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Partners
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Stola Uses Sun Technology for Auto Designs
Large Screen Projections Facilitate Collaboration

The Italian automobile company Stola is extending its use of Sun technology with a Sun Blade 1000 Workstation and Sun Expert3D graphics for full 3D stereo graphics presentations on a three meter by two meter display from Barco Projection Systems.

    Sun and Manhattan Associates Inc.
    Extended Supply Chain Execution Solution

    Sun and Manhattan Associates Inc. will jointly market and deliver an extended supply chain execution solution with broad, deep functionality to manage all aspects of distribution center (DC) operations, including receiving, inventory management and order fulfillment, transportation execution and short-horizon planning on Sun's scalable platform.

    Sun Microsystems Federal Inc. and Tadpole
    Enhance Homeland Security Mobile Computing

    Tadpole has formed a business pact with Sun Microsystems Federal aimed at improving the field computing capability and flexibility of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agencies. Sun Federal plans to deploy Tadpole's world-class portable UNIX solutions to DoD agencies through the Navy's Tactical Advanced Computer Joint Workstation (TAC-JW) contract. These U.S.-built solutions include Tadpole's UltraBookIIe laptop and transportable VoyagerIIi server, both of which are built around UltraSPARC and Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) technologies.

    WatchMark and Sun
    Operations and Maintenance Center Solution

      Sun and Cisco Optimized Platform Recommendations
      Enhancing OSS Infrastructure

        Features
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        Rapidigm: Creating a Web-based Travel Industry Solution
        With Forte for Java Integrated Development Environment

        Rapidigm, which offers comprehensive, Web-enabled, end-to-end services and solutions, used the Forte for Java Integrated Development Environment to create a distributed ticketing reservation system based on Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE).

        Software
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        Sun Expands StarOffice Software Capabilities
        Community Development Process Continues

        Sun has enhanced support offerings for the upcoming release of StarOffice 6.0 Software that will expand the reach of the office productivity suite. Maintaining its commitment to providing the best value and most cost-effective solutions in multi-platform, full-featured office productivity software, Sun will continue to enable a no-charge download of the OpenOffice.org version of the application through the OpenOffice.org project. In addition, Sun will fully support the on-going community development process through OpenOffice.org while discontinuing the free download of StarOffice Software.

        Solstice Enterprise Agents Software Technology
        And Developer's Toolkit

        The Solstice Enterprise Agents Software technology and Developer's Toolkit provides an open, extensible, standards based solution that facilitates effective management of both network elements and computer subsystem components. The Solstice Enterprise Agents SDK for the Solaris OE is available for download.

        End of Life of Sun Management Center 2.1.1 Software
        All Functionality in Sun Management Center 3.0 Software

        The End of Life (EOL) of Sun Management Center (SunMC) 2.1.1 Software has been announced. Support, including bug fixes, will continue for the next five years. All functionality from SunMC 2.1.1 Software is included in SunMC 3.0 Software. There are no transition issues between SunMC 2.1.1 Software and SunMC 3.0 Software.

        Workstation
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        New Flagship System: Sun Blade 2000 Workstation
        Clocks Highest Floating Point Performance

        The Sun Blade 2000 Workstation is the world's fastest 64-bit workstation. It can support dual UltraSPARC III Cu processors running at up to 1.05 GHz and has clocked the highest floating point performance of any workstation. It brings high-end graphics visualization capabilities to the desktop for the first time using the Sun XVR-1000 Graphics Accelerator and comes fully loaded, with from 1 to 8 GB of RAM, a Sun XVR-1000 Graphics Accelerator that can drive up to four displays, one or two 73-GB Fibre Channel disk drives, DVD, the SunPCi II pro coprocessor card, and a Sun 1394 Visual Collaboration Kit.

        Sun Blade 2000 20th Anniversary Personal Visualization Stations
        Using UltraSPARC III Cu CPUs

        The new Sun Blade 2000 20th Anniversary Personal Visualization Stations are the highest performance 64-bit systems. These systems utilize 900 MHz UltraSPARC III Cu CPUs and deliver faster floating point performance than all their 64-bit competitors. Having the new Sun XVR-1000 graphics accelerator on board, Sun Blade 2000 Personal Visualization Stations are suited for compute- and graphics-intensive power-users.

