Sun Java System
Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8
Free Download for Development and Production Deployment
Sun is offering the developer release of Sun Java System Application Server
Platform Edition 8 free for development and production deployment. This
is the first compatible implementation of the Java 2 Platform,
Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.4 specification with extensive support
for Web services, including WS-I Basic Profile.
Sun Java System Portal Server 6.2
EOL Version 3.0
Sun Java System Portal Server 6.2 comes with Identity Server 6.1,
desktop enhancements, discussion threads capabilities, category
subscription, Portlet Builder 2.0, multiplatform support and more. This
product replaces the Sun Java System Portal Server, version 3.0, with
last order date of May 14, 2004, and last ship date of August 13,
Sun Java Desktop System -- How Does It Compare To Windows?
Sun's Packaging of Linux Receives An "Excellent" Rating
How well does the Sun Java Desktop System 2003 compare to Windows?
DevX.com writer Laurence Moroney conducted his own research and
describes the experience from installation to operation to software
and applications. Overall, he concludes that Sun "has helped put Linux
in position to challenge Microsoft."
Sun Net Talk: Changes in Privacy Legislation: Realities, Risks and Solutions
February 25, Online
A Sun Net Talk will be held on February 25 (not February 24, as
originally scheduled) that discusses new, rapidly emerging data
protection laws and related penalties for non-compliance.
2004 Forrester Technology Leadership Forum
March 21-23, Coronado, CA
The 2004 Forrester Technology Leadership Forum aims to bring together
IT executives, vendors and Forrester analysts to condense a range of
open source issues into an understandable format. Executives should be
able to use the information to create their own open source strategy.
The event will be held March 21-23 in Coronado, CA.
Register Now for the 7th Jini Community Meeting
March 23-25, Cambridge, MA
Join the Jini Community meeting in Cambridge, MA, from March 23-25,
2004. You'll find in-depth presentations, technical discussions,
debates and collaborations with highly knowledgeable members of the
Jini technology community, at no cost to the attendee.
Aligning IT with Business Priorities -- TeamQuest's Perspective
Free Webinar on March 11th
TeamQuest Corporation, a company that specializes in IT performance
and capacity planning, is sponsoring a free Webinar titled "Aligning
IT with Business Priorities -- TeamQuest's Perspective." The Webinar
will explore the benefits and challenges involved when working to
focus the use of information technology in accordance with overall
Sun Discounts Sun StorEdge 6000 Family Storage System
Thirty Percent Off When Ordered with Certain Netra Servers, Sun Fire Servers
Sun is running a promotion through September 30, 2004, on the Sun
StorEdge 6000 family storage system, which it offers at a 30
percent discount when ordered with any 12-way or larger server from
among either the Netra 1280 server or any one of the following Sun
Fire servers: the E2900, E4900, E6900, E7900, E20K, E25K, V12809,
4800, 6800 12K or 15K.
Sun StorEdge Availability Suite V3.2
Documentation Translation to Various Languages Offered
Sun StorEdge Availability Suite, version 3.2 L10N software includes
documentation translated into Japanese, Korean, French, Traditional and
Simplified Chinese. The English-only version of the software will be
ended (EOL) and will
the following: Sun StorEdge Availability Suite v3.1 media and 1 TB
license for Sun StorEdge 6320, 6120, and 6020 systems and arrays.
Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI Array and Sun StorEdge 3510 FC Array Configurations and Repricing
A Total of 56 New Configurations Announced
A total of 56 additional configurations are being announced for the Sun
StorEdge 3310 SCSI array and the Sun StorEdge 3510 FC array.
Twelve other hard disk drive options for the Sun StorEdge 3000 family
are being significantly repriced.
EOL: LTO1 FC Drive, Associated Parts
Customers Urged to Purchase LTO2 FC Drive Instead
The LTO1 FC Drive for the Sun StorEdge L180, L700, L5500 and
Specific High-end Sun StorEdge Tape Solutions, plus a number of
components associated with this drive, have been designated for End of Life
by Sun. The last order date is May 14, 2004; the last ship date is
August 13, 2004. Support for these components will continue for up to
five years, however.
Sun Studio 8 Software
A Comprehensive, Integrated Development Environment
Sun is releasing Sun Studio 8, a comprehensive, integrated
development environment designed to help developers quickly and
efficiently construct high-performance, scalable, open, high-quality
applications. The solution is replacing Sun ONE Studio 8, Compiler
Collection and Sun ONE Studio 7, Enterprise Edition for the
Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).
"Solaris 64-bit Developer's Guide"
Overview, Assessing When to Convert Code, Etc.
