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SAS Adopts Solaris 9 Operating Environment
Retains Commitment to Sun's UNIX System-based Platforms

SAS Institute has announced its continuing commitment to Sun's UNIX system-based platform by embracing Sun's newest edition of the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE), version 9. Sun and SAS have collaborated on multiple development projects since 1989. Solaris 9 OE combines traditional OS performance and applications with a bundled server, strengthened firewall protection and enhanced management features.

Sun and SAS Expand Relationship
Focusing on Java Technology and Sun Open Net Environment

With its adoption of Java technology and support for the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE), SAS has deepened its long-term alliance with Sun Microsystems and strengthened its position as one of the leading providers of business intelligence.

Workscape, GM and Sun Microsystems to Receive Delphi Award
Honoring Corporate Portal Solution

In a statement detailing the Best Practices Award recently made to Workscape Inc. and Sun Microsystems Inc. for leveraging portal-related technology with exceptional results in a solution delivered to General Motors, Delphi Group praised the three corporations "...for their combined efforts in deploying a corporate portal that has enhanced the online communication, education and work environment of General Motors' employees."

Storability Software Delivers New Version of Global Storage Manager
Signs Sun as Authorized Reseller

Storability Software, a provider of storage management solutions, has released an enhanced version of its Global Storage Manager and concluded a new reseller agreement with Sun Microsystems.

Sun, Journee Reveal New Performance and Scalability Test Results
16,000 Concurrent Users Handled in Subsecond Times

Sun and Journee Software have revealed new performance and scalability test results achieved during a series of data integration tests. Running on the Sun Fire V880 and Sun Fire V480 servers in combination with Sun StorEdge T3 arrays, the tests achieved a peak performance load of 16,000 concurrent users with subsecond response time, handling over 55 million transactions per day.

New Learning Solutions from Sun and BEA
Web-based Training on BEA WebLogic Workshop, Java Technology and More

Sun and BEA Systems Inc. will broaden their global relationship and offer new learning solutions to customers. Under the new agreement the two companies are joining forces to provide Web-based training on BEA's industry-leading BEA WebLogic Workshop development environment as well as on Java technologies, XML, Linux and the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE).

Features
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Solutions for Midsize Enterprises
Sun and iForce Partners Offer Affordable Alternatives

Sun and its iForce partners have come up with solutions designed for midrange companies. Sun offers a line of products to support companies of middle size including the Sun LX50 server, which incorporates both Linux and the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE). The Sun ONE-based system comes with low-cost, scalable hardware and an integrated stack of open-source software.

Sun and Web Services Interoperability Programs
SOAPBuilders, Java Community Process Program and Web Services Interoperability Organization

Sun is involved in a number of interoperability programs including SOAPBuilders, the Java Community Process (JCP) Program and the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I). Further details on each are available in the Web version of this article on this news magazine's Web site.

Sun OEM Program Services Office
Supporting an Entire Server Product Line

The Sun OEM Program Services Office is an organization dedicated to serving the specific requirements of telco OEM partners. The Sun OEM Program Services Office gives Sun's primary Telco OEM partner accounts the dedicated, focused program management interface required to quickly and thoroughly respond to their specific requirements. From product solution features to product change notification practices, the Sun OEM Program Services Office exists to enable Sun to foster true, prosperous partnerships with valued telco OEM partners.

The Sun Linux Vision
Tightly-Integrated Systems and Hardware

Sun's vision is to provide a tightly integrated system with the Sun Linux distribution tuned to the Sun hardware platform. Linux is an open source operating system that provides stability, manageability and usability.

Software
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Sun Management Center Change Manager Software
White Paper Outlines Use of Replicated Servers

Sun has released a technical white paper detailing Sun Management Center Change Manager software's features, functionality and benefits to system administrators and IT departments. According to Sun, the software can significantly increase system administrator efficiency and productivity in computing environments using large numbers of replicated servers to provide software services.

Sun HPC ClusterTools 4 Software
Addressing Cluster and Grid Computing

Sun HPC ClusterTools 4 software is a complete integrated environment that provides middleware to manage a workload of highly resource-intensive applications and delivers an end-to-end software development environment for parallel distributed applications.

Events
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RSNA 2002 in December
Digital Technology in Radiology

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) will host "RSNA 2002: Leading Medicine's Digital Transformation," at its 88th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, December 1- 6, 2002, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The meeting for members of the radiology team includes scientific papers, credited courses and imaging experts from around the world.

E-business Integration Conference
November 18 - 20 in San Francisco

The E-business Integration Conference Series is specifically designed to provide business and IT leaders with solutions to the full spectrum of e-business integration challenges. This year's event will take place at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, CA, on November 18 - 20.

IFS World Conference Fall 2002
Orlando on November 17-20

Sun will exhibit new solutions at the InFocuS (IFS) World Conference Fall 2002 in Orlando, Florida, on November 17-20. This year's IFS World Conference at the Orlando World Center Marriott will demonstrate how to increase efficiencies and improve productivity at five key levels in an enterprise, ranging from chief executive officer to power users. IFS develops and supplies component-based business applications for medium and large enterprises.

