Sun, Asigra Develop Data Protection Services
Off-Site Backups Available
The Asigra Televaulting solution from Sun and Asigra combines Sun
StorEdge Complete Storage Solutions with Asigra's Televaulting
software to make an cost-effective disaster recovery solution. It can be paid
for monthly and be automated.
Sun Banks on Security, Storage, Data Management and N1
Adds Web Services Interoperability Organization Membership
For insight into Sun's approach to the dynamic hardware-software
markets, Mark Jones, news editor of InfoWorld, turned to John Fowler,
the company's CTO for Software. According to Fowler, opportunity exists
in security, storage and management issues. Fowler also sheds light on
Sun's plans for N1, its hopes for influencing the standards process
since joining the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I),
and a corporate effort to focus on solving actual customer needs.
Overhead Gamma Camera from Philips Nuclear Medicine
Runs Reliably with Sun Technology
Philips' SKYLight system consists of a gamma camera with flexible,
robotic arms that move around a patient and allow doctors to gather
data from longer scan tests for early diagnosis of life-threatening
diseases and other critical medical conditions. The SKYLight system is
controlled with sophisticated software programs running on a platform
of UltraSPARC processor-based hardware and Solaris Operating
Environment (Solaris OE).
Java Metadata Interface Specification
Provides Platform-Neutral Infrastructure
The Java Metadata Interface (JMI) specification implements a
dynamic, platform-neutral infrastructure that enables the creation,
storage, access, discovery and exchange of metadata (data about data). JMI enables platform-independent discovery and access of metadata. Sun is making a download of the JMI Specification API 1.0 available.
Java Authentication and Authorization Service
Provides User-based Security
The Java Authentication and Authorization Service software package
enables services to authenticate and enforce access controls upon
users. It implements a Java technology version of the standard Pluggable
Authentication Module (PAM) framework and supports user-based authorization.
Java Authentication and Authorization Service software has been integrated
into the Java 2 Software Developers Kit, Standard Edition, v 1.4.
RealRead E-books Feature 3-D Page Turning, No Plug-in Software
Specialty Retailer Brookstone Produces Java-based E-Catalog
Specialty retailer Brookstone has partnered with RealRead to create an
electronic version of its 68-page holiday catalog to be emailed to
Brookstone prospects. The e-catalog does not require any
plug-in software nor any file download, it can be emailed as a
hyperlink in the email text and it looks exactly like the printed
version, featuring 3-D page turning.
Introduction to Generics
Added to Java Programming Language
Generics -- also commonly known as parameterized types -- have been
used in other computing languages for years. And now generics will be
added to the Java programming language with the 1.5 release. Paul
Mingardi's article, "Preparing for Generics: An Introduction," gives
examples of how generics can help Java technology programmers.
Solaris 9 12/02 Operating Environment
Scalability, Security Features Enhanced in Update
The Solaris 9 12/02 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) (SPARC
Platform Edition) builds on the success of the Solaris 9 OE.
Enhancements in the areas of scalability, availability, manageability
and security define the industry-leading UNIX system operating
environment. This Solaris 9 OE update integrates fixes and performance
improvements, as well as select new technologies in a tested,
easy-to-install configuration while maintaining guaranteed binary
compatibility with prior Solaris OE releases.
Solaris Resource Manager 1.3 Software
Limits Physical Memory Usage at Per-lnode or Per-project Basis
With Solaris Resource Manager software, customers can allocate,
control and monitor system resource usage. The latest version of
Solaris Resource Manager software, 1.3, includes the new functionality which
allows system administrators to limit physical memory usage at a
per-lnode or per-project basis.
Solstice Backup Business Edition 6.1 Software
Supports Solaris OE, UNIX Systems, Linux, Windows and Netware
Sun Microsystems is enhancing its data continuance solutions portfolio
by introducing the Solstice Backup Business Edition 6.1 software.
This new edition is designed for workgroup, departmental, small-business
and branch-office environments, providing a reliable,
easy-to-use high-performance data protection solution with
enterprise-class features. The software is available for Solaris
Operating Environment (Solaris OE) platforms and will support UNIX
systems, Linux, Windows and Netware clients with Client Paks.
Hardware Systems Learning Path
Desktop and Server Maintenance and More
The courseware in the hardware systems learning path is designed to help
system administrators, field service engineers and hardware support
professionals learn essential skills to install, configure, diagnose
and troubleshoot Sun hardware systems.
Fibre Channel Options from The Sun System Handbook
SPARCstorage Arrays, FC Host Adapters and More
Fibre Channel Options from the Sun System Handbook lists storage
sub-systems that use Fibre Channel (FC). Components include SPARCstorage
arrays in the Model 100 and 200 series; FC Host Adapters such as the
SBus Dual FC Network Adapter, PCI Single FC Host Adapter and others.
