Omiris Networks Limited Chooses Sun for IT Infrastructure
Sun RAS Contributes to Eight-Month Project Completion Time
Omiris Networks Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Broker-to-Broker
Networks Inc., provides services to the financial services industry
that allow buyers on different continents to purchase the stock of a
company elsewhere in the world while complying with all the different
regulatory and transactional processes that apply to each buyer.
Omiris looked to Sun for the hardware to implement its IT
infrastructure, which was accomplished within eight months.
Enterprise Portal from Sun and Yahoo!
Blends Personalized Content with Services from Yahoo!
Sun and Yahoo! have formed an alliance to increase corporate
productivity by creating an enterprise portal environment that blends
business critical applications with personalized information. The
blended solution of personalized content and services from Yahoo!
combined with the functionality of the industry leading Sun ONE
Portal Server (formerly the iPlanet Portal Server) will deliver
the portal environment necessary to make significant return on
StarOffice 6.0 Software
Affordable Alternative to Proprietary Office Productivity Suites
StarOffice 6.0 software, the highly anticipated, full-featured
office productivity suite that runs across multiple platforms,
including Linux, Solaris OE and
Windows will be available on May 21. StarOffice 6.0 software provides
customers with an economical alternative to proprietary office
Sun ONE Network Identity Server Bundles
For Delivering Federated Identity-Based Services
To help customers deploy an identity infrastructure, Sun is introducing
a set of solutions called the Sun ONE Platform for Network Identity.
These solutions will bundle iPlanet software, Sun hardware
and offerings from the Sun Professional Services Program into
single, easy to purchase configurations ideal for pre-production
or pilot implementations. The first solutions to be available are
the Sun ONE platform for
Network Identity Enterprise and Internet solutions.
Sun XVR-500 Graphics Accelerator
The new Sun XVR-500 Graphics Accelerator has double the geometry
performance of 3-D graphics applications over Sun Expert3D-Lite
graphics. Texture mapping performance is increased by 50 percent. There
are no tradeoffs between the resolution being displayed and the amount
of textures being stored or the Z-buffering depth. This affordable
high performance graphics for MCAD and MCAE applications is supported
on the Sun Blade 1000 workstation, Sun Blade 2000 workstations
and the Sun Fire V880 server.
EOL: 750 MHz Sun Blade 1000 Workstation Configurations
Replaced with Sun Blade 2000 Workstation
The end of life (EOL) is in effect for 750 Mhz Sun Blade 1000
configurations, 750 MHz modules, 36 GB FC-AL hard disk drives for Sun
Blade 1000 and base ATO Sun Blade 1000 workstations. This EOL
announcement terminates the entire Sun Blade 1000 workstation product line. The Sun
Blade 1000 workstation product line is replaced with the recently announced Sun
Blade 2000 workstations, a follow-up workstation line with improved
performance and advanced graphics capabilities.
EOL of the Ultra 10 Workstation
And Associated Add-on Options
Sun is transitioning the Ultra 10 workstation platform
and associated add-on options off its price list.
The Ultra 10 workstation was Sun's uniprocessor workstation.
The Sun Blade 100 workstation offers
comparable performance as the Ultra 10 workstation but at lower prices.
Current Sun Ultra 10 workstation
customers should consider upgrading to the Sun Blade 100
workstation as a replacement.
EOL of the Sun I/O-based Country Kits
Used on Ultra Workstation Platforms
Sun is transitioning the Sun I/O-based country kits used on
Ultra workstation platforms off its price list..
For UltraSPARC processor II based Workgroup and Enterprise server customers who continue to need Sun I/O-based country kits, there are eight high volume Sun I/O-based country kits that will remain orderable until
UltraSPARC III 750 MHz, 8 MB-based Sun Fire 3800-6800 Servers
Sun Fire 3800-6800 servers with UltraSPARC III 750 MHz-based MR
configurations, UltraSPARC 750 MHz-based factory configured
CPU/Memory Boards and all UltraSPARC III 750 MHz-based Sun Fire
3800 server based packages are being transitioned to simplify the portfolio of
Sun's product offerings without compromising the performance, features
and flexibility currently available.
