Project Orion to Reduce Complexity
Aligning Software Development, Delivery Strategy and Business Model
Project Orion will simplify how customers acquire Sun's enterprise
infrastructure software and deploy and operate it. Software offerings
will have quarterly releases of an integrated software system
distributed on the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE),
Solaris OE for x86 and Linux.
Sun Worldwide Analyst Conference
Emphasis on Innovation, CIO Survey Findings
At Sun's recent annual Worldwide Analyst Conference, Scott McNealy,
Chairman, president and CEO of Sun, emphasized the need for continued
innovation in order to reduce the cost and complexity of technology
that customers are facing. Sun also presented results from an independent
Sun Plans Throughput Increases and a New Software Model
Throughput Computing Strategy and Project Orion Announced
Sun Microsystems executive vice president and CTO, Greg Papadopoulos,
recently provided a glimpse of Sun's Throughput Computing strategy and
five-year roadmap for system and throughput improvements. His
colleague, Jonathan Schwartz, provided a look at a distinctly new way
of purchasing, deploying and managing software, called Project Orion.
Archipelago Electronic Trading Platform Powered by Sun Servers
Handling up to 15 Million Trades in a Day
When Archipelago needed an exchange trading system that would be
capable of handling a 300 percent increase in trading volume, they came
to Sun. The new trading platform runs on Sun Fire V880 servers, Sun
Fire V480 servers and Sun Fire 4800 servers and can handle up to 15 million orders in a day.
High-Performance eLearning Program from Sun
New Features: Performance Metrics, ROI Tools
Sun's High-Performance eLearning Program
offers customers new features based on the standards-based
Sun Enterprise Learning Platform. Services offered through the
program are the new Performance Metrics and
Return-on-Learning-Investment Service tool and eLearning Content Vendor
Sun and eGain Benchmark of Call Center Software on Sun Server
Response Times Maintained Under a Continuous Variable Load
A series of tests on eGain Knowledge software and a Sun Enterprise
10000 server resulted in the highest performance demonstrated by a
solution for knowledge-guided customer service among publicly available
benchmark tests that are based on real-world data.
Netra 1280 Server: 12-way System
Carrier-Grade Server with NEBS Level 3 Certification
Sun introduced the Netra 1280 server -- a high performance, ruggedized
system for the telecommunications industry. It is the industry's first
rack-optimized, horizontally and vertically scalable 12-way system,
featuring NEBS Level 3 Certification, DC power and other carrier-class
VIP Tone Migrates to Sun ONE Application Server 7
Achieves 98 Percent Performance Improvement on Quiz Studio Assessment Solution
VIP Tone Inc. has demonstrated significant performance gains in a
test of its Quiz Studio educational software on Sun ONE Application
Server 7 (formerly iPlanet Application Server). The test,
designed to demonstrate the performance benefits of migrating
mission-critical applications to the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE), yielded a 98 percent improvement over a previously used application server.
Two USENIX Events
Late March in Seattle and San Francisco
Two different USENIX events will be taking place in late March. The 4th
USENIX Symposium on Internet Technologies and Systems (USITS '03), will
focus on security, new systems and dynamic content. The 2nd USENIX
Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '03), will bring
together top specialists to form a panel on file systems and storage.
Volume Product Systems Technology Showcase
March 19, Dallas, TX
Sun's Volume Product Systems Technology Showcase will be held March 19,
in Dallas. The showcase will Sun's entry-level and workgroup servers,
workstations, thin clients, security software solutions and more. There
will also be hands-on demonstrations of Sun's newest server and
workstation technology, as well as the chance to meet the people behind
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Seminars
MatrixOne PLM Seminar Series Focuses on Strategies, Results and Solutions
MatrixOne has launched the MatrixOne PLM Seminar Series with Sun
Microsystems as its sole sponsor. The series will try to provide
valuable information to enterprises hoping to speed time-to-market,
reduce development costs and increase profits. AMR Research will offer
its industry insight to those enterprises who attend the sessions.
March 23-27, San Diego, CA
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo will be held March 23 through 27, in San Diego.
The Symposium/ITxpo will cover a range of topics and use a number of
different formats such as workshops, tutorials and presentations, with
even one-on-one meetings available for Gartner clients. Speakers will
include well known names like Michael Capellas of WorldCom and Hasso
Plattner of SAP AG.
Brocade Conference 2003
March 30 - April 7, Las Vegas, NV
Brocade Conference 2003 on March 30-April 7 in Las Vegas offers
resellers, Brocade developers, Fabric Partners and OEM partners a
chance to enhance skills and improve knowledge. Sun is one of the
sponsors of the event as well as IBM. Keynote presentations will
feature Greg Reyes, chairman and CEO of Brocade; Mark Egan, CIO of
Symantec; John Ganz of IDC and Marty LeFabvre, VP of IT at Nielsen Media.
Sun TV Services Solutions Seminars 2003
April and May: From Madrid to London
This spring, Sun will host a series of TV Services Solution Seminars in
different cities for customers and partners who create, manage or
deliver TV services over media networks. The dates and locations include
April 25 in Brussels, April 28 in Madrid, April 30 in Milan and two May dates.
