Sun Discusses Business Strategy, Sales Revenues in 2003 Annual Report
Cutting Cost and Complexity Through Focus on Network Computing
Sun Microsystems has a six-fold business strategy for delivering
networking solutions that cut cost and complexity to its customers.
These are discussed in the company's 2003 annual report.
Sun Targets Cost and Complexity
From the 2003 Annual Report
In its campaign against cost and complexity, Sun has introduced
servers based on SPARC and Solaris Operating Systems (Solaris
OS) technologies that undercut the price of comparable systems from the
competition. Sun customers also have wider choices from among the
systems based on Solaris OS, Linux and 32-bit x86 technologies.
Economies of even greater importance result from the possibilities the
new N1 architecture introduces, among them the ability to manage a
data center as if it were a single computer.
Sun Releases Communications Internet Data Center Reference Architecture
Gives Users Enterprise-wide, Web-based Communications System
The newly released Communications Internet Data Center (CIDC) Reference
Architecture supports the Sun Java System Messaging Server 5.2
(formerly Sun ONE Messaging Server) and the Sun ONE Directory
Server 5.1, delivering the sizing and performance characterizations
that enable reduced time-to-revenue in messaging implementations.
Westdeutsche Landesbank AG Chooses Sun Fire 6800 Server
Sun Research Shows Vertical Architecture Is Best for Hosting SAP Application
IT managers at Westdeutsche Landesbank AG were persuaded to choose Sun
Microsystems as the hardware vendor for its SAP implementation by the
findings of the report "Consolidated SAP Operation -- A Review of
Costs," in which Sun compared a Sun Fire 6800 server, five 4-way
servers and a distributed scenario of five small servers and 16 blades
to determine the best system for hosting that solution. The report
concluded that a consolidated Sun solution provides the highest degree
of performance, scalability and availability at the lowest cost.
China Education & Research Conference
November 21-22, Beijing, China
The 2003 China Education & Research Conference (China ERC) will be held
in Beijing, November 20 to 21. This annual event is jointly organized
by Sun Microsystems China Limited and Ministry of Education of People's
Republic of China. The focus is on how Information Technology is being
used for Education.
Network Computing 03-Q4 Webcast
December 3, Online
Tune in for Sun's next Webcast in its Network Computing 03-Q4 on
Wednesday, December 3, 2003, at 8 a.m. PST (16:00 GMT).
ObjectWeb Conference 2003
November 20-21, Rocquencourt, France
The third annual ObjectWeb Conference will feature speakers from
corporate members, computer research laboratories and the Open Source
software community. The event will be held from November 20-21, in
Rocquencourt, France (located just outside Paris).
JA-SIG "Open Java!" Conference
December 7-9, Miami, FL
The JA-SIG Conference on December 7-9, 2003, in Bal Harbour, (Miami)
FL, will present sessions on Java technology architecture,
development and solutions specifically as they can be applied in Higher
Education. Catch speakers from Sun and many universities.
IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing
December 1-4, Hong Kong
The conference on cluster technology will be held at the Sheraton Hong
Kong Hotel and Towers, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowlool, Hong Kong, from December
1 to 4, 2003. Ira Pramanick and Simon Chong-Wee See of Sun will make
Three Sun Net Talks
November and December, Online
Upcoming Sun Net Talks in November and early December will cover
business continuity, best practices for migrating to the Solaris
Operating System (Solaris OS) and how a hospital in Ireland switched
from Microsoft to the Sun Java Desktop System.
SANS CDI East 2003 Annual Conference
December 8-13, Washington, DC
The SANS CDI East 2003 Annual Conference will feature tracks on
securing UNIX systems and Windows, hacker techniques, firewalls and
more. The conference will be held December 8-13, 2003, in Washington,
DC. The Cyber Defense Initiative (CDI) conference will also offer a
SANS Security Essentials Bootcamp.