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New Sun Blade 150 Workstation
New Price Leader In 64-bit UNIX Workstations
Sun has introduced the new price leader in 64-bit UNIX desktops, the
Sun Blade 150 workstation. Featuring Sun's latest 64-bit
UltraSPARC IIi processor, the Sun Blade 150 workstation offers up to
76 percent performance gains over Sun's previous price-leading
workstations. The Sun Blade 150 workstation is an ideal upgrade for
software developers currently using entry-level Ultra 5 or Sun
Blade 100 workstations.
New CIM-Compliant SAN Management Software from Sun
Complete Storage Management Portfolio
Sun is introducing Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager (ESM)
software for Storage Area Network (SAN) management. The new software
provides a centralized management platform for viewing and managing
storage environments, incorporating the core management services of SAN
topology reporting, device configuration and proactive health
monitoring and diagnostics. Sun is also introducing new products in
its data continuance solution sets, the new Sun StorEdge L25 and
L100 tape libraries, providing provide high capacity in a compact
footprint for midrange applications.
Sun Increases Lead in Worldwide UNIX Workstation Market
Quarter-over-Quarter Revenue Grows by 13 Percent Worldwide and U.S.
Sun increased its lead as the world's top UNIX workstation vendor
with 69 percent market share for global shipments and $255 million in
global revenue according to Q2CY'02 results from analyst firm IDC. In
shipments, Sun increased its marketshare by nearly five percent over
Q1CY'02. In the U.S. workstation market, Sun increased its market
share in shipments to 72 percent, with four percent unit growth over
SunPlex Platform Enhanced
On Oracle9i Real Application Clusters
Enhancements to Sun's highly available SunPlex platform for
Oracle9i Real Application Clusters will provide customers with greater
performance and scalability. This combination uses Sun's Remote Shared
Memory technology and high-bandwidth low-latency interconnects.
Service Solutions from Sun
Consulting, Training and Support
As part of your team, Sun will work with you in a variety of ways to
build and maintain a flexible, open systems architecture that lets you
optimize the benefits of your systems environment through the following
programs: Sun Services, Sun Professional Services program, Sun
Educational Services, Sun Support Services and Sun Remote Services.
Lease or Purchase? Questions to Consider
Sun Microsystems Finance Options
Sun Microsystems Finance offers a variety of financing options to meet
your needs, such as equipment leasing and/or purchasing. Points to
consider when deciding to lease or purchase include evaluating if your
needs are long term or short term.
Sun's Strategy in Grid Computing
By Cindee Mock
Grid computing is a hot technology for enabling Web Services, and when
implemented optimally, can lead to a lower total cost of ownership by
significantly increasing the utilization of existing resources.
Sun has developed a straightforward strategy to help customers launch
compute grids quickly and inexpensively. Through the Grid Engine
Project, Sun makes available the Sun Grid Engine software source code,
documentation and binaries as a free download.
Sun StorEdge Resource Management Suite Software
Best Practices White Paper
The white paper "Storage Management Best Practices
with Sun StorEdge Resource Management Suite" provides a list of
practices and describes how Sun StorEdge Resource Management Suite
software can play a role in these practices.
Sun StorEdge Availability Suite 3.1 L10N Software
Sun StorEdge Availability Suite 3.1 L10N software was made
available on August 15, 2002, and includes documentation in five
languages -- Japanese, Korean, French, Traditional Chinese and
Simplified Chinese. Sun StorEdge Availability Suite software 3.1 L10N creates
more language options for customers by expanding the opportunities for
the solution to be understood and used more easily beyond Sun's
Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Additional Software Support
And SVP High Reliability Support Kit
There are several software enhancements and a new hardware option now
available for the Sun StorEdge 9980, 9970, 9960 and 9910 systems.
These include Sun StorEdge 9900 ShadowImage Extension -- Logical
Volume Divider (LVD), Sun StorEdge 9900 LDEV Guard software, Sun
StorEdge 9900 Priority Access software (formerly Sun StorEdge
Priority Port Control software) and Sun StorEdge 9900 SVP High
Sun StorEdge Configuration Service Software 1.0 for Sun StorEdge T3 Arrays
Eases Configuration and Reduces Error
Sun StorEdge Configuration Service software 1.0 for the Sun
StorEdge T3 array is a new addition to the Sun StorEdge software
family leveraging the Storage ONE architecture. Sun StorEdge
Configuration Service software delivers business value to customers by providing
them with a centralized, Web-based management platform which simplifies
storage and IT operations. It discovers, monitors and configures the
Sun StorEdge T3 array from a single management console.
