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Sun Number One in Worldwide UNIX Server Marketshare
With Sun Fire Server Sales Growing 77 Percent Sequentially

Sun demonstrated global acceptance of its Sun Fire Server line in Q4 shipments and revenue, growing sequentially 70 and 77 percent respectively, according to Gartner Dataquest's Q4 Worldwide Server Database Report. The Sun Fire Server line, spanning from the low-end Sun Fire 280R Server and the Sun Fire V880 Server, to the midframe Sun Fire 3800-6800 Server and the high-end Sun Fire 15K Server, continues to attract new customers such as Ocwen and Secretaria de Educacion Publica, who chose to run their IT infrastructure on Sun's binary-compatible servers. Sun holds the number one UNIX system worldwide marketshare position in both revenue and shipments.

End-to-End Solutions for Security and Business Continuance
March 7th in Arlington, VA

The End-to-End Solutions for Security and Business Continuance conference will be held on March 7, 2002 in Arlington, VA. At this free, one-day event, representatives from Sun will discuss how they can help your organization with Homeland Security and Disaster Recovery initiatives.

End-to-End Solutions for Security and Business Continuance
March 7th in Arlington, VA

The End-to-End Solutions for Security and Business Continuance conference will be held on March 7, 2002 in Arlington, VA. At this free, one-day event, representatives from Sun will discuss how they can help your organization with Homeland Security and Disaster Recovery initiatives.

Upcoming Net Talk Web Seminars
Network Identity Management and Using the Internet to Retain Customers

There are two new Net Talk Web seminars coming up in March and April. "Network Identity Management" focuses on Sun's recommendations for implementing Network Identity models. "Use the Internet to Retain Your Most Profitable Customers" will cover retaining customers in e-business.

Upcoming Net Talk Web Seminars
Network Identity Management and Using the Internet to Retain Customers

There are two new Net Talk Web seminars coming up in March and April. "Network Identity Management" focuses on Sun's recommendations for implementing Network Identity models. "Use the Internet to Retain Your Most Profitable Customers" will cover retaining customers in e-business.

Ford Financial and Sun
Saves Money, Achieves Business Goals

Ford Financial, the largest automotive financing company in the world, has saved $15.5 million based on Sun's e-business architecture design and coding reuse. Ford Financial has also improved its time to market pace and application availability. As a result of these achievements, Ford Financial was named this week as the "E-Comm Innovator of the Year" by technology-industry publication Network World.

Sun and Georgia Technology Authority
Develop State's Enterprise Portal

Sun has been awarded the contract from the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) for a leading role in the development and system integration of the state's enterprise portal and interoperability architecture project. GTA selected the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) Platform as the foundation for the state government's enterprise software infrastructure over other competitive offerings. The portal provides Georgia citizens, suppliers and other external vendors a single point of access to applications and services.

BEA Systems and Sun Drive Down TCO
Surpassing IBM Hardware and Software Costs

BEA Systems Inc. and Sun have assembled a combination of products that can offer businesses superior total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to IBM. The results of a recently published third-party analysis by Crimson Consulting Group demonstrate that the TCO of IBM software and hardware is 2.4 times higher than the comparable BEA and Sun solution, which translated into $32.1 million in savings for a customer relationship management deployment.

Software
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Forte C++ Software
Free Update for Owners of Forte Developer 6 Software

Forte C++ Software (formerly Sun Visual WorkShop C++) enables professional developers to create reliable, scalable, high-performance, 32-bit and 64-bit applications that are tuned to run on the UltraSPARC processors. The update 2 software is available at no charge if you already have Forte Developer 6 Software.

Solaris Operating Environment and Linux Source Compatibility
LinCAT

The Linux Compatibility Assurance Toolkit (LinCAT) is now available for free download. Included are free software development tools and how-to documents that simplify and streamline the process of developing applications that are source-code compatible across both the Linux and Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) platforms.

MOSIX--Software for Supporting Scalable Cluster Computing
Message of the Day from BigAdmin

MOSIX is a software for supporting scalable cluster computing. There are two versions: a kernel patch (K-MOSIX) that can be applied to a specific Linux kernel, and a user-level package (U-MOSIX) that can be used with different UNIX platforms. Both versions are based on the same principles and are geared to achieve even work distribution and load balancing.