Sun Storage Solutions
Complete Data Center Efficiency
Sun's new consolidation solutions can consolidate data, storage systems
and servers from many sources and multiple vendors onto one complete,
platform that delivers high levels of performance and
Sun, TimeLogic and DeCypher Testing Sun Fire 6800 Server
San Diego Supercomputer Center Bioinformatics High Speed Test
Sun, TimeLogic Corp., manufacturer of the DeCypher line of biocomputing
accelerators, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) recently completed benchmark
testing and scientific validation of large-scale Hidden Markov Model
bioinformatics analyses comparing speed and results to those obtained on
SDSC's Linux PC cluster. The test results on the Sun Fire 6800 server were
achieved in 41 hours, versus the 144 days it previously took to run the
Entry Level Servers
Sun Cobalt RaQ XTR Server Appliance
Features and Benefits
The Sun Cobalt RaQ XTR Server Appliance is the ideal server
appliance for service providers delivering or hosting content-rich
interactive Web sites or other complex software applications requiring
a sophisticated back-end infrastructure. Features and benefits include
integrated Web serving, virtual domain support, software RAID support and
SunTone Clustered Database Platform 280/3
First Integrated Clustered Oracle Database Solution
The SunTone Clustered Database Platform 280/3 is now available.
This system is based on the SunTone Cluster Platform 280/3
with the addition of Oracle 9i Server Enterprise Edition
pre-installed on the system. The SunTone Clustered Database Platform 280/3 is
the first integrated clustered Oracle database solution. Hardware for
this platform is identical to the SunTone Cluster Platform 280/3. The hardware
and software components of the system are built into a single rack,
configured and tested before shipment.
Sun Cobalt RaQ 550 Server Appliance
The Sun Cobalt RaQ 550 server appliance makes the delivery of network
applications simpler and more affordable by starting at only $1699. Sun's
highest performing server appliance is pre-configured with the hardware and
software companies need to deploy email, Web hosting and other Internet
applications. The Sun Cobalt RaQ 550 server appliance is equipped with a
1.26 GHz processor, up to 2 GB of memory and two 80 GB drives with support
for RAID 0 and 1 for data redundancy.
SPC Benchmark Ranks Sun Storage Number One in Performance
Sun StorEdge 9910 System Outperforms IBM
The Storage Performance Council (SPC), an industry standards body, has
released final results for SPC Benchmark 1 (SPC-1).
Based on the SPC-1 benchmark tests, Sun StorEdge 9910 system
delivered best-in-class performance, with 30 percent better response
time than IBM's Enterprise Storage Server. Sun not only outperforms the
competition but is priced substantially less than IBM systems.
Portal and Directory Servers
There are new downloads available: iPlanet Portal Server 3.0
SP4: Mobile Access Pack 3.0 Hot Patch and iPlanet Directory Server
4.16 SP1. The iPlanet Portal Server deploys e-commerce portals that
include membership management, personalization, aggregation, security,
integration and search services. The iPlanet Directory Server 4.16
SP1 includes improved search performance for complex and unindexed
searches, SSL performance on Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE)
systems. A new service pack is available for the iPlanet Web Proxy
Server 3.6 SP1.
New Configurations for Sun StorEdge D240 Media Tray
36 GB 10K rpm SCSI Hard Drives
36 GB 10K rpm SCSI HDD configurations and a new 36 GB HDD sled option
are now available for the Sun StorEdge D240 Media Tray. Configurations now
support up to 144 GB of disk space. In addition, pricing of the 18 GB
10K rpm SCSI HDD sled option has now been reduced.
Technical Details: Sun StorEdge 9980 and Sun StorEdge 9970 Systems
Features and Benefits
Two new additions to the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series family of new
data center storage systems are the Sun StorEdge 9980 multi-cabinet
model and the Sun StorEdge 9970 single cabinet model. The Sun
StorEdge 9900 Series provide best-of-breed storage for data center
environments and features robust virtualization capabilities and second
generation switched fabric architecture that is far superior to older
bus architectures still sold today.
"The Design Patterns Java Workbook"
By Steven John Metsker
John Metsker's book "The Design Patterns Java Workbook" organizes Java
technology design patterns by five categories of "intent": interfaces,
responsibility, construction, operations and extensions. Each section of
the book focuses on one category and identifies the relevant challenges
facing Java technology developers, showing how specific patterns can be
used to solve problems that recur in Java technology development that cannot
easily be solved without their use.
