Sun Java Enterprise System: A Niche Product?
Not According to Sun VP Jonathan Schwartz: "It's the Future"
Host Peter Galli of Ziff Davis eSeminar opened his hour-long interview
with Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president, Sun Software Group,
and John Loiacono, VP, Operating Platforms Group, Sun, with a shot
across the bow: "Is the Sun Java Enterprise System a niche
product?" According to Schwartz, "This market isn't a niche. It's the
Sun Infrastructure Solution for Grid Computing Tailored to Specific Industries
Includes Sun Grid Engine Software, Sun Fire V60x Compute Grid Rack System
Effective grid computing solutions focus on the whole environment,
ensuring optimal utilization of unused computing cycles and giving
special attention to the needs of critical applications that drive an
organization's business or research goals. Sun's new Infrastructure
Solution for Grid Computing combines the services, reference
architectures, Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and/or Linux
compute nodes, storage and software needed to set up a grid computing
environment faster, easier and at a lower cost than is possible with
Network Identity Capability Assessment
Download and Complete the Survey; Improve Your Bottom Line
Providing secure delivery of data, applications and services to the
growing user community requires a robust identity management
infrastructure. The improved ROI, reduced costs, higher levels of
service and enhanced product offerings that result from having such an
infrastructure in place will more than justify the time spent in
completing the free Network Identity Capability Assessment survey
available by download from Sun.
Selections from the Archived Sun Net Talks
Two Ways to View These Talks on Demand
Sun has made a selection of recent Sun Net Talks available as free downloads for viewing on demand.
Sun Java Desktop Promotion: Save 50 Percent
Trade in Windows or Linux Desktop Systems for Big Savings
Sun is offering its Sun Java Desktop System at a 50
percent discount to customers who trade in their existing Windows or
Linux desktop systems. The Sun solution includes a fully integrated
client environment based on open source and standards, including a GNOME
desktop environment, the StarOffice 7 Office Suite, Mozilla browser,
Evolution mail and calendar, Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition
(J2SE) and Linux.
Sun Java Studio Components
Integrated Developer Tools, SDKs, APIs and More
Part of the Sun Java System for developers is the Sun Java
Studio. For software development made simple, the Sun Java Studio
offers integrated tools, SDKs, APIs, libraries and developer services.
The Sun Java Studio is for rapidly developing applications and Web
Services across multiple platforms and environments.
Transitioning VERITAS Volume Manager 3.1.1 and 3.2
New Version Supports JumpStart and Solaris Live Upgrade
Sun is transitioning VERITAS Volume Manager 3.1.1 and 3.2 and their
associated media kits and licenses from its price list and replacing
both with VERITAS Volume Manager version 3.5. The last order date for
this change is February 13, 2004.
Sun Extends Market Reach for StarOffice 7 Office Suite
Joins With Leading Retailers, e-tailers to Offer Latest StarOffice Version
Sun Microsystems has completed an alliance with major retailers and
e-tailers including Amazon.com, Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, Frys,
Micro Center, Office Max, Office Depot and Staples just in time for
Christmas and to coincide with the release of the StarOffice 7
Office Suite. This puts the StarOffice productivity suite within reach
of millions of consumers worldwide who are seeking to buy an
affordable, comprehensive, compatible office productivity suite.
December 3-4, Antwerp, Belgium
Head to the Metropolis Antwerp Business & Communication Centre on
December 3rd for a big European conference on Java technology --
JavaPolis. The event offers 30 sessions over two days, covering topics
such as Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME), Web Services,
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and XML.
XML Conference & Exposition 2003
December 7-12, Philadelphia, PA
XML Conference & Exposition 2003 will focus on best practices of using
XML with the theme "Now We're Cooking." Sessions will cover XML
processing in .NET and the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition
(J2EE), OASIS, UML, Oracle XML DB and more.
Project JXTA Tutorial
January 8, Las Vegas, NV
The IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference will offer a
tutorial on Project JXTA on January 8, 2004, geared toward developers
just starting out with JXTA technology and for those who are already
using JXTA for development.
Free and Open Source S/W
Sun, Plumtree & Documentum Create Web Site for Sharing Portlets
Vendors Can Create Pluggable Portlets
Sun, Plumtree Software, Documentum and BEA Systems have announced the
industry's first open-source Web site for organizations to share
portlets developed according to the new Java Community Process
(JCP) Java Specification Request (JSR) 168 and Web Services for
Remote Portlets (WSRP) OASIS standards.
Sun's Joerg Heilig Discusses StarOffice Software and OpenOffice.org
Q&A Focuses on Technical Development
In a recent interview published on the OpenOffice.org Web site, Joerg
Heilig, Director of Software Engineering at Sun, answered questions
about the technical development of the OpenOffice.org and StarOffice
Open Source Software Institute Releases Project Leopard
Web Services Application Framework
The Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) is releasing the first phase
of Project Leopard, the core component of its eGovernment Web Services
platform based on LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python). Through
LAMP, powerful and scalable Web-based programs can be developed and
implemented in an open-source environment.
NetBeans IDE 3.6 Release Adds Improvements
Keeping the IDE Competitive
NetBeans IDE 3.6 release will have improvements in the navigation
within the IDE as well as in its appearance and coding to keep the IDE
Sun and Kasenna Help SaskTel Meet Customers' Evolving Needs
New Video-on-Demand Leverages SaskTel 's Investments in DSL
SaskTel, a full-service communications company in Saskatchewan,
selected technologies from Sun and Kasenna to offer video-on-demand
services to SaskTel customers.
The Potential of Wi-Fi, According to Greg Papadopoulos
Innovations can Grow from an Open Wireless Network
Greg Papadopoulos of Sun discusses the potenial of Wi-Fi such as
Wi-Fi-enabled phones. He states, "An open wireless network will spur
more innovations than a closed network."
OSS Through Java Initiative Works to Develop OSS/BSS Solutions
Members Include Sun, BEA, Motorola and More
The OSS through Java initiative is comprised of several industry
leaders whose collective resources are facilitating the development of
innovative OSS/BSS solutions and enabling the deployment and
integration of OSS components. The initiative includes companies such
as Sun Microsystems, BEA, IBM Business Consulting Services, Mahindra
British Telecom and Motorola.
Sun Helps Bell Mobility Build a Content Delivery Solution
Company Benefits from First-to-market Advantage
Bell Mobility recently looked to Sun for an end-to-end
content delivery solution that would automate management of
relationships with content providers, administer content and the
downloading of content and manage customer relationships. Sun was able
to provide a complete content delivery ecosystem for maximum
flexibility and resource maximization.