SunHPC 2003: Focus on Sun HPC ClusterTools Software
March 24-28 in Aachen, Germany
The High Performance Computing (HPC) conference in Aachen, Germany, on
March 24-28, 2003, will focus on building up understanding of
key concepts that are relevant to obtain good application performance.
The deadline to register is March 16, 2003.
23rd Internationalization & Unicode Conference
March 24-26, Prague, Czech Republic
The 23rd Internationalization & Unicode Conference (IUC23) will take
place March 24 through 26, in Prague, Czech Republic. IUC23 is one of
the top technical conferences in the world for software and Web
internationalization. The conference will feature tutorials, lectures
and panel discussions on a variety of advances in the globalization of
software and the Internet.
OpenOffice.org Conference 2003
March 20-21, Hamburg, Germany
The first OpenOffice.org Conference will be held March 20 and 21,
immediately following CeBIT. Topics at the conference will target both
users and developers and will be organized into separate general and
development tracks. The conference will focus on the latest open source
developments and the future of the community.
Two Sun Net Talks on Java Technology
March 5th and 14th, Online
Two Sun Net Talks are being held in March. The first,
Accessing the World of Java Technology: Using ColdFusion MX for Sun
Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) Software, will be held March 5. The
second, the Java Technology & XML All Star Roundtable, will take place
Education and Research
Up to 42 Percent Discounts for Educational Institutions on Sun Ray Appliances
Training and Software also Discounted
Sun is offering discounts to the education community on all three Sun
Ray appliances. In addition, schools can purchase Sun Ray server
software, 17- and 21-inch monitors, and the Sun Fire 280R server
and Sun Blade 2000 workstation at discounted prices specially
targeted to the education market. Sun is also offering a specialized
training program for educational institutions.
Sun EduSoft Portfolio
Access to Latest Software Technology With No-Cost Licensing Fees
With the Sun Education Software (EduSoft) Portfolio, education and
research institutions can evaluate, test and develop with the latest
Sun software. The media kit includes quarterly refreshes. Sun is also
offering discounts on support services and free Web-based training
curriculum for eligible institutions on major Sun software
StarOffice Software No Cost Licensing
Newly Adopted in Denmark, Finland, Spain and Other Schools
Sun is dedicated to giving the education community the cost breaks they
need to provide students with the latest technologies and training.
School districts to benefit recently are some in Denmark, Finland,
Spain and Switzerland; and Chicago, Miami and San Antonio. Sun is
offering new, free Web-based training for users to get quickly up to
speed on StarOffice software.
First Virtual, Multi-Member COE in NC Research Triangle
Universities, Research Institutions and Industrial Partners Collaborate on Computational Biology
Sun announced the Sun North Carolina Research Triangle Center of
Excellence (COE) in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The
members of this first virtual, multi-member COE include Duke
University, NC State University, UNC-Chapel Hill,
North Carolina Supercomputing Center, North
Carolina Genomics and Bioinformatics Consortium, Incellico and SAS.
Five New Centers of Excellence Named By Sun
Columbia, NYU, Open University of Catalunya, Tokyo, Denmark Universities
Sun named five new Centers of Excellence: Columbia University, New York
University (NYU), Open University of Catalunya, Tokyo University of
Science, University of Southern Denmark and the University of Utah.
Sun's COEs focus on topics of research from e-learning and
bioinformatics, to genomics and fluid dynamics.
E-learning Platform from WebCT Vista Running on Sun
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition and Academic Standards
To help educational institutions provide the most advanced e-learning
systems available, Sun and WebCT offer WebCT Vista, an e-learning
platform that is compliant with the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise
Edition (J2EE). It has been installed in schools the world over.
Two Wiley Books
Discussions of MySQL and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition
The new book, "MySQL and Java Developer's Guide: Java Open Source
Library," is the first comprehensive guide to MySQL for Java
programming language developers. Another new book, "J2EE 1.4
Essentials," provides the reader with the essential features,
capabilities and enhancements of Java 2 Platform, Enterprise
Edition 1.4 (J2EE).
Oracle PL/SQL Language Pocket Reference, Second Edition
Updated for Oracle9i
The second edition of the "Oracle PL/SQL Language Pocket Reference"
from O'Reilly has been updated for Oracle9i. It focuses on the most
vital information from the first edition, "Oracle PL/SQL Programming."
It contains information useful for both beginners and experienced
Oracle database developers.
Mac OS X in a Nutshell
A Comprehensive Reference for the Popular OS
The latest in O'Reilly's "Nutshell" series, "Mac OS X in a Nutshell," is
a desktop quick reference that provides a comprehensive look at Mac OS X
version 10.2. The book follows a common-sense approach that
discards superfluous information and sticks to the practical details a
reader can put right to use.
Quick Reference on Java DataBase Connectivity APIs
Look Up Procedures for Common Tasks
The Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC) specification enables Java
technology applications to work with databases. The 152-page pocket
quick reference guide by Donald Bales offers quick look-ups for all
methods of the standard JDBC API classes.