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900 MHz Sun Blade 1000 Workstation Price Reduction
Expandable Entry-level Workstation
Sun is offering a major price reduction on the 900 MHz Sun Blade
1000 Workstation configuration. This entry-level price promotion offers
interoperability capability with existing hardware and software
investments. Sun Blade 1000 Workstation is expandable up to a
high-end dual CPU 8 GB RAM 72 GB disk configuration. This provides for
future capability without the need to upgrade the base system.
Sweden's Crown Princess Visits Sun Microsystems
Learns About Global Technology
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden recently visited
Sun. The Crown
Princess is in the United States to participate in events celebrating
the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize in Los Angeles and San
"inside Sun ONE" Web Site
Community News and More
There is a new web site dedicated to users of Sun Open Net
Environment (Sun ONE). The inside Sun ONE web site offers information
to the community for software users and Internet drivers. The web page
has several sections
including Subscriptions to Sun ONE publications, Perspectives, Ask the
Community, Net Talk, Insights, in the News, and Tool Kit.
Micron Technology Named "Supplier of the Year"
At the Sun Supplier Awards Dinner event, Sun praised the performance of
more than 20 key products and services suppliers in supporting Sun's
leadership in worldwide operational efficiency. This year, Micron
Technology achieved the highest honor, the "Supplier of the Year"
award. Other award were received by Fujitsu Component, Ltd., Seagate
Technology, and Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
Sun and Shaw Communications
Build Second Internet Data Center
Shaw Communications, the largest provider of high-speed Internet
service in Canada, has chosen Sun to build a second Internet Data
Center. Sun was the provider of choice for Shaw's first Internet Data
Center, successfully launched in August 2001. Shaw's use of Sun
applications and services is expected to position the company favorably
for anticipated future growth.
Sun Ray 150 Appliances at "Las Vegas Sun"
Smart Card Technology Ensures Newspaper's Security
The "Las Vegas Sun" has replaced the "dumb" terminals in its newsroom with 85
Sun Ray 150 Appliances, which come equipped with support for customized
smart cards, and two Sun Enterprise 420R Servers.
A pair of custom chips was created and embedded in each smart card. One is a
proximity reader for building access and the other activates Sun Ray
sessions. A reporter simply inserts the smart card into any Sun Ray
appliance, and the last session returns to the screen exactly as it was
Solaris 8 10/01 Operating Environment
Supersedes All Previous Solaris 8 OE Releases
This is an update to the Solaris 8 10/01 Operating Environment
(Solaris OE). This update release supersedes all previous Solaris 8 OE
releases. Solaris 8 10/01 OE adds key new product features and customer
requested enhancements while maintaining compatibility with previous
releases of Solaris. New features include Energy Star Clustering of Sun
Fire 15K Server nodes, PPP-over-Ethernet for high speed
connections, large memory support, and Sun Enterprise
10000 server (also known as a Starfire Server) Next Generation Dynamic
Sun Cluster 3.0 Software
New Hardware and Agent Support
Sun Cluster 3.0 7/01 Software now supports Sun Netra 20
servers, and the HA-NetBackup agent.
A new RTU server license is introduced for Sun Netra 20 Server in
Sun Cluster 3.0 Software. This enhanced support is well suited to users
requiring high availability of their data protection environment.
Writing Scalable Services with Sun Cluster 3.0 Software
Sun BluePrints Online
A featured article in the October edition of the Sun BluePrints
Online Magazine discusses "Writing Scalable Services with Sun
Cluster 3.0 Software." The Sun Cluster 3.0 software release
introduces new features for availability and horizontal scalability,
with the global file service, global networking and scalable data
services. This article is a guide for system administrators
and developers who are considering making an application into a
scalable service using this new framework.
Memory Option Repricing for Ultra III Systems
Designed to Optimize Sun System Performance and Data
The Next Generation Ultra III Memory Expansion Kits
incorporate several innovative proprietary features, including a Soft
Error Correction feature that limits the opportunity for system down
time, increases system reliability, and protects investments in
Floor Tile Ready (FTR) Systems Program
A Simpler, Safer and Swifter Way to Deploy Sun Products
The Floor Tile Ready (FTR) systems program is designed to provide
customers a simpler, safer and swifter way to deploy Sun products. It
delivers systems that are customer specified, factory integrated, and
racked or rack ready. Customer-provided software can be installed on
FTR systems. In addition to the standard testing of the individual
components, the customer's configuration will be tested for connectivity
to confirm the successful integration of the hardware.
