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Sun.Com Consulting Services
For Mobile Enterprises and Wireless

An important trend in the wireless market is the development of new IP-based services that can be delivered over traditional wireless infrastructures. The Wireless Services Suite from Sun can help improve the availability, scalability and security, as well as the quality of service delivery architecture.

SWIFTNet FIX Messaging Service and STP
OpenFinance Magazine Fall 2002

The Fall 2002 issue of OpenFinance magazine contains articles on the Sun LX50 server and the access it offers to features such as SWIFTNet Link on Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE). The issue also features articles on the SWIFTNet FIX hub, a messaging service pilot program for the financial services market to improve straight through processing (STP).

InsiTech's XML Tunneling Technology
A Write Once, Run Anywhere Success Story

The InsiTech Group, an information technology firm specializing in business analysis, solution design and distributed applications development, provides value to its clients by combining its IT expertise with its patent pending Java technology and XML development tool called XML Tunneling Technology (XTT). XTT is a complete distributed application development and runtime platform that allows for the creation of rich graphical user interfaces for local/distributed applications, but is as thin or thinner than an HTML front end.

Landrum Company Updates Banking Operations
With Kirchman Bankway and Sun Solutions

When the Landrum Company, an $850 million Missouri-based bank holding company, wanted greater functionality than its existing platform could provide, they turned to Sun and the Kirchman Corp. for a cost-effective, open systems solution. Kirchman rehosted Landrum's existing applications and data to the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) version of its Kirchman Bankway software, meeting all of Landrum's goals and expectations.

Sun Certification Accelerator Packages for Sun ONE Platform Middleware
Certification at a Lower Cost and a Faster Pace

Sun has developed two comprehensive certification packages for the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) middleware platform that speed up certification and provide it at a more affordable price. One is designed for intermediate level engineers, the other for advanced engineers. The price for both increases on February 1, 2003.

Powering the Sun ONE Platform with the Solaris Operating Environment
A Technical White Paper

In a 24-page white paper, discussion centers on the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) platform and Web Services, how the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) provides an underlying platform that is scalable, available, manageable and secure, and finally describes the best-of-breed components and integrated Java technology support available.

N1: Introducing Just-in-time Computing
An Executive Brief

The executive brief on N1 covers how Sun N1 can help IT managers keep their companies competitive. "Just in Time" computing is based on the Just in Time manufacturing model that lets vendors know exactly how much product is needed for the next manufacturing run. This reduces excess inventory. N1 will help reduce the management complexity in the datacenter caused by the explosion of new applications and server sprawl.

    Sun ONE Calendar Server 5.1.1 Available for Download
    Built on Open, Modular, Standards-based Architecture

    Sun ONE Calendar Server 5.1.1 (formerly iPlanet Calendar Server) provides a highly scalable and reliable carrier-grade, Web-based solution. With an open, modular and standards-based architecture, the Sun ONE Calendar Server 5.1.1 allows scheduling, task and resource management. Native support for the Sun ONE Calendar Server 5.1.1 standards allows users to schedule events in a format that is easily shared across the Internet.

    UltraSPARC III Cu Processor Debuts
    Designed to Make the Net Work

    The demands of enterprise and high-performance computing require highly reliable and scalable 64-bit systems to power enterprise applications and next-generation Web Services. UltraSPARC III Cu processors from Sun are third-generation 64-bit microprocessors design-engineered to make the Net work.

    Transition of Sun Expert3D-Lite Graphics Accelerator
    Replaced with New Graphics Accelerators

    The Sun Expert3D-Lite Graphics Accelerator is being transitioned because it has been replaced by new 3-D Graphics Accelerators. These new devices include the Sun XVR-1000 Graphics Accelerator and the Sun XVR-500 Graphics Accelerator. The Last Order Date will be 01/03/2003 and Last Ship Date will be 04/04/2003.

    SunSpectrum Instant Upgrade Support Services
    Additional Support for Mission-critical IT Environments

    The SunSpectrum Instant Upgrade (SIU) support services provide additional support to customers for their computer hardware when additional services are not offered by the standard warranty coverage or because of the mission-critical nature of their IT environment.

      Last Order Date for PGX32 Graphics Accelerator Card Extended
      Customer Demand Prompts New Date

      Sun has extended the Last Order Date for the PGX32 Graphics Accelerator card to December 2, 2002.

