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Switch from Microsoft Exchange to Oracle Collaboration Suite and Get Improved Security, Reduced Complexity
Oracle, Sun and Allstream Initiative
Oracle Corp. Canada will work with Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc. and
communication solutions provider, Allstream (formerly AT&T Canada) to
help users improve security and reduce the cost and complexity
associated with managing collaborative communications environments by
switching from Microsoft Exchange to Oracle Collaboration Suite.
Allstream will provide an assessment and produce a report showing
actual costs and the potential savings from using Oracle Collaboration
Sun and Oracle Share Solutions and Success
Linlithgow Manufacturing Facility Enjoys Oracle ERP Solution
Sun and Oracle's commitment to each other runs more than skin deep.
Each company actually runs a considerable portion of their critical
operations with products from the other. Oracle uses Sun products for
many of its own mission-critical applications, while Sun uses Oracle
applications while conducting its day-to-day business. An example of this is Sun's manufacturing facility in Linlithgow, Scotland.
Sun & Oracle Build Clearinghouse for NASA's Satellite Data
Extending the Reach of Data to a Broad Scientific Community
To make available to a broader scientific community the Earth Science
satellite data NASA has been collecting, NASA launched the ECHO
Project. Global Science & Technology (GST) was the project's prime
contractor, and Oracle and Sun technologies were used to build the
system. ECHO is NASA's Earth Observing System Clearinghouse.
The Genome Sequencing Center Runs Oracle9i RAC, VERITAS to Manage Data
Solutions Run on Sun Fire V880 Servers
The Genome Sequencing Center at the Washington University Medical
School implemented Oracle9i RAC (Real Application Clusters) managed
with VERITAS Advanced Cluster, Database Edition heterogeneous file
system software for the medical school's burgeoning data proliferation
problem. The solutions provide a high availability environment that
simultaneously cuts costs, boosts performance and enables staff to
continue their research without concern for the security and size of
the data store, according to a report by Lisa Vaas for eweek.
Java Enterprise System: Components and Pricing
Sun Introduces New Pricing Model with New Enterprise Network Services Software
The Java Enterprise System from Sun is a radically new approach to
reducing the cost and complexity of network services. The bundled
software addresses such services as network identity, Web and
application, portal and collaboration and availability. Pricing and
included services are based on number of employees but cost $100 per
Java Enterprise System Includes Wide Range of Software Services
Comprehensive Package Includes Support, Installation, Consulting
The new Java Enterprise System business model will radically simplify
how software and software services are acquired by offering Sun's
entire enterprise infrastructure software (network services),
maintenance, support and integration services at a single,
affordable, uniform price. This eliminates the complexity of
multiproduct pricing structures and makes it easier for customers to
get, install and run the exact software they need.
Sun Java Enterprise System: Installation and Administration Course
Gives Overview of Common Architecture, System-level Features
The Sun Java Enterprise System: Installation and Administration
course (ECR-2389) provides students an overview of the common
architecture and system-level features of Java Enterprise System. The
course discusses the installer architecture and the pre- and
post-install processes and how to configure the various Java Enterprise
System shared components during installation.
Executive Webinar: Building a Resilient Data Center
October 23, 2003
For an executive overview of building an IT infrastructure that is
resilient and flexible, join Sun Vice President Steve Campbell and
Research Fellow Richard Fichera from Giga Information Group on
Thursday, October 23, 2003, at 9:00 a.m. PDT (12:00 p.m. EDT/5:00
p.m. GMT). This event is for IT Executives and Management responsible for
planning, architecting and deploying mission-critical IT
LISA '03 Conference for Sys Admins
October 26-31, San Diego, CA
The annual LISA conference provides an opportunity for system and
network administrators from around the world to exchange ideas and
learn new techniques. LISA is the Localization Standards Industry
Association. There will be a Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) on Sun N1,
the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and a panel featuring
Nancy Mann of Sun as a panelist.
Dutch Java User Group Meeting
November 4, 2003
The Dutch Java User Group Meeting will be held on November 4, 2003,
in Reehorst, Ede, The Netherlands. The meeting will discuss Java
Technology for Enterprise Application development, Web Services, XML
and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE). Companies will
present their latest Java technology-related developments.
Sun Releases Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager Software
Pricing Model Changes to Per-Server Rather Than Per-Controller
Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager software for
Solaris version 5.0 is a high availability path management software
product designed for use with the Sun StorEdge 9900 storage array
systems newly released by Sun. At the same time, Sun has changed the pricing structure for the solution from a per-controller model to a per-server model.
