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N1 Service Provisioning System Simplifies Data Center Management
Makes the Mouse a Management Tool

The N1 Service Provisioning System and the N1 Provisioning Server 3.0 Blades Edition are solutions designed to simplify the job of data center management by reducing the task to a few simple mouse clicks that result in automatic checks of application dependencies, automatic deployment of required software from a secure central repository, automatic configuration of the deployed software according to defined component models and automatic logging of all operations.

Java Technology Opens the Door to a Wider Audience for Game Developers
Makes the Network the Platform for Gaming Applications

Chris Mellissinos, chief gaming officer for Sun Microsystems, spoke with Inner Circle for their November/December 2003 issue about the effect of Java technology on the future of the gaming industry.

SunTone Program Becomes Part of Sun Managed Services
Gives Customers Complete IT Infrastructure Management Solution

Sun Managed Services, a flexible sourcing approach employing industry best practices that cover the entire service delivery life cycle, now incorporates the SunTone Program. The SunTone Program provides the specifications for best practices and policies designed to deliver quality service and includes assessment and remediation-consulting services and an audit and certification process.

Software
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Solaris 9 12/03 Operating System
Update Offers WAN Booting, Sun Java System Application Server, Platform Edition Integration

The new Solaris 9 12/03 Operating System (Solaris OS) for both SPARC and x86 platforms provides for WAN booting (booting over the Internet). The Solaris OS (x86 Platform Edition) offers new integration with the Sun Java System Application Server, Platform Edition (formerly the Sun ONE Application Server, Platform Edition).

KDE 3.x on Solaris Operating System-based Workstations
Installation and Operation
A recent Sun article looks at installing and running KDE 3.x on Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) -based workstations. Author Corey Liu tries to shy away from the debate over GNOME vs. KDE, and focuses on how KDE is installed on Sun workstations and the Solaris OS.
Features of Sun Java System Message Queue Platforms
Satisfies Both Small- and Large-scale Deployment Needs

Sun offers business integration messaging for both small- and large-scale deployments and development environments with either the Sun Java(TM) System Message Queue 3.5 Platform Edition (formerly Sun ONE Message Queue) or the Sun Java System Message Queue, Enterprise Edition. The key differences between the two involve scalability, reliability and advanced security.

Sun Java System Portal Product Line Enhanced
Latest Editions Provide New Features and Benefits

Sun is making enhancements to the Sun Java System Portal Server (formerly Sun ONE Portal Server) product line by offering the latest editions of the Sun Java System Portal Server 6.2; Sun Java System Portal Server, Secure Remote Access 6.2 and Sun Java System Portal Server, Mobile Access 6.2.

Events
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OOP 2004 - "From Technology to Business"
January 19-23 in Munich

OOP 2004, Europe's largest software event, will be focusing on the business end of the industry and promises to offer the latest cutting-edge technology in the industry with topics on Java technology, Open Source, .NET, case studies on Lufthansa, Deutsche Post, Audi, BMW, VW, Hypovereinsbank and others.

EclipseCon 2004
February 2-5, Anaheim, CA

Eclipse is hosting its first conference February 2-5, 2004, in Anaheim, CA, with numerous technical talks, tutorials, interactive poster sessions, exhibits and demos. Keynote speakers include Simon Phipps, Sun; Erich Gamma, Java Development Tools lead, IBM; John Wiegand, Platform lead, IBM; Michael Tiemann of Red Hat; Grady Booch, IBM Rational and Gregor Kiczales, University of British Columbia.

3GSM World Congress
Set for Cannes, France, February 23-26, 2004

Approximately 160 international industry leaders are expected to participate in keynote sessions at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France. The three-day conference, set for February 23-26, 2004, will present a comprehensive agenda spanning a broad spectrum of critical business, public policy and technology issues that are impacting the industry.

    Entry Level Servers
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    Sun Fire B100x Blade Server First Fully Heterogeneous Platform
    Flexibility of Design, Deployment of Infrastructure
    With the introduction of the Sun Fire B100x, Sun is the first company to offer a fully heterogeneous platform providing customers the flexibility to build the infrastructure that is best optimized for their application environment. This is the first x86 blade server supporting both the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) and standard Linux distributions.
    Sun Fire B10n & Sun Fire B10p Factory Configurations Available
    Through Sun Customer Ready Systems (CRS) program

    The Sun Fire B10n and Sun Fire B10p specialty blades are now available through the Sun Customer Ready Systems (CRS) program. The blades can be racked, cabled and delivered to the customer's site as a "ready-to-deploy" solution through the Sun CRS program.

