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Jonathan Schwartz Discusses Software During Town Hall
Calls Network Identity "Fundamental Web Service"

Network identity has become "the fundamental Web service," according to Jonathan Schwartz, Sun executive vice president of software, as retailers connect with each other, their customers and their suppliers. He confirmed the "dominance of the network model of computing" in the marketplace, and said customers are focusing on value, choice and operational efficiency.

iForce Partner Excellence Awards
Co-sponsored by Computerworld

Sun will host the iForce Partner Excellence Awards, a new awards program co-sponsored by Computerworld to honor U.S. iForce partners who have excelled in providing quality products, innovative solutions and superior services to customers. The awards ceremony will be on April 9, 2003, at the iForce Partner Summit in Orlando, FL

Sun Wins Second Global Innovator's Award
"iWork" Entry Honored in Corporate Realty, Workplace Management

Sun has been awarded CoreNet's prestigious Global Innovator's Award at the 2002 CoreNet Global Summit in San Diego, CA. Sun's entry, "iWork...Your Office Anywhere," won in the category for Innovation in Corporate Real Estate and Workplace Management. Each year CoreNet Global (Corporate Real Estate Network) recognizes innovative practices and excellence in the strategic management of corporate real estate.

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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
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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 also listed.

4 GB Low-cost Memory Expansion Kit
Redesigned Modules

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 before.

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.

    Events
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    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.

    Lotusphere 2003
    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 technical conferences.

    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
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    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 management platform.

      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 reliability objectives.

      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.

      Developer
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      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.

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