News about Oracle's Solaris and Sun Hardware
System News
Aug 5th, 2002 — Aug 11th, 2002 Generate the Custom HTML Email for this Issue
System News System News for Sun Users
Volume 54, Issue 1 << Previous Issue | Next Issue >>
Sections in this issue:
click to jump to section


Features
x
Achieving STP with Open Standards
Sun Open Net Environment and the Financial Services Industry

As the financial services industry moves toward straight-through processing (STP), global and regional custodians are considering ways to improve their back office systems and offer a wider range of services. The advantages of open standards such as Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE), a new generation of middleware, and lower hardware costs offer solutions to suit different requirements in different parts of the market.

Pre-owned Sun Equipment Support Options
Save Money and Ensure Quality

When considering pre-owned equipment, Sun offers a few different ways to assure you of quality with Sun pre-owned products. Three main methods to give you peace of mind are Sun's qualification program, its SunMOVES services and remanufactured products.

Java Technology
x
The J2ME Personal Profile and the PersonalJava Platform
On the Sharp Zaurus

Jonathan Knudsen's article titled "Java Programming on the Sharp Zaurus" describes how to program the Zaurus using the Java programming language. Knudsen also discusses the Java 2 Platform, Mobile Edition (J2ME) Personal Profile (Java Specification Request 62) and PersonalJava technology.

"Jython for Java Programmers"
by Robert Bill

Robert Bill's book "Jython for Java Programmers" is written for experienced Java technology developers and intended to increase application development and deployment, thus optimizing overall efficiency. The book is divided into three sections: Jython, Jython Internals and Integrating Jython With Java and Applications With Jython. An appendix provides a quick reference on Jython Statements and Built-in Functions.

Java Web Start Software and Java Technology Network Launch Protocol
Standard with Java 2 Platform, Version 1.4

John Zukowski has written an article titled "Deploying Software with Java[Tm] technology Network Launch Protocol and Java Web Start: Going Beyond the Java Plug-in." Zukowski's article explores both Java Web Start software and Java technology Network Launch Protocol, explaining how to use Java Web Start to run Java technology Network Launch Protocol-packaged applications and how to build and deploy your own, utilizing code, illustrations and examples.

Smart Card Interoperability
Enabled by Java Technology

Author Tom Pfaeffle begins his article "Java Card Interoperability" with an assertion of the benefits of smart card interoperability. He then continues by detailing the ways in which that interoperability is enabled by Java Card technology available today. Three elements that work together to enable interoperability in the smart card are the Java programming language, the Java Card API and the Java Card platform.

Java Remote Method Invocation API Chat Transcript
Ann Wollrath and Mike Warres of Sun's RMI Team

A recent live chat on Java technology featured two key members of Sun's Remote Method Invocation development team: Senior staff engineer Ann Wollrath and technical staff member Mike Warres. The topic for this session was Java Remote Method Invocation (Java RMI) API, a Java technology for distributed applications. Topics covered included features planned for the next release of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE), encrypting data that is passed between RMI stub and skeleton, and changes to RMI for version 1.4.

Partners
x
Web-based IDE Enables Collaboration
Sun and PTC Windchill Solution for Lockheed Martin

To better manage its intellectual property, Lockheed Martin turned to Windchill software from PTC. Sun collaborated with PTC and Lockheed Martin to create an integrated data environment (IDE). They are using Sun Enterprise servers, Ultra workstations and the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE).

Software
x
Sun ONE Identity Server Policy Agent 1.0 for WebLogic 6.1 SP2
Download and Release Notes

The Sun ONE Identity Server (formerly iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition) for WebLogic 6.1 SP2 is designed to help organizations manage secure access to Web-based resources. It enables customers to deploy a comprehensive identity management system that helps secure and protect enterprise assets and at the same time deliver Web-based services via the Internet.

Extending the Reach of Wireless with Project JXTA Technology
Project JXTA for the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition

Analysts predict that the demand for wireless device applications is set to explode, both in the U.S. and in Europe. Developers are reassessing the tools such as Project JXTA and the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) available to them for meeting this growing need. In "JXTA for J2ME -- Extending the Reach of Wireless With JXTA Technology," Akhil Arora, Carl Haywood and Kuldip Singh Pabla consider the implications of this predicted growth for P2P computing.

