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Sun Introduces New Entry-Level Server: Sun Fire V480 Server
Featuring up to Four 900 MHz UltraSPARC III Processors

Sun unveiled the new Sun Fire V480 server, featuring up to four 900 MHz UltraSPARC III processors in a rack-optimized compact design. The system's fast Sun Fireplane interconnect provides 9.6 GB per second throughput. Its 8 MB of CPU cache is more than six times the capacity available on Wintel systems.

Sun Eliminating Cost Barrier to Web Services
Sun ONE Application Server 7 Software Products

At a Web event keynoted by CEO Scott McNealy, Sun launched the new Sun ONE Application Server 7 product line and a new business model that will make the core version of its Java technology-based application server free to enterprises and independent software vendors (ISVs) on all leading platforms, including the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE), Linux, Windows, HP-UX and AIX.

Sun Fire V880 Server With 900 MHz UltraSPARC III Processor
Server Sets New Performance Level

The 900 MHz UltraSPARC III processor for the Sun Fire V880 server provides a significant performance boost and sets a new performance level for the SAP-Standard Sales and Distribution (SD) Application benchmark.

Sun Fire Server SMP New ECperf Benchmark
Handles Complex and Realistic Application-tier Simulated Workloads

Sun Fire server symmetric multi-processing (SMP) systems achieved a new ECperf benchmark record with leading price/performance for mainstream SMP systems. The SMP eight-way Sun Fire V880 server with 900 MHz UltraSPARC III processors in combination with Sun StorEdge arrays with 16 GB of memory, running the Solaris 8 OE demonstrates its ability to handle a complex and realistic application tier workload containing substantial business logic data.

Latest Releases of Sun ONE Studio Software Tools
Development Tools for the Java Platform

Sun has released the latest versions of the Sun ONE Studio software development tools for the Java platform. Formerly the Forte for Java product family, the Sun ONE Studio software tools equip developers for end-to-end Web Services development, spanning mobile to enterprise development, including support for multiple application servers. The product is also featured as part of the new Sun ONE Developer Platform.

Customer Support for Sun's New Software Business Model
Transportation, Retail, Government and Other Industries

Sun announced extensive customer support of Sun's new software business model and recent product announcements. Customers such as Consolidated Freightways, Bank of America and CB Richard Ellis, can take advantage of the power of Sun's end-to-end infrastructure for delivering services on demand.

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Alticast Choses Sun Infrastructure
Multimedia Home Platform Interactive TV Solutions

Alticast chose Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) solutions, Netra t1 servers and the Solaris 8 OE for its trio of solutions for the interactive multimedia home platform TV market.

Project Ace Cuts Development Cycle Time
Method Automatically Generates Implementation Code

Project Ace, created at Sun laboratories, is an advance in software development that promises to cut development cycles and simplify the transition from one architecture to another. Developers use Ace to create a high-level specification that provides enough information so that Ace can automatically generate the implementation code for an application, completely separating the implementation details of a distributed application from its specification.

Grid Technology
Increases Productivity and Directly Addresses the Bottom Line

Grid computing can help companies deliver processing power to their employees, partners and customers as a commodity, no longer tied to a single network or server system. Making the shift to grid computing can give your organization benefits that directly address the bottom line. To address the particular needs of a business environment, Sun created an Enterprise Edition version of the Sun Grid Engine software, with a specialized Policy Module that governs how compute resources are allocated across departments.

"The Smart, Safe Enterprise"
An Article from Sun Journal Web Edition, Number 4

As more business is conducted online, the threat of attacks by hackers, viruses, information pirates and others increases. To deal with these threats, companies need to establish a solid, integrated perimeter security solution, encompassing the firewall, virus detection, invasion detection, and tracking and file system integrity. The article, "The Smart, Safe Enterprise," from the Web edition of the Sun Journal focuses on perimeter security.

Overview of Sun Journal, Volume 6, No. 1
Focus on "The Smart Enterprise"

Sun Journal, Volume 6, No. 1, continues the theme of "The Smart Enterprise." Business intelligence is one element of a smart enterprise strategy. In addition to BI, this issue of Sun Journal examines some of the other key elements: data warehousing, enterprise portals, storage and business process management systems.

    "The Data Warehouse Challenge"
    By A. J. Mahajan

    Enterprise operational and transactional systems generate an enormous amount of data that must be collected, integrated, managed and analyzed in a timely manner in order to gain the intelligence required for making critical business decisions, optimizing processes, increasing productivity and fostering meaningful customer interactions. A framework for designing and deploying a competitive data warehouse while maintaining sanity in budgeting and the time it takes to create it is incorporated in Sun's development of a data warehouse reference architecture.

      "ROI and Enterprise Portals"
      by Paul Elkins

      Sun Journal Vol 6, No 1, has an article titled "ROI and Enterprise Portals" by Paul Elkins, a portal strategist for Sun. Portals typically deliver relevant information to customers, employees and suppliers, incorporating a wide variety of applications and initiatives. Portals typically leverage and integrate existing technologies within an enterprise, preserving existing technology assets while increasing the flexibility and value of those assets.

