Sun Services Software Only Support End of Life
Two New Support Levels Replace Legacy Programs
Sun has announced the end of life (EOL) for the Sun Services
Software Only Support (SWON) program, as well as EOL for the
Sun Software Support Gold, Silver, Bronze and Subscription Only
programs (formerly known as iPlanet Maintenance) as of January 28,
2003. These EOL'd programs will be replaced by the Sun Software
Premium Support and the Sun Software Standard Support services.
Getting Flowers and More Sent On Time
Sun and AT&T Fuel 1-800-FLOWERS.COM's Expansion
1-800-FLOWERS expanded its business and created an online ordering
system with Sun and AT&T technologies. At first, online sales accounted
for only ten percent of their business; now they make up about
half of their revenue.
Japan's Kansai Electric Power Company Expands Fiber Optic Network
Delivers High-speed Internet Access with Sun and Kasenna MediaBase
Kansai Electric Power Company Inc. (KEPCO) is the second largest
electrical power supplier in Japan, a country where, it is predicted,
30 million homes will use high-speed Internet access and 10 million
families will use super high-speed Internet access by 2005. Given that
projected market, Kansai management decided to expand its fiber optic
network (and its services) to supply high-speed fiber-to-the-home
(FTTH) and to add new content delivery services such as broadband
Internet access, TV and video on demand, and voice services on its
entire installed base using an IT infrastructure provided by Sun
Sun in Digital Media
Solutions for Publishing, Video, Film, Music, Gaming and Other Areas
Sun has had a long-standing interest in digital media and entertainment
services, which is reflected in its having been a founding member of
the Liberty Alliance Project, a collaboration involving such
corporations as Sony, Time Warner, American Express, Cisco Systems and
Vodafone. Readers will find all the aspects of Sun's involvement in digital
media reflected in the program of the Digital Media Universe 2003,
scheduled for March 4-5 in Los Angeles.
Education and Research
Illinois State Builds iCampus, a Java Technology-based uPortal
Interactive Business Solutions Mentors Campus-wide Implementation
In less than three years, and with the help of the Java in
Administration Special Interest Group (JA-SIG), Illinois State
University has launched iCampus, an open-standard, campus-wide Java
technology-based portal. One of the founding members of JA-SIG,
Interactive Business Solutions (IBS), was awarded the contract to
develop and implement iCampus.
University of North Carolina -- Chapel Hill Messaging Services Upgrade
Sun IT Infrastructure Serves 42,000 Daily Users
Faced with the increasing demands put on its messaging services
infrastructure by 42,000 users, the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill turned to scalable Sun solutions to accommodate the
combined 700,000 email messages sent and received daily in the system.
UNC -- Chapel Hill now uses a Sun Fire 6800 server with 12 750 MHz
UltaSPARC III microprocessors running the Solaris 8 Operating
Environment. The messaging infrastructure also comprises 18 other Sun
servers that handle incoming and outgoing mail gateways and Web mail.
Education Research Grant Partnership (U.S. Only)
How Sun Can Help Implement a National Research Grant
Sun can help your university successfully implement its national
research grant. If you (or your institution) have received a research
grant from a government agency or any private foundation or corporate
grant, Sun sponsors partnership offerings.
New Product Marketplace
LINMOR Releases NEBULA PM 6.3 Performance Monitor Suite
NEBULA Evaluation Gives Network Administrators a Free 30-day Trial
Along with the release of NEBULA PM 6.3, the latest version of the
NEBULA Performance Monitor suite, LINMOR Inc. is making available
NEBULA Evaluation, which entitles customers to a 30-day free trial of
the software. NEBULA Evaluation supports any SNMP MIB-II device and
has a fully configurable, fault-tolerant data store.
Moonlight STM and Moonlight 4 Offer Remote Server Security Package
Generates Intrusion-detection Alerts, Triggers Real-time Alarms
The first evaluation version of Moonlight Session Tracking Manager
(STM) from Moonlight Systems is available for download. System
administrators can use the software, which runs on Red Hat Linux or the
Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE), to generate
intrusion-detection alerts. In response to suspicious activities, STM
can also be used to trigger real-time alarms and commands.
Dot Hill Releases SANnet II Fibre Channel Storage Solution
Offers Hardware, Software, Training and Support
SANnet II FC is a complete storage networking
solution consisting of hardware, software, training, support and
service for Windows, Linux and UNIX system platforms. It employs the
same common modular architecture and unified management software as
other SANnet II solutions such as SANnet II SCSI.