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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.

Features
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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 technology.

    OpenFinance Magazine
    Overview

    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.

    Servers
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    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, however.

      Sunfreeware.com
      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.

      Storage
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      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 French.

        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 multiple 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 queuing time.

        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 DVD-ROMs.

        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.

        Developer
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        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.

        Web Security
        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.

        Sysadmin
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        Securing the Sun Fire 15K System Controller
        Sun BluePrints OnLine

        A recent Sun BluePrints OnLine article is titled "Securing the Sun Fire 15K System Controller" by Alex Noordergraaf and Dina Kurktchi. One of the first priorities in configuring a Sun Fire 15K system is to secure the System Controller (SC). This article describes the software, services and daemons specific to the Sun Fire 15K SC, along with references to Sun documentation for more detailed information.

        Hardware Diagnostics for Sun Systems
        SunSolve Online/etc Feature

        The article "Hardware Diagnostics for Sun Systems: A Toolkit for System Administrators" on the SunSolve Online/etc Web page discusses using OpenBoot commands, the Power-On Self Test (POST) program and the status LEDs on system boards to help diagnose hardware related problems on Sun server and desktop products.

        "Configuring and Tuning Databases on the Solaris Platform"
        by Allan N. Packer

        A new book available on the Sun Web site is titled "Configuring and Tuning Databases on the Solaris Platform" by Allan N. Packer. Utilizing this book, database professionals can optimize the performance and cost-effectiveness of almost any database application running on the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) platform. Database specialist Packer presents comprehensive guidance for optimizing the leading Solaris OE platform databases.

        BigAdmin Alert
        NFS Servers on Solaris 8 Operating Environment

        BigAdmin Alert: If you are running NFS servers on Solaris 8 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) prior to the 10/01 release, please ensure your SPARC systems include the patch id 108901-04 or later (Intel 108902-04).

        Java Technology
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        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
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        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) masking capabilities.

        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).

        InCert Software
        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 deployed applications.

        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.

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