn how to install Trend Micro InterScan Web Security Suite (IWSS) software. This software is to be used with the Sun Storage 7210 Unified Storage System, in conjunction with the VSCAN service.
How Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System Shares NFS, iSCSI File Systems
With Pentaho Business Intelligence and MySQL
This article appeals to users looking for a cost efficient way to deliver a large amount of data quickly. This article demonstrates a "proof-of-concept study" that provides cost-efficient solutions to businesses by configuring Pentaho Business Intelligence (BI) tools and the MySQL database that uses the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System for storage.
Sun Storage 7310 Unified Storage System
Features & Benefits
The latest member of the Storage 7000 family of products is the Sun Storage 7310 Unified Storage System that delivers enterprise-class data services, file and block level support, scale, performance, and a set of new storage innovations. Find out more about its key specifications and features which Sun refers to as innovative and market differentiators.
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 135 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 134 Issue 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 135 Issue 4, the top 10 articles were:

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