Components for servers such as the Sun Enterprise 3500 server are
4 GB Low-cost Memory Expansion Kit
A new 4 GB Low-cost Memory Expansion Kit is available
for Sun Fire 280R servers and Sun Blade 1000 workstations
and Sun Blade 2000 workstations. The modules in this kit are a
re-design of the original modules, making them lower-cost to the
customer and physically different from the original UltraSPARC
III processor-based memory modules that were used by these platforms
Sun Releases 17-inch Flat CRT Monitor to Market
Displays About 1.3 Megapixel vs. 1.0
Sun has released a flat 17-inch CRT monitor to the market. This new
monitor features a 0.24mm dot pitch flat screen with support for a 1280
x 1024@75/76Hz resolution while remaining backward compatible with the
previous Sun-branded 17-inch CRT monitor. The existing Sun 17-inch
monitor supporting 1152 x 900 resolution will be transitioned.
2003 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
January 9-12, Las Vegas
The 2003 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 9-12
in Las Vegas, Nevada, will host more than 250 wireless exhibitors and a
variety of wireless conferences and training programs. See the latest
developments in telephony, Bluetooth, 802.11, WiFi, infrared, GPS and
other wireless technologies. Speakers include Bill Gates and Michael Dell.
January 26-30, Orlando
Lotusphere 2003 is set for Orlando, FL, on January 26-30, 2003. Some of
the sponsors of the event are HP, Sun, BlackBerry, AT&T Wireless, Cisco
and Legato. Attendees will be able to share insights with the Lotus
software team for more than four days at Lotusphere 2003. From
knowledge transparency to learning management to instant real-time
messaging, Lotusphere 2003 is collaborative chemistry at its best. And
it only happens once a year at one of the world's most influential
DCI's Customer Relationship Management Conference
February 19-21 in Chicago
DCI's Customer Relationship Management Conference offers seven distinct
tracks that cover every aspect of CRM including planning,
implementation, integration, deployment, management and measurement.
The conference will be held February 19-21, 2003, in Chicago, IL.
BEA eWorld 2003
March 2 - 5, Florida
BEA eWorld 2003 in Orlando, FL, March 2-5,
will feature daily keynote addresses by industry luminaries
and over 100 extensive breakout sessions for new and experienced
developers, as well as executive business sessions for CIOs and line of
business managers. Tracks will focus on process integration, integrated
portals, Web Services solutions and more.
Storage Software Standards Move Ahead
Bluefin CIM/WBEM Provides Common Models
Mark Carlsen, senior architect for Sun storage, discusses the Bluefin
CIM/WBEM standard, which provides customers with the ability to
implement plug-and-play storage devices from multiple vendors, while
still controlling and managing from a single, CIM/WEBM-based storage
Consolidation Platform of Choice: Sun StorEdge 9900 Series
Real-world Consolidation Examples
The Sun StorEdge 9900 system features a revolutionary switched
architecture that delivers unmatched resilience, performance,
scalability and manageability. The innovative architecture provides
higher levels of bandwidth and I/O throughput than the older monolithic
fixed bus architectures still used by other storage vendors. And the
Sun StorEdge 9900 series is optimized for the mature, proven
Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) and certified for
Sun Cluster 3.0 configurations to ensure meeting users' uptime and
Sun StorEdge Availability Suite Software's Remote Mirror
Oracle Customers can Capitalize on Power and Flexibility
Sun StorEdge Availability Suite software's remote mirror enables
customers to replicate their vital enterprise data remotely in real
time, across any IP-based network on any multi-vendor storage
subsystem. It has passed the Oracle Storage Compatibility
Program (OSCP) comprehensive remote mirroring test suite.
New Guide: Sun StorEdge Availability Suite 3.1 Remote Mirror Software with Oracle Databases
Overview, Architecture, Replication Modes and More
The 78-page Usage Guide for Sun StorEdge Availability Suite 3.1
Remote Mirror Software with Oracle Databases provides an overview of
the software, its architecture, replication modes, synchronization
modes and using the remote mirror replication with Oracle. The guide
also provides examples of failover scenarios.
New Products Added to the Sun Developer Hardware and Sun Startup Programs
Sun LX50 Server, Sun Blade 2000 Workstation and Sun Fire V100 Server
The Sun Developer Connection Partner Programs have added the
Sun LX50 server for Linux, Sun LX50 server for Solaris
Operating Environment (Solaris OE), Sun Blade 2000 workstation, and Sun
Fire V100 server to its line of product offerings
through the Sun Developer Hardware and Sun Startup programs.
Program members qualify for discounts amounting to
approximately 57 to 76 percent.
GCC2C Converter v.1.0
GNU C/C++/Fortran/ObjectiveC to C Converter
GCC2C is a "GNU C/C++/Fortran/ObjectiveC to C" converter written as an
extension for the GCC compiler. It takes source code written for GCC and
outputs equivalent C code, which can then be fed into the target ANSI C
compiler. In tests, use of Forte or Sun ONE Studio C software
compilers (formerly Forte for Java) has shown significantly
improved performance with GCC compatibility.