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Sun's New Upgrade and Trade-in Allowance Program
Promotions Range from 10 to 40 Percent

Sun is offering an upgrade and trade-in allowance program for customers upgrading legacy Sun or non-Sun products and systems to new Sun Fire servers, UltraSPARC processor-based Uniboards and Sun StorEdge hardware. The promotions reduce cost from 10 to 40 percent.

HP Away Migration Special Lease Offer and Trade In
90 Days No Payments, No Interest; Below-market Rates for 36 Months

Sun's HP Away Migration Lease makes it exceptionally easy and affordable for HP PA-RISC/HP-UX and AlphaServer/Tru64 customers to migrate to the Sun platform. Now, a limited-time lease offer gives qualified customers the opportunity to make no payments and pay no interest for 90 days on their entire Sun Migration solution -- including Sun hardware, software and services -- and to pay below-market rate financing for 36 months.

Resources Available Online from NC 04 Q1 Announcements
Transcripts, Video Feeds and Links
Many resources are available on the NC04Q1 site, including a letter from Scott McNealy, presenting a high-level overview of the announcements and their business benefits; links to the product pages; and video and transcripts of keynotes.
Sun Sees Widespread European Adoption of Educational Computing
New Centers of Excellence, StarOffice Software Users

Sun is seeing widespread European adoption of computing solutions for educational institutions. Sun also recently solidified academic relationships by adding The Ministry of Education Catalonia, Spain and the SRH Business Academy in Heidelberg, Germany as Centers of Excellence.

Sun Finds Success with Its Grid Computing Strategy
Academic Institutions Turn to Sun's N1 Grid Computing Solutions

Sun is finding success with the advance of Grid technologies on the digital campus and at research facilities all over the globe. Academic institutions are increasingly looking to Sun's N1 Grid computing solutions to power their computing infrastructures and further advance the academic research environment.

Grid Computing in the Enterprise
Beyond the Education Sector

Grid computing from Sun is helping in more than the Education sector. Enterprises such as Ford and Motorola are gaining the compute resources they need by using Sun Grid Engine software.

    QLogic's SANblade 2340 Family Supports Solaris Operating System, SPARC & X86 Platforms
    Accelerates I/O, Throughput Rates
    The SANblade 2340 series from QLogic Corp. now supports the Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS) (SPARC Platform Edition) and the Solaris OS (x86 Platform Edition). In addition, QLogic's 2340 family of single and dual port Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) has been given Solaris Ready Certification by Sun.
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    Sun Releases N1 Service Provisioning System 4.1
    Eases Management of Complex Application Service Deployments

    Sun has released version 4.1 of its N1 Service Provisioning System, which allows customers to automate the complex application provisioning process to make it quick and reliable, enabling complex services to be rolled-out in a day or less.

    Micro Focus Releases Server Express 4.0 and Application Server for Server Express 4.0
    Enables COBOL Applications to Run on Solaris Operating System (SPARC) Platform Edition

    Micro Focus Server Express 4.0 and Application Server for Server Express 4.0 are now in release. These solutions allow customers wishing to redeploy applications written in COBOL on mainframes or other systems onto the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (SPARC Platform Edition), as well as customers desiring to improve the performance of applications written in prior versions of COBOL on the Solaris OS.

    Last Planned Release of Solaris 8 2/04 Operating System (SPARC Platform Edition)
    Hardware Support for New Sun Fire Servers
    The Solaris 8 2/04 Operating System (SPARC Platform Edition) (Solaris OS) adds additional hardware support for Sun Fire E2900, E4900, E6900, E20K and E25K servers along with other Sun Fire servers, blade servers and Sun Blade workstations. Deployment of UltraSPARC IV processors in existing Sun Fire V1280 15K servers is also featured.
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    Game Developers Conference 2004
    March 22-26, San Jose, CA

    The 2004 Game Developers Conference presents sessions in seven tracks: Visual Arts, Production, Business & Legal, Game Design, Audio, Programming and the IGDA track. Doug Twilleager, chief architect of the Game Technologies Group at Sun, will present a session on professional Java technology game development techniques.

    Gilbane Conference on Content Management
    March 24-26, Los Angeles, CA

    This conference will focus on technology and solutions for managing two types of rich content: data rich content and media rich content.

      SunHPC 2004
      March 29 - April 2, Aachen, Germany

      At the SunHPC 2004 event, sessions will be offered on Sun compilers, the Sun performance analyzer and the Sun HPC ClusterTools environment and more. Learn how to get optimal performance out of UltraSPARC III, IIIi, and III Cu based Sun workstations and servers.

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      Sun Studio 8 Software Available March 9
      Faster Startup and Improved Compile and Run Times
      Since Sun started the Sun Studio 8 Early Access Program in November of 2003, various components of the Compiler Collection product have been integrated with the NetBeans IDE. The new software focuses on features available through a GUI. All command-line interface (CLI) tools such as compilers and the debugger are included as well.
      A Review of Sun's Development Tools
      Name Change Histories and Links to Resources

      Sun offers developers many tools, from Sun Studio 8 software to Sun Java Studio Creator (formerly Project Rave). This article provides new names that Sun is rebranding these software and development tools to.

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      Security Management Index Survey
      A Measurement of Security Management Practices and Performance
      The Security Management Index Survey provides participants with a comparison of the security management practices of others in the same industry and peer group. The data is also being collected to better identify trends in security management as a continuing and strategic business function.
      Sun Managed Security Services
      Reducing the Costs, Complexity and Risks Associated with Highly Secure Network Environment Management

      Sun Managed Security Services (SMSS) are designed to unite the technologies, products, processes and services used to reduce the costs, complexity and risks associated with the management of a highly secure network environment.

      Web Services Security Interoperability Guidelines from the WS-I
      Security Scenarios Working Group Draft Available for Public Review
      The Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) is making the Security Scenarios Working Group Draft available for public review. The Security Scenarios document was developed by the WS-I Basic Security Profile Working Group and serves to identify security challenges and threats in building interoperable Web Services. It also offers countermeasures for these risks.
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