Sun Gigabit Ethernet 3U CompactPCI Adapter
High Speed Network Interface Card
The Sun Gigabit Ethernet 3U CompactPCI adapter is a compact PCI
network interface card with a single Gigabit Ethernet Fiber
Connection. It is based on the next generation high end Sun Fire
3800 Server and offers high speed connectivity, hot-swap capabilities
and a compact form factor.
Benefits of Entry-Level Servers
UltraSPARC Processor-based Server
UltraSPARC processor-based, entry-level systems and services help
deliver a low total cost of ownership (TCO) and
to tackle data center infrastructure problems. Customers include Time
Warner Cable and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
Consolidating and migrating
systems along with the consulting and support services from Sun
Time Warner Cable
chose Sun to upgrade, develop and deploy a high-performance call-center
infrastructure to provide its 400 customer service representatives with
near real-time system performance. NCMEC chose Sun to develop an
architecture to manage the traffic on their reporting site,
Sun Fire V880 Server and the Netra 20 Server
Lowering Costs, Raising Performance
Two new entry-level servers, the Sun Fire V880 Server and the
Netra 20 Server, utilize the latest processor technology from Sun,
offering mid-range performance, along with reliabilty and
expandability, at low-end pricing. Both are powered by Sun's
award-winning UltraSPARC III processor and Solaris Operating
Environment (Solaris OE).
Sun Fire V880 Server Outperforms the Compaq Proliant 8500
World Record Price Performance Benchmark
The new Sun Fire V880 Server outperformed the Compaq Proliant 8500,
by more than 37 percent when running Microsoft Windows NT . The world record price
performance benchmark was set on the NotesBench Lotus Domino WebMail.
The WebMail workload simulated 7,200 active users sending and
receiving email using a standard web browser on a Sun Fire V880
Eight-Way Sun Fire V880 Server and ECperf Benchmark
With 16 GB of Memory
Sun has demonstrated the world's largest system to run ECperf
Benchmarks using an eight-way Sun Fire V880 Server with 16 GB of
memory, running the Solaris 8 Operating Environment.
This test resulted in a world-record performance of 5961.77
BBops/min@Std and $51/BBops running Borland AppServer 4.5 with Oracle
8i and Java 1.3.1 Software.
New Sun Fire V880 Entry-level Server
Thirty-seven Percent Faster Mail Server
The new Sun Fire V880 entry-level Server features mainframe-like
technologies such as the innovative Sun Fireplane system
interconnect, and combined scalability and reliability of the
Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) and the UltraSPARC
III processor at prices below the competition. The integrated
portfolio of professional and support services from Sun will provide
Sun Fire V880 Server customers with assistance in Microsoft Windows
NT Migration and
server consolidation to lower their total cost of ownership (TCO).
Netra Server Solutions Improve Customer Access to Net
Australian telco, Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications, has joined
forces with Sun to deliver outsourced e-business solutions to the
enterprise market. Macquarie launched its $35 million, state-of-the-art
e-business data center and a range of network management products and
services in Sydney in December of 2000. This white paper covers the
history of Macquarie's choice of Sun technology, how they have improved
access to the Internet, how they built their data center, and network
Sun Database Platform 420/3
From the SunTone Platforms Portfolio
There is a product update to the 3/6/01 announcement of Sun
Database Platform 420/3 from the SunTone Platforms portfolio
(formerly known as Sun Database Reference Configuration C1). This
updated product features a new pre-installed software image with more
recent versions of VOS products. It also offers further storage
flexibility, the convenience of a single recovery DVD and cheaper
installation service options for rack-mounted SunTone Platforms.
Eight-way Sun Fire V880 Server Benchmarks
Running Solaris 8 Operating Environment
The new eight-way Sun Fire V880 Server running the Solaris 8
Operating Environment (Solaris OE) performed server consolidation
workloads, including the first three-application consolidation on an
eight-processor system. The Solaris Resource Manager Software
in the Solaris OE enables systems resources to be efficiently allocated
among various workloads.