      New Configuration for Sun Fire V880 Server
      Additional Memory at a Modest Price Increment

      Sun has announced a new configuration for the Sun Fire V880 server at 900 MHz with eight processors, 32 GB of memory and 6 - 73 GB FC-AL disk drives. This new configuration of the Sun Fire V880 server provides additional memory at a modest price increment above the eight-processor, 16-GB configuration.

      Sun Fire Server System Design and Configuration Guide
      by Nathan Wiger and Roger Blythe

      The Sun BluePrints OnLine program currently features Nathan Wiger and Roger Blythe's configuration guide for the Sun Fire server. The authors cover designing the Sun Fire server system's logical server and offer some useful rules of thumb for system analyis.

      Sun StorEdge 3300 Series
      Offers Affordable Alternative for Workgroups

      The new Sun StorEdge 3300 series arrays combine the power and availability of enterprise storage systems with the simplicity and affordability of workgroup arrays. The first member is the Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI array. A new second redundant array of independent disks (RAID) controller is also available.

      Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI Array
      Modular Design Provides Flexibility

      The Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI array offers enterprise-class availability, scalability and adaptability to customers with demanding, fast-growing environments. The Sun StorEdge 3310 array's modular design simplifies the task of adding storage capacity while enterprise management features and rugged construction ensure ease of use and reliability of service.

        Upgrades to Sun StorEdge L25 and L100 Tape Libraries
        Upgrade Paths and Allowances

        Customers are now able to trade in selected Sun tape libraries and those from other vendors and receive value toward the purchase of a new Sun StorEdge L25 or Sun StorEdge L100 base tape library and associated installed drives.

          Sun StorEdge 9900 ShadowImage Software
          Repricing and Restructuring of License Scheme

          Sun StorEdge 9900 ShadowImage software licensing had been based on the total usable capacity of the Primary Volumes within a Sun StorEdge 9980 or Sun StorEdge 9970 system. Now total usable capacity is the total logical (i.e., emulation formatted) capacity of all the logical devices in all the array groups in the subsystem. Usable capacity is not affected by any RAID architecture-specific factors.

          Sun ONE Middleware Migration Tools
          For Application Servers and Portal Servers

          Tools currently available for Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) middleware migration are Sun ONE Migration Tool for Application Servers Version 2.0 -- Early Access (formerly known as iPlanet Migration Tool for Application Servers) and Sun ONE Migration Tool for Portal Servers Version 1.0 -- Early Access.

          Using the USB Generic Driver (Ugen) to Access USB Peripherals
          On Solaris Operating Environment Systems

          Jan Van Bruaene's article "Using the USB Generic Driver (Ugen) to Access USB Peripherals on Solaris Systems" provides an example that uses Ugen to access status information about a USB uninterruptible power supply (UPS). The author covers USB, a simplified UPS application and binding the Ugen driver to your device.

          Faster Development with JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library
          By Qusay H. Mahmoud

          JavaServer Pages (JSP) technology simplifies the process of embedding bits of Java programming language code (or scriptlets) in HTML documents. Additionally, developers can use the JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library (JSTL 1.0) to introduce their own custom tags written in an HTML-like syntax. Qusay H. Mahmoud's article, "Faster Development with JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library (JSTL 1.0)" demonstrates how to utilize JSTL and assumes hands-on experience with JSP technology.

          Sun ONE Platform Developer-specific Web Site
          Tips to Learn, Innovate, Design and Deploy

          Sun has created a new Web site specifically for developers for the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE). The goal of this site is to help developers learn, innovate, design and deploy software to solve real-world problems in the workplace, enterprise and industry. The site will grow over time as code and technical articles are added.

          Education and Research
          Ohlone College Adopts IT Infrastructure from Sun and Extreme Networks
          System Includes Sun Ray Thin Clients and ExtremeWare

          Sun and Extreme Networks Inc. are delivering an innovative, simplified computing infrastructure to connect users and desktop applications at Ohlone College in Northern California's East Bay. The solution enables better performance, enhanced security and greater uptime based on the Sun Ray Appliance architecture and Extreme Networks' high performance multi-layer Gigabit Ethernet switching solutions. The combined solution is expected to help lower total cost of ownership by up to 30 percent over a PC environment.

