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Sun Readies Three Linux Desktop Offerings
Project Looking Glass; Java Desktop Environment 2; Sun Ray Software

Peter Ulander, director of marketing for desktop solutions at Sun Microsystems, shed some light on three Linux projects in a recent interview written by Jacqueline Emigh for LinuxPlanet. These are Project Looking Glass, the Java Desktop Environment and Linux thin-client software for the Sun Ray appliance.

Security and Site Support Enhancements Augment Sun Managed Services
Customers Gain Freedom to Redeploy Data Center Staff to Other Functions

The Sun Managed Services portfolio has been enhanced and expanded to include Sun Managed Security Services, along with enhancements to Site Support. Sun's customized IT Infrastructure Management solution employs a unique, flexible sourcing approach and industry best practices that cover the entire service delivery life cycle. Sun has joined forces with VeriSign Inc. to deliver Sun Managed Security Services to the market.

Sun Enterprise Messaging Reference Architecture
Scalable, Secure and Cost Efficient

The Sun Enterprise Messaging Reference Architecture provides the email, calendar and instant messaging infrastructures necessary to meet enterprise communications needs. It is designed to be secure, reliable and horizontally scalable.

Sun Uses Bayesian Statistical Analysis in Creating Sales Forecasts
Sun Labs' RADAR Project Gives Worldwide Operations Business Unit a Hand

There is an interview on sun.com with Phil Yelland of Sun Labs and Eunice Lee of the Worldwide Operations Business Unit (WWOPS). The two provide details on how Sun Labs helped WWOPS replace its earlier "judgmental" or manual sales forecast with less labor intensive sophisticated Bayesian statistical methods that produce results at least as reliable as the earlier effort.

Events
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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 business priorities.
      Servers
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      Securing Sun Fire 12K/15K System Controllers and Domains
      Two Sun BluePrints Articles

      Two recent Sun BluePrints documents focus on the Sun Fire 12K servers and Sun Fire 15K servers, one on securing system controllers, and another on securing domains for these servers.

      Sun Fire E4900 and Sun Fire E6900 Midrange Data Center Servers
      With Twice the Compute Throughput of Current UltraSPARC III Processor-based Systems
      Two new data center servers will be available from Sun in March. The Sun Fire E4900 and Sun Fire E6900 servers are midrange, enterprise-class servers based on the new UltraSPARC IV processors with Chip Multithreading (CMT) technology. The servers are designed to provide customers with up to twice the compute throughput of current UltraSPARC III processors-based systems.
      Sun Fire E2900 Server - First Generation Server with CMT
      Offers Low Cost, High Performance Compute Environment
      The Sun Fire E2900 server is the first entry-priced, midrange server based on the new UltraSPARC IV processors with Chip Multithreading (CMT) technology. This offering provides up to twice the compute capability of preceding systems in the same footprint and a lower TCO.
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      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.

      Developer
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      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.

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