Entry Level Servers
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Select Netra Servers in Sun Customer Ready Systems (CRS) Program
Provides Integration Services in Sun Factories

The Sun Customer Ready Systems (CRS) program combines Sun and complementary third-party hardware and software products into complete solutions. Configurations are built to the customer's order in Sun factories and shipped as a complete system ready to deploy. Sun CRS customers save time and boost reliability through factory integration.

NEBS Level 3 Certified Netra Servers from Sun
Rack-intensive Deployments in Less than Ideal Environments

Sun's NEBS Level 3 Certified Netra line of servers are rugged, rack-optimized systems with features that make them ideal for use in rack-intensive deployments in less than ideal environments. The server line includes the Netra 120 server, the Netra 20 server and the Netra ct 400 server.

Developer
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Solaris OE Analyzer for C/C++ Source Code Version 1.1
Detailed Analysis Report for Porting Issues

The Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) Analyzer for C/C++ source code version 1.1 is a free downloadable tool that analyzes the feasibility of porting C and C++ source files from other operating environments to Solaris OE. Enhancements to this version include an HTML version of detailed analysis report and a database for Linux porting issues.

Solaris Operating Environment and HP-UX
Benefits of Migrating to Solaris OE

If your company is looking for the most competitive application development environment, the HP-UX to Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) migration Web page discusses how the Solaris OE provides sound business reasons for migrating to an industry-standards-based UNIX operating system.

Publications
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O'Reilly Book on Project JXTA
A Framework for Peer-to-Peer Networking

"JXTA In a Nutshell," an O'Reilly release, offers an introduction to Project JXTA, an innovative framework that allows Java technology programmers to take advantage of the peer-to-peer (P2P) networking protocol without getting bogged down in the low-level details. The book includes a tutorial, quick reference, application binding reference and JXTA protocol.

Hacking Exposed: J2EE & Java
Developing Secure Web Applications with Java Technology

"Hacking Exposed: J2EE & Java," by Art Taylor, Brian Buege and Randy Layman, offers step-by-step ways to defend against the latest attacks by understanding the hackers' methods and thought processes. The authors provide examples of real-world attacks, both ordinary and sophisticated, and valuable countermeasures to protect against them.

Anti-Hacker Tool Kit Book
Explains Newest Security Tools

Stay one step ahead of even the most cunning hackers with help from "Anti-Hacker Tool Kit," written by Keith Jones, Mike Shema and Bradley Johnson. Through proper use and configuration of key security tools, the authors say users will be able to investigate and resolve existing problems within their network infrastructure.

NetBeans: The Definitive Guide
Making Java Technology More Efficient

The NetBeans guide from O'Reilly covers how to use the platform to make Java technology more efficient. The various editors and explorer windows are discussed as well as more advanced features so you can work with XML documents, CVS repositories, Javadoc software trees and Web applications, all within the NetBeans framework.

Java Technology
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Java Community Process Program 2.5
Increasing the Flexibility of the Process

The Java Community Process (JCP Program Management Office (PMO) has released a new iteration of the program, JCP 2.5, which enhances the JCP by enabling the participation of a wider variety of contributors and by increasing the flexibility of the process by which compatible implementations of Java technology are created.

An Inside View of Securing Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition Applications
With Sun ONE Application Server 7

Security architect and lead security developer for Sun ONE Application Server Jyri Virkki and Sun ONE Middleware Developer Web site staff writer Marina Sum outline the background architecture of the Sun ONE Application Server 7 and the features it provides to help developers secure their Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications. (The Sun ONE Application Server was formerly the iPlanet Application Server.) They also discuss authenticating users.

Java Technology Live Transcript
Discussion on the Sun ONE Application Framework

The architects of the Sun ONE Application Framework, Todd Fast and Mike Frisino, were guests on a recent Java Technology Live discussion on October 22, 2002. They outlined how the framework simplifies the process of building scalable, enterprise Web applications. The Sun ONE Application Framework is based on the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and was formerly known as the iPlanet Application Framework.

JXTA Resolver for Client-server Developers
A Core Project JXTA Protocol

The Project JXTA Resolver is a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) concept that is similar to to the publish-and-subscribe pattern in the client-server world. Daniel Brookshier introduces the Resolver and provides a detailed code example of this query-and-response protocol.

New Product Marketplace
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Active Storage Management
Application and Storage Resource Management Offering

Astrum Software offers automated storage management for data-intensive applications and storage resources with its new release of Active Storage Management. This software and professional services offering, designed for management of applications such as email and database products, seeks to provide policy-driven management and increased scalability of application and storage resources while limiting manual intervention.

Appligent Alliance Program Provides Software Tools to Integrators
Reseller, VAR and OEM Agreements Available

Appligent, a provider of plug-in and server-based tools for the on-demand customization, manipulation and delivery of dynamically generated electronic documents, has devised a new Alliance Program designed to help integrators and consultants develop more powerful electronic document management applications for their clients.

Security Software PowerBroker 3.0 from Symark
Enhances Native UNIX Systems Authorization

Symark has released PowerBroker 3.0, security software that enhances native UNIX systems authorization by providing selective delegation of administrative privileges for trusted users without providing full root access, thereby reducing the risk of accidental damage or malicious activity. PowerBroker also manages privileges and access to third-party applications and accounts, including generic accounts.

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