    Sun Fire Blade Application Journal Covers Sun Fire B1600 Blade Platform
    Details Basic Configuration, Software Installation Procedures
    The November 2003 issue of the Sun Fire Blade Application Journal covers the basic configuration and software installation procedures on the Sun Fire B1600 Blade Platform. The journal augments instructions included with other Sun documentation making this an ideal guide for users new to the blade platform and Solaris JumpStart software.
    Storage
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    Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Device Manager Software Version 2.4
    An Open and Intuitive Storage System Management Tool

    Sun is releasing Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Device Manager software version 2.4, an open and intuitive storage system management tool that allows users to centrally configure, monitor and manage Sun StorEdge 9900 Series and Sun StorEdge T3 systems from a single focal point.

    Sun StorEdge 9900 Series LDEV Guard Software
    Available for Open Environments and S/390 Environments

    The Sun StorEdge 9900 Series LDEV Guard software is available for Open environments, and a new license scheme is being announced for LDEV Guard software for S/390 environments. The products are intended for use with the Sun StorEdge 9980 and Sun StorEdge 9970 subsystems.

    Sun Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment (StorADE) 2.3
    A Proactive Tool for Health Monitoring and Fault Management

    The Sun Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment (StorADE) 2.3 is a proactive tool for health monitoring and fault management of Sun storage devices. The new version includes a more intuitive browser user interface (BUI), enhanced support for Sun storage devices and a tool for troubleshooting Sun storage devices.

    Java Technology
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    Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition Version 1.4
    Ideal for Web Services Support

    With the release of Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE platform) version 1.4, users can expect support for developing Web Services and distributed multi-tier enterprise applications. The J2EE 1.4 platform features the integration of Java technology with Web Services in a single platform with a complete implementation of its specification.

    Java Master 2004 Contest
    Java Technology Applications for Siemens Mobile Phones

    Enter your Java technology application for Siemens M55, MC60 and SX1 mobile phones in the Java Master 2004 contest. The deadline is March 15, 2004. Prizes include a trip to the awards ceremony in Germany, a meeting with investment partners, a Sun Blade 150 workstation and a high-end mobile phone.

    Java Community Process Program Shapes Industry
    Five Year Celebration Revels In Evolving Technology, Industry

    For the past five years, the Java Community Process (JCP) program has evolved into an award-winning entity offering a formal community-based process for the continual development of Java technology specifications, Reference Implementations (RIs) and Technology Compatibility Kits (TCKs). Created by the Green Team of Sun in 1995, the JCP has proven to be extremely successful.

    Security
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    Call for Papers Open: 13th USENIX Security Symposium
    Deadline January 25, 2004

    The Call for Papers is open for the 13th USENIX Security Symposium to be held August 9-13, 2004. The program committee is seeking refereed paper submissions in all areas relating to system and network security. The deadline is January 25, 2004.

    Trusted Solaris 8 7/03 Operating System Ready for Release
    Version Extends Support to SPARC and x86 Hardware

    Trusted Solaris 8 7/03 Operating System is based on the proven Solaris 8 7/03 Operating System (Solaris OS) and is a worthy candidate solution for consideration by every organization responsible for protecting access to or dissemination of sensitive information. Trusted Solaris 8 7/03 has the only Trusted Desktop environment currently available on the market and now supports SPARC processors and x86 hardware.

    Web Application Firewall Reference Architecture
    Implement Consistent Security and Access Management

    The Web Application Firewall Reference Architecture provides the methodology and building blocks for fail-safe protection against application-level breaches. It ensures data and systems cannot be changed without prior knowledge.

    Government
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    Sun Fire 15K Server Drives Novia Scotia SAP R/3 ERP System
    First Production SAP Deployment in Canada

    A clustered Sun Fire 15K server with Solaris 8 Operating System (Solaris OS) drives Nova Scotia's enterprise resource planning (ERP) system implemented to improve effectiveness and gain efficiencies within the province's financial, materials (procurement, inventory and plant maintenance), human resources and Internet service delivery (portals) management systems.

    PlanGraphics Wins New Jersey's GIS Services Contract
    Proposed Plans Include Java Techonology

    PlanGraphics will perform specific geographic information system (GIS) services for the State of New Jersey in the areas of GIS planning services and GIS enterprise services. This two-year contract will include development of customized applications and Web Services with Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) environments and ArcSDE Java API.

    BluePhoenix to Provide Open Solutions to Australian Department of Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs
    Solution Chosen for its Non-proprietary and Platform-independent Solution

    The BluePhoenix AppBuilder solution used by the Australian Department of Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) to support their Integrated Client Service Environment (ICSE) will now be used to further enhance ICSE functionality by providing them with Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) compliant client and non-proprietary backend solutions.

    iRecruiter Portal Infrastructure Enhances U.S. Army Recruitment
    Information Integration Makes System More Efficient

    The iRecruiter portal infrastructure is assisting the United States Army Accessions Command (USAAC) to consolidate their recruitment information with several other Army recruiting organizations so locating, recruiting, testing and training hundreds of thousands of recruits and potential recruits is done effectively. The portal is supported by Sun and Java technology.

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