Netra 20 Server Beats UNIX Competition
First UltraSPARC III Processor-based Netra Server
Sun now has a Netra Server that is UltraSPARC III
processor-based. The new Netra 20 Server is rack-optimized and
ruggedized. Built on 750 MHz UltraSPARC III processors, the Netra 20 Server uses
the same Sun Fireplane interconnect technology in the Sun Fire
15K high-end Server. The Netra 20 Server offers higher compute density
than any major competing NEBS Level 3-certified dual processor UNIX
Forte for Java Software Contest for Developers
Win a Free DVD Player
The Forte for Java Software Contest will award a free Toshiba
DVD player to its winner. Developers are invited to enter and tell us
how they use Forte for Java, release 3.0, Enterprise Edition to create
and deploy Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB). The deadline is December 21,
True Developer Tales
Using Industry Standards
A recent True Developer Tales on the Sun web page cautions others
about using products that do not adhere to standards. This article
discusses the problems that arose when a developer began working on a software project
that did not adhere to general Java technology standards nor to
Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC) and Open DataBase Connectivity
(ODBC) standards. Additional details about the project are available on
the Sun web site.
Sun XML Instance Generator
The Sun XML Instance Generator is available for download. The Sun XML
Instance Generator is a Java technology tool to generate various
XML instances from several kinds of schemas. It supports DTD, RELAX
Namespace, RELAX Core, TREX, and a subset of W3C XML Schema Part 1.
Web Services and Newtrade Technologies Inc.
Jini Network Technology in the Travel Industry
An article from the Dot-Com Builder Best Practices case studies section
covers Newtrade Technologies and how the company incorporated Java
technology, Jini technology and XML to create innovative web
services for the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.
Taking Web Service Security Beyond SSL
XML Signature Specification
An article by Todd Sundsted, "Taking Web Service Security Beyond SSL"
from the Developer's Notebook discusses the drawbacks of SSL as well as
how the XML Signature specification can be utilized to fill in gaps in
web services security issues.
Education and Research
Callisto Media Systems and CANARIE
Broadband Streaming Video Solution
A joint agreement between Sun, Callisto Media Systems and CANARIE will
offer educators worldwide access to a high quality broadband streaming
video solution based on Sun technology, Callisto applications and
running on CANARIE's CA*net 3 network. Benefits of the agreement
include enabling universities to use a video library and to share video
content with any network connected to the new broadband
Sun and Campus Pipeline Alliance
Sun Open Net Environment in Higher Education
An alliance between Sun and Campus Pipeline, Inc. aims to simplify
campus administration with open standards-based technology by unifying
separate campus environments with the Campus Pipeline Web Platform. The
alliance demonstrates the most comprehensive rollout of the Sun
Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) strategy in higher education. Sun ONE
promotes standards-based software architecture, vision, products and
expertise to provide data and applications to anyone, anytime,
Effective Use in the Solaris Operating Environment
"JumpStart Technology" by John S. Howard and Alex Noordergraaf
provides techniques on using JumpStart software technology for automated,
standardized, and secure installations of the Solaris Operating
Environment (Solaris OE). There are detailed examples of using
JumpStart technology effectively on a day-to-day basis.
Kerberos Network Security in Solaris Operating Environment
Best Practices for Configuration
The October edition of the Sun BluePrints Online Magazine features
an article on Kerberos Network Security in the Solaris Operating
Environment (Solaris OE). Author Wyllys Ingersoll provides best practices and
recommendations for securely configuring Kerberos in the Solaris OE.
Ingersoll discusses the origin of Kerberos,
the privacy support offered by Kerberos, and expands on the
documentation included with Kerberos.
Sun Fire Midframe Server Best Practices for Administration
Increase Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability
One of the featured articles in the October edition of the Sun
BluePrints Online Magazine discusses Sun Fire Midframe
Server Best Practices for Administration. Sun Fire 3800, 4800,
4810, and 6800 Midframe Servers utilize new functions to monitor,
diagnose, and administer the system to increase overall system
Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS).
Java Card Technology: Celebrating Five Years
Leading Standard in Multi-application Smart Cards
Java Card technology has become the leading standard in the
multi-application smart card market with about a 96 percent market
share. Started in 1996, Java Card technology grew through industry
collaboration and meetings with a large community of smart card
experts. This article covers the origins of the Java Card Forum, its
security features, and how additional features can be added after cards
have been issued to users.
Peter Kacandes of Java Technology Software Group
Peter Kacandes is a senior product manager for Java APIs,
architectures, and technologies for XML. In this interview with Claire
Sponheim, Kacandes talks about each of the Java XML APIs and how to
integrate them with other technologies. Topics discussed in the interview
include how developers can drop Java XML APIs into their code, use them for web
services, and deploy them.