        Sun Blade 2000 Workstation 20th Anniversary Performance Line
        Technical Details

        The new Sun Blade 2000 Workstations are the highest performance 64-bit workstations to date based on SPECfp results. Some configurations will include the SunPCi IIpro Co-processor Card that allows customers the ability to develop and operate in dual operating environments. These workstations utilize the new 900 MHz UltraSPARC III Cu CPUs and deliver faster floating point performance than any other 64-bit competitor. The new, higher performance CPUs support prefetch technology, higher capacity hard disk drives of 73 GB and a new preinstalled OS.

        Sun Blade 2000 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Workstation
        Showcasing Sun's 20 Years of Innovation

        The new Sun Blade 2000 20th Anniversary limited edition Personal Visualization Workstation showcases Sun's 20 years of innovation. This system utilizes the new 1050 MHz UltraSPARC III Cu CPUs, delivering the fastest floating point performance of any workstation to date. It comes fully loaded with Sun's leading edge technology products including the new Sun XVR-1000 Graphics Accelerator. The Sun Blade 2000 20th Anniversary limited edition Workstation is suited for compute and visualization intensive power-users.

        Servers
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        Sun Fire 15K System Management Services 1.2 Software
        On Sun Fire 15K System Controllers

        Sun Fire 15K System Management Services (SMS) 1.2 Software is the new system management software for Sun Fire 15K System Controllers. An instance of System Management Services software is required on each of the main and backup System Controllers. The Sun Fire 15K SMS 1.2 Software will be distributed and pre-loaded on all newly ordered System Controllers for new Sun Fire 15K Server shipments.

        Entry Level Servers
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        New Sun Cobalt Qube 3 Appliance Server Hardware
        Plus Editions and New v6.4 Software

        The Sun Cobalt Qube 3 Appliance Server has upgraded software with many new features. In addition, both new and old configurations are being transitioned.

        Entry Sun Fire 280R Server Configuration Transition
        New: 1 GB Memory and one 750 MHz UltraSPARC III CPU

        Sun is transitioning the Sun Fire 280R Server configuration that has 512 MB memory and one 750 MHz UltraSPARC III CPU. As a result of this transition, the entry level Sun Fire 280R Server configuration will now have 1 GB memory and one 750 MHz UltraSPARC III CPU.

        Sun Fire V100 Server
        Next Generation of the Netra X1 Server

        The Sun Fire V100 Server is the next generation of the Netra X1 Server. Solaris 8 OE is pre-installed. The name has been changed from Netra to Sun Fire V100 Server to distinguish DC/NEBS products from other products. It comes with free iPlanet WebServer Enterprise Edition 6.0 and Sun Chili!Soft ASP Software.

        Sun Bundles More Value into Sun Fire V100 Server
        Price Includes Software and System Enhancements

        Sun has added Web server software and enhancements to its single processor, general purpose server, the Sun Fire V100 Server. The rebranded and enhanced Sun Fire V100 Server now comes with a CD-ROM drive and Web hosting software. With new hardware and software enhancements, Sun is bundling approximately $3,000 of value into its competitively priced $995 server.

        Storage
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        Storage Consolidation
        Reduces IT Cost and Complexity

        Sun offers consolidation solutions at all levels of the enterprise. In database environments, consolidating storage on the Sun StorEdge 9900 series can help bring greater availability, bandwidth and scalability. The Sun StorEdge 6900 series with built-in virtualization delivers midrange consolidation solutions ideal for transaction-oriented application environments, as well as Web server-based presentation environments.

        Sun StorEdge Availability Suite 3.0 L10N
        Documentation in Five Languages

        The Sun StorEdge Availability Suite 3.0 L10N will include new documentation in five languages including Japanese, Korean, French, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.

        Sun StorEdge D2 Arrays: Two New Cable Options
        Increases Flexibility

        Two new host to array SCSI data cable x-options are now available for the Sun StorEdge D2 Array. The new cable x-options provides additional configuration flexability by providing a ten-meter cable option. One four-meter SCSI data cable per bus ships with the Sun StorEdge D2 Array.

        Items Bundled with Solstice Backup Software
        Rackmount Kit Also Available

        Sun StorEdge L9 LTO Autoloader and Sun StorEdge L20 LTO Tape Library (two drive, rackmount unit) is now offered as a bundle with Solstice Backup Software. An X-option rackmount kit is also now available for customers who previously purchased a deskside Sun StorEdge L20 Tape Library and now want a rackmount kit.

