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Partners
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Taking the Desktop Experience Outside the Office
Sun and AT&T Collaborate on Flexible Desktop Solution
Coming this fall, Sun and AT&T Wireless will offer customers the EDGE-enabled Sun Java Desktop System that will provide any time, anywhere accessibility to vital business applications. This new solution takes the desktop experience outside the office.
Ready to Deploy iForce Wi-Fi Hotspot Appliance
From Sun and Pronto Networks
Operators looking to capitalize on the growth in the public hotspot market now have a solution available to them from Sun and Pronto Networks. Operators can roll out a medium-sized public hotspot network licensed for 25, 50 or 100 hotspots with the iForce Wi-Fi Hotspot Appliance.
Accelerate Deployment of Mobile Enterprise Applications
Sun and Aligo Combine Technologies for Speedy Solution
Aligo's mobile platform is now available on the Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) and the Solaris OS (SPARC Platform Edition) as an out-of-the-box solution for real-time access to mission-critical data in the field.
Sun Java System
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Sun Java Studio Enterprise 6 2004Q1
For Accelerated Web Tier Application Development

Sun Java Studio Enterprise 6 2004Q1 is a comprehensive development platform for the Sun Java Enterprise System. This version contains enhanced debugging and development support for Web Services and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application development.

Four Sun Software Downloads Available
Updates on the Sun Java System Application Server
Download four new software updates from Sun's Download Web site - Sun Java System Application Server, Standard and/or Platform Edition 7 Update 3; Sun Java Application Server Platform Edition 7 Update 3 Solaris 9 Operating System Upgrade and the Sun Java System Application Server 7 Update 3 Add-ons.
Sun Java Enterprise System Pricing for Governments
Sun to Offer Software Based on Number of Citizens
Sun is working on a pricing program to offer the Sun Java Enterprise System to governments based on the number of citizens in the country. According to a story on CNET News, Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president of Sun's software group, said the pricing will be aligned with the definitions offered by the UN of developed, developing and least developed countries.
Software
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ICICI OneSource Finds Savings with StarOffice Software
Company Plans to Continue the Switch from Microsoft Office

CXOtoday recently reported on the switch ICICI OneSource, a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) service provider located in Mumbai, made from Microsoft Office to StarOffice 7 software. The move has already saved the company Rs 72 Lakh. Thus far the company has only deployed StarOffice software on 10 percent of its desktops, but it plans to expand that number to 25 percent soon.

Sun Plans to Release New Tools with StarOffice Software
Converters for Moving Macros from Microsoft Office to StarOffice Software and More

Sun has made plans to release new tools as part of its StarOffice desktop software package, reports Mike Ricciuti of CNET News.com. The company hopes to use the tools to attract users of Microsoft Office. The new tools, which will be released sometime this year, include converters for moving macros in Microsoft Office to StarOffice software.

Jim Waldo Discusses Jini Network Technology
The Current and Future Applications of Jini Network Technology
Sun recently posted an interview with chief Jini network technology architect and Sun Distinguished Engineer, Jim Waldo, on its Java technology Web site. Jim discusses the future of Jini network technology and how it is currently being used. He also discusses what is happening with the "networked home."
Sun Releases N1 Grid Provisioning Server 3.1, Blades Edition
Offers Users a Management Environment for the Sun Fire B1600 Blade Platform

Sun is releasing the N1 Grid Provisioning Server 3.1, Blades Edition, which offers users a management environment for the Sun Fire B1600 Blade Platform. This allows the user to quickly design, configure, provision and scale blade-based server farms automatically.

Events
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TheServerSide Java Technology Symposium
May 6-8, Las Vegas, NV

TheServerSide Java technology Symposium is a limited attendance event of 500 people. The event focuses on server-side Java technologies and development practices and features a technical and advanced set of technical sessions.

SAPPHIRE '04
May 11-13, New Orleans, LA
SAP's SAPPHIRE event is designed for senior executives, business managers, and government and education professionals who are looking to gain competitive advantage, achieve profitable growth, learn the latest strategies in supply chain management, CRM, portals and more.
Retail Systems 2004
May 17-19, Chicago, IL
Retail Systems 2004 conference and exposition offers retailers and suppliers opportunities to discuss both technology and business issues from a retailer, wholesaler and manufacturer perspective. Topics include RFID, IT Finance and Management, Stores of the Future, and Data Synchronization.
Entry Level Servers
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Sun Fire V20z Server ATO Option for Compute Grid Rack System
Single Rack Grid Computing Offers Increased Flexibility, High Performance for Compute-intensive Applications

The recent release of the Sun Fire V20z server compute node ATO options and base rack package for the Compute Grid rack system offers three new compute nodes, deeper rack, terminal server and all cabling.

Course: Sun Fire V20z Server Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Replace Components and More

The Sun Fire V20z Server Maintenance and Troubleshooting Web-based course (WET-4682-90) focuses on training in replacing components in the server.

Sun Launches the Sun Fire V20z Server in Malaysia
The Release Represents the First x86 Server from AMD Alliance

A recent article that appeared at The Star Online discusses the Malaysian launch of the Sun Fire V20z server, which is the first hardware product to be released since Sun's alliance with AMD. The product features x86 dual processors capable of running on the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) or Linux.

EOL: 900 MHz-Based Sun Fire V1280 and Netra 1280 Server Configurations
Price Reduction on 1.2 GHz Configurations

The 900 MHz configurations of the Sun Fire V1280 server and Netra 1280 server are being discontinued. The last order date is May 14, 2004. The prices of the 1.2 GHz configurations for these servers and CPU boards are being reduced. A certain configuration of the Sun Fire V240 server is being replaced.

