Sun Java System
Sun Java Enterprise System's Strong Offerings
eWEEK Article Highlights Price, Deployment and Flexibility
A recent article by eWEEK.com evaluates the Sun Java Enterprise System,
which is Sun's recent solution designed to combine its directory, Web
and collaboration server products. eWEEK comes away impressed with
several aspects of the solution, including the quick set-up and
configuration of the product.
Licensing Terms Overview of the Sun Java Enterprise System
Software Services, Customer Terms
The affordable price of the Sun Java Enterprise System includes
services such as support, maintenance, consulting and education and
includes the software binary right-to-use term license. Users can
evaluate the software for 90 days for free.
Rebranding of Sun ONE Products to Sun Java System -- Part II
List of Some Products Renamed
A number of Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) software products
are being rebranded under the Sun Java Systems name. A partial
list of products to be renamed is listed. Check upcoming issues
of the news report as future products are rebranded.
Sun Java System Connector for Microsoft Outlook 6.0
Access Mail, Calendar, Directory Services via Outlook
Use Sun Java System Messaging and Calendar Servers while still
enabling Outlook as a desktop client on Windows with the Sun Java
System Connector for Microsoft Outlook. The software includes a Desktop
Deployment and Configuration program enabling automatic deployment of the Outlook Connector, along with an Outlook plug-in offering real-time access to mail, calendar and directory services via Outlook.
Sun's David Yen Examines the Future of Moore's Law
Machines and Networks May Soon Work Smarter, Not Harder
A recent news.com article by Sun's David Yen examines how the debate over
Moore's Law may be a search in the wrong direction. Instead of pushing
the physical speed and performance limits of microprocessors, Yen sees
a future where machines and networks divide the work more
intelligently, and thus produce better results.
SX200 Thin Client OEM Board
The SX200 thin client OEM board offers a number of features for OEMs to
use. It is a secure "stateless" board with no local data. It provides
access to applications running on multiple platforms, including the
Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), Java technology, and
Microsoft NT 4.0 or 2000 (via interoperability software), and
UltraSPARC s400 Uniboards on Sun Fire Servers
Twice the Compute Throughput
UltraSPARC s400 Uniboards for Sun's midrange and high-end servers
offer up to twice the compute throughput of UltraSPARC III processors
(depending on workload) while occupying the same footprint.
EOL: Sun 18-inch LCD Monitor
Last Order Date May 14
With new LCD technologies now available, Sun is discontinuing its
18-inch LCD monitor. The last order date is May 14, 2004, and the last
ship date is August 13, 2004.
TeamQuest Seminar, "Information Technology Trends"
March 24, San Francisco, CA
A free TeamQuest seminar examining "Information Technology Trends" will
be held on March 24, in San Francisco, CA. Individuals from Sun
Microsystems, Thomas Weisel Partners LLC and TeamQuest will speak on
several key issues involving current and future trends in IT. A Q&A
session and technical demonstrations will also be featured.
Third Annual PKI R&D Workshop
April 12-14, Gaithersburg, MD
Coming this April, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) will host its third
annual R&D workshop at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST), in Gaithersburg, MD. The workshop explores all aspects of
public key-enabled security services and future technological
advancements within the industry.
Oracle Users Conference: IOUG Live! 2004
April 18-22, Toronto, Canada
The International Oracle Users Group (IOUG) is an education conference
for Oracle users. There will be over 200 sessions
to choose from, with a special group on Oracle 10g. Topics include DBA,
Development, Infrastructure, Data Warehousing and more.
Announcing Sun Fire E20K & Sun Fire E25K High-End Data Center Servers
First Servers to Employ the UltraSPARC IV Processor
Sun launched the Sun Fire E20K and Sun Fire
E25K data center servers, the first high-end systems from Sun to be
based on UltraSPARC IV processors with the Chip Multithreading (CMT)
technology that enables Sun's Throughput Computing strategy. This
advance in technology gives users twice the compute power within the
same footprint as servers using the UltraSPARC III processor.