        Sysadmin
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        Sun BluePrints OnLine
        March 2002

        The March 2002 issue of Sun BluePrints OnLine includes articles ranging from designing ISP architectures and security practices involving the Sun Enterprise 10000 Server to the management of live upgrades using logical volume manager software. There are also articles on performance optimization and clustered database software stacks.

        Java Technology
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        iPlanet Message Queue for Java, Version 3.0 Beta
        Invitation to Users

        Users are invited to take part in the iPlanet Message Queue for Java, version 3.0 Beta Program. iPlanet Message Queue for Java is an implementation of the Java Message Service API and provider framework, which provides standardized asynchronous messaging between Java technology applications. iPlanet Message Queue goes beyond standards compliance to offer high reliability, high performance and increased developer productivity.

        Java Technology Telematics Technology
        Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition

        Sun is developing a Java technology telematics framework product that provides the architecture and building block to span a secure back-end infrastructure for delivering services. Sun will apply its knowledge of open architectures as a trusted advisor to companies working on emerging telematics and infotainment systems.

        Component-based Development and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition
        Helping Revise Application Development Strategy

        Sam Patterson, CEO of ComponentSource, discusses reusing components instead of writing them from scratch. This reduces development time and time to market. J2EE helps simplify and speed component-based development for multi-tier enterprise applications and Web services by providing a complete set of services to those components and by handling many details of application behavior automatically, without complex programming.

        Java Technology and the Cobalt Group's Online Marketplace
        Motorplace Auto Exchange and Cobalt Nitra

        When the Cobalt Group's business volume grew, the compnay decided to migrate its applications from CGI and Perl, which were on a Linux VA operating base system, to a Java technology base. The Cobalt Group provides e-business applications and services to the automotive industry.

        Java Architecture for XML Binding EA v 1.0
        Create Simple Binding Codes Using the API and Tools

        Tai-Wei Lin's article "Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB): A Primer" introduces developers to the basics of JAXB Early Access Implementation v 1.0. Lin provides brief explanations on how to create simple binding codes using the API and tools. Also discussed are a few situations where JAXB shows its strengths.

        Sun Open Net Environment at the JavaOne Conference
        Sessions, Pods and Promotions

        The JavaOne Conference will feature many Sun Sun ONE sessions, pods and promotions. Learn how to leverage Sun ONE for the creation, assembly and deployment of your applications designed for the networked world. Sun ONE Sessions include Java Web Services Developer Pack and Distributed Identity. Sun ONE Pods include iPlanet Application Server: XML and Java Technology and Sun ONE B2B Integration: ebXML Technology Preview.

        New Product Marketplace
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        Similarity Search Engine 6.0 from Infoglide
        Fraud Detection Software

        Infoglide Software is moving in new directions with enterprise editions of its fraud detection and alias identification software solutions. Their Similarity Search Engine 6.0, Fraud Investigator Enterprise and Fraud Investigator Enterprise DB2 products identify incidences of fraudulent activity, false aliases, and security threats in databases.

        Solar Shield Crash Recovery System
        Version 1.6.2

        UniTrends Software Corporation, a leading developer of enterprise-wide cross-platform backup, recovery and data protection products and services, has unveiled its Solar Shield crash recovery system for Solaris OE. Solar Shield provides complete crash recovery for Solaris OE systems. Solar Shield completely rebuilds an identical Solaris OE on a new hard disk, being careful to preserve the file system sizes and mount points, device drivers, security patches, permissions and kernel bootstraps.

        Enterprise Security Solution
        From BindView Corp.

        The comprehensive Enterprise Security Solution from BindView Corp. meets the growing need of security professionals for centralized management of both the enterprise-wide IT and security infrastructures, regardless of varying platforms, applications, directories and IT security devices. BindView's bv-Control product family finds and closes specific holes exploited by hackers or hacker software. BindView's ActiveAdmin helps with security policy compliance from a single desktop.

        Multi-User Solutions Achieves Solaris 8 OE Certification
        Increases Quality of Support

        Multi-User Solutions, has achieved Solaris OE Certification for Solaris 8 OE. Certification from Sun opens the door for Multi-User Solutions to the number one UNIX operating system market in the United States.

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