Sun Extends Trade-in Terms for Sun StorEdge 6120 Array, Sun StorEdge 6320 System
Program Now Runs to December 31, 2003
Sun is extending the life of its Trade-Up, Consolidate and Save:
Midrange Storage Installed Base Trade-in Promotion until December 31,
2003. This will enable all users of Sun StorEdge T3 arrays, Sun
StorEdge A1000 arrays, Sun StorEdge D1000 arrays, Sun StorEdge
D2 arrays, Sun StorEdge A3500 arrays, Sun StorEdge A5000
arrays, Sun StorEdge A5100 arrays and Sun StorEdge A5200 arrays
to trade-up to the new Sun StorEdge 6120 array and the Sun
StorEdge 6320 system.
Sun StorEdge Utilization Suite License Instruction Card Simplifies Upgrade
Add Terabytes of Storage Capacity by Following the Easy Instructions
Users of the Sun StorEdge Utilization Suite software now have an
added convenience in the Sun StorEdge Utilization Suite License
Instruction Card available from Sun. When business demands require
additional terabytes of storage, customers can follow the instructions
on the card for acquiring the necessary licenses for this additional
9840C Fibre Channel (FC) Drive: New for Sun StorEdge L180, L700, L5500 and L6000 Tape Libraries
Provides Faster Access, Higher Data Transfer Rates
Sun has released the 9840C Fibre Channel (FC) Drive for the Sun
StorEdge L180, L700, L5500 and L6000 Tape Libraries. This new
addition to the fibre channel drive family provides additional capacity
and throughput to be used in high-end data center tape backup
environments. The 9840C FC is a fibre channel drive only. No SCSI
connectivity is available from the manufacturer.
"J2EE Design Patterns"
Using Design Patterns for Software Development
A new book looks at software design patterns as the blueprints that
software is constructed by. Focusing on Java 2 Platform, Enterprise
Edition (J2EE), "J2EE Design Patterns" tries to approach the subject
material in a way that is both practical and pragmatic. The authors
contend that using design patterns for software development makes sense
in the same way architectural design patterns make sense.
"Advanced Java Game Programming"
Focuses on Game Programming for Experienced Developers
"Advanced Java Game Programming" is a new book by David Wallace
Croft, founder of the Game Developers Java Users Group (GameJUG), that
instructs readers on how to create desktop and Internet computer games
using Java programming language techniques.
"Learning XML, 2nd Edition"
Uses Real-life Projects and Examples
A new release by O'Reilly, "Learning XML, 2nd Edition," is aimed at Web
developers interested in achieving a concise but useful understanding
of XML (Extensible Markup Language) and its potential. The author, Erik
T. Ray, tries to provide a description of relevant XML technologies and
their capabilities in a clear and succinct manner, citing real-life
projects and useful examples.
"Flash Remoting: The Definitive Guide"
Understand the Technology and Construct Rich Internet Applications
Flash Remoting MX gives developers the ability to integrate Macromedia
Flash content with applications that have been built using Macromedia
ColdFusion MX, Microsoft .NET, Java technology, PHP or SOAP-based
Web services. "Flash Remoting: The Definitive Guide" helps readers to
understand this technology and construct their own Rich Internet
What's New on the java.net Web Page
Join the Community
The java.net Web site is the realization of a vision of a diverse group
of engineers, researchers, technologists and evangelists at Sun
Microsystems to provide a common area for interesting conversations and
innovative development projects related to Java technology.
Currently there is a letter to the editor (Daniel H. Steinberg) posted
on the site with suggestions for improving and growing the java.net
site. Take a look and join in the conversation.
Java Data Objects (JDO) 1.0.1 Released
Features Include Support of the JDK 1.4
With the recent availability of Java Data Objects (JDO) 1.0.1,
author Craig Russel, principal architect at Sun, has written an article
detailing the changes in the new JDO version for the JDOcentral.com
email newsletter. The changes include support of the JDK 1.4
release for persistence-capable classes.
JavaHelp 2.0 Software Now Available
Platform Independent and Extensible
JavaHelp 2.0 software is a full-featured, platform-independent,
extensible help system that enables developers and authors to
incorporate online help in applets, components, applications, operating
systems and devices. JavaHelp software can also be used to
deliver online documentation for the Web and corporate Intranet.
New Product Marketplace
Introscope 4.2 Isolates Bottlenecks
Details Which Systems are Consuming Socket Bandwidth
Enhancements to version 4.2 of Wily Technology's Introscope provide
more flexibility for automatically discovering and managing components
in the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and in the
Java Virtual Machine (JVM). The advantage of this is it helps
teams manage constantly changing Java technology environments.