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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 locations.

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 Jim Baty.

    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.

      Storage
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      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 (E/OS) enables.

      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 on availability.

        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.

        Education and Research
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        University of British Columbia Incorporates Sun Open Net Environment Vision
        Redesigns IT Infrastructure Following uPortal Model from JA-SIG

        In order to better serve the "digital student," the University of British Columbia developed a comprehensive approach to the redesign of its IT offerings, making Services on Demand one of the cornerstones. At the heart of this effort is UBC's e-Strategy framework, which embodies the principle of "decentralized collaboration" and delivers federated administrative services to its 39,000 students and 1,740 full-time faculty via a portal-based service platform.

        Sun Ray Appliance and the Education Marketplace
        Schools and Universities Well Suited to Sun Ray Technology

        The Sun Ray Server Appliance makes it possible for students and faculty in schools and universities to liberate themselves from the desktop and enjoy The Network is the Computer technology. Sun Ray thin clients are simply a display with a keyboard and a mouse.

        The Digital Library Toolkit
        A Sun-sponsored White Paper

        "The Digital Library Tool Kit" is a 151-page white paper written to help address the issues that some of the leading academic institutions, public libraries, government agencies and museums face while developing digital content and distributing it via the Web. The white paper is sponsored by Sun and aims to be a comprehensive, state-of-the-art document that provides guidance in the field of Digital Libraries.

        Nanyang Technological University Chooses Sun
        To Complete the Visual Human Project's Biomedical Database

        Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) School of Biological Sciences has been chosen as one of four mirror sites of the U.S. National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Visible Human Project (VHP). The goal of this project is to host VHP's 115 gigabyte dataset online, with a focus on reliability and availability.

        Sysadmin
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        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 incident response.

        Publications
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        "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 operating system.

        "JavaScript & DHTML Cookbook"
        Solutions and Examples for Web Programmers

        The "JavaScript and DHTML Cookbook," by Danny Goodman, is all about 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 solve problems.

        "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.

        Java Technology
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        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.

        Telco
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        Java Advanced Intelligent Networks Solution
        Liberates Intelligent Networks from Traditional Shortcomings

        Coupled with the ability of Intelligent Networks to separate service creation and control from the underlying network infrastructure, Java technology promises to resolve the incompatibilities between hardware and software protocol solutions that have so far inhibited the potential development and adoption of Intelligent Networks.

        Configure a Scalable LAN with the Netra CP2300 Telecom Blade Server
        Features Up to 2.5 GB Maximum Memory

        The Netra CP2300 Telecom blade server supports redundant packet I/O over a compact PCI Packet Switched Backplane (cPSB) according to the PICMG 2.16 specification. Specifications include a 650-MHz UltraSPARC IIi processor, up to 2.5 GB maximum memory (with additional memory and 512 KB of Level 2 cache.

        Sun and iForce Partners Serve Telecommunications Market
        Focus on Carrier-grade Solutions, End-to-end Service Delivery

        Sun and its partners in telecom provide a comprehensive foundation of carrier-grade solutions that address an end-to-end service delivery architecture. These solutions are tailored to meet specific needs and to integrate with legacy systems to deliver up-to-date, scalable, converged services.

        "Strategic Vision for Converged Communications" White Paper
        How Sun Helps CSPs Take Advantage of the Converged Communications

        Sun provides a business framework for communications service providers (CSPs) and the Sun Common Mobility Architecture to help CSPs take advantage of business opportunities in the era of converged communications. The "Strategic Vision for Converged Communications" white paper covers the Sun Common Mobility Architecture and the iForce MLS Reference Architecture.

        New Product Marketplace
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        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 unstructured sources.

        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.

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