Sun and Sengent Agreement
Identify Compounds to Fight Bioterrorism
Sengent Inc., as part of its effort in the fight against bioterrorism,
has signed a joint engineering and marketing agreement with Sun Life
Science Group under which engineers from both companies will develop
strategies to support Sengent's Drug Design and Optimization Lab.
Online Shopping Security from Sun and Arcot
Reducing Consumer Fraud
To reduce the levels of fraud and disputes for Visa online purchases, a
new solution from Sun and Arcot Systems enables merchants to request
card-issuing institutions to confirm a cardholder's identity during an
online checkout process. The solution is based on Arcot TransFort, the
first payer authentication solution to be named compliant for Verified
by Visa and optimized on the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE).
Sun Open Net Environment Portal Solution
For Healthcare Providers
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has decided to implement Sun
technology as the platform for a new portal for use by AHA members and
others in the healthcare field. Built on the Sun Open Net
Environment (Sun ONE) platform, the interactive Web site will provide
information and resources to the AHA's 5,000 member hospitals and will
be accessible to the entire healthcare field.
Eagle Investment Systems Corporation
A Windows NT to Solaris Migration Program Success Story
Like many investment management firms, Eagle Investment Systems Corp.
wanted to streamline the intricate chain of processes required to
settle securities transactions. The company was seeking an
industrial-strength platform for mission-critical securities
transaction processing and reporting. The solution was to utilize Sun
NT Migration Group's initiative to migrate to the Solaris
Operating Environment (Solaris OE).
How to .Com Sun Journal
Managing the Efficient Enterprise
The most recent issue of the "How to .Com Sun Journal" focuses on the
theme of "Managing the Efficient Enterprise". Technologies and methods
for managing an efficient enterprise are explored. This issue also
inaugurates a new column, "EnGage." Written by Sun Chief Researcher
John Gage, the column examines trends and movements in information
OpenFinance is a publication of the Sun Worldwide Financial
Services division. It is written and produced as a collaborative effort
between Sun, its customers, partners and other Industry leaders in
order to keep the financial community abreast of global trends and
challenges from an IT perspective.
Liberty Alliance Project Gains Momentum
Membership and Industry Support Increasing
Seven industry-leading companies have joined the Liberty Alliance
Project as founding members and members of the management board. The
Liberty Alliance Project is committed to developing and deploying open
standards for network identity.
Floor-Tile-Ready Systems Program Product Refresh
Includes New Releases
Sun is offering a product refresh for the Floor-Tile-Ready (FTR)
Program, including the introduction of several new releases such as the
Netra 20 Server, StorEdge S1 Array, Sun Fire 880V Server
and the newest version of Solaris 8 Operating Environment (Solaris
OE) as part of its product portfolio. Additionally, FTR is introducing
new 900 Mhz options for the Sun Fire 280R Server.
New Sun Fire 280R Server 750 MHz UltraSPARC III
Faster 900 MHz UltraSPARC-III Cu CPU
New Sun Fire 280R Server 750 MHz UltraSPARC III server systems will include
a fan tray that enables the installation of a faster 900 MHz
UltraSPARC III Cu CPU with no additional components. Previously announced
Sun Fire 280R 750 MHz server systems require a new fan tray to support the
900 MHz UltraSPARCIII Cu CPU. The Sun Fire 280R Server systems that are
being announced will be priced at the same level as currently available
750 MHz UltraSPARC III Sun Fire 280R Server systems.
Price Advantaged CTO System Board Package
For the Sun Enterprise 10000 Server
Bundles of four Starfire configure-to-order (CTO) system boards for the
Sun Enterprise 10000 Server are now available at prices
lower than if three system boards were purchased individually. Both a
400MHz four-pack and a 466MHz four-pack are available.
UltraSPARC III Cu 900 MHz CPU Module X-option
For Sun Blade 1000 Workstation and Sun Fire 280R Server
The UltraSPARC III Cu 900 MHz X-option
for Sun Blade 1000 Workstations and Sun Fire 280R servers
is now available. This CPU X-option is
an upgrade to existing 600/750/900 MHz UltraSPARC III CPU modules for
Sun Blade 1000 workstations and Sun Fire 280R servers. This module
is not compatible as a second module in systems with UltraSPARC III CPUs,
Archive of Pre-compiled Free Software
The redesigned Sun archive of pre-compiled free software for
Solaris 2.5, 2.6, 7 and 8 Operating Environments (Solaris OE) is
now online. This project is an extension of an effort that has been
providing Solaris OE Software for both SPARC and Intel architectures
since 1994. It is an outgrowth of the Sun SITE Project.
