Sun Announces Java Card Technology Version 2.2
The upcoming new release of Java Card technology, version 2.2, will
further enhance the industry's leading open and secure standard for
multi-application smart cards. The new release features technologies
for easier programming of Java Card technology-based applications and
improved interoperability of applications on smart cards from different
vendors. In addition, the release also includes improved support for
Fast Path Certification Preparation
The Java University Program at the Web Services Edge 2002
The Java University Program will offer three Fast Path Certification
sessions at the Web Services Edge 2002 East Conference and Expo on
June 24-27 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. The
Certification Fast Path Track includes Web Component Developer,
Java 2 Platform for Developer and Architect Certification Fast Path.
Infoniqa Develops ec2use Business Integration Product
With Forte for Java IDE
Infoniqa has been providing total business integration solutions,
including software, hardware and services, to the Austrian and German
markets for the last ten years or more. ec2use, Infoniqa's flagship
product, which was developed with the Forte for Java 3.0,
Enterprise Edition IDE, allows organizations to integrate their
internal business systems and connect them to virtually any other
system being run by their suppliers, customers and business partners.
Peer-to-Peer Features of Project JXTA
Comparison with Java Message Service
Software engineer, Alan Beecraft, compares the peer-to-peer (P2P)
features provided by the initial implementation of Project JXTA
technology with those provided by the Java Message Service (JMS).
The comparison highlights some of the differences between
a simple peer-to-peer application developed with existing messaging
technology and a generic approach specifically intended for
peer-to-peer network computing.
Sun Grid Engine 5.3 Software
Available in New Release of SuSE Linux
Sun Grid Engine 5.3 Software is now being distributed by SuSE Linux
in the new release of SuSE Linux 8.0, Professional Edition. This marks
the industry's first Linux distribution of a key enabling grid
technology from a major systems vendor. With this distribution, SuSE
Linux users worldwide now can leverage the benefits of grid computing
through implementing cluster grids using Sun's advanced and easy-to-use
Sun ONE Web Server
Sun ONE Web Server (formerly the iPlanet Web Server), Enterprise
Edition 6.0, SP2 is the newest version of the high performance, highly
scalable and flexible Sun ONE Web Server for both SSL and non-SSL
environments. It includes a fast, highly scalable and robust Servlet
2.2 and JavaServer Pages 1.1 Web container and allows for mass
virtual server hosting.
Inspires Development of P2P Services and Applications
Project JXTA has just celebrated its first anniversary and is
Sun's network computing
technology for peer-to-peer computing that is designed to allow any
connected device on a network to communicate and collaborate. CollabNet
has been instrumental in bringing the JXTA community together to work
on approximately 80 known JXTA-based projects.
Sun Fire 12K Server
all the advanced technology of the Sun Fire 15K Server, exceptional
configuration flexibility, and a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO),
the Sun Fire 12K Server is the high-performance, low-risk solution for
the data center. The Sun Fire 12K Server can carry a lower, up front
acquisition cost. This smaller configuration requires less power to
operate and carries lower annual service and maintenance costs, thus
reducing operating costs.
Repricing for Sun Fire 3800-15K Servers
UltraSPARC Cu 900 MHz-based Building Blocks
Sun is reducing the price of UltraSPARC Cu 900 MHz-based Building
Blocks used on Sun Fire 3800, 4800, 4810, 6800, 12K and 15K
Servers. Sun is also announcing a price reduction for all Sun Fire
3800 Server UltraSPARC Cu 900 MHz base packages, Sun Fire 4800
Server base packages and all redundancy kits.
Sun Fire 12K Server Support in the SunPlex Platform Environment
Now Supported with Sun Cluster 3.0 Software
The Sun Fire 12K Server is now supported with Sun Cluster 3.0
Software in the SunPlex platform environment. SunPlex systems deliver
Service Point Architecture capabilities using tightly coupled pools of
resources, making it possible to manage the service, not the server.
High Availability Service Packs for the Sun Fire 12K Server
HA Service Packs are integrated combinations of consulting, education,
training and support services, providing a baseline foundation from
which a custom availability solution, once architected, can be
implemented and managed throughout the application life cycle. The
HA Pack and HA Service Pack for the Sun Fire 12K Server provide one
year of integrated services, and a three year HA Pack will be available
to extend the level of service for three years.
"Solaris 8 Security"
by Edgar Danielyan
Edgar Danielyan's 300-page book on the Solaris 8 Operating Environment
(Solaris OE), "Solaris 8 Security" covers all the concepts and issues
Solaris 8 OE administrators need to know to make and keep their Solaris
8 OE systems secure. This includes Solaris 8 OE security tools and
features and cryptography and defenses against known attacks and
"Scalable Computer Architectures for Data Warehousing"
Article from Clickstream Consulting
Clickstream Consulting has made the white paper "Scalable Computer
Data Warehousing" available online. It
explains how parallel SQL works and which computer architectures are
best for running data warehousing applications built on
parallel-enabled relational database software. The author finds the Sun
Fire 15K Server to be the only system that has both uniform data access
times and a large bisectional bandwidth.
Edward Wustenhoff on Service Level Agreements
Edward Wustenhoff's article from the 33rd edition of Sun BluePrints
OnLine explores Service Level Agreements (SLAs) in the data center.
Edward Wustenhoff is a chief IT consultant with Sun Professional
Services Program. His 12-page PDF offers best practices for
avoiding the most common pitfalls of overpromising and underdelivering
on agreements. Templates are provided that illustrate the translation
of SLA principles to real-world examples.
Sun BluePrints: Enterprise Management Systems
Architectures and Standards
The April 2002, edition of Sun BluePrints OnLine has an article
titled "Enterprise Management Systems Part I: Architectures and
Standards" by Deepak Kakadia, Dr. Tony Thomas, Dr. Sridhar Vembu and
Jay Ramasamy. This 26-page PDF introduces the Enterprise
Management Systems (EMS) solutions
and covers the fundamental
architectures of two EMS software products, Sun
Management Center (Sun MC) 3.0 Software, an EMS solution, and AdventNet
WebNMS 2.3, a standards-compliant development environment.