Transition of Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Software V. 2.0 and 2.1
And Introduction of Sun StorEdge 9900 HiCommand Device Manager Software Version 2.1
Sun is transitioning the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand
software versions 2.0 and 2.1 with the introduction of Sun StorEdge
9900 HiCommand Device Manager software version 2.1. Sun is also
transitioning select Sun StorEdge 9900 Dynamic Link Manager
Software Parts. Sun StorEdge HiCommand 9900
Device Manager 2.1 was designed to significantly increase the
productivity of storage administrators by as much as 10 to 20 times
over levels achieved with previous versions of Sun StorEdge 9900 HiCommand software.
Sun StorEdge Availability Suite Software
License Price Reduction
Sun has reduced the price of the Sun StorEdge Availability Suite
1 TB License (including the Educational 1 TB License) by approximately 60
percent. The repricing is dictated by competitive conditions in the
host-based replication market. Sun's solution enables customers to
install the suite onto many servers, as opposed to multiple server-license
Successful Storage Consolidation at FIZ Karlsruhe
Providing Scientific and Technical Databases
Fachinformationszentrum (FIZ) Karlsruhe has consolidated its storage
onto two Sun StorEdge 9960 systems, which provide storage for
databases that are accessed by many Sun Fire servers and Sun Enterprise
servers, as well as an IBM mainframe computer. The Sun StorEdge 9960
systems replaced IBM ESS (Shark) storage and made new direct-attach Sun
storage unnecessary. In the new storage solution's first four months of
production use, it has delivered 100 percent continuous availability
and substantially improved ease of manageability.
Solaris 9 Operating Environmnent, Part I Certification Exam
And Free Web-based Course on New Features in Solaris 9 OE
Training and resources for learning about the Solaris 9 Operating
Environment (Solaris OE) include a free, Web-based course, part I of the
certification exam for Sys Admins and the Sun Certification Summit to be
held in Colorado in November.
Linux System Administration Courses
Focus on System and Network Administration
Linux System Administration courses available through the Sun Web
Learning Center service provide a thorough introduction to Linux core
technologies with a focus on system and network administration issues.
Offerings include both the Linux Administration Bundle and the Red Hat
Solaris PC NetLink 2.0 Software
Reduces Costs and Supports Multiple Users
Don DeVitt's contribution to the August 2002 edition of Sun BluePrints
OnLine focuses on best practices that help data center managers meet
cost reduction goals in support of multiple users accessing servers
through PC clients. DeVitt also discusses new features in Solaris
PC NetLink 2.0 software that improve performance and add new options
for consolidating Windows NT servers, including the file and print
functionality of Windows NT 4.0 domains.
"Sun's Quality, Engineering and Deployment (QED) Test Train Model"
Sun BluePrint OnLine Program Article by George Wood
The 18-page white paper "Sun's Quality, Engineering, and Deployment
(QED) Test Train Model," by George Wood explains the why and how of
Sun's integration and interoperability testing process. Wood covers
integration and interoperability versus functional testing, TPC-C
testing, VERITAS test suite and Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE)
Security Vulnerability in the Network Services Library
Sun Alert Program Notification, ID number 46122
A local or remote user may be able to gain unauthorized root privileges
due to a type overflow vulnerability in the xdr_array(3NSL) function,
which is part of the network services library, libnsl(3LIB), on
Solaris Operating Environment (SPARC Platform Edition): 2.5.1,
2.6, 7, 8 and 9 as well as Solaris OE (Intel
Platform Edition): 2.5.1, 2.6, 7 and 8. A workaround is available.
MIDP Canvas Repainting Tech Tip
by Eric Giguere
Software developer Eric Giguere provides tips for the canvas painting
feature. He covers how to control when the drawing appears, calling
the code from the canvas' paint method and dealing with animation.
Developing Multilingual Wireless Java Applications
by Qusay H. Mahmoud
Qusay H. Mahmoud's article "Developing Multilingual Wireless
Java Applications" focuses on an internationalization technique
available to wireless developers. It demonstrates how to create new
devices for the Java 2 Platform, Mobile Edition (J2ME) Wireless
Toolkit, allowing you to customize the device emulator for your locale.
Mahmoud's technical tip shows you how to create a new device so you can
display text in multiple natural languages.
Java Media Framework API and Capturing Images from Webcams
Sun Technology Evangelist Simon Ritter
Sun Technology Evangelist Simon Ritter discusses Java Media
Framework API combined with the Java 2D API and servlet APIs to
deliver pictures from a Webcam to a Web browser in his two EvangCentral
tech articles. The first article is titled, Image Capture From Webcams
using the Java Media Framework API, and the second is the Java
Technology Powered Network Webcam. Each has code samples.