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Sun at EduCause 2001
Sun Open Net Environment in Education
October 22, 2001,
Volume 44, Issue 4

The Sun education page features the highlights of EduCause 2001. Leading institutions are benefiting from SunTM Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) in Education. Sun ONE provides a complete open architecture, roadmap and product portfolio that enables the creation of open, reliable, scalable web services.

EduCause showcases leading institutions that are developing or implementing open architectures in their infrastructure, administrative, and e-learning systems, resulting in greater productivity, lower costs, and an enriched user experience for students, faculty, and administrators.

There were many customers featured at EduCause, including:

Georgetown University and Internet2

Georgetown University, a charter member of Internet2, is working toward better networking for Internet2 connectivity and support for middleware initiatives. Georgetown is developing a "Directory of Directories," a public LDAP directory and schema for higher education, compatible with open systems and built on Sun technologies.

JavaTM technology in Administration-Special Interest Group (JA-SIG): uPortal

JA-SIG is an independent organization designed to increase the flow of information between educational institutions and companies involved in the development of administrative applications using Java technology. JA-SIG will be demonstrating uPortal, a JavaTM technology-based, free, open source, open standard portal for higher education, implemented using iPlanetTM tools and technologies.

New York University: NYUHome Portal

Based on the Sun ONE architecture, NYUHome integrates a variety of technologies including SolarisTM Operating Environment (Solaris OE), iPlanet, Apache, Blackberry pagers, Kerberos, Blackboard, SCT, and Oracle, running in a Sun Enterprise 10000 Server high availability environment.

Northwestern University (NU)

"Distributed Education Tools for K-20 Learning Communities" at NU was developed using Java technology on Sun servers, including web-annotation and online collaboration notebooks, and the Collaboratory Project which focuses on building engaged learning environments for K-12 students and teachers.

University of Wisconsin (UW) System

Digital Online Technology Educational Design Utility ( is an Application Service Provider built on Sun technology that supports synchronous and asynchronous course delivery throughout the UW System.

Wayne State University (WSU)

WSU in Detroit, Michigan is a Sun Center of Excellence (COE) for Administrative Systems. Sun and Wayne State University are designing a scalable, integrated solution for running SCT's suite of mission-critical e-services.

Featured Sun Technologies at EduCause:

Sun will demonstrate key elements of Sun ONE, including:

  • iPlanetTM Products. Based on best-of-breed, open and proven technologies, the iPlanet platform includes the world's number one messaging, directory, web and application servers.

  • ForteTM for JavaTM Software. Forte for Java, Enterprise Edition, is a key element of the Sun ONE architecture that provides a complete, end-to-end solution for developing high-quality, entry-level to enterprise-class applications for the Solaris OE, Linux, and Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.

  • Solaris OE. As the foundation for Sun systems, the Solaris OE enables your IT organization to deliver on the promise of massive scale, continuous real-time computing, and secure systems, while increasing service levels, reducing risk, and decreasing costs.

  • Sun Enterprise Services. Representatives from Sun Enterprise Services will be on hand to discuss Sun comprehensive portfolio of consulting, training, and support services that can help plan, architect, and implement an IT infrastructure as well as daily operations.

  • NetraTM X1 Servers. The Netra X1 server, the lowest-priced UNIXR system and RISC server, delivers Sun quality for under $1,000 in a rack-optimized package.

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