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Java Technology
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GlassFish Enterprise Service Bus High Availability and Clustering
Architect a Highly Available GlassFish ESB Solution Right from the Planning Stage
GlassFish Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is a lightweight and agile integration product suite for services-based and composite application development. A recently released Sun white paper details a reference architecture for a typical deployment solution based on a real-world system that manages a customer's loan application process. The solution accepts requests via web services-based interfaces, manages corresponding business processes, handles faults correctly and integrates with existing back-end systems.
Free and Open Source S/W
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What Is the Outlook for Open Source?
Sun Execs Simon Phipps and Bob Worrall Examine the Issue
Simon Phipps and Bob Worrall, two Sun stalwarts who know as much or more than anyone else about the value of open source solutions, share their views of the state of open source in Worrall's Sun Inner Circle column, "Open Source: Where We've Been and Where It's Headed." The column is addressed to the corporate CIOs among its readers.
Solaris
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Packaging and Patching, ZFS Enhancements in Solaris 10 10/09
Get Examples on Using these New Features and Others

Bob Netherton demonstrates how some of the new features in Solaris 10 10/09 or Update 8 work. He concentrates on SVR4 package commands, Zones parallel patching, installing flash archive from an existing ZFS root system, setting ZFS properties on the initial zpool file system, adding persistent read ahead caches to a ZFS zpool, new cache control properties, applying user and group quotas to a file system, new space usage properties to ZFS file systems, and a few others.

Partners
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New Enterprise Software and Business Application Store, GetApp.com
Business "app store" features over 2,250 applications across over 300 categories
GetApp.com offers a simple way for enterprise buyers to research applications and a low cost channel for providers to be found online. With GetApp.co business buyers can find, compare, review and choose from a wide range of enterprise applications. Application providers can list their applications for free and reach out to a new global audience of active buyers. With Premium services they obtain high-quality traffic to their website and receive sales leads relevant to their target markets
Sun Startup Essentials Member Last.fm Streams Success
Sun Fire Servers, Intel SSDs Help Music Streaming Architecture Scale
Last.fm is a popular Internet radio site for music. Founded in 2002, it now claims over 30 million active users based in more than 200 countries. In its early stages of development, Last.fm turned to Sun and the Sun Startup Essentials program to help it get up and running. Over the past two or so years, Sun has saved the organization money, reduced its output, and helped Last.fm scale beyond boundaries it never thought feasible, writes Sun's Stewart Townsend, who shares a blog from Last.fm engineering team member Mike Brodbelt on its Xbox LIVE launch.
Cloud Computing
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To Move or Not to Move Applications to the Cloud
Sun White Paper Offers a Methodology to Help Enterprises Assess Applications, Services
A Sun white paper discusses points to consider when deciding whether to move applications, services or components into the cloud. It defines a methodology to help enterprises determine whether an application can be ported to run in the cloud, or if it can be refactored or optimized to make the move, and if it is worth it. An example of using the methodology is presented in an assessment of a two-tier Web service, while another example involves an enterprise database cluster.
Hardware
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Choosing SPARC or Intel Processors
Here Are Some Issues to Ponder

Are the advances in Intel processor design edging SPARC processors out of the marketplace, asks Karim Berrah in a recent blog entitled "SPARC or Intel?" He offers some points of comparison that result in a necessarily ambiguous conclusion, as each processor has advantages in its favor, according to him.

Servers
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A Solution for Sprawling Datacenters: Sun Fire X4640 Server
Find Out More About Sun's Latest x64 Server in an Architecture-focused White Paper
Get scalable and manageable x64 computing in dense and serviceable rackmount enclosures with the Sun Fire X4640 server. Based on the latest six-core AMD Opteron processors, this server can help scale, virtualize, and consolidate datacenter infrastructure. Learn how in a 44-page Sun white paper that examines the server's architecture, along with its key software components.
Storage
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AcceleratIng DB2 On-line Transaction Processing (OLTP) and Data Warehouse Performance
With the Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array and IBM DB2
If accelerating on-line transaction processing (OLTP) and data warehouse performance holds any interest, then take a look at Sun Technical Staffer Cherry Shu's article on using the Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array with IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. A Sun Blueprints article authored by Shu explains how the combination of flash and disk technology can be applied to overcome disk latency bottlenecks that impede performance for applications such as the DB2 database.
Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 143 1, 2; Vol 142 Issue 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Vol 141 Issue 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 142 Issue 5, the top 10 articles were:

  • Must Have Applications for the Mac OS X
  • Free GUI Applications/Tools to Better Understand Your System
  • Sun VirtualBox 3.1 Earns a Technology of the Year Award
  • Enhanced SPARC Enterprise M3000 Server
  • Quick Start Guide: VMware on Sun
  • Virgin Mobile France Subscribes to Sun's MySQL Enterprise Unlimited Offering
  • Sun Fire X4640 Servers with Six-Core AMD Opteron Processors
  • Two Approaches to Identity Management Project Methodology
  • Java Verified Releases Tips for Solving Java ME Signing Issues
  • Open Storage News Bites

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

    LibreOffice
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    Reasons Behind Accelerating Adoption of OpenOffice.org
    Free to Download, Use, Modify, Access Updates, and Reads/Writes Microsoft Office Files
    OpenOffice.org has been downloaded more than 100 million times in the past year. A Sun Inner Circle article takes a closer look at the reasons behind the accelerating adoption of OpenOffice.org, and offers a suggested migration roadmap along with advice to those organizations considering a move to the free, open-source, multi-platform, multilingual productivity suite.
    Sysadmin
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    Hybrid Storage Pools With Sun Flash Technology and Solaris ZFS
    Eliminate I/O Bottlenecks, and Improve End User Experience
    Sun staff engineer and technical marketing manager Roger Bitar provides an overview of Flash technology, and discusses its introduction into a new tier of storage infrastructure. In a Sun BluePrints article, Bitar explains how companies can utilize Flash technology and the Solaris ZFS file system to take advantage of the high performance of enterprise solid state drives (SSDs) and other Flash storage devices.
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