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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.
Java Technology
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Winners of the Seventh Annual Duke's Choice Awards
The Year's Most Influential Java technology-based Applications
The Duke's Choice Awards program recognizes the year's most influential Java technology-based applications submitted by developers and companies from around the world. The winners are chosen by Vice President and Sun Fellow James Gosling, along with a panel of Java technology experts at Sun, and are a featured attraction at the annual JavaOne Conference.
Highlights of New and Updated Java Technologies
Showcased at the 2009 JavaOne Conference
New technologies and updates introduced, and some revisited, during the 2009 JavaOne Conference include the new Java Store, JavaFX 1.2 platform, Java SE 6 Update 14, JavaFX TV, JavaFX Authoring Tool and enhancements to the Sun GlassFish Portfolio, specifically Sun GlassFish Web Stack, Sun GlassFish Web Space Server and Java EE 6 Preview.
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.
Servers
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Pumped up x64 Servers
That's 2.9 GHz Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors
Select x64 Sun Fire Servers now come with Quad Core AMD Opteron Processors. For enhanced performance, the processors run at 2.9 GHz. Sun's x64 server models equipped with this technology include the following: Sun Fire X4140, Sun Fire X4240, and Sun Fire X4440.
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.
Top10
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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:

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

    Sysadmin
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    "A Planning Guide for Moving to LDAP as Naming Service in the Solaris OS"
    Criteria for Choosing Among the Variations in the Directory Information Tree
    Organizations contemplating a migration from Network Information Service (NIS) or NIS+ to Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) face some important considerations about which decisions must be made before the migration itself can take place. In the Sun BigAdmin article "A Planning Guide for Moving to LDAP as Naming Service in the Solaris OS," Wajih Ahmed and Abdi Mohammadi address these questions and supply some answers.
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