This section reviews the top articles of the past month, grouped by
topic, to recap the most important recent news from Sun and provide a
quick glance and resource in one place. The article numbers are hot
links to the Web version of each article.
Sun FireTM v60x servers and Sun FireTM v65x servers are the natural
progression from the SunTM LX50 1U Pentium III based server. They
support larger memory space, SCSI Ultra320, Integrated Gigabit Ethernet,
enhanced management features and have up to two 2.8/3.06 GHz Xeon
processors. The systems will be configured with SolarisTM Operating
System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) or Red Hat Linux and will
be competitively priced with comparable products from other vendors.
See articles  and  on the servers and  on
Sun and Red Hat .
Also part of Sun's low-cost computing announcement is the
expanding relationship between Sun and Oracle . Support of the
low-cost computing strategy is evidenced by the over 10000 applications
from more than 600 ISVs currently available on SolarisTM Operating
System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition); see .
To offer even better price performance, the workgroup servers Sun
FireTM V480 and Sun FireTM V880 servers are being repriced .
Also available at lower list price are certain Sun Fire servers
configured with 1.05 GHz and 1.2 GHz Uniboards .
See the value Sun's Enterprise Installation Services (EIS) can bring to
you to help with your new system set up .
Savings are also available on the Sun Fire v1280 server .
The N1 Data Platform is the first Network Storage offering to roll out
of Sun's N1 architecture roadmap as part of Sun's goal to deliver
complete storage solutions designed to simplify management, increase
utilization and lower TCO .
Storage services from Sun include the SunSM Storage Migration
Service  and the Sun StorEdgeSM Remote Response
Consolidate and trade-in Sun StorEdgeTM T3 arrays, Sun StorEdgeTM
A3500 series systems, Sun StorEdgeTM A5000 series systems and receive
up to a 35 percent trade-in value towards specific Sun StorEdgeTM
6120 or Sun StorEdgeTM 6320 system configurations . For another
trade-in opportunity, see article .
Evaluate the features and benefits of the Sun StorEdgeTM Enterprise
Backup software in  and the Sun StorEdgeTM Enterprise Storage
Manager software in .
Java CardTM Technology and JiniTM Technology
To lower the cost for licensees of Java CardTM technology to complete
security evaluations under Common Criteria, Sun is offering the Java
Card System Protection Profile . Version 2.2 contains
enhancements that facilitate design and deployment; see . To see
how the technology is being used increasingly by the Canadian
government, see article number .
JiniTM technology is being applied within a JavaTM technology Web Service
framework for a travel agency organization . A reflection of the
growing use of Jini technology is the standard ServiceUI API approved
by the Jini CommunitySM program . Security in Jini technology
continues to improve with work from the Davis project .
For an overview of the conference see  and . For
conference speakers and experts who will be present, see article number
. For some enterprise developers' destinations, see .
See what's offered by the Java UniversitySM program .
Other articles on the many events include: Hands-on-Labs ; Web
Services sessions  and ; Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions
 and  , . For the Java coding challenge at the
conference see article .
Education: Universities can take advantage of a business continuity
solution promotion from Sun . Universities that have chosen Sun
technology include University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland,
 using Sun solutions for its mission-critical financial and
student record systems. Philadelphia University chose a centralized
server environment using Sun servers and Sun RayTM appliance thin
client interconnections . Sun storage systems are now in place in
the University of Amsterdam . Java3DTM technology enables an
immersive graphics-based research environment at the University of
Retail: See how the SunTM Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) can improve
profit margins and more . Scan brief highlights of Sun technology
at work for retailers such as The Home Depot and Sportsman's Warehouse
Financial Services: Many banks are using Sun for mainframe rehosting
, and the Chicago Board of Trade is using Sun infrastructure and
services . Sun Ray appliances are making inroads in the retail
banking space .
Manufacturing: For a quick look at Sun's solutions for this industry,
FOSS: For a report on how open source is being used across many
industries, see .
Other news topics still worthy of attention:
An installation guide for SunTM Cluster 3.0 software .
Security tools from CERT for detecting intruders  and tools
to secure a system .
Scott McNealy commented on Sun's Linux strategy in article .
Sun has a hit a milestone with the 1,000th mainframe rehosting customer
installation at Europ Assistance Group. .
To help you evaluate new technologies in the workplace, see the
Reference Architectures from Sun and TeamQuest .
UltraSPARCR processors still provide value .
End-of-software support in the Solaris OS .
Grid computing examples .
Changes forthcoming for the Trusted SolarisTM system .
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