Network Identity Assessment Tool Available
Helps Sun Customers Pinpoint Identity-Enabled Services Capabilities
Sun's Network Identity Assessment Tool helps a company evaluate what
they need to do to deliver Web Services. It provides a report with
recommendations for improving business process and operational
effiencies. The Sun ONE Platform for Network Identity provides a
complete package for companies to deploy a network identity solution.
Credit Suisse Success Story
Improving Accuracy in Trade Execution
Credit Suisse Group has recently implemented SECOR Monitor, an
automated monitoring tool to check the accuracy of trades, executions
or instruments data in the bank's order routing system. The Java
technology-based system tracks trading data, routes them to the middle
or back office for investigation and leaves an audit trail for
Asia Pacific Market Offers Bright Prospects for Sun
Telecom Market Called Horizontal, with New Vertical Opportunities
"Asia Pacific is one of the brighter spots for the telecommunications
industry," according to Sun manager of communications Bill Steen.
Opportunities lie with companies that are "going straight to mobile"
technologies, "and established players who are looking to leverage
content and service delivery through 2.5 and 3G technologies."
McNealy Reaffirming Sun's Identity and Mission
The Underdog that Won't Go Under
Scott McNealy, Sun Microsystems chairman, CEO and president, assured Ashlee Vance of IDG News Service that he is not uncomfortable in the least with the Rodney Dangerfield label the media has perennially attached to the company. McNealy said it does not bother him that, like Dangerfield, Sun gets no respect. Sun has been pronounced a goner for much of the past 20 years, McNealy recalled, and the company is still very much alive and kicking.
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Heads to New York
Slated for January 22-24, 2003
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is heading for New York City, January 22-24, 2003.
Topics include business/emerging technologies, developer issues, Linux use
in government, defense and communications and security issues. The keynoter
is Hector Ruiz, president and chief executive officer of AMD.
European Events Involve Sun
OOP 2003 Conference in Germany and Sun ONE University Center in Italy
Sun's James Gosling, founder of Java technology, will be a keynote
speaker at this year's OOP 2003 Conference in Germany, January 20-24,
2003. Also, Sun ONE University Italy is offering workshops on Java
technology and the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE). The workshops take
place in Turin, Milan, Padua and Rome, Italy.
Two Automotive Events Set for 2003
Automotive News World Congress in January, Forrester Automotive Summit in February
Two major automotive-themed conferences take place early next year. Sun is
a sponsor and will exhibit at the Automotive News World Congress in
Dearborn, Mich., January 13-16, 2003. The other conference is the 2003
Forrester Auto Summit. This February 18-19 meeting in Los Angeles will
explore the move from a production-driven "push" to a demand-driven "pull"
University Developer Days in Canada
University of Ottawa and Carleton University
Sun's Annual Tech Days global tour is stopping in Ottawa next month to
address its community of present and future developers. In addition to a
Developer Day event January 10, 2003, at the Westin Hotel, the tour will
also offer sessions January 9 at two Ottawa universities - the University
of Ottawa and Carleton University.
Sun StorEdge SAN 4.1
Features the Brocade Silkworm Family of Switches
Sun StorEdge SAN 4.1 features the Brocade Silkworm family of
switches: 2 Gb Brocade Silkworm 12000, 3800 & 3200. These switches
operate with non-price-listed Brocade switches. Sun StorEdge SAN 4.1
adds functionality over version 4.0 (tape fabric, better heterogeneous
support and SNIA HBA API support).
Sun StorEdge HiCommand Device Manager Software Version 2.2
Support for CIM and Solaris 9 Operating Environment
Sun is introducing version 2.2 of the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series
HiCommand Device Manager Software and transitioning version 2.1. New
for version 2.2 is support for the Common Information Model (CIM) 2.7,
Solaris 9 Operating Environment (Solaris OE), Japanese language,
7D+1P RAID-5, 4D+4D RAID-1+, and additional HiScan HBA support.
Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager v. 3.2 for Solaris Operating Environment
Brocade 12000 Universal Country Kit, Rack Also Announced
Sun has announced the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager
(SDLM) Version 3.2 for the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris
OE), a Sun StorEdge SDLM Version 4.0 for AIX and Windows NT/W2K. The Sun StorEdge SDLM provides
automatic and manual failover and failback connectivity to the Sun StorEdge 9900
Series storage systems.
Storage Performance Council Releases SPC Benchmark-1
First Industry-standard Benchmark for Enterprise Storage Systems
The Storage Performance Council (SPC) has released the SPC Benchmark-1
(SPC-1), the first industry-standard benchmark for enterprise storage
systems. The SPC has constructed a complete multi-platform toolkit for SPC-1
that quickly evaluates performance and price/performance using a
variety of storage topologies, including direct-attach and network storage.
SCSI 73-GB 10K rpm Hard Disk Drive Configurations
For Select Sun StorEdge Volume Storage Products
New SCSI 73-GB 10K rpm hard disk drive (HDD) configurations are now available for select
Sun StorEdge volume storage products, including the Sun
StorEdge S1 array and the Sun StorEdge D240 Media Tray. The
introduction of the new configurations effectively doubles the capacity
of these products from 36 GB to 73 GB.
Oracle ServerFree Agent License Options for VERITAS NetBackup Datacenter
NetBackup Enhancements Offer Online Database Backup Features
Eliminating the backup footprint on a production server is a
requirement for many of today's online, all-the-time e-business
applications. NetBackup ServerFree Agent provides snapshot backup
technology combined with server-free data movement for storage area
network (SAN) environments. A data snapshot can be created in seconds
and then backed up directly from disk to tape. Users can significantly
reduce CPU and I/O overhead from application or database servers while
eliminating the backup window altogether.
Transitioning of Sun StorEdge Products
Sun StorEdge Utilization Suite Software 4.0 Replacing Sun StorEdge SAM-FS 3.5 and Sun StorEdge Utilization Suite 3.5 Software
Sun has announced the transition of Sun StorEdge SAM-FS 3.5 and Sun
StorEdge Utilization Suite software 3.5. The Sun StorEdge Utilization
Suite software 4.0 will replace these transitioned products. It offers
disk-to-disk archiving capability, both locally and to a remote site,
tape-drive sharing on the network, access-control lists and quotas on
Education and Research
Uniting the K-12 Enterprise
LDAP, Sun ONE Meta-Directory Solution Promotes Communication
The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) standard and the
Sun ONE Meta-Directory software (formerly known as the iPlanet Directory
Server, Integration Edition) solution address many of the needs of
the K-12 education enterprise. Part of the Sun ONE Network Identity
Suite, the LDAP and the Sun ONE Meta-Directory solution promotes 24X7 services,
administrative efficiency and communication among parents, faculty
uPortal by JA-SIG
Specifically for Higher Education Institutions
uPortal is a free, sharable portal under development by institutions of
higher-education who view an institutional portal as an abridged and
customized version of the institutional Web presence... a
"pocket-sized" version of the campus Web.
Recipes for Building Relational Databases from Scratch
"MySQL Cookbook" by Paul Dubois is bound to become a valuable tool for users of this increasingly popular database becuase it will free them from having to create their databases from scratch. The book's Problem/Solution/Discussion format offers quick solutions to everyday programming dilemmas. For every problem addressed in the book, there's a worked-out solution or "recipe," a short, focused, ready-to-use piece of code.
"UNIX Power Tools, Third Edition"
New Shells Added
The third edition of "UNIX Power Tools" by Shelly Powers, Jerry
Peek, Tim O'Reilly, and Mike Loukides offers a complete guide to UNIX
system tips, scripts and techniques. The 1160-page book
contains short articles that are independent of each other.
"Inside Solaris 9"
Fundamentals, Maintenance and More
This book on the Solaris 9 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) by Bill
Calkins provides readers with fundamentals of the OE, installing it,
maintaining the system and more. "Inside Solaris 9" from New Riders Press
is 936 pages.
