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
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
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.
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
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
ONE Portal Server (formerly iPlanet Portal Server) architecture as
the solution to its supply chain redesign.
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.
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