WBEM Dynamic Reconfiguration (WDR) 1.0 and Mobile Media API 1.0
Software Downloads Available

Two software applications are now available for download. The WBEM Dynamic Reconfiguration (WDR) 1.0 for Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) (SPARC Platform Edition) delivers enhanced capabilities that makes the Solaris OE manageable by a multitude of WBEM application developers. The Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2ME) Mobile Media API Reference Implementation Version 1.0 (MMAPI) includes the source code as well as a binary runtime of MMAPI, as well as tools and documentation intended for assistance in porting MMAPI.

Servers
x
Sun Fire Servers with 1.05 GHz UltraSPARC III Cu Processor
Performance and Compute Power Boost

Sun is launching faster, high performance Sun Fire 3800, 4800, 6800, 12K and 15K servers that integrate the 1.05 GHz UltraSPARC III Cu processor. These increase performance by 15 percent. They feature interchangeable components such as Sun's Uniboard technology. This allows 900 MHz and 1.05 GHz UltraSPARC III Cu processors to run in the same fault-isolated Dynamic System Domain within the same server.

Storage
x
New Sun StorEdge L25 and L100 Modular Tape Libraries
Can be Upgraded in the Field

The new Sun StorEdge L25 and L100 modular tape libraries are available with LTO SCSI HVD and Sun StorEdge DLT8000 HVD drives. The Sun StorEdge L25 is a 25 LTO-cartridge (21 with DLT), 1-2 drive stackable library and the Sun StorEdge L100 is a 100 LTO-cartridge (84 with DLT), 1-6 drive library. These libraries can be upgraded in the field.

New Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager 1.0 Software
Provides Open Standards-based (CIM/WBEM) Storage Management Solutions

Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager 1.0 software, a new addition to the Sun StorEdge software family, leverages the Storage ONE initiative of providing open standards-based (CIM/WBEM) storage management solutions that lower TCO and improve application service levels. The new release simplifies the management and deployment of Sun storage area network (SAN) solutions by streamlining operational activities and reducing the complexities associated with management.

Workgroup Storage Overview
Sun Storage Solutions

There are several different configurations for workgroup storage to meet the needs of various customers. These configurations include the Sun StorEdge T3 Array, Sun StorEdge A1000/D1000 Arrays, Sun StorEdge S1 Array, Sun StorEdge D2 Array and Netra st A1000/D1000 array.

SNIA and Vendors Prepare Storage Management Demonstration
A SAN Managed through CIM/WBEM Technology

Fourteen SNIA member companies gathered last week at the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Technology Center in Colorado Springs, CO, to conduct the first of a series of collaborative "plugfests" to begin testing for a demonstration at the upcoming Storage Networking Conference. CIM-SAN-1 will be the first public demonstration of a SAN being completely managed through CIM/WBEM technology.

Storage Tape Backup and Restore Overview
Sun StorEdge Products

The Sun StorEdge family of backup and restore solutions offers efficient, reliable and cost-effective ways to back up and protect enterprise data, depending on your specific enterprise needs. These solutions utilize cartridges with magnetic tape technology such as Digital Linear Tape (DLT) and Linear Tape Open (LTO).

Developer
x
Beta Draft of the MIDP 1.0 Style Guide
Recommendations for Designing the User-interfaces of MIDlets

The beta draft of the MIDP 1.0 Style Guide is now available (chapters 1 through 3) online. The MIDP Style Guide provides recommendations for designing the user-interfaces of MIDlets, applications written in the Java programming language for MIDP. It guides user-interface (UI) designers, application developers, and MIDP implementors toward a common set of practices that are based on good UI and software design principles, user studies and the specific requirements of MIDP.

News from Sunfreeware.com
Solaris Software Companion CD, OpenSSH and Perl 5.8.0

The sunfreeware.com Web site now offers users of the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) several new tools. These include the Solaris Software Companion CD, OpenSSH and OpenSSL and a new version of Perl, 5.8.0.

Sun Partner Pavilion
Showcase your Solutions with a Bang!

The Sun Partner Pavilion is a comprehensive, streamlined marketing offering that allows Sun Partners to showcase their products with complementary Sun Partners. Locations and dates include New York on August 28-30, San Francisco on September 9-13, Atlanta September 8-13 and COMDEX in Las Vegas on November 18-22.

Trending in
Vol 233, Issue 3
Trending IT Articles