New Fault Management Technology from Sun Microsystems
Extends Service Uptime, Reduces TCO, Enhances System Manageability
Sun's new fault management technology, designed in conjunction with its
server hardware, minimizes system failures stemming from hardware or
software faults by employing diagnosis, fault isolation and
self-healing, thereby ensuring users of higher availability levels. The
three features of this technology are auto diagnosis and recovery,
persistent CPU offlining and memory page retirement. Others will be
added in the future.
SunPlex Environment Now Available for Sun Fire Enterprise Line
Delivers Higher Service Levels, Reduces Cost and Risk
The SunPlex system, a Service Level Management platform that
facilitates delivery of higher service levels at lower cost and reduced
risk, now supports the following Sun Fire enterprise line of servers
with Sun Java System Cluster 3.0 and 3.1 software: Sun Fire
E2900, E4900, E6900, E20K and E25K servers.
Hot Swappable PCI+ I/O Assembly Available for Sun Fire High-end Servers
Unit Enhances Performance by up to 60 Percent and Lowers TCO
Sun now offers a new hot swappable PCI+ (hsPCI+) I/O
assembly for Sun Fire high-end data center servers. This
high bandwidth I/O assembly provides up to 60 percent performance
improvement over the existing hsPCI I/O assembly and is compatible with
all 66 MHz PCI cards currently qualified on Sun Fire E20K, E25K,
12K and 15K servers.
Lower Price for the Sun Fire Link Interconnect
Enables Clustered Applications to Run Faster
The Sun Fire Link for Sun Fire 6800 servers and Sun Fire
12K servers and Sun Fire 15K servers will be repriced at a lower cost.
UltraSPARC III 1.2 GHz Cu Uniboards at 35 Percent Discount
Available for Upgrades to Certain Sun Fire Servers
Sun currently offers a promotional trade-in allowance of
up to 35 percent for upgrades of the UltraSPARC III Uniboard toward
the purchase of the new UltraSPARC III Cu 1.2 GHz Uniboard for the Sun
Fire 3800, 4800, 6800, 12K and 15K servers.
Sun StorEdge 6000 Family Storage System and Sun Fire Server Promotion
Save 30 Percent
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. For more information, see article .
Entry Level Servers
New Release of the Sun Fire V60x Compute Grid Rack System
New ATO Option, 3.2 Ghz, and More
The Sun Fire V60x Compute Grid rack system now comes with 3.2 Ghz,
ATO (Assemble To Order) option, 2x3.2-Ghz Xeon, 2 GB of memory, 36 GB internal disk and
CD/floppy drive. This upgrade replaces the Sun Fire V60x Compute
Grid standard configuration, 2.8 Ghz V60x ATO option and 3.06 Ghz V60x
Sun Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
Complement to Sun Fire V20z Server
Sun is offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and SuSE Linux Enterprise
Server 8 to complement the recently announced Sun Fire V20z server.
These Linux products are fully 64-bit enabled for the AMD64
architecture (Opteron), and they provide a large addressable memory
eWEEK Tests the Sun Fire B1600 Blade Platform
Concludes Blade Platform Ideal for Enterprises
Following recent lab testing at eWEEK, writer Francis Chu recommends IT
managers consider the Sun Fire B1600 Blade Platform due to its
flexibility, redundancy features and competitive offerings. Chu writes
that it is ideal for enterprises wanting to deploy and manage their Web
server, application server, database, load balancing service and SSL
EOL for Three Sun Fire V100, V120 Server Configurations
Last Ship Date Set for Summer 2004
Sun announces EOL for 2 GB Sun Fire V100 server, 256 MB Sun Fire
V100 server Web only configuration and the Sun Fire V120 server
XATO support. The last order date for these products is May 14, 2004,
with a final ship date set for August 13, 2004.