Sun Providing UNIX Systems to Hughes Network Systems
SPACEWAY Satellite Network
Hughes Network Systems (HNS), a leading broadband by satellite provider, has
selected Sun to power its new SPACEWAY satellite network. As part of
the five-year multimillion dollar agreement, Sun will supply all of the
core UNIX platform-based systems for the ground infrastructure of
CRM Specialist, salesforce.com, Chooses Sun Servers
Reaping Benefits of Reduced TCO
One of the leaders in online customer relationship management (CRM),
salesforce.com, has chosen Sun servers, storage and services to run its
enterprise Web service. salesforce.com employs Sun Enterprise
10000 Server running the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE)
Servers, Sun StorEdge Arrays, and Sun Professional Services.
Sabre eMergon ASP Solution for Travel Industry
Sun Selected as Preferred Computing Platform
Sabre Holdings Corporation has selected Sun as the preferred computing
platform for its Application Service Provider (ASP) offering, Sabre
eMergo Web-enabled and dedicated network solutions. Sabre is deploying
the eMergo solutions on robust hardware from Sun, including the Sun
Enterprise 6500 and 420R Servers, running the Solaris 8
Operating Environment (Solaris OE).
Sun and Oracle
Drive Mainframe Alternative Market
Sun and Oracle Corporation are combining forces to provide a new
mainframe alternative offering. The offering is planned to provide
customers with availability assurance, leading clustering technology,
detailed implementation guides, proof of concept and migration
services, and proactive joint support services. Based upon the high-end
customer's unique business requirements, this offering is expected to
deliver unprecedented levels of performance, reliability, scalability
and support with one-stop-shopping.
The Human Origins of the Internet
"Digital Journey: The Human Origins of the Internet" utilizes a
cultural metaphor in a multimedia presentation to explain certain
intricacies of the Internet.
The Connected Home
Web Page for the Online Lifestyle
When a home gateway connects existing home devices to next-generation
Internet services, a Connected Home is the result. Sun and its partners are working to make
the Connected Home a reality in the very near future.
Sun Opens New Processor Design Compute Ranch
Speeds Development of UltraSPARC Processors
Sun has opened a facility to house its 2,800-processor microprocessor
design Compute Ranch. The new facility is designed to speed development
of new versions of the award-winning UltraSPARC processor by
dedicating increasingly massive computing power to the task of
designing and verifying complex, multi-Gigahertz, multi-100-million
transistor processor designs. The ranches, which total 5,500
processors, serve Sun's 1,300-member processor design engineering team.
Webcasting Essentials Guide
The Webcasting Essentials Guide provides an overview of the
process, from producing a video, to creating an online launch site, to
building an audience. Features include advice on how to choose a
webcasting service provider as well as tips on what to do if you are the
on-camera webcast host and a detailed planning form for guidance
through the entire webcasting process.
The Sun Fire 280R Server
900 MHz UltraSPARC III Processor
The 900 MHz UltraSPARC III processor for the Sun Fire 280R
Server from Sun is a rack-optimized, entry-level server, delivering
enterprise-class features and availability for the most demanding
applications. The Sun Fire 280R Server comes standard with 8 MB of
Level 2 cache and provides up to 8 GB of main memory, which allows for
faster transactions in input/output (I/O) and compute-intensive
environments. The 900 MHz processor running the Solaris 8 Operating
Environment (Solaris OE) boosts performance up to 20 percent over 750
New Module in Forte for Java IDE
Adds SOAP and WSDL Support
Sun added a new module to the Forte for Java integrated
development environment (IDE) that automatically generates SOAP
interfaces and WSDL documents. The new module strengthens Web services
support provided by Forte for Java IDE, enabling developers to easily
leverage the emerging standards of SOAP and WSDL to create, assemble
and deploy services on demand.
"Performance Tools and Tuning Tips for Java Server Applications"
The technical article "Performance Tools and Tuning Tips for Java
Server Applications" by Daniel Edwin and David Dagastine, which appears on
the Solaris Developer Connection Web site, presents a set of tools,
system settings and tuning tips for Java Server applications that run
on and scale across 2 to 64 CPU Sun Enterprise Servers.
The Java Data Objects (JDO) RI Transcript
Employing File Storage to Manage Users' Objects
The transcript of the chat session on the Java Data Objects (JDO)
RI focuses on employing file storage to manage users' objects. The
featured participant is Craig Russell, the specification lead for
JDO and architect for the JDO RI. The chat was moderated by Ashwin
Rao. Questions were asked about the relationship of the to the Java 2
Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) architecture, store-specific back end
that is included in the RI, and when the next JDO RI beta is available.
iNsight Web Services Development Framework
Create myServices.ONE Services
iNsight is a web services development framework from Iopsis
Software, which helps users to create, assemble, deploy, publish, and
manage web services. This article discusses the use of iNsight in
creating myServices.ONE services, which are utility services illustrating
the power of the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) framework.
New Developer Code Camps
Two New Sample Code Programs
Developer Code Camps has two new sample code programs available to
download and use for free: Web Services Infrastructure Enterprise
JavaBeans (EJB) 2.0 and Java Message Service Code Camp and
B2B Tutorial Code Camp.
Education and Research
Milwaukee K-12 Public Schools Choose Sun
Implement Web-enabled Student Information System
The Milwaukee Public School System, which serves more than 100,000
students in over 150 schools, is implementing a Web-based student
information system (SIS) running on the Sun platform. Sun worked
closely with several iForce partners to develop a scalable and highly
Sun Infrastructure Powers Detroit Public Schools
Comprehensive District-Wide Network
Detroit Public Schools have selected Sun to provide the infrastructure
backbone for its new district-wide network. Sun systems will power a
comprehensive array of critical applications, from Enterprise Resource
Planning (ERP) to data center administration to communication and
messaging. The network upgrade is central to the district's plan to
increase the efficiency and effectiveness of its employees, allowing
them to spend more time and resources on improving the academic
environment for their students.