3.5-inch Rigid Disk Drive Products
Internal Expansion Disk Options Table
The Sun Web page provides a table of internal expansion disk options
for a number of Sun products such as the Sun Ultra workstations, Sun
Enterprise servers and Sun StorEdge products.
VERITAS Volume Manager 3.2 L10N
For Japanese, French and Simplified Chinese Markets
VERITAS Volume Manager 3.2 is for data-dependent organizations using
Solaris 2.6, 7 or 8 Operating Environments (Solaris OE) that
require constant and consistent access to mission-critical data in
enterprise computing environments, including deployed Storage Area
Networks. System administrators using VERITAS Volume Manager 3.2 will
have the tools to dynamically configure disk storage, perform
administrative tasks while the system is active and analyze disk usage,
maximizing data and system availability, improving performance and
simplifying storage administration. VERITAS Volume Manager 3.2 is
available in localized versions of Japanese, Simplified Chinese and
Sun StorEdge 9900 PAV/MA Software
For Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Systems
The new Sun StorEdge 9900 Parallel Access Volumes/Multiple Allegiance
(PAV/MA) Software for
the Sun StorEdge 9900 series enables an S/390 or z/Series host to issue
concurrent I/O operations to the same CKD volume on Sun
StorEdge 9900 series systems, improving throughput and
performance by eliminating or drastically reducing the I/O system
Sun StorEdge Solution Suites
Integrated Approach to Storage Management
This product introduction focuses on the Sun StorEdge Resource
Management Suite 5.0, a set of Web-based management applications that
provides central management, reporting and analysis of enterprise-wide
storage resources. This product automates the discovery, monitoring,
alerting, collecting and reporting of hundreds of key storage capacity,
utilization and availability statistics.
Sun StorEdge Performance Suite 3.5
Integrated Storage Management Strategy
The Sun StorEdge Performance Suite 3.5 is part of the Sun StorEdge
software family including Sun StorEdge Utilization Suite 3.5, Sun
StorEdge Availability Suite 3.0 and Sun StorEdge Resource
Management Suite 5.0. These suites introduce Sun's integrated storage
management strategy, architecture and roadmap and provide comprehensive
solutions to increase the return on storage investments and quality of
storage service levels.
Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Software Introduced
End of Life for Earlier Sun StorEdge Products
With the introduction of the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Software, Sun
StorEdge Data Management Center System 2.0 Software has fulfilled its
purpose as an interim solution and is ready to be transitioned.
Similarly, with the release of Sun StorEdge Instant Image 3.0, Sun
StorEdge Instant Image 2.0.1 is being transitioned, and customers
are strongly encouraged to migrate to the latest version of Sun
StorEdge Instant Image. All existing customers are strongly encouraged
to migrate to Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Software or Sun StorEdge
Instant Image 3.0 and Sun StorEdge Network Data Replicator 3.0,
depending on their requirements.
New Sun StorEdge D240 Media Tray Configuration
Dual Disk Drives and DVD-ROMs
The Sun StorEdge D240 Media Tray is a compact, scalable and highly
flexible storage solution specifically designed to support the Sun
Fire 3800, 4800, 4810 and 6800 servers as the recommended boot,
data load and interchange solution when running the Solaris 8 Operating
Environment (Solaris OE) or greater. The Sun StorEdge D240 Media Tray 2
Disks-2 DVDs configuration can accommodate two removable hard disks and two
Sun StorEdge 9960 Array at Digital River
Reaching 100 Percent Uptime
Digital River Inc., a global e-commerce outsource provider, has
successfully increased its performance and extended its services to
customers by implementing the Sun StorEdge 9960 Array, the Sun
Fire 6800 Midframe Server and Sun Ultra 420R and Sun Ultra 280R
rack-mount Servers. Digital River was one of the first customers to add
the newly introduced Sun StorEdge 9960 system to its infrastructure,
which is approaching near 100 percent uptime.
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition Environment
Application Deployment Using Enterprise JavaBeans
In his article "The Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Environment," Sun Technology Evangelist Edward J. Rhodes examines
application deployment using Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB)
technology and application servers, principally the
iPlanet Application Server and related tools.
