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Fujitsu and Oracle Strengthen Decades-Long Relationship
Companies Extend SPARC Collaboration; Add Global Distribution Agreement
Fujitsu and Oracle announced that they are strengthening a multi-decade partnership with the extension of their SPARC development relationship, an expansive, new product distribution agreement and a commitment to further joint engineering, marketing and sales promotion efforts.

Oracle and Fujitsu will advance joint engineering efforts to help ensure Oracle and Fujitsu products are optimized and tested to best run Oracle software in mission critical environments.

"Oracle’s partnership with Fujitsu has never been stronger," said Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle. "We are entering a new phase with Fujitsu, aligning our engineering and worldwide distribution efforts with a focus on high-performance, highly-reliable systems."

Oracle Cloud File System
Extends Cloud Characteristics to Enterprise Storage
Oracle Cloud File System delivers advanced cluster file system capabilities for storage clouds. According to Oracle's press release, the Oracle Cloud File System provides organizations with a solution that extends cloud characteristics to their storage by enabling more effective storage pooling through a network-accessible elastic storage cloud. The Oracle Cloud File System, now available, is priced at $5,000 per processor. It is available free of charge for storing Oracle software binaries, metadata, and diagnostic files (terms, conditions and restrictions apply).
Oracle's Tiered Storage Solutions Flash Demo
Tape, Disk and Flash: A Comprehensive Picture
An engaging animated presentation on Oracle's Tiered Storage Solutions gives viewers a comprehensive view of Oracle's solutions for tape, disk and flash storage in a matter of minutes.
Sun Open Storage at the Queensland Brain Institute
1PB of Storage Capacity at a Licensing Cost Savings of AU$100,000
The Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland has saved AU$100,000 by adopting a scalable Sun Open Storage system with more than one PB of data capacity. The elements of this solution include the Sun Fire X4200 M2 Server, the Sun Fire X2200 M2 Server, the Sun StorageTek 6140 Array, and the Sun StorageTek SL500 Modular Library System, all of which will enable the institute to carry out its mission of exploring a wide range of neuroscience interests. With this implementation the institute saved more than AU$100,000 in licensing costs while reducing cost per TB by 65% and eliminating silent data corruption.
Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 156 Issue 1; Vol 155 Issues 1, 2, 3and 4; Vol 154 Issues 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, the top 10 articles were:

  • StorageTek T10000C Tape Drive
  • Solaris Eye for the Linux Guy… Part II
  • Oracle Sun Hardware Solutions & Oracle Linux Validated Configurations
  • Network Virtualization
  • Use Oracle Validated Configurations to Deploy Linux Faster
  • Oracle Linux 5.6
  • Secure Deployment of Oracle VM Server for SPARC
  • Enabling Single Sign-On from Desktop to Cloud for the Extended Enterprise
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Integration with Oracle Open Office
  • Leveraging Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On Suite Plus to Achieve HIPAA Compliance

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

    Overview of Oracle Solaris Studio Compilers & Tools
    Get to Know the Components and Features
    The "Compile My Code blog" contains a link to a pdf that provides an overview of Oracle Solaris Studio Compilers and Tools. Oracle Solaris Studio is the solution that provides everything required to develop C, C++, and Fortran applications to run in Oracle Solaris 10 on SPARC or x86 and x64 platforms, or in Oracle Linux on x86 and x64 platforms. The compilers and tools in Oracle Solaris Studio are engineered to make applications run optimally on Oracle Sun systems. The blog notes that Oracle Solaris Studio tools are designed to leverage the capabilities of multicore CPUs including the Sun SPARC T3, UltraSPARC T2, and UltraSPARC T2 Plus processors, and the Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron processors. The tools allow users to more easily create parallel and concurrent software applications for these platforms.
    Safeguarding Financial Privacy: The Role of Enterprise Single Sign-On
    Oracle White Paper Explains Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999
    The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999, as it is sometimes known, formalizes safeguards to protect the information required of individuals by the financial services institutions they patronize. The Oracle white paper "Safeguarding Financial Privacy" provides an overview of the GLBA, focusing on its Safeguards Rule and its effect on the agreements entered into between financial institutions and the service providers and other institutions they deal with. The effectiveness of enterprise single sign-on (ESSO) in addressing this issue is also discussed.
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