Sun Wins Motions for Preliminary Injunctions
Microsoft Expected to Appeal
In a ruling handed down on December 23, 2002, U.S. District Court Judge
J. Frederick Motz ruled in favor of Sun's motions for preliminary injunction
against Microsoft seeking both damages and to require Microsoft to carry the
latest Java technology software in its Windows releases.
Nanyang Technological University and Sun Join Forces
Create Centre for Supercomputing and Visualization
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has signed a three-year Singapore $10
million research collaboration with Sun Microsystems to advance
research and development in the Nanyang Centre for Supercomputing and
Visualization (NCSV), which is affiliated to NTU's School of Mechanical
and Production Engineering.
Leasing Business Doubles in FY02 for Sun Australia
Universities and Others Reducing their Costs
Sun Rentals, the financing division of Sun Australia, has seen a 50
percent growth in business in 2002. Customers such as Crane Group
Limited, Macquarie University and Charles Sturt University are
experiencing cost savings. The leasing program also allows
organizations to implement an ongoing technology refresh plan without
any increase in their payments.
Sun Canada Opens State-of-the-art Office in Markham, Ontario
Features iWork Technology Model
On December 17, 2002, Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc. officially opened
its new 90,000 sq. ft. facility in Markham, Ontario, featuring the iWork
model. The iWork Office initiative is based on the hoteling model with
unique Sun components such as a Web-based reservation system. Employees
use Sun Ray appliance thin clients enabled with smart cards and
have access to online
resources that allow them to be flexible, not only about where they
need to work, but also with the technology tools they need.
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.