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      Solaris OE IP Multipathing (IPMP) Data Sheet
      Network Multipathing in the Solaris 9 Operating Environment

      Solaris OE IP Multipathing (IPMP) is Sun's Network Multipathing implementation for the Solaris 9 OE. It enables a server to have multiple network ports connected to the same subnet, which is necessary in today's environment of high bandwidth and growth in networks and digital devices and Services on Demand. Solaris OE IPMP software provides resilience from network adapter failure by detecting the failure or repair of a network adapter and switching the network address to and from the alternative adapter.

      Focus on Availability in the Solaris 9 Operating Environment
      Features and Benefits

      New features of the Solaris 9 OE that offer greater availability include a patch manager, modular debugger enhancements and mitigation of buffer overflow areas.

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      Sun StorEdge 3900 and 6900 Series Open SAN Configurations
      Configurations Without Host-facing Switches

      Sun is introducing new Sun StorEdge 3900 and Sun StorEdge 6900 Series Open SAN Configurations without host-facing switches. These new configurations are introduced to meet a wider variety of customer requirements.

      Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Brocade 2 Gb/sec Director Class Switch Support
      Brocade SilkWorm 12000 Core Fabric Switch

      Sun is introducing support for the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Brocade 2 Gb/sec Director Class Switch. The Brocade SilkWorm 12000 Core Fabric Switch is offered as part of a SAN solution within the Sun StorEdge 9900 family (specifically for the Sun StorEdge 9980 and 9970 systems). With up to 128 1 Gb/s and 2 Gb/s auto-sensing ports, this new fabric switch aids in simplifying the design, administration, and management of large SANs.

      Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Additional Software Support
      For the Sun StorEdge 9980 and 9970 System

      There are new, or updated, data and storage management software products for the Sun StorEdge 9960 and 9910 systems and the Sun StorEdge 9980 and 9970 systems. New products include Sun StorEdge 9900 ShadowImage-FlashCopy Extension software, Sun StorEdge 9900 Extended Remote Copy 3 (SXRC3) software and Sun StorEdge 9900 HiCommand 2.1 management framework software.

      New Version of the Sun StorEdge Availability Suite 3.1 Software
      Replacement for Sun StorEdge Availability Suite 3.0 Software

      The Sun StorEdge Availability Suite 3.1 software will replace the 3.0 version. New features of version 3.1 include remote mirror protocol performance improvements, new point-in-time copy enhancements and specific performance improvements to the remote mirroring software, and Solaris 9 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) support.

      Sun StorEdge 9900 Series McDATA 2 Gb/sec Director Class Switch Support
      McDATA Intrepid 6064 Included

      Along with native 2 Gb/s connectivity for the new Sun StorEdge 9980 and 9970 systems, comes two new Director Class switches to support this bandwidth. The McDATA Intrepid 6064 is offered as part of a SAN solution within the Sun StorEdge 9900 family. With up to 64 2 Gb/s auto-sensing ports, this new director-class switch aids in simplifying the design, administration and management of large SAN's.

      Sun StorEdge Open SAN Architecture
      Delivers Higher Levels of Manageability, Scalability and Performance

      Sun StorEdge Open SAN Architecture is a new comprehensive set of products, enhancements and services allowing customers to deploy larger, heterogeneous SANs with higher levels of performance. Sun is expanding its complete storage solution offerings to provide customers with a consistent, unified SAN architecture that scales to meet business needs enterprise-wide. The Sun StorEdge Open SAN Architecture simplifies SAN management, optimizes resource utilization and ultimately lowers TCO across the IT infrastructure.

      Sun StorEdge T3 Arrays Part Numbers Redefined
      New Standard Configurations

      There has been a redefinition of the most popular Sun StorEdge T3 array part numbers to standard configurations. Standard configurations allow Sun to offer significantly shorter lead times. This should improve end user and partner TCO by reducing inventory holding time and cost, and makes availability very flexible.

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      All-new Sun ONE Developer Platform
      Accelerates Development of Java Technology Web Services

      The all-new Sun ONE Developer Platform provides developers with a deployment-ready environment that accelerates the creation, assembly and deployment of Java technology Web Services.

      New Pilot Program: Sun Developer New Technology Access
      Free Until July 31, 2002

      The Sun Developer Connection Partner program is offering a new pilot program to developers for testing and evaluating the performance of your products in a virtual Sun lab environment to accelerate the release of your products to market.

      "Calling a Java Technology-Based Stored Procedure From Oracle"
      by Mayank Joshi

      The Best Practices--Developer's Notebook section of the Dot-Com Builder Web site offers specialized content and advice from Web experts. "Calling a Java Technology-Based Stored Procedure From Oracle" by Mayank Joshi is one article on the site.

      Sun ONE Studio 4 Software
      Formerly Forte for Java 4 Software

      Sun ONE Studio 4 software (formerly Forte for Java 4 software) provides broad coverage of the Java programming language specifications as well as support for native code development on the Solaris OE. New features include the ability to develop and deploy J2EE 1.3 applications, develop and publish Web Services, applets and applications.

      Java Web Services Developer Pack
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