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Sun Infrastructure Solution for Network Identity
Comprehensive, Scalable, Consistent, Reliable Package

Sun has assembled a package of its Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) products and made it available to its customers whose IT needs include administration of access and authentication to corporate silos of identity across numerous off-the-shelf or locally developed applications. This is the Sun Infrastructure Solution for Network Identity.

Liberty Alliance Releases Guidelines for Wide-scale Identity Federation
The Next Step in Extending Secure Web Services Access

The Liberty Alliance Project chose the recent Burton Catalyst Conference in San Francisco to release the first of a series of guidelines outlining the business requirements essential for the successful wide-scale deployment of federated network identity.

Linux, Solaris Operating System Challenge Windows as Low-end Platforms
Moffitt Sees Adoptions of Open-standards Systems Growing

Writing in the July 7, 2003 ComputerWorld, Bill Moffitt, Solaris Group manager at Sun, expresses a decidedly positive viewpoint on the ability of UNIX systems to capture the market share in low-end computing now dominated by Windows.

"Lowering Total Cost Of Ownership In The Data Center"
Sun White Paper Looks at Sun Fire V880 Server through Sun Fire 15K Server

A recent 50-page Sun white paper, "Lowering Total Cost of Ownership in the Data Center," examines how the deployment of Sun Fire V880 server to Sun Fire 15K server can affect TCO. The document looks at mid-range server implementation and covers such topics as Midframe servers, the Data Center, Architectures and Integration and Managing Costs with Sun Services.

Data Center Readiness Service for Sun Fire Servers
Integrates Sun Fire Servers into a Working Data Center

Sun's Data Center Readiness Service (DCRS) is designed to seamlessly integrate the new Sun Fire 3800 server through Sun Fire 6800 server and Sun Fire 12K servers and Sun Fire 15K servers into a working data center by using Sun best practices to optimize and deliver a platform that is sustainable and highly available.

Entry Level Servers
Get High Performance with the Sun Fire V480 Server
Cost-effective Server with High-bandwidth Interconnectivity

The Sun Fire V480 server is positioned at the high-end of Sun's line of rack-optimized, entry-level servers. This cost-effective server provides high performance and flexibility. It has two hot-swappable (N+1) power supplies, dual integrated 10/100/1000-Mbps Ethernet, 6 PCI slots and Remote System Control in a 5RU, 24-inch deep, rack-optimized chassis. Installation can be verified with the Sun Install Check tool.

Some SunSpectrum Instant Upgrade Prices Reduced
For Lower Total Cost of Ownership

Sun Services Marketing is reducing prices on the SunSpectrum Instant Upgrades (SIU) and monthly SunSpectrum prices for the Sun Fire V1280 server and Netra 1280 server configurations, as well as the Sun Fire V210 rack server and Sun Fire V240 rack server. The reduction should help lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for the products.

Enterprise Installation Services Available for Entry-level Servers
N1 Provisioning Server, Blades Edition; Sun Fire B100s Blade; Sun Fire B1600 Intelligent Shelf

Sun has made its standard Enterprise Installation Services available to users of the N1 Provisioning Server Blades Edition (along with the required hardware and software), as well as to users of the Sun Fire B1600 Intelligent Shelf and the Sun Fire B100s Blade.

Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager Software
Available for Win2K-NT v5.0 and AIX v5.0

Sun has now made Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager software available for Win2K-NT v5.0 and AIX v5.0, while also transitioning Sun StorEdge Dynamic Link Manager Software for Win2K-NT v3.0 and 4.0 and AIX v3.0 and 4.0 from its price list.

The Evaluator Group Report on the Sun StorEdge 6000 Systems Family and the N1 Data Platform
Features, Evaluation and Benefits to Sun

A recent report by the Evaluator Group highlights the Sun StorEdge 6000 system family and the N1 data platform. The document takes a look at the Sun StorEdge 6120 array, the Sun StorEdge 6320 system as well as the N1 data platform. The features of each product are discussed, including an evaluation of each product's performance, pricing, benefits and market impact to Sun.

Free and Open Source S/W
Apache 2.0.47 Released
Provides Security and Bug Fixes

The Apache Software Foundation has released Apache 2.0.47 HTTP Server to the public. Principally a security and bug fix release, 2.0.47 addresses several vulnerabilities that could allow denial-of-service attacks. The foundation urges users of previous versions to upgrade.