          Two Books on Java Technology
          Covering Java Foundation Classes/Swing API and Java DataBase Connectivity API

          Two new books on Java technology cover the Java Foundation Classes/Swing API user interface and Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC) API 3.0

          O'Reilly Book on XSL-FO Tool Set
          Moving from XML to Print

          Dave Pawson's new book "XSL-FO" explores one method by which developers and Web designers can convert XML to print. Extensible Style Language-Formatting Objects (XSL-FO) is a set of tools used to describe page printouts of XML (including XHTML) documents. Developers who need to produce printed material from their XML documents can use XSL-FO as a bridge.

            "JavaServer Pages, Second Edition"
            Bergsten's Updated Text Showcases Use of Java Servlets

            The JavaServer Pages (JSP) framework uses a component-based approach that allows Web developers to easily combine static HTML with Java programming language components for dynamic features. The new edition of "JavaServer Pages" by Hans Bergsten shows developers how they can use the Java technology servlets to create their own effective Web applications.

            "BGP" by Iljitsch van Beijnum
            Using Border Gateway Protocol for Internet Interdomain Routing

            The O'Reilly book "BGP" by Iljitsch van Beijnum provides network administrators with the information they need to know to run Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) for regular IPv4 routing in all but the very largest networks. The book covers BGP configuration and operation in an Internet environment and how to troubleshoot it.

            Java Technology
            PeekAndPick 2.0 Offers New Features
            By Jonathan Knudsen

            PeekAndPick 2.0, an application for selecting and reading news stories via an MIDP-compliant device, offers several new features. They include a headline list with an animated progress indicator and a function that allows pending network connections to be cancelled.

            Rob Gingell Discusses the Future of Java Technology
            Reported by Janice J. Heiss

            The interaction of .NET and Java technology is unpredictable at the moment, Sun Chief Engineer Rob Gingell noted in an interview with Janice J. Heiss. It will depend on whether developers use the public open source architecture or allow proprietary needs to dictate the direction of their work.

            MIDP API Code Samples
            From the Wireless Java Technology Web Page

            The Wireless Java technology Web page provides links to a variety of code samples that use the MIDP APIs. The samples are organized into categories such as alerts and timers, event handling and network connections.

            Security of Network Identity: Kerberos or PKI?
            Evaluating Which One Suits Your Needs

            There are two popular architectures for securing network interactions: Kerberos and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). This article considers the features of both and recommends PKI as the better solution for network identity applications.

            Titan 4.0 Beta 6
            Security Tool

            Titan is a collection of programs, each of which either fixes or tightens one or more potential security problems with a particular aspect in the setup or configuration of a UNIX system. Titan's simple modular design makes it easy for anyone who can write a shell script or program to add to Titan as well as completely understand the internal workings of the system.

            Virus Scanning Software for Solaris Operating Environment 8 (x86)
   Web Site Recommendation

            The Web site recommends virus scanning software for the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) 8 (x86 Platform Edition) from Sophos and F-Secure SSH 3.1.

            New Product Marketplace
            Kanisa 4.0 Provides Increased ROI
            Infrastructure Improved Three Ways

            Kanisa Inc. has enhanced the existing infrastructure of Kanisa 4.0 to provide a better ROI in three ways. First, by adding both the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) and Windows platforms. Secondly, by including Knowledge Extractor, which allows access to a rich variety of sources regardless of format, location or platform. Thirdly, Kanisa provides Web Services architecture that is industry-standard to connect with almost any other system.

            Marimba Releases Enhanced Change Management Offerings
            Supports UNIX Systems, Linux, Windows and .NET Server Environments

            Marimba Inc. has released a series of inventory, targeting, packaging and reporting enhancements to its Server Change Management offerings. Marimba has also created an alliance with Citrix Systems to provide support for Terminal Services management capabilities.

            NetBotz Adds Support for Sun Systems to Advanced Device Crawlers Software
            Internal Vitals Monitoring Software Detects Hardware Failures

            NetBotz Inc. has extended its Advanced Device Crawlers software to support the Sun hardware platform. Advanced Device Crawler, an internal vitals monitoring package, provides system data such as CPU temperature, fan speed and power supply status on a cross-platform basis to aid detection of hardware failures and reduce network downtime.

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