Moving Forward with N1
Terraspring, Pirus Network Acquisitions Bring New Technologies to N1 Vision
Only three months after first laying out the roadmap for the
revolutionary IT architecture called N1, Sun has acquired two
companies, Terraspring and Pirus Networks. With Terraspring, Sun gains
virtualization and infrastructure provisioning technology. Pirus
Networks's virtual storage technology allows Sun to deliver a key
component of the N1 vision--an open, easily managed storage
Sun Environmental Services Program
Assesses Datacenter Environment to Optimize Availability, ROI
Sun Environmental Services is a tiered suite of integrated global
services designed to increase system availability, increase
customer satisfaction and reduce service calls by evaluating the
customer's physical environment in the datacenter. These services
assess physical system layout, air quality and temperature/humidity.
Each inspection and/or assessment will comply with Sun Datacenter Best
Practices. The intended target market is every Sun Service program
Sun to Integrate Sun ONE Software Stack into Solaris Operating Environment
Pricing Structure Changes from Standalone-per-Buy to per Usage
Writing in eWeek, Peter Galli comments on the Sun initiative to
incorporate all its Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) software
components into the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE).
Galli includes information on a change in the Sun pricing structure as
well, which is moving from stand-alone per product to pricing based on
Chutney Apptimizer Speeds Up Web Site
Stores Output of Common Requests on Sun ONE Application Server
A major investment bank deployed the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun
ONE) and Chutney Technologies Apptimizer to speed up its Web-based
applications and Web site. Chutney Apptimizer assisted the Sun
ONE Application Server (formerly iPlanet Application Server) by
storing the output of common requests instead
of regenerating them for each subsequent request.
IP Storage Networks at Work User Symposium
February 4 - 6, 2003
The SNIA IP Storage Forum's IP Storage Networks at Work User Symposium
takes place February 4-6 at the SNIA Technology Center in Colorado
Springs, Colorado. It is the first educational event and demonstration
dedicated to bringing together IP storage networking industry expertise
and working end-user solutions.
Free ROI Seminar at Sun in Santa Clara and McLean
Two January Dates
David Hadden, President and CTO, New Course Analytics, will present a
complimentary seminar at Sun in Santa Clara, CA, on January 15 and in
McLean, VA, on January 28, titled "Beyond ROI: Measuring and Optimizing
the True Impact of Training, IT, and Other Interventions on the
FinExpo 2003: Shaping the Financial Landscape of the Future
Free Seminar Set for January 29, 2003, in London
With a theme of "Shaping the Financial Landscape of the Future," the free
FinExpo 2003 exhibition and seminar opens up January 29, 2003, at the
Cabot Hall, Canary Wharf, London. FinExpo 2003 will feature presentations
on Web Services, next-generation trading systems, STP, business process
outsourcing and risk management.
Java Developer Connection Online Chats
Topics: J2ME Wireless Toolkit 2.0, High-Performance GUIs
Two Java Developer Connection online chats are slated for
January. On January 7, 2003 at 9 a.m. PST, there will be a discussion
of the Java 2 Platform, Mobile Edition (J2ME) Wireless Toolkit 2.0.
On January 21, at 11 a.m. PST, there will be an online discussion on High
Performance GUIs with the Java Foundation Classes (J.F.C./Swing) API.
"PHP Cookbook" Gives Programmers Best Practices and Solutions
Includes Theory and Background, not just Cut-and-paste Code
Always pressed for time, programmers often find it necessary to study
best practices worked out by others or to follow a solution to a common
problem rather than expend the effort to solve it on their own. PHP
programmers will find that the impressive collection of code in the new
"PHP Cookbook" by David Sklar and Adam Trachtenberg provides quick
"recipes" to help them put their programming skills to the most
productive use possible.
"Hack Proofing Sun Solaris 8" and "Mastering Solaris 8"
Two Guides to Getting the Most Out of Solaris 8 Operating Environment
For system administrators and security professionals concerned with
protecting their Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE), the
book, "Hack Proofing Sun Solaris 8" (from Syngress Media Inc.) by Wyman
Miles, Ed Mitchell, F. William Lynch, Randy Cook (editors) and Ido
Dubrawsky and F. William Lynch (contributors) provides instructions for
securing a Solaris OE system and its environment.
"UNIX Filesystems: Evolution, Design, and Implementation"
Author Reviews UNIX and Linux Filesystems
Written by Steve Pate, a senior member of the VERITAS Filesystems
Group, "UNIX Filesystems: Evolution, Design, and Implementation" sheds
light on the inner workings of UNIX filesystems and gives you the
know-how to fine-tune your UNIX filesystems for optimal performance.
Pate also provides a complete implementation of the System V filesystem
on Linux, as well as instructions on how to build, install and analyze
"802.11 Security" Explains IEEE Protocol
Dispels the Myths of Wireless Security
802.11b, or "Wi-Fi," is the IEEE wireless standard that most companies
are adopting. In their new book, "802.11 Security," Bruce Potter and
Bob Fleck explain the underlying structure of the 802.11 protocol, the
risks associated with deploying and using a wireless network and how
attackers will attempt to exploit inherent weak spots and the tools
that can be used to successfully defend against them.
New Product Marketplace
Security Tool: @stake WebProxy
Tests Web Applications for Security at Development Level
WebProxy is an interactive security tool that helps developers test and enhance the
security of Web applications. Sitting between the developer's browser and the
Web application, @stake Inc.'s WebProxy acts as a proxy to let the developer
observe precisely how a Web application responds to staged
Platform Intelligence Solution
Improves IT Management
Platform Computing Inc. has released Platform Intelligence, which
enables IT professionals to understand and proactively manage complex
distributed IT computing environments. It provides decision-ready data
marts, visual reporting and real-time analysis tools, proactive event
response, a customizable management portal, reliable and secure data
delivery and low-impact data-collection agents.
Tek-Tools Ships Storage Profiler Version 2
Adds DNS, Uptime Monitoring
In its new version 2.4 of its flagship Storage Profiler application,
Tek-Tools has added functionality for DNS monitoring, uptime
monitoring, scheduled reports, duplicate files and enterprise reports.
Storage Profiler is completely Web-based, enabling proactive,
location-independent monitoring of critical storage resources within
multi-vendor enterprise networks, including the Solaris Operating
Environment (Solaris OE).