Java Technology Power Programming
Using jEdit and Open-source Tools to Create a Java Technology IDE

Robert Swarr's article, "Power Java programming -- free!," appearing on Java World, teaches developers how to assemble a free Integrated Development Environment (IDE) from open source tools. Swarr's approach advocates using jEdit, the cross platform, programmer's text editor written in Java programming language, as a base to which developers can add such open source components as CVS, Ant and JUnit.

Education and Research
NPX System Helps Central Access Build an ASP for the Educational Market
Sun Fire Platforms to be the Hardware of Choice

Cenus Technologies, a networking company, has entered into a multi-level customer and partner relationship with Central Access Corporation. Central Access has decided to purchase the Cenus Technologies Network Path Xcelerator (NPX) system for use in its company headquarters and data centers.

"Federated Schools Architecture for National Collaborative Environments"
White Paper Examines Space, Services, Advantages and Constraints

Sun's recent white paper, "Federated Schools Architecture for National Collaborative Environments," tries to define possible architecture and services for a national schools collaborative environment. The document takes a look at the problem space, services, advantages and constraints of a federated collaborative environment.

Sun Certified Network Administrator for the Solaris 9 Operating System Exam
Course for Test Takers

The Sun Certified Network Administrator for the Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS) exam is offered to candidates who have have three or more years of experience working in a network capacity. The exam includes multiple choice scenario-based questions and fill-in questions. Candidates are required to already be Sun Certified System Administrators to qualify for the exam.

Solaris 9 Operating System Online Man Pages
Quick, A-Z Reference Lists

Online man pages for the Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS) make up a reference manual of information that answers the question "What does it do?" The man pages are not a tutorial. The Solaris 9 OS Reference Manual Collection contains sections on user commands, system administration commands, library interfaces and headers, system calls, threads and real-time library functions and more.

Java Technology
The Path to Success as a Java Technology Game Developer
Aiming for the 28-year-old Market

Developers interested in capitalizing on the burgeoning gaming market, which is predicted by DFC to grow from $23 billion in worldwide revenue at the end of 2003 to $30 billion by 2007, would do well to have a look at the article on the subject that includes the thoughts of Chris Melissinos, Sun's chief gaming officer, that can be found on the Sun developer Web site. The piece presents something like a road map to a successful career in the field, especially for those who have experience with the Java programming language.

Using HTML and JavaServer Pages to Create a Web Site Search Tool
Gives Users the Ability to Enter Searchable Keywords

Monica Pawlan offers readers on the Java technology developer Web site a guide to creating a simple tool that enables a user to search and filter Web site page entries based on user-specified keywords. The tool uses an HTML form and JavaServer Pages (JSP) technology.

Choosing an Application Server: Platform Vendors Vying for Developer Loyalty
Supply Chain Support Company Enigma Chooses Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition

When the supply chain support company Enigma re-evaluated its suite of Windows-based support-chain applications for aerospace, automotive and other manufacturing clients, they selected the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) instead of Microsoft .NET. Many of Enigma's customers use UNIX systems, open source software and application servers based on Java technology. They re-wrote all of their software to comply with the J2EE platform.

TOWER Technology Releases Seraph Infrastructure Software
New Tool for High-volume Document and Content Processing

Seraph from Tower Technology Inc. is a records management solution that is compliant with worldwide records management standards. It is scalable at all levels and designed as a single foundation. Seraph works in a single repository that has a common code base, user interface and administration system.

Jonathan Schwartz Interview Describes Sun's Government Strategy
Sun's Advantage When Security is a Requirement

In a recent interview with Vandana Sinha of Government Computer News, Sun's Jonathan Schwartz describes Sun's philosophy for capturing government IT marketshare. Schwartz identifies Sun products favored by government institutions, the importance of security in those products and open source software's role in government IT spending.

Sun and SAP Power Ordnance Survey
Provide Robust Back Office Solution for Mapping Data Delivery

Ordnance Survey's adoption of an e-business strategy has created new computing needs that Sun and SAP are moving to fulfill. The UK's national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey is an international leader in its field, producing such products as traditional walking and road maps to large-scale maps and digital products.

New Product Marketplace
Computer Associates Extends Its AllFusion Line Of Life Cycle Management Solutions
For Greater Productivity and Reduced Risks

Computer Associates International is extending its AllFusion line of application life cycle management solutions designed to simplify software configuration tasks and mainframe change management. It also provides customers with the ability to consistently manage change and perform configuration tasks across platforms, development environments and methodologies.

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