Sun Enhances Throughput Computing Strategy with the UltraSPARC IV Processor
Chip Multithreading Technology Promises Double the Current Throughput
The UltraSPARC IV processor, capable of throughput at twice the rate
of the UltraSPARC III processor, is scheduled for release in early
2004, when it will become part of Sun's throughput computing strategy
for high-end and mid-range systems.
Sun and Texas Instruments Celebrate 15-Year Partnership
Achievements Include Six Generations of SPARC Processor
Sun and Texas Instruments (TI) are celebrating the anniversary of their
alliance, which first began 15 years ago, making it the one of the
longest in the technology industry. In recognition of the achievement,
both companies are highlighting the milestones and technologies that
have made the pair world leaders in processor innovation.
Sun Reports Results for its Fiscal First Quarter
Net Loss of $0.09 per Share, Services Revenue Up
Sun reported results for its fiscal first quarter which ended September
28, 2003. Revenues for the first quarter were $2.536 billion, a decline
of 8 percent as compared with $2.747 billion for the first quarter of
fiscal 2003. Total gross margin as a percent of revenues was 40.1
percent, a decrease of 1.1 percentage points as compared with the first
quarter of fiscal 2003.
Sun Debuts New Products, Solutions and Partnerships
Reducing Cost and Complexity
Sun is launching a new platform of programs and solutions that is
designed to reduce the cost and complexity currently found in the
telecommunications industry. The new platform should also significantly
improve the time it takes for service providers and enterprises to add
new features and services to their customers and end users.
Sun, Systemfusion and MTN Airborne Offer GSM ISP Bundle
Collaboration Offers Opportunity to ISP Providers in Africa
Systemfusion Inc., MTN Airborn and Sun are collaborating on a turnkey
solution that will enable GSM networks in Africa to offer ISP services.
The pre-packaged ISP solution will incorporate the Sun blade server,
network attached storage hardware and Systemfusion's Evolutionware
suite, plus numerous other value-add services and software.
Sun's iForce Solution for Telecommunications Service Delivery
Designed to Accelerate Service Creation while Reducing Costs
Sun is debuting the iForce Solution for Telecommunications Service
Delivery, which is designed to help carriers and service providers
speed up the creation and delivery of services, use voice and data
services to add to revenue and lower the cost and complexity of
Sun Releases New Products and Services as Part of a Content Delivery Solution
Sun Content Delivery Server, Java Device Test Suite and the Java Mobility Advantage Program
Sun is releasing the Sun Content Delivery Server, Java Device
Test Suite and the Java Mobility Advantage Program to assist mobile
operators who wish to speed time-to-market for
consumer and enterprise mobile content. The new products allow Sun to
offer a complete, end-to-end, open standards-based mobile content
Sun Signs Wireless Agreements in China
China Unicom and ZRRT will Help Develop and Promote "UniJa"
More than 120 million Java technology-enabled mobile handsets have
shipped worldwide, according to Sun. Sun, China Unicom and ZRRT, a service provider in China, recently
agreed to an alliance that will further develop and promote
technology-based wireless applications and services under the "UniJa"
java.net Resources, Community Attract Developers in Increasing Numbers
Nortel Networks, e-Horizon Streaming Technologies, BaseVoice Are Frequent Users
Increasingly, developers are logging on to java.net, the single place
where they know they will find the latest information and the
possibility for exchanges of information with peers that will enrich
their development efforts using Java technology. Sun reported that,
during a recent 120-day period, more than 23,000 developers joined
java.net in order to take advantage of its resources.
Sun, Lucent Technologies Deliver iForce Solution for Enhanced Communications
Boosts Provider Revenues, Reduces User Communications Bottlenecks
Sun and Lucent Technologies chose the ITU Telecom World 2003 Conference
as the venue to announce their latest collaboration, the iForce
Solution for Enhanced Communications, a solution designed to help
service providers boost revenue by increasing the operational
efficiencies of enterprises while reducing communication bottlenecks
for end users.
High Traffic on java.com Site Increases Visibility for Third-party Games
18.8 Million Users from 190 Countries Since Site Launched in June 2003
The Java technology site for consumers, java.com, has had
increasing traffic due to new content such as games and entertainment
from companies such as Sony Pictures Mobile, Sega and Sorrent. Usage
metrics indicate that 18.8 million users have initiated the free Java technology
software download since the site's launch in June.
Sun Services to Resell Sanctum's AppShield and AppScan
Security Testing Tools
Sun Services will resell Sanctum's AppShield and AppScan product
families to customers worldwide. Sanctum, a Sun iForce partner,
helps ensure that companies' Web application security vulnerabilities
are proactively addressed. AppShield identifies the legitimate requests
made of an e-business site and permits only those actions to take
place. AppScan security testing tool provides accelerated, automated
testing of security vulnerabilities.
On-chip Performance Advances from Sun Labs
New Approach Increases Speed of Transmitting Data
Research has been ongoing at Sun Labs to increase the speed of systems
that are made of hundreds of chips. The results were presented recently
at the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference. Ivan E. Sutherland, a Sun
vice president and research fellow, Robert J. Drost and Robert D.
Hopkins authored a paper on their results of sending data between
Sun's Advantages in Chip Multithreading Technology
Sun Has All the Ingrediants to Make it Work, Says David Yen
David Yen, Sun executive VP of processor and network products, talked
at a meeting in South Africa about Sun's advantages in chip
multithreading (CMT) technology.
