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.
James Gosling's keynote talk at the JavaOneSM 2003 Developer Conference
showcased how the use of JavaTM technology has grown. Highlights
included the Mars Rover from the Jet Propulsion Labs, automation uses
such as robots, and a cell phone enabled with Java technology and GPS
Other keynotes were presented by Graham Hamilton, Sun vice president and
Sun Fellow, and Tim Lindholm, chief technology officer of Sun's Consumer
Mobile Systems Group; they discussed the upcoming improvements to the
Java platforms. Richard L. Green, vice president of Sun Developer Tools
and Java (technology) Software, and Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice
president of the Software Group made announcements concerning new
agreements with HP and Dell .
Scott McNealy made the final keynote speech at the conference and
praised the Java platform over the .NET platform .
Project Rave 1.0 is a new tool for corporate Java technology
development  and .
Sun formed a new Gaming Technologies Group, to be headed by Chris
JavaOne Online offers access to conference content 24 hours a
The Sun FireTM 15K server recently reached peak performance on the
SPEC OMPL2001 benchmark, placing it at the top of the industry
. The Sun FireTM V240 server and Sun FireTM V880 server
recently achieved record-setting performance in benchmark testing
conducted by the Winter Corp.  and . Cindee Mock,
director of competitive intelligence at Sun, explains different
benchmarks, what they do and do not measure, and how to evaluate
Results of marketshare reports from IDC and Gartner Dataquest
illustrate Sun's lead in the UNIXR server market:
- Sun gained UNIX system revenue and unit shipment market share in both
the U.S. and APAC (Asia/Pacific except Japan), on a sequential quarter
basis, compared with Q402 .
- Sun has increased its leadership in the RISC/UNIX server segment in the
ASEAN and Indian region, gaining 8.1 percentage points in the market
segment from last quarter, and 7.4 percentage points in the market
segment from the same quarter one year ago (Q1 2002) .
- For the third straight year, Sun is the leader in unit shipments of
non-x86 UNIX servers in Hong Kong .
Sun's N1 marketing strategist Brian Korn explains the workings of
the N1 Provisioning Server .
The Sun FireTM B10n Content Load Balancing Blade provides traffic and
content management . Sun's standard Enterprise Installation
Services (EIS) are now available for the Sun FireTM B1600 Intelligent
Shelf and the Sun FireTM B100s Blade Server .
The Sun FireTM V210 server and Sun FireTM V240 server are now
supported in the SunPlexTM environment with SunTM Cluster 3.0 and 3.1
Get technical details on the Sun FireTM V60x server and Sun FireTM
V65x server running on dual Intel Xeon processors . Intel also
made news this month with an agreement to optimize Sun's CLDC HotSpotTM
Implementation on Intel's XScale technology-based family of processors
for mobile devices . Get faster 1050 MHz processors on the Sun
FireTM V880 servers .
On June 26, 2003, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed
U.S. District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz's December 2002 ruling
granting Sun Microsystems' preliminary injunction request for copyright
infringement in Sun v. Microsoft. However, the Java-Must-Carry preliminary
injunction was vacated and remanded .
The new java.net Web site was launched to promote collaboration between
developers:  and . Sun also launched the java.com Web
site to showcase consumer uses of Java technology . The
JavaDesktop Web site is a new gathering place for members of the Java
technology GUI community . Also see the white paper on Java
technology desktop network components . A Desktop JavaTM
technology Initiative was also launched .
Other Java platform news:
New pricing options are available to companies interested in the Java
VerifiedTM trademark program . Macromedia and Oracle have
achieved Java Verified program status under Sun's Java technology
Verification Program .
Use of Sun ONE software products continues to increase. The SunTM ONE
Application Server 7 software (formerly iPlanetTM Application Server)
is being adopted by many top ISVs for Web Services . (For a Sun
BluePrintsTM document on using version 7 to enable collaborative B2B
transactions, see .) The SunTM ONE Web Server (formerly the
iPlanetTM Web Server) currently leads the Fortune 100, according to
an ongoing market analysis by Netcraft .
The latest release from the SunTM ONE Studio for JavaTM
product family is SunTM ONE Studio 5, Standard Edition, geared for
developers creating n-tier applications and Web Services .
