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Jonathan Schwartz Throws Down the Gauntlet at LinuxWorld
Takes on HP and IBM over Middleware Costs, Indemnification
The tack Sun took at LinuxWorld was announced beforehand by Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president of the software group at Sun, in an interview with InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill. Sun, Schwartz said, would take on IBM and HP for their deficient Linux strategies.
Making the Business Case for Adopting the Solaris 9 Operating System
Reliability, Binary Compatibility, Security Highlighted

The "Solaris 9 System Administrator's Evaluation Guide" covers installation of the Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS), new features, the volume manager, directory services and more. The appendix provides business reasons for adopting the Solaris 9 OS to help make the case to management for the OS. This article focuses on the business case.

Sun Services Updates Network Identity Consulting Services
Offering Ranges from Introduction to Implementation

Sun Services has produced updates to its consulting services for identity management. The three-fold service comprises a two-day Architecture Workshop for Network Identity Service, a two week Quick Start for Network Identity Services and a two-month Architecture Roadmap for Network Identity Services. The scope of this offer extends from introduction to implementation of a network identity solution.

Sun Adds Interoperability Support to Its SunSpectrum Support Offerings
Gives Customers Access To Over 85 Vendors Of Collaborative

Sun has added interoperability support as a feature of its SunSpectrum Platinum, SunSpectrum Gold and Sun Software Premium Support programs. It is available only as part of the above programs.

Java Technology
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Students' Wireless Applications Dazzle Judges, Industry Leaders at WJJ
Java Enabled Mobile Phones Become a Palette for Innovations

The 2nd Wireless Java Jam (WJJ) held in Singapore gave students the chance to present their latest innovations in wireless Java applications to industry leaders. With over three months to prepare, the students demonstrated their creations including games, educational, lifestyle and enterprise applications for Java-enabled mobile phones.

PayCircle/Parlay Co-Brand Mobile Web Services Spec
Consolidation of Mobile Payment Infrastructure a Move Toward Future

The international consortium PayCircle/Parlay has co-branded its specification for mobile Web Services with the JPay API. The JPay API is the result of a corresponding Java Specification Request (JSR182), which defines an API to process payments between a Payment Service Provider (PSP) and a merchant. Sun is a PayCircle board member.

WORA - Soul of Java Platform
Bill Shannon Shares His Insights on the J2EE

The soul of the Java platform is Write Once, Run Anywhere due to its 100 percent portability and its universal compatibility with application servers running on Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE platform), according to Bill Shannon, Sun engineer and architect of the J2EE.

Java 3D API 1.3.1 Download
For Creating 3-D Graphics Applications

The Java 3D API enables the creation of three-dimensional graphics applications and Internet-based 3-D applets. It provides high-level constructs for creating and manipulation 3-D geometry and building the structures used in rendering that geometry. Version 1.3.1 offers enhancements in rendering, texture and appearance functionality.

Hardware
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Sun Releases New 22-Inch Color CRT Monitor
Features Designed For Demanding Graphics
Sun is introducing a new 22-inch CRT monitor (X7149A) which will replace the current 21-inch CRT monitor (X7146A). This new monitor is well suited for users working with CAD and CAM and demanding graphics, desktop publishing, digital imaging applications and standard business graphics.
    Remanufactured X-Options for Sun Fire V880 Server and Ultra 10 Workstation
    Get Same Warranty and High Quality for Lower Price

    Sun is introducing two remanufactured products: a 900 MHz configured system board for the Sun Fire V880 server and a 512 MB memory option for the Ultra 10 workstation.

    Sun GigaSwift Ethernet UTP and MMF Adapters
    For High Performance at the Network Backbone

    Sun has updated the pricing of the Sun GigaSwift Ethernet adapters and made a change to the discount category for the Sun GigaSwift UTP and MMF adapters. Sun GigaSwift Ethernet networking adapters are designed to maximize the performance of Sun servers and workstations.

    Sun Spare Parts Web Site
    Resources to Find Top Quality Parts

    The Sun Spare Parts page provides resources such as the Spares Tool, links to EOL timeline, remanufactured systems and trade ins. Currently featured products with lists of spare parts available include the Sun Fire V1280 server, the Sun Blade 150 workstation and more.

    Events
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    2004 Web Services on Wall Street
    February 3-4, New York City

    The 2004 Web Services on Wall Street event will focus on core technologies for the financial services sector that increase efficiency, scalability and resilience. Sun will lead a session on Java Web Services. Speakers from Sun include Nigel Woodward, global manager for the securities and capital markets, and Rima Patel, a member of the technical staff.

    Webinar on RFID: Missing Product Means Missing Time and Money
    February 4, Online
    Sun and Vizional will be presenting a Webinar entitled, "Missing Product Means Missing Time and Money" on Wednesday, February 4th, from 1-2 p.m. EST (10-11 a.m. PST). This event will focus on business concerns regarding radio frequency identification (RFID).
    Network Computing 04-Q1 Events
    February 10 and 11, Online Webcasts

    Sun's Network Computing (NC) quarterly launch for Q4 01 include an online keynote and press conference on Tuesday February 10 and a chance to talk to Sun's Chief Strategy Officer, Mark Tolliver on Wednesday February 11.