"Web Content Mining with Java"
by Tony Loton
"Web Content Mining with Java: Techniques for Exploiting the World's
Biggest Information Resource" by Tony Loton covers the ability to
utilize the information gained from Web sites in a form that users can
manipulate, store and query automatically.
"Java Graphics Programming Library"
by Oswald Campesato
"Java Graphics Programming Library: Concepts To Source Code" by Oswald
Campesato is a comprehensive reference for the experienced Java
technology developer, providing hundreds of pages of source code for
fully functional Java technology graphics classes. This book/CD-ROM
package saves valuable programming time by offering ready-to-use,
customizable code for commonly used graphics, including a variety of
polygons, polyhedra, ellipses, cones, cylinders and more.
"Learn Java with JBuilder 6"
By John Zukowski
"Learn Java with JBuilder 6" by John Zukowski teaches you how to become
a productive JBuilder developer by creating bite-size examples
introducing new aspects of the Java technology programming language
and the core Java technology libraries. Developers can learn to use
many of the JBuilder wizards and JavaBeans component architecture to automatically
generate the common development framework, leaving you to just fill in
the business logic.
"Getting Started with Java API for XML-based RPC"
A Look at Client and Server Programming Models
The article "Getting Started with JAX-RPC" by Arun Gupta and Beth
Stearns introduces the Java technology APIs for XML-based Remote Procedure
Call (JAX-RPC) technology and describes its client and server
programming models. The API combines XML with Remote Procedure Call
(RPC), which is a mechanism enabling clients to execute procedures on
distributed or remote systems, so that developers can build Web
Services and clients.
Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition, Wireless Toolkit
Beta Release 1.0.4 Available for Download
The Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition, (J2ME) Wireless Toolkit Beta Release 1.0.4, a datasheet on the J2ME
platform covering market need and configuration and information about
J2ME platform resources are all available for download.
SAML Promises to Bring Multiple Sign-on Authentication to an End
Interview with Sun Technology Evangelist Rima Patel
In an interview with Sun Technology Evangelist Rima Patel, Jon Byous
examines the status of single sign-on technology. According to Byous,
multiple sign-on for secure authentication and authorization is quickly
becoming a thing of the past for service providers who adopt the
Security Assertions Markup Language (SAML) specification.
Garbage Collection to Improve Java Technology Applications
"Improving Java Application Performance and Scalability by Reducing
Garbage Collection Times and Sizing Memory" is an article by
Nagendra Nagarajayya and J. Steven Mayer.
According to the authors' abstract, understanding the behavior of the
garbage collector becomes more important
as Java technology becomes more and more pervasive in the
telecommunications (telco) industry. Nagarajayya and Mayer
assert that developers can improve performance significantly, and
describe analytical and modeling strategies that will result in
acceptable application performance by constructing a mathematical model to
predict and tune application
Java Platform Success
Two Million Downloads
New Product Marketplace
SmartZone Geospatial Platform 2.0
Location-based Services and Telematics Applications
SmartZone Geospatial Platform 2.0 from Webraska of France provides full support for in-car voice and GPS-enabled wireless navigation application for on-board terminals and wireless PDAs. It incorporates real-time color overlays of traffic conditions that can be customized zoom and scale on dynamically generated maps.
Tripwire for Servers 3.0 and Tripwire Manager 3.0
Strengthen the Foundation of Data Security
Tripwire software provides the foundation for effective corporate information security and availability. New enhancements in the Tripwire for Servers 3.0 and Tripwire Manager 3.0 and Check Point Edition of Tripwire for Servers include increased functionality, improved management capabilities which ensure verification of data integrity across the enterprise, and add customer-requested capabilities such as a Policy Wizard, Integrated Command Execution (ICE), HTML and XML reporting and more.
Computer Associates' eTrust Antivirus
Certified by TruSecure and ICSA Labs
TruSecure Corporation's independent ICSA Labs division has completed
the industry's first certification tests for anti-virus products
designed for the Solaris OE and
Linux operating systems. Computer Associates' eTrust Antivirus is the
first product to receive this certification. The ICSA Labs Anti-Virus
Certification program is an independent and comprehensive process that
rigorously tests, assesses and validates the security of anti-virus
products relied upon by all types of companies worldwide.