Sun Offers Chinese Universities US$2 Billion Training and Software
Free Web-based Training, Latest Sun ONE Software Without Licensing Fees
Through its Sun Academic Initiative (SAI) program, Sun Microsystems
will be offering the more than 16 million university students and
qualifying educators in China free Web-based training and the latest
Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) software for educational and
research uses without licensing fees. Worth more than US$2 billion,
this initiative is designed to help students acquire industry-leading
certification and marketable job skills.
Winners of First-ever "University Wireless Developer Contest" Named
Sun, Nextel, Motorola Announce Next Competition for Fall 2003
Michael Yuan, Ramswaroop Somani and Ju Long were, respectively, the
first, second and third place winners of the University Wireless
Developer Contest jointly sponsored by Sun, Nextel Communications Inc.
and Motorola Inc. The winners developed applications based on the
Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) and designed for the
Sun Opens Two New Enterprise Technology Center Laboratories
Facilities in Menlo Park, CA, and Hillsboro, OR, join Burlington, MA, Lab
Sun has expanded the facilities available to its iForce partners for
the tweaking and benchmarking of solutions under development. With the
opening of an Enterprise Technology Center (ETC) Lab in Menlo Park, CA
and another in Hillsboro, OR, Sun can now offer its partners compute
power totaling 3,615 CPUs and 205 TB of storage.
Cadence and Sun to Aid Electronic Design Industry in China
Establish Scholarship Program for Software Technology Institute
Cadence and Sun Microsystems have announced the establishment of a
scholarship program for the Zhong Cuan Cun-Cadence Institute of
Software Technology (ZCIST) in Beijing. The Sun-Cadence partnership
will play an important role in helping China meet the increasing demand
for electronic system and IC design engineers.
Sun Markets EduSoft Portfolio to Australian Universities
Agreement to Bring No-fee License Access to Sun ONE Software Stack
A pending agreement with Sun Microsystems will provide the 26 member
institutions of the Council of Australian University Directors of
Information Technology (CAUDIT) access to licensing of the complete
Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) software stack and make it
available to more than 500,000 Australian tertiary (college and
university) staff and students free of charge.
Telstra Research Laboratories Joins iForce Solution Center Network
First Australian Company to Gain Solution Center Accreditation
Telstra Research Laboratories (TRL) is set to become the latest member
organization in the global network of 28 iForce Solution Centers and
the first company to receive iForce Solution Center accreditation in
Scott McNealy Stresses Innovation in Talk "Down Under"
Key to Reducing IT Systems Cost and Complexity
Addressing the Australian Israel Chamber of Commerce in Sydney
recently, Sun Chairman, President and CEO Scott McNealy said, "Sun's
business model leverages the strengths of leading developers and
systems integrators and plays extremely well in the Australian market.
Sun ONE Application Server User Groups
April 8 in Boston and April 9 in New York City
The next meetings of the Sun ONE Application Server user groups
will take place on April 8, in Boston, and April 9, in New York. All IT
managers, developers, system administrators, and other users of Sun ONE
Application Server (formerly iPlanet Application Server) are invited to join as members and participate.
In-depth panels and discussions will take place at both dates and
Simon Phipps of Sun to Speak at Linux on Wall Street
April 7, New York City
The Linux on Wall Street conference will focus on financial markets
requirements and include examples that highlight financial
applications. Speakers will include Simon Phipps, Chief Technology
Evangelist at Sun. The event will be on April 7 in New York.
Sun TV Services EMEA Seminar Series
April and May in Europe
This spring, Sun will host five TV Services Solution Seminars for
customers and partners in the EMEA market who create, manage, or
deliver TV services over media networks. In April and May, seminars
will be held in Brussels, Madrid, Milan, London and Munich.
Upcoming Sun Net Talks on N1, Web Services, Portals and Project Orion
April 3, 10, 16 and 22
Four upcoming Sun Net Talks in April will cover how N1 can provide
higher utilization, Sun's model for Web Services, portals, and how Sun will
redefine the operating environment via two key initiatives: Project
Orion and N1. The Sun speakers are Lew Tucker, John Loiacono and
NAB2003 MultiMedia World Conference
April 5-10, Las Vegas, NV
The NAB MultiMedia World Conference will take place from April 5-10 in
Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference should provide an intense educational
overview of digital media creation, distribution and presentation from
both technical and business perspectives. It also examines the
relationships among the various delivery platforms: broadcast,
Internet, satellite, broadband, wireless and cable.
