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Sun-Oracle Deal Scrutinized by European and US Regulators
Loyal Sun Customers Await Merger's Completion
Sun's strong customer loyalty will keep most of its users on its side as the company transitions through its acquisition by Oracle, reports a Frost & Sullivan IT analyst. The deal is currently under review by the US Department of Justice, which extended its check of the deal on June 26 over concerns about the way rights to Java are licensed, and the European Commission, which is planning on releasing its first opinion on Sept. 3.
SPARC
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Dependable Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 Servers Maximize IT Uptime
RAS Values Increase with These Solutions
The Sun white paper "Maximize IT Uptime by Utilizing Dependable Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 Servers" explains why deploying those servers can help support organizational efforts to achieve high IT service uptime goals. The authors contend the features of these servers, identified as a low component count, extensive data integrity features and superior energy efficiency, promote reliability. In addition, redundant components foster high levels of availability, and Integrated Lights Out Management (ILOM) and self-healing features simplify serviceability.
MySQL
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MySQL Enterprise Database Selected by Twitter Microblogging Service
Sun Startup Essentials Member Tweetmeme Upgrades for Scalability and Service Support
The online application TweetMeme that tracks the popularity of links sent via Twitter has selected MySQL Enterprise database to help the microblogging service keep pace with the ever-growing Twitter user base that has experienced 83% month-over-month growth for the first half of 2009. Upgrading from the MySQL Community Edition, TweetMeme has deployed MySQL Enterprise on Sun Fire x86 servers as part of the Sun Startup Essentials program.
Software
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Sun Software Webinar on OpenSSO Express for Improved SSO
Presentation by Daniel Raskin, Sun's Chief Identity Strategist
Sun is hosting a free webinar on OpenSSO Express. Set for Wednesday, August 19th at 10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST / 19.00 CET, the 40-minute presentation to be given by Daniel Raskin, Sun's chief identity strategist, will focus on the latest version of OpenSSO and how it can help secure a data center's core resources regardless of whether they are internal, external or in the cloud. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session so that specific listeners' questions can be addressed.
Storage
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Sun Storage Sizing and Design Considerations for VMware
Accurately Sizing the Storage Infrastructure for VMware Virtualized Environments
In a three-part blogged article, Said Syed offers architectural guidelines to implement a VMware configuration on basic storage arrays, such as the iSCSI Sun Storage 2510, to modular midrange and high Sun Storage arrays. The guidelines are based on general VMware storage capabilities along with advanced features such as VMware VMotion, VMware HA, VMware DRS, VMware Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery. Detailed best practices for such implementations are discussed, however application storage considerations are not.
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 138 Issue 1; Vol 137 Issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Vol 136 Issue 3, 4
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 137 Issue 5, the top 10 articles were:

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

    Security
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    Immutable Service Containers and its OpenSolaris Instantiation
    A Secured Container to Deploy Services
    Sun Distinguished Engineer Glenn Brunette introduces Immutable Service Containers (ISC) as a new method for organizations to better protect their services and data. ISCs are expected to become one of the most basic architectural building blocks for more complex, highly adaptive and autonomic security architectures, he writes, offering some insight into the project and details on its instantiation in the OpenSolaris community.
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