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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
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'
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).
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
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.
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 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
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.