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Sun Technology Powers Healthcare Tradeshow
Radiological Society of North America

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) tradeshow has chosen Sun servers and the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) to provide 24x7 uptime for RSNAnet, the RSNA's conference environment for demonstrating advanced telecommunications technologies and applications. RSNAnet enables exhibitors to send or exchange medical information through the Internet from booth to booth, building to building or around the world.

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Sun Technology Used in "Monsters, Inc."
250 Powerful Sun Servers

Disney/Pixar's latest animated feature film, "Monsters, Inc.," was developed using technology from Sun Microsystems. The film's characters and scenes were brought to life in Pixar's powerful Renderfarm of 250 Sun Enterprise Midrange Servers. Pixar's Renderfarm has run on Sun technology for nearly six years, through the creation of "Toy Story," "A Bug's Life" and "Toy Story 2."

Wenhui and Xinmin United Press Group
Deploying Sun Servers and Sun StorEdge Disk Arrays

Facing increasingly steep competition, mass media organizations in China have tried to strengthen themselves by joining forces. One such organization is Wenhui and Xinmin United Press Group. The press group needed small, reliable servers to house the information system, as well as its equally critical news reporting and editing application, which handles everything from page layout to prepress. The company found its answer in Sun technology.

Sun Upgrade Allowance Program
Keep Pace with Technology Innovations

The Sun Upgrade Allowance Program is designed to help enterprises keep pace with technical innovations and changing business needs. The main page of the Installed Base Business page for System and Mass Storage Upgrades contains information on many upgrade programs, including midframe and midrange servers, workgroup servers, Netra servers, storage, workstations, components and success stories whitepapers. There is also information on consolidating workgroup servers, storage, midframe and midrange systems.

Cut TCO and Rein in Capital Spending
Financial Solutions from Sun

Executives are constantly looking for more cost-effective ways of managing their computing infrastructure. By tapping into Sun's Installed Base of Business (IBB) programs as well as Sun Microsystems Finance lease services, enterprises can discover overall financial solutions that lower total cost of ownership (TCO) while reining in capital spending.

Sun and Digital Television Leaders
Deliver Sun Media Appliance Platform

The Sun Media Appliance Platform, from Sun and several digital television leaders, is a set of three channel-ready configurations of Sun systems and iForce partner solutions for the interactive television (iTV), Video on Demand (VoD) and broadband Network Equipment Provider (NEP) markets. These partners and Sun are working together to develop the value-priced, scalable foundation that will allow NEPs, content providers and network operators to rapidly build and deploy interactive services based on multi-vendor open interfaces.

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The Connected Home
The Internet Lifestyle

The Connected Home features Java technologies powering next-generation smart homes. Using residential gateway devices and set-top boxes as the nerve center for the connected home, Sun and its technology partners demonstrated exciting new services for home control and automation, interactive television, entertainment on demand, and advanced telephony.

Interview: Marge Breya, VP of Sun Open Net Environment
Services on Demand Strategy

The Sun Web site offers an interview with Marge Breya, VP of Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) titled, "Sun's Services on Demand Strategy." Breya offered her thoughts about services on demand, web services, Sun's philosophy on such services in comparison to Microsoft and IBM, and more.

Jini Technology Community Webcast
Latest Updates

The Jini Community Program Webcast live broadcast on Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at 1:00 pm (EST) is the first Community Webcast. It is a new way for the community to come together, share information and grow. The Webcast will offer the latest updates on approving standards in the Jini Community via the Jini Community Decision Process (JDP), upcoming Jini Program events and Jini technology-based commercial deployments.

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    Sun StorEdge A1000 and D1000 Arrays Price Reduction
    New Standard Configurations

    Sun has made select Sun StorEdge A1000 and D1000 36 GB 10K Disk Array configurations available at discounts of 20 to 27 percent and has designated all rackmountable configurations as the "standard configuration." The new standard configuration will replace the existing fully loaded 12 x 18 GB and 12 x 36 GB deskside configurations with 4 x 18 GB and 4 x 36 GB rackmountable configurations.

    Guided Tour of Sun HighGround Storage Resource Manager Software
    Product Demonstration

    The Guided Tour of Sun HighGround Storage Resource Manager Software can help you learn how to better manage mission-critical storage environment, improve ROI, and lower TCO. The request form on the Web site will enable you to review the products.

      Repricing of 36 GB 10K rpm one-inch LP SCSI Hard Disk Drives
      Ultra SCSI and Ultra 3 SCSI

      Sun has repriced the 36 GB 10K rpm one-inch Low Profile (LP) SCSI hard disk drives (Ultra SCSI and Ultra 3 SCSI). The reprice includes both X-options and configured-to-order options.

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