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Sun in Retail and Distribution
Bringing Open Standards to Bear on the Marketplace

Sun has joined forces with industry-leading retail business partners and bolstered its decades-long commitment to open-standards-based technologies such as Java technology and XML. Together, Sun and its business partners are using open standards to offer strategic new solutions while enabling retailers to write an application once and run it on whichever platform best suits their technical and budgetary needs.

Corporate Express Runs B2B Service on Low-TCO Sun Platform
Sun Success Story

In order to streamline its supply chain management, Corporate Express began working with Sun in 1999 to consolidate its data center environment and create a single order processing and billing system across its enterprise. Corporate Express consolidated its data center environment onto two Sun Enterprise 10000 servers (26 CPUs each) and four Sun Enterprise mid-range servers in less than three months.

Sun in the Financial Services Market
Putting Sun Open Net Environment to Work on the Street

Using Java technologies, XML and the IP communications protocol, financial institutions can begin to re-invent their business while protecting existing technology investment; they can lay the basis for straight-through processing and legacy integration; they can pave the way for electronic communities of customers, suppliers and partners.

Greg Papadopoulos on Network Computing
Sun CTO Targets Simplification, Consolidation

According to Greg Papadopoulos, senior vice president and CTO at Sun, the growth of network technology is going to outstrip the growth of computing itself in the next decade. Sun aims to use its N1 architecture to render the administration of that complexity as simple as possible.

Software
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Davis Project Snapshot Release Available for Download
Includes Basic Security Architecture of Planned Full Jini Starter Kit

The Davis project, an effort by the Jini technology project team at Sun to address the need for a Jini technology security architecture, has produced the interim Snapshot release for download. Snapshot includes the basic security architecture integrated with most of a planned full Jini Technology Starter Kit's services and utilities.

Attend Two Classes and Receive a Free Varsity Jacket
Wear a Java or Solaris OE Label

If you are already enrolled in a class or plan to take a class, Sun is adding an incentive: free jackets with Sun logos. The jackets are lined with black wool and have leather sleeves in the letterman style. Choose the Java technology logo or the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) logo embroidered. Instructor-led training courses must be completed by February 28, 2003.

Sun Mainframe Rehosting Software Suite
Two New Courses Offer Web-learning Opportunities

Two courses are now available. One is the Sun Mainframe Batch Manager Software Administration Course (ES-306), and the other is the Sun Mainframe Transaction Processing Software Administration course (ES-305).

    Events
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    National Manufacturing Week
    Six Shows in One, March 3-6, in Chicago

    The six events of National Manufacturing Week, March 3-6, 2003, explore the entire 21st century product life cycle. This Chicago event attracts products and services relating to every aspect of manufacturing. Attendees come together to do business, hear speakers and choose from among six tracks of sessions relating to technology and solutions in design engineering, plant engineering, automation and IT.

    Sun Tech Days Travel to London
    February 3-4

    At London's Sun Tech Days, set for February 3-4, 2003, at the Hilton London Metropole, developers will experience a unique global gathering of industry leaders representing cutting-edge technology. Themes will center around Web Services, identity and security and Web foundations.

    Wall Street on Java Technology Show and Conference
    February 4-5, 2003

    The Wall Street on Java Technology Show and Conference runs from February 4-5, 2003 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City. Hosted by Sun and Lighthouse Partners, this event focuses on the adoption of Java technologies by the global financial markets community. Workshops, keynotes from Sun managers and financial markets users, and a preconference training session are set.

    Oracle AppsWorld
    Take What You Have And Make It Better

    Oracle AppsWorld is coming to the San Diego Convention Center January 19-22, 2003. This hands-on learning environment will give you direct access to Oracle's senior executive management and application product development teams, who will deliver the best possible direction and strategy for your business.

    Storage
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    Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Software License Transfer Offering
    Allows Easier Migration To Newer Systems

    For Sun StorEdge 9960 and Sun StorEdge 9910 customers who want to utilize the advanced performance and software features of the Sun StorEdge 9980 and Sun StorEdge 9970, Sun has just made it easier to migrate to the newer systems. Customers may now transfer their embedded software licenses from their existing Sun StorEdge 9960 and Sun StorEdge 9910 systems to their new Sun StorEdge 9980 and Sun StorEdge 9970 systems.

    Sun StorEdge L7 Tape Autoloader
    Replacing DLT8000-based Sun StorEdge L9 Tape Autoloader

    Sun is positioning the Sun StorEdge L7 Tape Autoloader as a replacement for the DLT8000-based Sun StorEdge L9 Tape Autoloader. The linear tape open (LTO)-based Sun StorEdge L9 tape autoloader will transition at a later date. Sun said the manufacturer of the L9 decided in March 2002 to exit the automation business.

    73 GB Configuration for Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI Array
    And Sun CRS Program Offers 36 GB Configuration

    New 73 GB, 10K rpm array configurations are now available for the Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI Array. Configurations with 36 GB will also be available through the Sun Customer Ready Systems (CRS) program. The new SCSI 73 GB 10K rpm HDD configurations double the capacity of existing configurations.

    Intelligent Storage Platform White Paper
    Convergence Toward an Intelligent Infrastructure

    A white paper by Mark Lovington, director, corporate development at Sun, notes that organizations are adopting newer, more cost-effective approaches to data storage that incorporate storage area networks (SANs) and network-attached storage (NAS). In his paper, Lovington outlines the move toward "an intelligent storage platform" that manages the company's data storage assets.

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