Spring 2003 VON Trade Show and Expo
March 31 - April 3, San Jose, CA
The Spring 2003 VON Trade Show and Expo will be held March 31 through
April 3, in San Jose, CA. The event will focus on the convergence of the
telecom and Internet industries. Often considered the essential meeting
place for the IP communications industry, the show will examine the
many issues affecting the IP communications revolution.
New SDLT LVD Base Units and Sun StorEdge SDLT 320 Drives
For the Sun StorEdge L25 and L100 Tape Libraries
Sun is offering a new drive and LVD interface that expand the Sun
StorEdge L25 tape library and Sun StorEdge L100 tape library
offerings: The Sun StorEdge SDLT 320 desktop tape drive gives your
customers another drive technology option; the interface allows for
higher bandwidth than HVD (80 MB/sec per channel for LVD, versus 20
MB/sec per channel for HVD).
Sun StorEdge 9900 Dynamic Link Manager 4.0 Software
Designed for Use with HP-UX
The Sun StorEdge 9900 Dynamic Link Manager for HP-UX v4.0 software
has load balancing and path failover capabilities that qualify it as a
genuine high-availability solution. Sun StorEdge 9900 Dynamic Link
Manager software increases information availability across the
enterprise by helping to utilize all data paths.
McDATA Intrepid 6064 Director Supports Sun StorEdge SAN 4.1
Offers High Port Density and High Availability for Data Center Storage
Customers who require high port density and high availability (5-nines)
in their data center storage solution can find it in the McDATA
Intrepid 6064 Director, which supports the Sun StorEdge SAN 4.1
Release. Based on ViperASIC technology and with up to 64 ports of
connectivity in a single 9U chassis, the McDATA Intrepid 6064 supports
1 GB/sec and 2 GB/sec auto sensing ports, as well as a suite of
advanced fabric services that the McDATA Enterprise Operating System
Sun StorEdge 9900 Series LDEV Guard Software
For S/390 Customers Interested in a Write Once, Read Many Times Solution
The new Sun StorEdge 9900 LDEV Guard, for Sun StorEdge 9980 and
Sun StorEdge 9970 systems in a mainframe environment, is intended
for those S/390 customers who are interested in a WORM (write once,
read many times) solution for their systems. Larger VTOCs (volume table
of contents) allow the customer to have a larger number of S/390 data
sets stored on these WORM volumes.
Investment Protection for the Sun StorEdge 9960 and Sun StorEdge 9910 Systems
Protection Will Offer "Like New" Components
Sun is offering investment protection for customers who have a stake in
the Sun StorEdge 9960 system and the Sun StorEdge 9910 system.
Despite the two systems being transitioned in November, 2002, Sun will
make new and "like new" components available to customers. The offering
is currently limited to the U.S. and components will be offered based
Intelligent Storage Solutions: Versatile Sun StorEdge T3 Array
Accommodates Open Systems Workgroup Platforms, Including Linux
Sun noted that customers were no longer investing in data storage
systems according to host system type but rather confining their
purchases to storage components that could be used across all the host
platforms in their enterprise. Seeing a role for itself as a
single-source vendor, Sun designed the Sun StorEdge T3 Array
product line in response.
Securing the Solaris Operating Environment
Tips from Lance Spitzner
Lance Spitzner of the Honeynet Project outlines how to secure the
Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE). Spitzner recommends
Core installation, explains partitioning, the need
for downloading patches and the benefits of the Solaris Security
Toolkit software (JASS) from Sun. He includes two customized JASS
configuration files to assist you in building your secured system.
How Do You Know if You Need N1?
Goals of N1
To evaluate what N1 can do for you, consider the following questions:
Do you need to increase utilization? Do you need to deploy projects
rapidly? One of the goals of N1 is to increase server utilization, not
by a small percent, but by 80 percent. This article presents a before
and after picture of the results of N1.
Responding to a Customer's Security Incidents
Part 1: Establishing Teams and a Policy
According to Vijay Masurkar, author of "Responding to a Customer's
Security Incidents -- Part 1: Establishing Teams and a Policy,"
"computer security incident response is the process and action an
organization takes in response to a computer security incident."
