Sun Executive Briefing Center Showcases Real-World IT
iForce Solution Center Offers `Try Before You Buy'
Sun has opened a new Executive Briefing Center and iForce Solution
Center in Menlo Park, CA. The Executive Briefing Center and Sun iForce
Solution Center are a powerful combination providing a truly
interactive experience that gives customers a hands-on experience of
the solutions Sun and its partners can deliver and fuels
innovation by providing a glimpse into other possibilities.
Targasys and Sun
Targasys, a division of the Fiat Auto Group, has created Targa Connect,
a business unit that provides special "infomobility" services to
drivers. The interaction with the customers goes through a contact
center, where Connect ensures the availability of an operator 365 days
per year, 24 hours a day. The services are activated on the dashboard
of cars, on GSM mobiles, intelligent mobile GPRS phones and on PDAs.
Putting Mobile Technology to Work in the Manufacturing Sector
Reducing Down-time, Controlling Inventory and Personnel Costs
Nasser Iravani, group manager, Mobile Wireless Market Development at
Sun, urges manufacturing executives not to let the paperwork frame of
mind bog them down in outmoded processes. Businesses that implement
mobile technology will enjoy the tremendous opportunities for growth
that result from the efficiencies available through adopting mobile
solutions. According to Iravani, a standards-compliant open
infrastructure that can scale and adapt to changing conditions is the
Grid Computing: A New Technology for the Advanced Web
by Wolfgang Gentzsch
According to Wolfgang Gentzsch, director of Grid Computing at Sun, the
Grid, like the Web, will be ubiquitous. It will simply become the basic
IT infrastructure for all markets, where it makes sense. What
hardware/software companies can and will provide is the appropriate
hardware and software stack, the gridware, which helps organizations
meet their IT requirements on top of these grids.
Sun Microsystems Laboratories: Speech Integration Group
Exploration of Speech Technology
The Speech Integration Group from Sun Microsystems Laboratories is
exploring software architectures and design issues for speech
applications and is developing a platform that enables efficient
development and deployment of real-world speech systems.
Sun Open Net Environment in E-Government
Meeting the Need for Services-on-Demand
Governments at all levels are responding to the acute need for better
inter- and intra-departmental collaboration and communication across
agencies. Many have adopted the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE)
architecture and platform to provide an open, flexible, robust, secure,
scalable and manageable framework.
Sun and Altio Offer Enterprise Applications in a Browser
XML-Driven Software Platform For Financial Institutions
Altio, a member of the Sun Developer Connection program,
provides an XML-driven software platform for building and
deploying enterprise applications in a browser, based on Java 2
Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technology. Altio serves
financial institutions seeking to provide browser-based access to
complex financial applications. It aids routing, analysis and
manipulation of a large volume of updates per second, delivering
pricing and market data via a dynamic, visual interface.
Developing Multilingual Web Applications
Using JavaServer Pages Technology
Norbert Lindenberg's article, "Developing Multilingual Web Applications
Using JavaServer Pages Technology", starts with a brief introduction to
the JavaServer Pages (JSP) technologies, for a better
understanding how to use them to approach internationalization issues.
His article also discusses several core problems intrinsic to the
development of multilingual Web applications, and describe how to solve
them using JSP technologies: locale determination and localization,
character encodings and formatting and parsing.
WMA 1.0 Final Specification Available for Download
An Optional Package for Java 2 Platform, Mobile Edition
The Wireless Messaging API (WMA) 1.0 final specification (Java
Specification Request 120) is now available for download. The WMA is
an optional package for the Java 2 Platform, Mobile Edition
(J2ME) that provides platform-independent access to wireless
uPortal Source Code
Allows Best Practices of Java Technology Development
Sun evaluated the open source uPortal code to allow best practices
and design patterns of Java technology development, thereby assuring top
performance in heterogeneous university and college IT environments.
With the uPortal framework gaining momentum throughout the education
community, Sun reinforces its support of the JA-SIG to further promote
collaboration and the sharing of applications and best practices among
higher education institutions.
The Next Wave: Blade Server Computing
Maximizing Data Center Real Estate
Blade Server computing could provide a solution to many business
challenges such as maximizing precious data center real estate,
utilizing resources to their best advantage, reducing infrastructure
complexity, managing costs in a volatile business environment and
delivering highly available and reliable IT platforms and services. The
18-page white paper, "The Next Wave: Blade Server Computing," discusses
how the technology can be utilized.
Sun Fire V480 Server Architecture White Paper
An In-depth Look at the Server and its Possible Applications
The white paper describes the architecture of the Sun Fire V480 server
in detail, beginning with a system block diagram. It includes a
detailed explanation of the UltraSPARC III Cu processor design, along
with descriptions of the memory subsystem, PCI Bus, standard
interfaces and supported peripherals.
Transition and EOL of Sun Enterprise 3500 and 4500 Server Systems
Last Order Date January 2003; Product Supported Until April 2008
With the introduction of new Sun Fire Midframe UltraSPARC III
processor-based systems now more than a year old, Sun has opened Phase 3 of the
Sun Enterprise 3500-6500 server product line end of life (EOL). Key
components such as system boards, CPUs and memory will continue to be
available. Also being transitioned from the price list are the 250MHz/4MB
UltraSPARC II x-option module microprocessors and the Sun Creator 3D
Horizontal Graphics card.
Sun StorEdge 3300 Series
Extending the Promise of Complete Storage Solutions
The Sun StorEdge 3300 Series products extend Sun's promise of
Complete Storage Solutions by delivering enterprise features into the
workgroup. Available October 15, 2002, the new storage arrays will
enable small to medium businesses do more with less. Open to
heterogeneous environments, these products are ideal for Sun customers
who need compact, ultra-dense, ruggedized disk arrays to simplify
storage planning and management. The first product in the series will
be the Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI array.