Storage
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Sun StorEdge TCO Challenge
Sun StorEdge Complete Storage Solutions

Building an effective storage infrastructure requires a broad understanding of current data capacity, data classification and data growth trends. Sun StorEdge Resource Management Suite Software can help optimize the storage infrastructure. With the Sun StorEdge TCO challenge, Sun can help IT managers reclaim at least ten percent of their annual storage budget. Also on the Sun Web site is a white paper "Storage ONE Tuning the Storage Infrastructure to the Needs of the Application." Storage ONE is Sun's initiative to deliver an integrated and automated storage management solution.

Sun StorEdge DLT7000 Tape Drive Autoloader
Order Date Extension

Sun StorEdge DLT7000 Tape Drive Autoloader order date is being extended for the L180 and L700 (one drive) because of a high demand in sales. The previous last order date was January 16th, 2002, but it is being extended to April 16th, 2002, as the order date and November 15, 2002 as the last ship date.

Brocade Silkworm 3800 and the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series
Two Gb/sec Full Duplex and Smaller Switch Size

The Brocade Silkworm 3800, a 16-port, auto-sensing 2 Gbit/sec Fabric Switch, delivering the next generation of performance and functionality for SAN environments, is available for connectivity to the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series. Based on Brocade's third generation ASIC technology, the SilkWorm 3800 incorporates Advanced Fabric Services that enhance integration and management of networked storage.

Brocade Silkworm 3800 and the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series
Two Gb/sec Full Duplex and Smaller Switch Size

The Brocade Silkworm 3800, a 16-port, auto-sensing 2 Gbit/sec Fabric Switch, delivering the next generation of performance and functionality for SAN environments, is available for connectivity to the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series. Based on Brocade's third generation ASIC technology, the SilkWorm 3800 incorporates Advanced Fabric Services that enhance integration and management of networked storage.

Transition of Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Software v.1
Introduction of Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Software v. 2.O

Sun is transitioning the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Software Version 1.0 with the introduction of Sun StorEdge HiCommand Software Version 2.0. Sun StorEdge HiCommand Software Version 2.0 provides increased functionality to Version 1.0 in the areas of Sun StorEdge T3 Array support, Sun HighGround Link and Launch capability, support for additional Sun StorEdge 9900 System features, enhanced Internationalization support, localization readiness, Sun StorEdge HiCommand SDK, Web Client enhancements, miscellaneous bug fixes and minor enhancements, Sun LUSE software, Sun CVS software and new reporting capability.

Upgrade Allowance Program for Sun StorEdge 9900 Storage
Addition of the Sun StorEdge 9900 Systems

The Sun StorEdge 9900 systems have been added to the Sun Upgrade Allowance Program (UAP). Specifically, Sun StorEdge 9910 system consolidation trade-ins and Sun StorEdge 9960 system consolidation trade-ins have been added to the Sun UAP. Allowances vary depending on the system configurations and quantity being traded for the Sun StorEdge 9910 system and Sun StorEdge 9960 system.

Developer
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Access1 Web Site
Solution for Segmentation Fault with Java Virtual Machine

Access1 is a library of timely technical information for the Sun developer community. Users have free access to TechNotes, white papers and the Access1 patch database which covers product installation, security issues and driver updates. Developer Support contract customers are able to log and query support calls via email and receive special access to post-installation patches, bug reports and technical bulletins written by Sun technical engineers.

"Application Modeling and Performance Tuning from a GC Perspective"
by Alka Gupta and Michael Doyle

In their Developer's Notebook paper "Application Modeling and Performance Tuning from a GC Perspective, Using a SIP Network Server," Alka Gupta and Michael Doyle focus on solutions for the "big pauses, low throughput" problem in the soft-switch vertical market. They found that the use of the bestFitFirst and promoteAll switches on Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.2.2_10 release gave a huge boost to performance in terms of GC sequential and total overhead, GC pauses and application throughout. Eliminating finalizers from the application offered significant performance improvements from the GC perspective.

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