Achieving a Strategic Return on Openness
Eduprise has its roots in academia and provides comprehensive
professional services and technology support services to colleges and
universities seeking to increase their academic return on investment in
networking and related technologies. Eduprise is a Sun partner and uses
Sun technology throughout its client institutions.
Together, Sun and Eduprise can help academic organizations plan and
power new strategies for success.
Sun Servers to Power Pennsylvania State Universities
Infrastructure for Student Information Systems
All 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education
serving more than 98,600 students, will convert to a single
Web-based student information system that runs on Sun servers. SAP will
provide the application software, with the 14 universities
transitioning to the shared system in phases over five to seven years.
The deal will begin with an implementation of mySAP Financials, with
student administration tools expected to follow in spring 2002. This
combination of software services by SAP and, as a Web-based deployment,
will be unique in the university market.
Solaris 8 Operating Environment (Intel Platform Edition)
Hardware Compatibility List
The Solaris 8 Operating Environment(Solaris OE), Intel Platform Edition,
Hardware Compatibility List provides an update of cumulative changes
to the release of the Solaris 8 OE Intel Platform Edition.
Configuring Routers Documentation
The BigAdmin Web page contains a link to the Sun Web page
documenting configuration of routers for system administrators of
Solaris 8 Operating Environment (Solaris OE). This documentation
is selected from the "System Administration Guide, Volume 3."
Usenet Newsgroup FAQ
From the BigAdmin Message of the Day archives, access a link to a usenet
newsgroup FAQ focused on CD-recordable technology and related fields.
There is a list of How-To questions as well, along with information
on hardware, software, media and net resources and vendor lists.
UNIX Systems Security Checklist, Version 2.0
The Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) and the
CERT Coordination Center have jointly published version 2.0 of the
UNIX SystemsSecurity Checklist which details steps to improve the security
of UNIX Operating Systems. System administrators are encouraged to review all sections of this
document and, if appropriate, modify their systems accordingly to fix
New: BigAdmin XPerts
Bill Moffit on Solaris 9 Operating Environment Early Access
The BigAdmin Site has just launched a new area called BigAdmin
XPerts. This section allows users to ask questions of experts on a
particular subject. Currently featured is Bill Moffit, product line
manager in the Solaris OE marketing group, who is available for questions
on the topic of the Solaris 9 Operating Environment (Solaris OE)
Early Access Program.
Jini Community Web Site
Resource For All Community Members
The Jini Community Web site is a resource for all community members-- a
place to meet, talk, exchange source code and advance the goals of
Jini network technology. The web site is a place to find out about
technology and architecture. The site, and others that are linked,
provide marketing opportunities as well. Developers can get an account
which gives them a place to share individual and project information.
Nextel Launches Java Technology Developer Contest
Open to Independent Software Vendors and Developers
The Nextel Enterprise Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME)
Developer Contest is open to independent software vendors and
developers. It will focus on enterprise applications for key vertical
segments. There are grand prizes and revenue sharing possibilities
for qualified applicants.
James Gosling Keynote Address at the JavaOne Conference
Japan and Java
James Gosling, vice-president of Sun Labs and inventor of the Java
technology programming language,
gave the second keynote address at the JavaOne Conference in Japan,
reflecting on the beginnings of Java technology more than ten years ago.
JavaOne Conference Attendance Records in Japan
John Gage, Sun's chief researcher, said there were more people on the
second day of Sun's first JavaOne Conference held in Japan than at
the original gathering in 1996. "Then we had 5,000 programmers and
today, in Yokohama, we have 6,000," he said.
New Product Marketplace
"Perl for Web Site Management"
O'Reilly Book for Non-programmers
Although expertise in Perl can be difficult, most Perl scripts are
relatively simple. The new O'Reilly book, "Perl for Web Site
Management" by John Callendar teaches Web designers how to use Perl to
perform everyday tasks such as checking links, batch editing HTML
files, tracking users, and writing CGI scripts.
New Features on SEAGULL Web-to-host Solutions
For Legacy Applications
SEAGULL, a provider of legacy application enhancement software
technology, offers new features available in its Web-to-host solutions
for legacy applications. New releases of WinJa (for mainframe) and J
Walk (for iSeries) include significant functional enhancements to the
development and deployment environments, expanded server support for
multi-platform enterprises, open architecture through XML and
integration with SEAGULL's host application integration solution,
Optimized for UltraSPARC Systems
mediaLib 2.1 is a performance library for multimedia applications that
provides a rich set of functions for algebra, graphics, image
processing, signal processing, video processing and volumetric
imaging. It is optimized for UltraSPARC systems and
accelerated with the latest VIS technology.
Expertcity Launches GoToMyPC 2.0 Remote-Access Service
Expertcity Inc., a leading provider of Web-based remote-access and
customer-support technologies, has launched GoToMyPC 2.0, featuring
enhanced functionality to make working from anywhere even easier. Based
on Expertcity's proprietary screen-sharing technology, the
revolutionary Web-based service allows secure remote access to computer
desktops from any Internet connection worldwide. With its simplicity,
speed and robust security, GoToMyPC 2.0 provides even greater benefits
to remote workers, including easy access from any Java
technology-enabled operating system or device.