Sun to Incorporate InfiniBand-based Platforms
Into Future Systems and Blade Servers
Sun will incorporate the open interface standard of InfiniBand's
high-speed switch fabric architecture which offers advanced features
for I/O interconnect into future server, software and storage products.
Future InfiniBand-based platforms are expected
to include Sun's next-generation, horizontally scalable blade servers
expected in 2004 and future vertically scalable enterprise servers.
Sun Awarded DARPA Contract
High Productivity Computing Systems Program
Sun has been awarded a 12-month contract by the Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the High Productivity Computing
Systems (HPCS) program to assess and develop technology solutions to
address future Department of Defense (DoD) high-performance
Sun Makes Top Ten in DM Review
Reader Survey of the Business Intelligence Market
DM Review 100 has ranked Sun as one of the top ten vendors in its list
covering the business intelligence (BI) market. The annual reader
survey from DM Review consists of the 100 vendors that received the
highest total score from readers based on three equally weighted
metrics: product quality, market share and customer satisfaction.
Sun Dominant in RISC/UNIX Server Market in ASEAN, India
Holds 54.6 Percent Share of Market in Third Quarter
Sun Microsystems garnered more than half the Asia South RISC/UNIX
server market in unit shipment and revenue terms in the third quarter.
According to International Data Corp.'s Q3 2002 Enterprise Server
Tracker Report, Sun's revenue market share in the region -- which
includes Singapore, Malaysia, India, Thailand, the Philippines and
Indonesia -- rose to 54.6 percent in Q3 calendar year 2002.
BEA WebLogic Server 7.0 to be Distributed with Solaris 9 Operating Environment System Administrator's Kit
Sun and BEA Systems will distribute an evaluation version of BEA
WebLogic Server 7.0 with the Solaris 9 Operating Environment
(Solaris OE) System Administrator's Kit. BEA will also offer a six-month
Performance Results from Sun and the Manugistics Group
Retail Solution Nets 22 Percent Improvement
Sun and the Manugistics Group announced that performance results for
Manugistics NetWORKS Fulfillment 7.0 on the Sun configuration netted a
22 percent performance improvement over previous benchmarks on other
platforms, at a dramatically lower price point.
Taiwan National Cheng Kung University Center Named Sun COE
Awarded for Bioinformatics Research
Sun Microsystems has awarded the Center for Computational Biology at Taiwan
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), as a Sun Center of Excellence (COE) for
Bioinformatics. The first Sun COE in Taiwan, NCKU will join an elite
cadre of universities around the world using cutting-edge technology to
conduct research in bioinformatics.
Sun Microsystems of Canada Receives "In the SPIRIT of Excellence" Award
From BMO Financial Group Supplier Recognition Program
Sun Microsystems of Canada has been recognized by BMO Financial Group
as having distinguished itself by continuously striving for excellence
in the areas of cost reduction, process improvements and innovation.
Sun received the "In the SPIRIT of Excellence" award, part of BMO
Financial Group's Supplier Recognition Program.
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