Sun will be working directly with Emerson to assess, develop and maintain solutions for customer data center productivity and energy efficiency issues.
Sun GlassFish Web Stack 1.5 introduces Enterprise Manager and Update Center.
Sun reports user mailbox storage costs can be cut in half with production products. The company also claims users can increase performance per watt by up to 34% with the six-core AMD Opteron processors in Sun Fire servers. A recent Illuminata report spotlights optimizing virtualization for business apps with a focus on Sun servers based on six-core AMD Opteron processors.
Performance articles cover Sun/ParAccel/OpenSolaris cluster logging a million queries per hour on a TPC-H benchmark and world record SPEC CPU2006 rate results attained by a Sun Constellation system.
Published Sun BluePrints include "Best Practices for Migrating SAP Environments" and "Tuning Symantec Brightmail Antispam on Sun Servers with Coolthreads Technology".
A Sun white paper aims to educate decisionmakers considering open-source software for web applications, while a BigAdmin article describes deploying the MySQL 5.1 RDBMS on a Sun Fire server running Microsoft Windows 2003 Server.
Also, learn how to make good use of single-node clusters.
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The US Justice Department has approved Oracle's acquisition of Sun.
Three new world records on industry-standard e-mail serving and Java benchmarks have been set by Sun SPARC Enterprise servers.
Sun announced it achieved Federal FIPS Certification at Security Level 2 for Sun StorageTek T10000B, making it the first and only tape drive vendor to receive this level of certification.
Improved Solaris 10 Recommended and Sun Alert patch clusters makes installation easier. Developers and system administrators who want to optimize applications running on Solaris and AMD Opteron processors should check out a new Sun BluePrints. Novice users of Logical Domains (LDoms) have a quick start guide to assist in setting up the solution.
Learn more about optimizing PostgreSQL performance with DTrace, managing enterprise legacy data, extending VdaClient in Sun VDI3 with YubiKey and creating and accessing ZFS snapshots from a Windows desktop.
For OpenSolaris users, a Hardened OpenSolaris 2009.06 on Amazon EC2's cloud computing service has been released and information on the OpenSolaris project dedicated to Hadoop is reported.
See reviews on VirtualBox 3.0 and Sun Fire X4275.
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Strong loyalty of Sun customers have them waiting through the acquisition by Oracle as European and US regulators investigate deal.
Sun HPC Software, Linux Edition 2.0 is released. Find out more about its new features. Other product news covered: Java SE 6 Update 16 and 15 and the end of life for Solaris Express Community Edition (Nevada)
Architectural guidelines in implementing a VMware configuration on Sun storage arrays are detailed. Plus, best practices for performance tuning MD Nastran are reported.
Replacing HDDs with SSDs to improve HPC systems I/O performance is argued. Learn how to configure and optimize Intel Xeon Processor 5500 and 3500 series systems with an emphasis on the processors' memory subsystem and population guidelines.
World record performance of Sun systems is confirmed in SPECmail2009 and TPC-H results.
The Sun x86 SNMP Hardware Monitoring Agent is explained, as is PUE (Power, Usage, Effectiveness) in measuring data center energy efficiency.
Tune in to a OpenSSO Webinar being held this week and find out the latest on mobile one-time passwords, Fedlet for .NET, Rapid SalesForce Federation, OAuth Token Service and more.
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Sun's next-generation multithreaded UltraSPARC T2 processor, codenamed "Rainbow Falls", is introduced along with an on-chip security accelerator.
The Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 6 resolves 17 known issues. There are also new configurations and options being offered for some Sun SPARC Enterprise and Sun Blade servers.
Project Crossbow enables new levels of virtualization in the Solaris network stack. InformationWeek reviews Sun's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) 3.0.
A newly published Sun eBook addresses the economics of open source technology. The differences in open source adoption between the US and Europe are outlined in another article to help software vendors develop strategies.
A Sun BluePrints on a reference architecture for next-generation data backup is available. There is also a guide for those considering a Sun platform for business intelligence applications.
New innovations being discussed: Sun StorageTek Workload Analysis Tool (SWAT) and the disk and tape I/O workload generator called Vdbench; also Sun's new network architecture - VeriScale.
Learn how to create a customized template using OpenOffice.org 3.
Once again, Sun StorageTek tape libraries win top honors.
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