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Consulting Services for Grid Computing
Sun Services Program Offers Assessments, Implementation Advice
The Sun Services program has announced three new consulting
services for users considering implementation of grid computing
environments: Architecture Workshop for Grid Computing, Architecture
Assessment for Grid Computing and Architecture and Implementation
Service for Grid Computing.
Sun Expands Managed Services
IT Infrastructure Management Solution Now Includes Custom SLAs, Site Support
Sun Managed Services is a customized IT Infrastructure Management
solution designed to optimize the customer's data center operations.
Sun Managed Services focuses on deploying IT Infrastructure expertise,
industry best-practices and the ITIL datacenter management process to
help customers achieve operational and Quality of Service goals without
requiring an IT asset transfer. The program has been expanded to
incorporate Sun Sigma Service Level Agreements and Site Support
Agreements (formerly Large Scale Data Center Agreement).
Sun Assembles Infrastructure Solution for Grid Computing
Combines Services, Hardware, Software in One Flexible Package
Sun Microsystems has put together a new Sun Infrastructure Solution for
Grid Computing, designed to help IT organizations architect and deploy
an appropriate Grid Computing infrastructure that contributes directly
to their key business goals. The solution is based on SunTone
compliant reference architectures that include hardware, software and
services essential to deploying a grid infrastructure.
Sun Launches Software Express Program
Continuing Solaris Operating System Updates to be Available for Monthly Download
Sun is launching its Software Express Program with the first of its
continuing, regularly scheduled releases of the Solaris Operating
System (Solaris OS) (SPARC Platform Edition) and the Solaris OS (x86
Platform Edition). Future releases will typically be on a monthly basis.
N1 CenterRun 4.0
Quick and Easy Service Provisioning
The newest addition to the Sun N1 portfolio is N1 CenterRun, a
solution that is designed to offer quick and easy service provisioning.
It allows customers to automate the complicated application
provisioning process, which makes it quicker and more stable and
allows complex services to be deployed in less than one day.
Sun Infrastructure Solution for Grid Computing
The Sun Infrastructure Solution for Grid Computing can help many types
of companies accelerate compute-intensive projects and maintain the
competitive edge necessary in today's market. The Sun Infrastructure
Solution for Grid Computing consists of the Sun ONE Grid Engine and
Sun ONE Grid Engine, Enterprise Edition 5.3 software and other
components. It has an easy to use GUI and management tools.
Linux Expo UK 2003
October 8-9, London, UK
Linux Expo 2003 is the UK's largest Linux exhibition and conference.
This free event will run for two days, October 8-9, 2003, in London and
features three tracks to help you evaluate, implement and use Linux.
Event sponsors include Sun, HP, IBM and others.
Sun Net Talk: B2B Integration in Action: Daimler Chrysler Connects 10,000 Partners
October 15, Online Webinar
The upcoming Sun Net Talk on Wednesday, October 15, 2003, will feature
Sun Vice President Joe Keller, and Roger Nolan, Senior Director of Web
Services Integration, and Jim Bruneel and Dean Pierson, managers of
Daimler Chrysler's e-Business Services group as they discuss how the
Daimler Chrysler e-Business Message Exchange (EBMX) allows suppliers
and business partners to exchange documents.
November 16-20, Las Vegas, Nevada
Sun Microsystems will be a platinum sponsor for ApacheCon 2003, the
official conference of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The event
will focus on uniting open-source users, developers, programmers,
system administrators and information architects to expand knowledge
and share problem-solving skills with peers from across the globe. The
conference will be held November 16-20, in Las Vegas.
Oxford GlycoSciences Implements Sun StorEdge Utilization Suite Software
Success Story Reveals How OGS Manages 30 TB of Data at Low TCO
Oxford GlycoSciences (OGS) is the first user of an innovative type of
mass spectrometry that generates up to 100 times the amount of data
normally created by this instrumentation. As a result OGS's storage
capacity requirements increased in just a few months from four to 12 to
20 terabytes. When keeping all the data on disk proved inadequate, OGS
found a more efficient and cost-effective way to meet its data storage
requirements in the Sun StorEdge Utilization Suite software
featuring Sun StorEdge SAM-FS software.
Sun's Fast Restore Solution for LANless Backup
Based on Sun StorEdge SAM-FS Software
The new Sun Fast Restore Solution for LANless Backup, based on the
services of the Sun StorEdge SAM-FS software, is an open archiving
solution that is designed for information-demanding environments as
well as data life cycle management. Users are able to keep critical
business data continuously available, while continuously protected.
SPARC Storage Array 100 and 200 Series EOSL Date Pushed Back
SunSpectrum Support Extended
Sun is extending the scheduled EOSL (End of Service Life) date for the
the SPARC Storage Array 100 and 200 products, from the original May
2003, to the new date of March 31, 2006. Regular SunSpectrum service
support options will remain available to owners of SPARC Storage Array
100 and 200 products until this later date.