"Programming Jakarta Struts"
Complete Guide to Building Applications with the Struts Framework
In the book "Programming Jakarta Struts," Chuck Cavaness has written a
guide that will find a wide readership among Java technology
developers seeking to deal with the increasing complexity of the
Java programming language and to save the hours they formerly spent
writing low-level features instead of using well-written frameworks to
build presentation layers. Developers will find more time available to
devote to the business logic at the core of the program.
Solstice Software OSI 9.0
A Complete Open System Interconnect Communication Platform
Solstice OSI 9.0 connects Solaris Operating Environment
(Solaris OE) systems to all other Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) systems, as well as provides
access to OSI networks worldwide. Solstice OSI 9.0 is supported on
Solaris 8 OE (SPARC Platform Edition) system in 64-bit mode.
Sun's End-to-End Solution for ISPs and Telecom Companies
Sun StorEdge A1000/D1000, Netra st A1000/D1000
Sun StorEdge A1000/D1000 and Netra st A1000/D1000 carrier-grade storage
subsystems offer the key features providers need for handling large
telecom databases and applications such as Web hosting and messaging.
They offer capacity, scalability, reliability and availability, backed up with Java technology-enabled network management software and the open Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE).
Technical Reference and Installation Manual for Netra CP2060 and Netra CP2080 CompactPCI boards
A 180-page Technical Reference and Installation Manual for the
Netra CP2060 and Netra CP2080 CompactPCI boards is now
available. The Netra CP2060 and CP2080 Technical Reference and
Installation Manual describes the hardware specifications, function and
physical properties of these boards, with a description of connector
pinouts, boot sequence, diagnostics, installation and removal
Wireless Technologies Learning Path
MID Profile, CLDC and More
The courseware in this learning path introduces students to wireless
technologies and Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME)
technology. Courses cover the MIDP and developing mobile
applications with the MIDP and the J2ME platform.
New Product Marketplace
New XML-based Power Management Software a Boon to IT Managers
Monitors, Controls and Configures UPS on Web with SSL Security
MGE UPS SYSTEMS has released its new UPS Web-Pac software to the market.
This new power management software, when used in conjunction with
MGE's new XML-Web cards or XML-@gent, provides comprehensive and
highly secure management of network-attached uninterruptible power supply
anywhere on the network. As an industry innovator in distributed
power protection solutions based on TCP/IP and SNMP protocols,
MGE's new Web-Pac management software is the first to offer Secure
Socket Layer (SSL) security that enables safe remote monitoring and
MomentumSP Web-based Application To Handle Securities Processing
Will Operate on Solaris OE, AIX, NT Systems
Integrated Software Solutions (ISS) is developing MomentumSP, a
Web-based application to handle global securities processing.
MomentumSP will support domestic and international corporate trust
operations in a straight-through processing environment and streamline
securities processing in a multi-currency, multi-calendar and
multi-time zone mode on a single platform.
DCL Adds Border Gateway Protocol Product to IP Routing Suite
DC-BGP Supports Virtual Routing
Data Connection Limited (DCL) has released its Border Gateway Protocol
(BGP) product, DC-BGP, which forms part of its Internet Protocol (IP)
Routing Suite and has been architected specifically for the
reliability, scalability and extensibility requirements for today's
Internet and next-generation networks. It supports virtual routing,
including BGP/MPLS virtual private networks (VPNs) in accordance with
Competitive Intelligence and Market Research Solution
From Traction Software
To help gather and use competitive information, Traction Software, a
provider of enterprise weblog software, has introduced a new product,
Competitive Intelligence (C.I.) and Market Research solution, to its
TeamPage Enterprise Weblog. Traction Software collects, organizes and
shares strategic competitive intelligence information from many sources
so it can be leveraged by the right people at the right time for smart
Mailcenter Solution from Sendmail
Fights Spam and Viruses
The Mailcenter solution from Sendmail provides a cost-effective message
hosting and access solution that overlays the message processing, spam
and virus-fighting, and policy enforcement capabilities in Sendmail's
Mailstream Manager. The solution creates a rich, reliable ecosystem that adapts to existing architectures to minimize disruptions in service, excessive costs or redesign.