Masurkar cautions that his paper should not be read as a comprehensive
guide to creating the programs and practices for an entire security
"Learning Red Hat Linux, Third Edition"
Installation and Configuration of Red Hat Linux for Beginners
The new book, "Learning Red Hat Linux, Third Edition," is written to
help ease the reader into the world of Linux. Since Linux has become
firmly established as an operating system of choice for many users,
many people have turned to the simple Red Hat distribution of the
Solutions and Examples for Web Programmers
adding value to the content of a Web page. The 592-page book focuses on
practical and sensible applications of scripting, rather than flying
images and gratuitous color changes. In all, the text contains over 150
recipes for common and uncommon problems.
"Designing Storage Area Networks, Second Edition"
A Practical Reference for Implementing Fibre Channel and IP SANs
"Designing Storage Area Networks, Second Edition," a new book by Tom
Clark, is written for those network developers, IT consultants,
administrators and managers that need more than just a simple
description of technical specifications and standards. Instead it
provides detailed information on using diverse SAN technologies to
"Head First Java"
A New Way of Learning the Java Programming Language
The book, "Head First Java," introduces a new way of learning to
teach readers how to quickly begin thinking like a Java programming
language programmer. Using the latest research in biology and
psychology, the book aims to teach the reader better and faster with
tools like mind stretching exercises and easily memorable analogies.
Applied Java API for XML Messaging
Real-world Examples of JAXM Implementing Web Services
In his white paper "Applied Java API for XML Messaging (JAXM)" Sun
Technology Evangelist Rima Patel writes for an audience familiar with
SOAP and ebXML Message Service technologies. The paper, which contains
abundant examples of code, includes a conceptual overview of JAXM and two
complementary examples of JAXM's use in implementing Web Services for
interfacing customers and partner businesses.
Sun's Vision of Web Services
Three Phases of Adoption
Sun envisions Web Services being adopted in three phases: Tying together existing applications in an enterprise, extending applications
outside an enterprise's firewall, and provisioning secure, federated services across the Internet. Jon Byous outlines how the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) can create a Web Services infrastructure that can grow.
Java Foundation Classes (JFC)/Swing API
For Building Rich, Interactive Java Technology-based Clients for Web Services
The Java Foundation Classes (JFC)/Swing API is a set of Java
technology class libraries provided as part of Java 2 Platform,
Standard Edition (J2SE) that enables developers to build fully
functional GUI client applications that run and integrate on any client
machine that supports the J2SE platform, including Microsoft Windows,
Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE), Linux and Mac OS X.
The JFC/Swing API is well suited for building rich, interactive Java
technology-based clients for Web Services.
Java Specification Request 172: Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition Web Services
To Provide Basic XML Processing Capabilities
The Java Specification Request (JSR) 172: Java 2 Platform,
Micro Edition (J2ME) Web Services specification defines an optional
package that provides standard access from the J2ME platform to Web
Services. It will provide convenient Java platform support in the J2ME
platform for the specifications defined by network standards
organizations. The Final Release date is set for the summer of 2003.
New Product Marketplace
Semagix Ships Freedom 3.0 Semantics-based EII Platform
Aggregates, Relates Heterogeneous Data from Disparate Locations
Freedom 3.0 from Semagix is a semantics-based Enterprise Information
Integration (EII) software platform. The new release provides customers
and integrators with a low risk approach to developing smarter business
processes and applications through enhancing metadata and integrating
business insight from structured and
724 Solutions Debuts the X-treme Mobility Gateway 2.2
Latest Version Delivers Powerful New Functionality
The provider of next-generation IP-based network and data services, 724
Solutions, has released X-treme Mobility Gateway (XMG), version 2.2.
The WAP 2.0 solution is designed to offer fresh and innovative software
features that improve the end users' experience. The software also
creates value added content revenue opportunities for mobile operators
while reducing the costs of operational deployment.
Interlink Networks Debuts New Features
Security Capabilities Across Authentication Server Product Lines
The developer of network security and access control software,
Interlink Networks, has debuted several new features across its
authentication server product lines. The features for the Secure XS
Wireless LAN Security Software and RAD-Series AAA servers focus on
making access control to wireless and wired networks easier to
implement and manage.