Audiocasts from the Sun Technology Evangelism Team
Technology Days Roadshow in Madrid, Spain
Audiocasts from the Sun Technology Days Roadshow in Madrid, Spain, are
available on the Sun Web site. Speakers and topics include James
Gosling on software architecture and Reggie Hutcherson on Sun Open
Net Environment (Sun ONE). Other topics available are Java
technology and XML, security for Web services and Java technology
programming for wireless devices.
Forte for Java 3.0 Community Edition
New Jumbo Patch 3.1b Download Available
Forte for Java 3.0 Community Edition includes a complete and
highly-integrated set of tools for teams of developers building
database-aware Web applications, including a Web browser, a Web
server and a relational database.
From the Dot-Com Builder Web Site
The Dot-Com Builder Web site features a special edition on Web Security that
includes articles on topics such as XML data safety and generic host hardening.
Java BluePrints for the Enterprise
Provides Common Design Strategies
The new Java BluePrints for the Enterprise program defines the
application programming model for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise
Edition (J2EE) and provides common design strategies and best
practices for effectively building distributed enterprise applications
for the J2EE platform.
Supporting Open Mobile Architecture
IT Companies and Mobile Communications Industry
BEA Systems Inc., Borland Software Corp., Hewlett-Packard,
IBM, Oracle and Sun are now jointly supporting the open mobile
architecture initiative, which marks the beginning of the next phase of
mobile services that will incorporate a mobile extension for Java 2
Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) based application servers. The
companies have agreed to jointly prepare the specification proposals
prior to submitting them to the Java Community Process Program.
Endeavour Internet Business Solutions
Forte for Java Software Success Story
Endeavour Internet Business Solutions used the Forte for Java
Software IDE in creating its Xavex Interface for Financial Intermediaries.
Endeavour found that technologies such as JavaServer Pages
(JSP) allow a group
of programmers and Web designers to work as a cohesive team, each
leveraging his or her particular skills.
Javadoc Tool Home Page
Resources (Part 2)
Javadoc is the tool from Sun for generating API documentation in
HTML format from doc comments in source code. The following are
documents from Java technology software related to using the Javadoc
tool. For a sample of Javadoc-generated HTML, see the Java Development
Kit (JDK) 1.2 API Documentation and JDK 1.1 API Documentation.
New to Java Programming Supplement
For December 2001
The Java Developer Connection Program New to Java Programming Center Supplement
provides a way for developers to learn the basics of the Java technology
programming language, discover new resources and keep up-to-date.
"JavaSpaces Example by Example"
by Steven L. Halter
The new book by Steven L. Halter, "JavaSpaces Example by Example,"
is an example-rich guide to JavaSpaces technology and a resource for
building more robust, scalable and secure distributed applications for
working developers. The intended audience is intermediate to advanced
programmers wanting to learn about JavaSpaces technology.
Java XML Pack
The Latest XML and Web Services Technologies
The Java XML Pack, now available for download from Sun, helps
developers to get all the latest XML and Web services technologies for
the Java technology platform.
New Product Marketplace
Dot Hill Systems Corp.
SANpath and SANscape Software
Dot Hill Systems Corp. has created major enhancements to its SANpath
storage networking software and SANscape storage management software
for SANnet storage systems and appliances. SANpath ensures constant
availability of data across a storage network, enhances network-server
bandwidth through load balancing, enables modifications to the storage
network without server restarts and provides logical unit number (LUN)
Emulex Compact PCI 2Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
Obtains Solaris Ready Certification
Emulex Corp., a supplier of storage networking host bus adapters
(HBAs), has announced that its LightPulse 2Gb/s LP9002C CompactPCI
(cPCI) Fibre Channel HBA has achieved the Solaris Ready
Certification from Sun. Solaris Ready Certification indicates that
Emulex's LP9002C has passed Sun's standards for reliability,
integration and ease-of-installation into the Solaris 8 Operating
Environment (Solaris 8 OE).
TraceBack Application Fault Management Solution
InCert Software Corporation has released a new version of its TraceBack
application fault management solution for the Solaris 8 Operating
Environment (Solaris OE). Mutual customers of InCert and Sun, as well
as Solaris 8 OE application developers, can utilize TraceBack
technology in deployed applications to help them quickly identify,
diagnose and repair application faults, thus maximizing availability of
Adobe Acrobat Distiller Server 5.0
For High-Volume, Server-Based Adobe PDF Creation
The new Adobe Acrobat Distiller Server 5.0 software from Adobe Systems
provides workgroups and corporations a centralized server-based
solution for high-volume Adobe PostScript to Adobe Portable Document
Format (PDF) file conversion.