The developer's guide discusses how to determine whether an application
is 32-bit or 64-bit, the similarities and differences between the
32-bit and 64-bit application environments and explains how to write
code that is portable between the two environments.
Sun Java Studio Wins Developer.com Award
Other Sun Products Make the List
Many Sun products made the list of Developer.com awards, including Sun
Java Studio (formerly Sun ONE Studio) as Development Tool of
the Year and the J2ME Wireless Toolkit 2.1 for Wireless Development
Product of the Year.
Sun Java System Software 3.1 Download for Developers
Tools for Writing Smart Application Agents
There is a Sun Cluster 3.1 download for developers. Sun Cluster has
been re-branded as Sun Java System Cluster software. Version 3.1
provides improved availability, scalability and manageability of
application service deployments.
Sun and The Joint Intelligence Center of the Pacific Join Forces
Sun Ray, Trusted Solaris Protect Information For The Coalition Forces
Sun Ray server software and the Trusted Solaris operating
system have been supporting the coalition forces on the battlefield.
The Joint Intelligence Center of the Pacific (JICPAC) tested
thin-client devices to determine the feasibility of using this
technology to relay information to soldiers in the field. The test
pilot was a success.
Java Technology-based Smart Cards Issued to Government Employees
Department of Defense Common Access Card Program
Phil Becker seems a bit nostalgic in his article "4.3 Million Smart
Cards, Global Reach -- and it Works!" that appears in the
November/December issue of Digital ID World. He recalls his work on the
major projects of old -- the Titan missile systems, the Apollo Moon
Landing -- where technology itself was driven and shaped by the scale
of the projects. In the current Department of Defense Common Access
Card (CAC) system, Becker once again finds a project with the momentum
to shape the very technology it is based on.
Open Source Software Conference To Address Open Source and e-Government
March 15-17, 2004, Washington, DC
The General Services Administration (GSA) and The Center of Open Source
& Government are co-sponsoring the "Unlocking Innovation for the Business
of Government," conference scheduled March 15-17, 2004, at George
Washington University in Washington, DC. The conference will focus on
open source solutions and e-Government. Advanced registration $295, at
the door $395.
OASIS e-Government Technical Committee
Forming and Adopting XML-based Standards and Best Practices
The OASIS e-Government Technical Committee provides a forum for
governments internationally to voice their needs and requirements with
respect to XML-based standards and provides a mechanism for the
creation of best practice documents and promotes the adoption of OASIS
specs/standards within governments.
New Product Marketplace
Troika Networks Incorporate Certified Emulex HBAs in Products
Emulex LightPulse 2 Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs Approved
Troika Networks has certified Emulex LightPulse 2 Gb/s Fibre channel
host bus adapters (HBAs) for use within their products. Included in the
certification are Emulex's LP9802 HBAs running on Solaris 7, 8 and 9 Operating System (Solaris OS);
Windows 2000; and Red Hat Linux 7.2, 7.3 and 9.0 with Troika's K1600
and K800 Application Switches.
IntaMission's AutevoSpaces -- Implementation of JavaSpaces Specification
Download Free 30-Day Evaluation
The first implementation of JavaSpaces specification is now
available. AutoevoSpaces SSI by IntaMission is the first commercially
available product to provide semantic consistency with Sun's JavaSpaces
ensuring the correctness and flexibility of large distributed
Virgin Megastores Selects WARP SpiderCache Software for Web Site
Performance Benefits, Resource Utilization Win Virgin's Approval
Virgin Megastores has selected WARP SpiderCache software to improve
performance and scalability of its Web site and e-commerce operations
in the UK. WARP SpiderCache was selected because of its performance
specifications benefits and reduced hardware requirement. This software
accommodates traffic spikes without compromising speed and response
times, which is important for one of the Internet's top-rated Web
sites. WARP SpiderCache includes Web server plug-ins for Apache servers
on Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) or Linux.
Cerberian Web Manager Receives OPSEC Certification
Advanced Content Filtering Service Now Available for Check Point Customers
Cerberian Web Manager received OPSEC certification from Check Point
Software Technologies Ltd. Organizations using Check Point Internet
security solutions can monitor and enforce Internet access policies and
enable administrators to install and manage Internet use. Through
OPSEC certification, Cerberian Web Manager for Check Point VPN-1
integrates with Check Point's VPN-1 Pro and Express Next Generation
with Application Intelligence software. Cerberian Web Manager for
Check Point VPN-1 on the Next Generation platform is available for
Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), Linux and Windows 2000.