Sun StorEdge L700e Tape Library Pass Thru Port
Connect Libraries for Combined Capacity
The Sun StorEdge L700e tape library Pass Thru Port (PTP) is a tape
library enhancement designed to connect two Sun StorEdge L700e
libraries via an electromechanical PTP. This creates a combined
capacity of either 1,344 cartridge storage locations and up to 20 tape
drives or 1,224 cartridge storage locations and up to 40 tape drives.
McData Releases Sphereon 4300 12-Port Switch
Low Cost-per-port Device Connects Up to 10 Servers
Sun has added a new edge switch to its McData fibre channel switch
family. The 12-port McData Sphereon 4300 switch supports SAN 4.2
release rules and has the optional capability of using the switch in a
SAN fabric. Short wave small form factor pluggable optics (SFPs) are
included with the McData Sphereon 4300. They provide connectivity for
up to 10 km; long wave SFPs are not supported.
End of Sun StorEdge A5200 Array Upgrade Trade-in Allowances
Sun StorEdge 6000 Family Replacements
Sun recommends that customers of Sun StorEdge A5200 arrays trade up
to the Sun StorEdge 6000 family because the trade-in allowances
will end soon. The Sun StorEdge A5200 product line is being
transitioned off the Sun price list (see article ). The promotion
to trade in legacy Sun StorEdge A5200, A5000, A5100, A3500 and T3
arrays for Sun StorEdge 6120 arrays or a Sun StorEdge 6320
system will end December 19, 2003.
SNIA Approves Australia and New Zealand Affiliate
SNIA ANZ Commits to Storage Networking Promotion
The formation of a regional affiliate of the Storage Networking
Industry Association (SNIA) has been approved to promote storage
networking technologies throughout Australia and New Zealand. SNIA ANZ
plans to develop programs for education and marketing that will promote
storage networking solutions by bringing together vendors, developers
"Professional JSP, Third Edition": A One-volume How-to
Guides the Reader Through Building Complete Applications
"Professional JSP, Third Edition" provides comprehensive coverage of
JavaServer Pages, the enhancements in version 2.0 and the most
popular associated technologies, including Servlets, JSTL and Apache
"Automating UNIX and Linux Administration"
Scripts, GNU cfengine, SSH for Login Scripts and Shell Scripts
The goals of the 600-page book, "Automating UNIX and Linux
Administration" include helping system administrators automate tedious
daily tasks such as automatic package installation with AutoRPM. The
book is not a beginner guide although it does provide some overview of
the technologies it discusses. Chapter topics include the benefits of
automation and using SSH, creating login scripts and shell scripts.
"Expert One-on-One Oracle" -- How to Get the Most out of this DB Solution
Tom Kyte Writes to Developers and to DBAs
In his new book "Expert One-on-One Oracle," Tom Kyte addresses both
those who build applications that run against the Oracle database and
those who administer the database, believing it is imperative for the
DBA to know what the developers are up to and for the developers to
have the savvy to exploit the DBA's data management strategies
"Java Persistence for Relational Databases"
Java Data Objects, CMP and Enterprise JavaBeans Technology
"Java Persistence for Relational Databases" by certified Sun
Microsystems Java Developer Richard Sperko presents best practices and
patterns focusing on connecting to databases using Java technology.
The book covers various database-related APIs for Java technology,
including Java Data Objects (JDO), Java DataBase Connectivity
(JDBC) API, including newest 3.0 APIs, and CMP -- Container Managed
Persistence with Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) technology.
Telcordia Provides its Elementive Portfolio for IP
For Voice and High-bandwidth Data Services
The provider of Operations Support Systems (OSS), Telcordia
Technologies, has released a solution designed to assist global
wireline and wireless carriers with the creation, activation, delivery
and management of voice and high-bandwidth data services. The Telcordia
Elementive Portfolio also aims to reduce the costs of operations.
Hong Kong CSL Limited Predicts Increased Revenues with Sun
Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition Allows for New Offerings
Hong Kong CSL Limited (CSL), a regional mobile operator, recently
turned to Sun in a move designed to capitalize on the new revenue
opportunities offered by Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME)
devices. CSL turned to Sun and iForce partner Mobilitec to achieve
its vision of an expanded product line with new data offerings.
Orange Utilizes Jini Technology to its Advantage
Company Extends Web Services to Customers
Orange, a mobile communications company with over 44 million customers
worldwide, aims to offer its UK customers better ways to communicate
and interact. To better achieve this goal, Orange recently utilized
Sun's Jini technology with the aim of offering better customer
service and innovation through Web service offerings.
New Product Marketplace
Gens Software Develops Java Native Interface Layer for BioAPI
Gives Developers Working in Java Programming Language Access to Biometric Technologies
BusinessWire reports that Gens Software Ltd., working under a
memorandum of understanding with the BioAPI Consortium, has released
the beta version of a Java Native Interface (JNI) layer for use
with the BioAPI. Using the JNI component, developers can access the
BioAPI framework from a Java technology environment in order to
develop Web-based or Java technology BioAPI applications.