    2004 InfiniBand Developers' Conference
    February 16, San Francisco, CA
    The focus of the Developers' Conference hosted by the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) will be on a new technology development by the IBTA to increase the performance capability of the interconnect technology beyond its current limit of 30 Gbps per direction. The conference will be held February 16 in San Francisco, CA.
    AIIM 2004: Content Management Event
    March 8-10, New York City
    AIIM 2004, an event focusing on enterprise content management, will be held March 8-10 in New York City. Exhibitors include Sun, IBM, Merant, Adobe Systems, Artesia Technologies, HDS, Xerox and others.
    COMDEX Saudi Arabia 2004
    March 14-17, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    The COMDEX event to be held in Saudi Arabia will be in Jeddah on March 14-17. In the past, this B2B event has drawn over 18,000 qualified, professional trade visitors to meet, discuss and make vital technological decisions with technology specialists, channel distributors and IT vendors.
    Storage
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    JNI Releases 2 Gb Host Bus Adapter
    Industry Thrust From 1 Gb to 2 Gb Cause For Latest Update

    Sun StorEdge 9900 systems users may be interested in the new JNI 2 Gb Host Bus Adapters, which will be replacing the JNI 1 Gb Fibre Channel Single Port Host Bus Adapter and the JNI 1 Gb Fibre Channel Dual Host Bus Adapter. This new release is backward compatible up to 1 Gb speeds.

    "Save on SAN" Promotion Targets Brocade Silkworm 3900 Fibre Channel Switch
    Deal Runs Through March 31, 2004

    Sun is making the Brocade Silkworm 3900 Fibre Channel Switch more affordable through the "Save on SAN" promotion where customers purchasing a switch can buy the second one at half price. The promotion runs through March 31, 2004.

    Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager Software
    Path Management Software for the Linux Platform

    The Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager (SDLM) for Linux version 4.0 offers high availability path management software created for the Sun StorEdge 9900 storage array systems. Load distribution, balancing and path failover capabilities benefit the overall performance and reliability of systems.

    Sun StorEdge Management Software Kit Provides Customized Service
    Includes Documentation Translation, Proactive Detection, Predictive Failure Analysis

    The Sun StorEdge Management Software Kit features Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment v2.3, Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation software v4.3 and Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager v2.0 L10N software. Now available, the kit consolidates storage management tools on a single CD allowing for more effective environmental management.

    VERITAS NetBackup 5.0 Enterprise Server Replaces Version 4.5
    Scales From Departmental to Enterprise Environments

    The VERITAS NetBackup Enterprise Server 5.0 uses intuitive graphical user interfaces to consistently manage backup and recovery across enterprises while performing sophisticated media management activities including library sharing. Complete realtime and historical analysis backup and recovery operations provide a data protection solution for all UNIX and Windows environments.

    IDC Estimates Future U.S. Market for External Disk Storage Systems
    SAN Shipments to Reach $3.8 Billion by 2007

    IDC estimates that the U.S. market for external disk storage systems is seeing a trend that will result in the market revenue for storage attached network (SAN) systems exceeding the combined value of network attached storage (NAS) and direct attached storage (DAS) by 2007.

    Developer
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    Sun Java Studio 5, Mobile Edition Early Access Program
    Sign Up to Test and Assess the IDE

    Sun is seeking feedback for its Sun Java Studio 5, Mobile Edition Early Access Program (formerly Sun ONE Studio 5, Mobile Edition software). The early access program provides Sun customers and technology partners a preview of the next release of Sun's Java IDE optimized for creating applications for Java technology-enabled mobile devices using the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) CLDC/MIDP platform.

    Integration of the BEA WebLogic Server with Sun Java Studio Standard
    Developing, Deploying and Debugging an Enterprise JavaBeans Technology-based Web Service

    A recent Sun technical article examines how a reader can develop, deploy and debug a basic Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) technology-based Web Service with Sun Java Studio Standard 5 update 1 and BEA WebLogic Server 8.1.

    "Getting Started with MIDP 2.0"
    Learn How to Develop Applications for MIDP 2.0 Devices

    The "Getting Started with MIDP 2.0" learning path aims to guide users through resources in a carefully considered order, to more quickly and confidently learn how to develop applications for MIDP 2.0 devices. The learning path is developed in five sections: Basics, the Big Picture, User Interface, Networking and Optional Packages.

    Archive Resources for Developers of Web Services
    Java Web Services Developer Packs

    Sun provides some older product and technology releases to developers for problem resolution. The technologies available in the archives include Java Web Services Developer Pack 1.2, 1.1 and 1.0_01, tutorials.

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