PCI Adapter Replacements
Get Higher Performance and Lower TCO
The Sun FastEthernet PCI Adapter has been EOL'd. The replacement is
Sun's GigaSwift UTP adapter, which has higher performance and more
features. With the EOL of the SunSwift PCI Adapter, the replacement
option is the Sun Dual Fast Ethernet and Dual SCSI II ((X)2222A), which
has four ports on a single, full-size PCI card.
Boundaryless Information Flow and Enterprise Architecture
October 20-24, Washington DC
The conference on Boundaryless Information Flow and Enterprise
Architecture -- of which Sun is a sponsor -- is scheduled to take place
in Washington, DC on October 20-24, 2003. The conference is designed to
help organizations break down the stovepipes in their IT systems,
allowing for the secure, reliable and timely acquisition of integrated
information across the enterprise.
Storage Networking World Fall 2003
October 27-30, Orlando, FL
Storage Networking World (SNW) is the only conference where IT managers
and professionals get a Storage Networking Industry Association
(SNIA)-endorsed education and a hands-on view of the world's only
SNIA-sanctioned Interoperability and Solutions Demo. Speakers from Sun
include Mark Canepa, EVP, Network Storage Products Group. The event
will be held October 27-30, 2003, in Orlando, Florida.
RSA Conference 2003
November 3-5, Amsterdam
The RSA Conference, now in its fourth year, will bring together over
1500 participants concerned with e-security on November 3-5, 2003 in
Amsterdam. Sun Microsystems is one of the sponsors of this three-day
intensive program of conference sessions, tutorials, seminars and
American Medical Informatics Association 2003 Annual Symposium
November 8-12, Washington DC
The annual symposium on biomedical and health informatics conducted by
the American Medical Informatics Association is scheduled for November
8-12, 2003 in Washington, DC. The program will consist of tutorials,
workshops, demonstrations, contributed papers and panels.
Momentum 03 New Orleans
November 9-12, New Orleans
Users of enterprise content management (ECM) will want to reserve
November 9-12, 2003, for the Momentum 03 conference set for the Hyatt
Regency in New Orleans, LA. Momentum is the premier ECM user
conference, offering customers and partners an opportunity to exchange
ideas and explore the latest advancements driving the ECM market. Sun Microsystems is a sponsor.
November 16-20, Las Vegas
COMDEX, scheduled for November 16-20 in Las Vegas, will focus on how to
put new technologies and innovations to work to improve business
processes, to connect in a more meaningful way with customers and to
produce and deliver the best products and services. Scott McNealy, Sun CEO, will make a keynote. Topics of sessions will include Web Services, open source software, wireless, Linux and more.
Constructing a Bootable Solaris Security Toolkit Software CD
Sun BluePrints OnLine Document
In a Sun BluePrints OnLine document, author Steven Spadaccini
describes how to build a bootable CD with the Solaris Security
Toolkit software, based on Sun's JumpStart framework, to build and
configure new systems.
The Twenty Most Critical Internet Security Vulnerabilities (Updated)
The Short List is Responsible for the Majority of Successful Attacks
A recent Web article from sans.org highlights twenty of the most
critical Internet security vulnerabilities found today. The updated
list -- Version 4.0 -- details the 10 most commonly exploited
vulnerable services in Windows, and in UNIX/Linux. This short list is actually
responsible for the majority of successful attacks perpetrated each year.
Sun's Mark Tolliver Discusses Network Security
Situational Awareness, Social Engineering and More
In a recent COMPUTERWORLD article, Sun's chief strategy officer, Mark
Tolliver, describes how a company can defend itself in the network
security space. Tolliver mentions the threats that Trojan horse
programs, viruses, spoofing, session hacking, denial-of-service
attacks, buffer overflows and social engineering all pose to today's
enterprises, as well as some steps that can be taken to defend against these threats.
Sun Telco Solutions Showcased at ITU 2003
Billing Solutions, Telematics & More
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2003
Conference was held in Switzerland from October 12-18, 2003.
Sun demonstrated many solutions at its pavilion such as Sun's N1
infrastructure and service provisioning products, a billing solution from
Sun and Convergys, a telematics vehicle solution and more.
iForce Solution for Location Enablement
Privacy Management and Other Features for Consumer and Enterprise Subscribers
The Location Enablement solution from Sun and LocatioNet Inc.
addresses telecom business needs such as capturing non-traditional
revenue streams to offset declines in average revenue per user and
providing state-of-the-art privacy management features to address
privacy concerns, which can inhibit location application usage. It
enables wireless carriers to rapidly deploy new applications for their
consumer and enterprise subscribers alike.
Wi-Fi Service Delivery Platform from Pronto Networks & Sun
Enables Flexible Pre-paid and Post-paid Pricing Plans
Sun and Pronto Networks will offer carriers and service providers a
cost-effective Wi-Fi Service Delivery Architecture for provisioning,
deploying and managing large scale, public WLAN networks. The Wi-Fi
Services Delivery Architecture is built using Java technology,
Netra server systems, Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and
Java System Application Server.
Sun Microsystems Teams with tekVizion
Offering the iForce Telecommunications Services Delivery Solution
Sun and the Packet Voice Specialists, tekVizion, are teaming up to
offer integration and interoperability support for Sun's new iForce
Telecommunications Services Delivery Solution. The new solution
represents the cornerstone of Sun's telecom strategy, and is a network
operations architecture that helps service providers take advantage of
existing resources (for more information see article ).
New Product Marketplace
Mediasurface v4.7 Content Management Software
Includes Java Management Extensions, Compound Documents and More
The enterprise content management software provider Mediasurface is
releasing the latest version of its content management software,
Mediasurface v4.7. The latest version includes more knowledge
management features, content summary capabilities, a Java
Management Extension (JMX) Interface, support for compound
documents and Image Manipulation 4.7.