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Sun and The Getty Museum
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Sun and the J. Paul Getty Museum are collaborating to deliver location-based personalization services for museum visitors by leveraging technologies such as the Java programming language and XML and using the Sun ONE vision as a basis.

UBS Warburg Uses MindAlign for Instant Messaging
Intranet Links Traders with Clients

Traders in foreign exchange, equities and fixed income at UBS Warburg are using MindAlign, a collaboration tool from divine Inc. that runs on the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) to exchange instant messages about market information in real time. The solution runs on UltraSPARC II or III or faster servers with the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE).

"Smart Services for Media Networks"
Using Sun Open Net Environment Architecture

By providing a common framework that synthesizes open network interfaces and infrastructure to implement the vision of shared context across the media value chain, Sun ONE allows the deployment of smart media services that benefit content owners and providers, media services providers and media network operators.

Tunathon II Results
SAS Performance Increases on Sun Platform

Sun and SAS have announced preliminary results from their latest collaborative engineering effort associated with Sun's Tunathon II program. Running unmodified and non-customized user application code on Sun's mid-range and high-end servers, the application performance for Release 9.0 of SAS software improved between 120 percent and more than 300 percent depending on the specific application areas.

Sun Reports Fiscal Third Quarter Results
Revenues for the Third Quarter: $3.1 billion

On April 18, 2002, Sun reported results for its fiscal third quarter which ended March 31, 2002. Revenues for the third quarter were $3.1 billion, essentially flat, as compared with the $3.1 billion in revenues reported for the second quarter of fiscal year 2002. The audiocast transcript is available on the Sun Web site.

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Solaris Operating Environment in the Wireless World
From Wired to Wireless

Java technology from Sun has enabled wireless connectivity, ubiquitous computing that lets devices connect to a network regardless of location. The Solaris 8 OE can deliver the type of infrastructure needed to compete in the wireless market by providing the complete feature set to enable outstanding availability, reliability, and scalability. Solaris OE enables developers to create powerful applications that optimize both Solaris OE and Java technologies.

Sun Rebranding Software Products
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Sun will rebrand its iPlanet Software, Forte Software, StarOffice Software and Sun Chili!Soft Software product lines under the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) brand. Some of the products being rebranded are iPlanet Web Server, StarOffice 6.0 Software Office Suite and Forte Tools for Java IDE.

End-of-Software-Support Announcements
For Solaris Operating Environment

The Solaris 8 OE End-of-Software-Support Announcements list a number of features that have been removed from Solaris OE. A few are the HotJava Browser, Solstice AdminSuite 2.3 Software, Solstice AutoClient 2.1 Software and the Java Development Kit: JNI 1.0 Interface.

Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Networking
For the Solaris 8 Operating Environment

Advances in microprocessors and network technology have led to an exponential growth in the Internet. IPv6, the next-generation Internet Protocol, overcomes the limitations of the current version, IPv4, by providing larger address space. Now available in the Solaris 8 OE, IPv6 enables developers to build applications for the next-generation Internet.

Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment 2.0
Download and User Guide

The Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment Users Guide, written for system administrators and support personnel who are already familiar with Sun disk array and storage area network (SAN) products, describes how to use the Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment graphical user interface (GUI).

Sun ONE Starter Kit
Essential Products, Technologies and Information

The Sun ONE Starter Kit features Forte for Java 3.0 Community and Enterprise Editions, and iPlanet Application, Web, Portal, Integration and Directory Servers under right-to-develop licenses. Additionally, the latest Java Development Kit, the J2EE 1.3 platform, currently available parts of the Java technology APIs pack (JAX Pack)and links to third-party products are included.

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Sun HighGround SRM Edition 5.0 Software
Transition to EOL

The standalone parts for the Sun HighGround Storage Resource Manager (also known as Sun StorEdge SRM) product family, including SRM Enterprise Edition 5.0, SRM Global Reporter 1.0, SRM File Prospector 2.0.1 and SRM for Database Servers 5.0 marketing parts are being transitioned toward EOL as the Sun StorEdge Resource Management Suite has been upgraded.The Storage Resource Suite has the software product versions bundled into a single marketing part and single package for licensing and will be sold on a capacity-based pricing model.

Sun StorEdge 9900 Series: Long Wave Laser FC Cable Options
EOL of Specific Fibre Channel 8-Port Adapters

Sun is introducing several Sun StorEdge 9900 series long wave laser-compatible Fibre Channel cables with single mode characteristics of various lengths with both SC to SC and SC to LC connections to support distances up to 10km. A new Russel & Stoll RS3913 to NEMA L6-20 power adapter cable will also be made available.

Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Hardware Repricing
Reduced Pricing

The overall price of the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Hardware has been reduced to make the product more competitive in the marketplace. The Sun StorEdge 9900 series delivers an fast, massively scalable and continuously available storage system.

InRange Director Class Switch Support for Sun StorEdge 9900 Series
Repricing: Select McData and InRange Power Cable

There is now additional support for the InRange Director Class Switch in the form of upgrade kit options that allow the customer to connect two 64-port Directors to form a single 128-port Director. Also available is an InRange long wave GBIC used to support distances up to 10 kilometers. Select McData and InRange Cable prices have been increased to reflect the increased cost of goods from the vendor.

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