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Sun's Fiscal Fourth Quarter Results
Revenues: $3.4 billion -- Up 10 Percent

Sun Microsystems reported results for its fiscal fourth quarter which ended June 30, 2002. Revenues for the fourth quarter were $3.4 billion, up 10 percent, as compared with $3.1 billion in revenues reported for the third quarter of fiscal year 2002.

Masood Jabbar to Retire
Robert Youngjohns New VP of Sun in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Robert Youngjohns, vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa, will succeed Masood Jabbar, executive vice president of global sales operations. Jabbar will work closely with Youngjohns through a transition that is designed to ensure continuity and stability for Sun and its customers.

Liberty Alliance Version 1.0 Specifications
Implemented into Sun Open Net Environment

Sun has announced its support of the Liberty Alliance version 1.0 specifications for federated network identification and will integrate the technology into Java technology, Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) and Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE). The Liberty Alliance Project version 1.0 specifications focus on interoperability between systems to enable opt-in account linking and simplified sign-on functionality.

Sun Delivers First Liberty-enabled Single Sign-on Solution
Sun ONE Identity Server 6, Sun ONE Directory Server 5.2

The Sun ONE Platform for Network Identity features pre-integrated software, hardware and services and has been completely updated to be fully compliant with the Liberty Alliance 1.0 specification recently announced. Features include the Sun ONE Identity Server 6 (formerly iPlanet Identity Server: Access Management Edition), Sun ONE Directory Server (formerly iPlanet Directory Server) 5.2, Solaris 9 OE and new professional services offerings.

Sun Hosts High Performance Computing Consortium
Sun Selects University College London as a Center of Excellence

More than 100 leading IT professionals, scientists, engineers and luminaries from around the world recently met at the Sun High Performance Computing Consortium (SHPCC) event in Scotland to discuss high-end scientific and engineering computing issues and trends.

Biopathways Consortium and BioCyc Project Win Grants from Sun
Advancement of Informatics

Sun awarded two Academic Equipment Grants for two groups supporting the use of open standards and machine augmented data abstraction, the Biopathways Consortium (BPC) and the BioCyc project at SRI International.

    Cambridge-Cranfield High Performance Computing Facility
    Using Sun Fire Servers for Large-scale Numerical Calculations

    The Cambridge-Cranfield High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF) has purchased ten Sun Fire servers to increase the computing power, reliability, availability and scalability of the HPCF.

    Caltech's Center for Advanced Computing Research Selected as Sun COE
    In Large Scale Data Analysis and Storage

    By naming Caltech's Center for Advanced Computing Research (CACR) as a Sun Center of Excellence (COE) in Large Scale Data Analysis and Storage, Sun will help the research team solve computational problems on the frontiers of science and engineering through collaboration with the worldwide research community. CACR will install a comprehensive, integrated solution from Sun, including Sun StorEdge T3 disk arrays and Sun Fire V880 servers.

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    Sun BluePrints OnLine: Best Practices
    Contents for July 2002

    The Sun BluePrints OnLine Splash Page for July 2002 features best practices on the following topics: Oracle Database Best Practices; Data Management Best Practices; Sun Fire 12K and 15K Server Security Best Practices; Sun ONE Best Practices Mini-guide and Data Center Management Best Practices.

    Sun Technology at Elway Classic Golf Tournament
    Sun Remote Services Net Connect Software

    Sun technology has enhanced the experience of golf match spectators by making the Sun Remote Services (SRS) Net Connect software product available to them. According to Katie Ford, writing in the Daily Camera, spectators at the recent Sun-sponsored John Elway Celebrity Classic were able to monitor the leaderboard from any place on the Omni Interlochen Resort golf course on their PDAs.

    Sun ONE Portal Server
    Supplier Portal Implementation

    Sun wanted to shrink lead times to its global enterprise customer base without sacrificing exacting reliability standards and also had to deal with the added complexity of managing business-critical communications across often disparate systems. The company decided to implement the Sun ONE Portal Server (formerly iPlanet Portal Server) architecture as the solution to its supply chain redesign.

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    Sun ONE Integration Server, EAI Edition
    Overview

    The Sun ONE Integration Server, EAI Edition (formerly iPlanet Integration Server, EAI Edition), is a software product designed for enterprises that need to integrate packaged, custom, legacy, and new Java technology applications. The product makes it possible to integrate core business processes with multiple applications running on multiple operating systems across multiple communication protocols within the enterprise. Companies benefit from the automation of business processes across distributed heterogeneous information systems with increased productivity and efficiency.

    Sun ONE Software Downloads
    With Enhancements and Bug Fixes

    The Sun ONE Directory Proxy Server 5.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) (formerly iPlanet Directory Access Router) works with the Sun ONE Directory Server and both have had several performance improvements and enhancements as well as bug fixes.

    Solstice Cooperative Consoles Software and Solstice Enterprise Manager Software
    Network Management Software

    Solstice Cooperative Consoles software interconnects multiple Solstice SunNet Manager software consoles to enable cooperative management of medium to large enterprise networks. Each Solstice SunNet Manager software console can manage just a site or region and then be interconnected to other consoles with Solstice Cooperative Consoles software. Management responsibility can be delegated across multiple consoles located anywhere in the enterprise.

    Point-in-Time Backup for Nearly Online Systems
    Increasing Application Uptime

    Selim Daoud's article "Reducing the Backup Window With Sun StorEdge Instant Image Software" discusses the advantages and methods of using a point-in-time (PIT) type of backup system versus a more traditional backup approach that requires extended downtime.

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    Sun StorEdge 9960 System Used by Questerra
    Integrated Solution Reduces Complexity

    DM Review magazine covered how the Sun StorEdge 9960 System is being used at Questerra, a provider of a Web-based service that integrates data such as sales, marketing and customer information from multiple sources across the enterprise. Questerra creates composite spatial views with the data and external data such as demographic, geographic, competitive information to quickly show how dynamic data sets interact with and affect each other.

    Data Center Storage Overview
    High End Storage Products from Sun

    This Data Center Storage Overview offers a review of high end storage products available from Sun, including Sun StorEdge 9980 System, Sun StorEdge 9970 System, Sun StorEdge 9960 System and Sun StorEdge 9910 System.

    Bluefin Draft Specification at SNIA
    Multi-vendor SAN Solution

    The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has received an offer of a substantial new contribution of technology aimed at advancing standards-based SAN Management by a group of storage industry vendors. The contributors have developed a draft specification that applies CIM/WBEM object technology to create the basis of a complete management solution for interoperable multi-vendor SANs.

    Storage Consolidation
    Moving Toward a More Manageable Environment

    Consolidation of storage brings together applications, databases and services onto fewer, highly reliable servers and networked storage. Successful consolidation projects can result in improved manageability, lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and more efficient utilization of computing resources.

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    Web Services and Application Servers: Sun Technology Audiocasts
    Stans Kleijnen, Doris Chen, Sang Shin and Robert Schultheis

    There are several new Sun Technology Audiocasts and WebCamps available online. They include "Sun ONE: The Platform for Services on Demand," "JavaServer Pages (JSP) and Servlets Programming," "Sun ONE Application Server 6.5 Architecture, Installation and Administration," "Web Services Programming Using Java Technology and XML."

    Sun Product Documentation on the Solaris OE for Developers
    STREAMS Programming Guide and Solaris OE 64-bit Developer's Guide

    The latest Sun product documentation on the Solaris OE for developers includes the STREAMS Programming Guide and the Solaris OE 64-bit Developer's Guide.

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