There are new features for the following:
- SunTM ONE Directory Server 5.2 (formerly the iPlanetTM Directory
- SunTM ONE Portal Server 6.1 and SunTM ONE Portal Server, Secure
Remote Access 6.1 (These were formerly iPlanetTM products.) .
The Sun StorEdgeTM L8 Tape Autoloader with the LTO Gen 2 SCSI drive
provides 30 MB/sec. native throughput .
McData Sphereon 4500 switch provides a competitively priced switch that
supports the Sun StorEdgeTM SAN 4.2 release .
Version 4.1 of the Sun StorEdgeTM 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager
(SDLM) software distributes the load across multiple paths and switches
to another path if there is a failure in a path in use .
Sun launched the Developer Network Mobility Program to provide members
with resources to create, test and verify JavaTM 2 Platform, Micro
Edition (J2METM) technology-based applications and market them to
consumers and enterprises . Other Sun resources for developers
include audiocasts on a variety of subjects such as Web Services
A quick list of highlights:
- SunTM Cluster 3.0 software installation 
- An administration course on the Sun Cluster 3.1 software 
- SolarisTM Security Toolkit software 
- Planning and completing a consolidation project 
- Software integration challenges 
- Solving portal integration problems with the Sun ONE Portal
Server and Microsoft Exchange, 2000 SP3 
- RBAC and Secure Shell of the Solaris OS 
- More on Secure Shell software 
In major Linux news from Sun, the SunTM Linux 5.0 platform is being
replaced by the new distribution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, WS and
ES, which will ship with new and existing x86 systems from Sun
Sun and SAP make affordable solutions for small and mid-sized
businesses with turnkey configurations of the mySAP solution on Sun
servers . Other SAP announcements from their show include the
Customer Excellence Program for customers running SAP solutions on Sun
 and the success of a migration project of SAP and Sun
technology for Alcatel .
According to a recent VARBusiness article on distributors, converged
multiservice networks are showing strong sales. The Sun Wi-Fi System
Delivery Architecture from Sun and Bonsai Networks enables carriers to
deploy cost-effective and ubiquitous public Wi-Fi access zones that
utilize readily available DSL technology .
Salesforce.com will use Liberty Alliance specifications to become
a trusted identity provider that will build and develop for partners,
developer communities and customers .
Sun and Motorola, Nokia, Siemens and Sony Ericsson plan to unify their
application testing and certification programs into a single initiative
that will help accelerate the availability of applications and services
for Java technology-enabled wireless devices .
Vodafone will base a majority of its data services on SunTM Open Net
Environment (Sun ONE) software .
ACS and Sun are providing a Web-based HR solution to Motorola that has
improved the response time for transactions by 50 percent .
HP intends to ship the latest JavaTM runtime environment (JRE) on
several of its business and consumer desktop and notebook PCs by the
third quarter of 2003 .
The SunGard and Sun relationship continues to provide real-world
solutions for the financial services sector: An STP solution, IMpower,
 and the upgrade of the BRUT ECN . Some case studies of
Sun technology uses include Hong Leong Finance of Singapore ; LG
Card of Korea ; online banking system, eBucks.com, in South
Africa ; and smart cards at the First National Bank of Omaha
Retailers are looking to the low-cost computing servers and
products from Sun and Oracle to give them freedom of choice and business
agility they need to stay competitive . News from the Retail Systems
2003 conference is covered in article  and .
Adopting Sun technology for the plant floor has reduced cycle times and
waste for MACK Technologies . Global Electric Motorcars they
upgraded their infrastructure with Sun . Learn about how Sun's
PLM solutions can increase your time to revenue, lower TCO and reduce
risk . The JavaTM 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EETM)
is being used in ERP .
Article  illustrates how Sun ONE software can provide secure
access to online, government services. An example of this is the
driver's license renewal program available online in Georgia made
possible by Sun ONE software . Other examples are the portal for
New Jersey  and the automation of property records in NYC
Singapore has harnessed the Sun ONE platform to provide some government
 and legal services online . Thailand manages vital
statistics on a Sun infrastructure .
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