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
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.
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.
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.
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.