Storage
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Get Increased Throughput with the Sun StorEdge 3120 SCSI Array
Up to 320 MB/sec. Data Transfer per SCSI Channel
The Sun StorEdge 3120 SCSI array supports up to four 3.5" hard disk drives and supports a wide variety of hard disk drive capacities and rotational speeds. With its Ultra320 SCSI support, it can achieve up to 320 MB/sec. data transfer per SCSI channel for fast access and I/O transfer.
Repricing the Sun StorEdge 9980 System and Sun StorEdge 9970 System
Sun Maintains Competitive Market Position for SAN Solutions
Sun has reduced the prices of its Sun StorEdge 9980 system and Sun StorEdge 9970 system in order to maintain the competitive position of both solutions in the marketplace. For typical hardware configurations the list price is reduced by approximately 12-15 percent. There are no reductions on Sun StorEdge 9900 series software products.
EOL: 36 GB 10K rpm Configurations on Sun StorEdge T3 Array, Sun StorEdge 3900 Series and SunStorEdge 6900 Series
Replaced with 36 GB 15K rpm HDD

The 36 GB 10K rpm configurations will be ended on these systems: Sun StorEdge T3 array, Sun StorEdge 3900 series and Sun StorEdge 6900 series.

    Sun Awards Dot Hill with Advanced Technology Storage Program
    Innovative Products Expected to Result from Expanded Agreement
    New advanced technology storage products for Sun will be designed and engineered by Dot Hill Systems Corp. following Sun's specifications. This OEM partner agreement expands on the current agreement between the two corporations.
    Education and Research
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    IT Masters Offers System Development Degree in Java Technology
    Curriculum Includes Object Modeling, Web Component Development, Data Communications and More
    Sun is offering its Masters of System Development degree in Java technology through the IT Masters program at Charles Sturt University in Australia.
    Canadian Higher Education Institutions Benefit from Higher Performance
    Education Institutions Choose Sun Technology to Improve Research and Development

    Several higher education institutions are choosing Sun technology to improve research and development on their campuses. Technologies such as the StarOffice 7 office productivity software, Sun Fire servers using Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and Linux operating environment and Sun StorEdge storage systems are all proving successful to schools.

    Sun Provisions for Tomorrow by Partnering with Australian Educators
    Sun Invests in Educators with Sun Ray Thin Clients
    Sun is partnering with Australian educators in order to better create and define the information economy of tomorrow. By investing in educators, Sun helps them come to grips with trends such as online learning environments, collaborative research systems, student portals, wireless campuses, streamlined administrative processes and digitized information assets.
    Sun Reprices 14 Sun StorEdge Enterprise Backup Software ScholarPAC Licenses
    Brings Costs into Alignment with Current Discount Structure

    Sun is repricing 14 licenses for Sun StorEdge Enterprise Backup software for the ScholarPAC education market in order to provide the appropriate discount level. With this reduction, the cost of these licenses comes into alignment with the current ScholarPAC discount structure.

      Sysadmin
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      "Data Center Best Practices for High-End Servers"
      Sun BluePrints OnLine Article Focuses on Installing, Configuring, Securing and Maintaining Availability and Performance

      A recent Sun BluePrints OnLine article offers readers best practices for installing, configuring, securing and maintaining availability and performance for the Sun Fire 15K server.

      "Dynamic Reconfiguration for High-End Servers: Part 1 Planning Phase"
      Allocate Resources in the Sun Fire 15K Servers and Sun Fire 12K Servers While Domain is Running

      Part one of a two-part Sun BluePrints OnLine series about planning and implementing Sun Fire 15K server and the Sun Fire 12K server Dynamic Reconfiguration (DR) in the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) offers an introduction to the Sun Fire 15K server and the Sun Fire 12K server DR, as well as details about the planning phase. The article serves as a primer for part two, which will focus on the implementation phase.

      Finding Free Physical RAM and Putting it to Good Use
      Increase Application Speed while Avoiding Paging to Disk

      A recent Sun article advises readers on how to determine how much free physical RAM they have available, and how to effectively use this information. Users of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) will find the document provides a routine to determine available physical memory, as well as a sample program that demonstrates how the interface can be used.

      JumpStart Enterprise Toolkit 3.3.0 Download Available
      Simplifies Solaris Operating System Installation

      The Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit simplifies the installation of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). It also simplifies customizing and patching it and installing third-party software components. It does not require advanced system administrator skills as does the Solaris JumpStart.

      Java Technology
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      Modifications to the Reflection API in Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition
      Code Samples

      Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.5 (also called Tiger) has new language features that require bytecode changes and modifications to existing APIs such as the Reflection API. Michael Nascimento Santos outlines modifications to the Reflection API that are now available to the public as part of JDK 1.5 beta 1, and shows how you can take advantage of them in your code.

      Course: Distributed Programming with Java Technology
      Working with CORBA and COM

      The Distributed Programming with Java Technology course (SL-301) provides Java technology programmers and network application programmers with the essential information for building distributed computing solutions. This course also addresses interoperability issues among Java technology, CORBA and COM technologies.

      I'm Technologies to Ship Java Technology-based Smart Cards
      High End 32 Kilobyte Cards
      I'm Technologies of Singapore signed a Technology Licensing and Distributorship Agreement with Sun to develop its smart card operating system with Java Card technology.
      Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition RMI Optional Package
      Can be Deployed without Modification

      With the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) RMI Optional Package (RMI OP), programmers can publish distributed application protocols that applications can use to manipulate objects on remote systems.

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