Java Partner Engineering
Portfolio of Service
Java Partner Engineering from Sun provides support programs and
engineering and consulting services to help customers produce Java
technology-enabled products and services. Targeted audiences are
customers such as service providers, software companies, technology
companies, chip and OEM manufacturers.
New I/0 Functionality for Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 1.4
Features Beyond Non-blocking I/O Operations
The new capabilities of the I/O APIs for the Java technology
platform go beyond non-blocking I/O operations to include a regular
expression package for pattern matching, encoders and decoders for
character set conversions, and improved file system support such as
file locking and memory mapping. John Zukowski covers these topics in the
article on the Java Developer Connection Program web page. Other topics
include buffers, mapped files, and socket channels.
New Product Marketplace
'Services on Demand' Integration
VistaPortal Software's VistaPoint is a Java technology-based web
services environment that helps non-programmers to create customized
applications that link and organize data from multiple sources over the
web. VistaPoint provides a framework for creating productivity
enhancing applications that enable collaboration, data visualization
and persistence. VistaPoint also provides powerful business
intelligence tools targeted at users of Solaris Operating
Environment (Solaris OE) and StarOffice Software.
SuperScout Web Filter v2.1 on Solaris Operating Environment
Now OPSEC Certified
SurfControl has achieved Check Point Software Technologies' OPSEC (Open
Platform for Security) Certification for its SuperScout Web Filter v2.1
on Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE). OPSEC is an open,
multi-vendor security framework. Products that carry the OPSEC Certified
seal have been tested to guarantee integration and interoperability.
SuperScout Web Filter helps network managers define, manage and enforce
their organization's Security and Internet Acceptable Usage Policies
and increase security and productivity, optimize network bandwidth and
reduce legal liability.
GraphOn's Remote Computing Software
Earns SunTone Certification and Branding Program Certification
The remote computing software, GO-Global UX, from GraphOn Corporation
achieved certification under the SunTone Certification and Branding
Program. GraphOn develops infrastructure software that web enables
Microsoft Windows, UNIX systems, and Linux applications. GO-Global UX
software lets desktop or portable personal computers run applications
designed to run on the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE)
remotely over LAN, WAN, Internet or even low bandwidth standard phone
Sun and Talaris Sign Agreement
Support for Sun Open Net Environment
Sun and Talaris Corp. announced a broad-based technology and marketing
partnership in support of the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE)
integrated, open software product architecture, joining other industry
leaders in the effort to drive market adoption of enterprise solutions
that deliver Services on Demand. Sun will also market Talaris to the
Lutris Technologies Commits to Sun Open Net Environment
Next-Generation Modular Platform
Lutris Technologies Inc. has endorsed the Sun Open Net Environment
(Sun ONE) software vision and product architecture. Lutris joins other
industry leaders in the effort to enable the rapid creation of
enterprise solutions that deliver services on demand.
Annuncio Software Innovates on Sun Open Net Environment
Marketing Automation Solutions
Annuncio Software produces marketing automation solutions and has
incorporated Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) technologies into
its product offerings. Sun ONE provides a highly scalable architecture
that enables enterprise customers to easily integrate Annuncio's
products into existing infrastructure and enable one-to-one marketing.
Earns SunTone Certification
Mobius ViewDirect version 3.3 has achieved certification under the
SunTone Certification and Branding Program for applications. Mobius
Management Systems provides software for managing and presenting
enterprise content. ViewDirect manages and integrates enterprise
content, including documents, reports and images in a wide range of
formats, and makes them available through automated distribution and
user access over the Internet and corporate networks.
V-aerial Product Suite from Valaran
Using Jini Network Technology
Valaran Corp. provides dynamic business process and network
integration software solutions to the global communications market.
Valaran launched its V-aerial software suite at the TeleManagement
World trade show in Las Vegas. V-aerial addresses integration
challenges with Jini Network Technology, allowing carriers to more
readily integrate next generation network infrastructure with legacy
back office systems.
OnePage Content Connect Studio Platform
OnePage, Inc. a provider of technology and applications for
building and managing the information components (portlets) of
corporate, consumer and wireless portals, has extended its Content
Connect Studio platform to integrate with virtually every major,
commercially available portal platform and to ensure rapid integration
with virtually any proprietary platform.