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
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
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 (dot.edu) 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
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
- StarOfficeTM Software. StarOffice 6.0 Software is the next release of full-featured,
easy-to-use, cross-platform, Microsoft file-compatible office productivity
suite from Sun.
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