"Fast Web Services"
Efficient Binary Encodings as an Alternative to Textual XML Representations
A recent Sun article examines Fast Web Services, an initiative by Sun
for the identification of performance problems in existing
implementations of Web Services standards. The article examines one
individual solution that offers maximum performance gains. Fast Web
Services explores the use of more efficient binary encodings as an
alternative to textual XML representations.
"The Value of Java"
Jonathan Schwartz Examines What Java Technology Means Today
Sun's executive vice president, Software, Jonathan Schwartz, recently
wrote a few words for the Sun Web site describing the "Value of
Java." The article discusses the impact Java technology has made
throughout the tech industry and how valuable it has become in today's
Newly Available Exam: Sun Certified Business Component Developer
For Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition 1.3
For programmers and developers who are responsible for designing,
developing, testing, deploying and integrating Enterprise JavaBeans
(EJB) applications, Sun offers the Sun Certified Business Component
Developer for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition 1.3 exam.
Those interested in the exam will be able to take a Web-based practice
exam in October.
Java Authentication and Authorization Service in Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 1.4
For Authentication and Authorization
A recent article on Sun's Java technology Web site presents a fast
track tutorial on Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) in the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
1.4. Author Qusay H. Mahmoud examines how to use JAAS for authentication
and authorization and provides numerous code examples throughout.
September 18-21, Shanghai, China
CeBIT Asia, the huge information and communication technology (ICT)
trade fair, will take place in Shanghai, China, from September 18-21.
The event will be widened this year to include numerous international
organizations and institutions which will present their solutions and
theme-oriented shows. The event is designed to allow attendees to get
in the door in this competitive market.
NFS Industry Conference
September 22-24, Santa Clara, California
NFS vendors, customers, end users, ISVs and industry experts are all
expected to come together at the NFS Industry Conference for an
in-depth discussion from a marketing, managerial and technical
perspective. The conference will be held September 22-24, in Santa
Clara, California. Rob Gingell, Sun Fellow and chief
engineer, will make a keynote.
October 9-10, Geneva, Switzerland
The European Schoolnet's annual Expert Meeting of International and
National Educational Networks (EMINENT) will be held October 9-10,
2003, in Geneva, Switzerland. The event will be hosted by the Swiss
Agency for ICT in Education (SFIB/CTIE) and will focus on the theme of
"Empowering the Actors of Tomorrow's School."
Sun StorEdge LTO Gen 2 SCSI Desktop Tape Drive Released
Features 200 GB Native Capacity, 30 MB/sec. Throughput
The new Sun StorEdge LTO Gen 2 Desktop SCSI Tape Drive, featuring
200 GB native capacity and 30 MB/sec. throughput, is now available for
customers in the market for workstations and/or workgroup servers, as
well as those requiring local, non-automated backup and restore
solutions. The drive's 30 MB/sec. throughput enables users to backup
200 GB in less than two hours.
Redesigned Sun StorEdge 9900 System 48 ESCON Channel Card Released
Extends Sun StorEdge 9970, 9980 Systems to 48 Ports
Users of the Sun StorEdge 9980 system and of DB Discovery for
Oracle to map an Oracle9iR2 database will welcome the Sun StorEdge
9900 Series 48 ESCON Channel Card Feature, which extends the reach of
the system from 32 ports to 48.
X-options Available for Sun StorEdge 6120 Array, Single Controller Configuration
Brings Scalable Hardware RAID Fibre Channel Storage to Midrange Market
In order to make the Sun StorEdge 6120 array more readily available
to users, Sun has simplified the sales and ordering process for the
single controller configuration. New x-option part numbers include both
controller trays and expansion trays with seven or fourteen 36GB-15K,
73GB-10K and 146GB-10K drives per tray. A maximum of two expansion
trays can be attached to one Sun StorEdge 6120 controller tray.
Sun Transitions Sun StorEdge A5200 Array Product Line
Offers Sun StorEdge 3510 and 6120 Arrays to Entry-level, Enterprise Users
Given that many users of the Sun StorEdge A5200 array have already
upgraded to newer Fibre Channel products such as the Sun StorEdge
6120 array or the Sun StorEdge 3510 array, Sun has determined to
transition the Sun StorEdge A5200 array from its price list. The last order date for the Sun StorEdge A5200 array is November 21, 2003; the
last ship date, February 20, 2004.