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This week's edition reports on Sun's continual expansion of its alliances,
technological innovations and open source projects:
- Sun and VERITAS exchange software support with SolarisTM Operating
System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) and VERITAS Storage
Foundation 4.0 software .
- Bohler Edelstahl teams with Sun toward an open systems platform .
- The Java Community ProcessSM (JCPSM) Expert Group EG to develop a
new JavaTM technology-based digital television API standard .
- Solaris OS may soon be open sourced .
Read about the latest Sun StorEdgeTM 3511 Array with Serial ATA disks
, the Sun StorEdgeTM T3 Array for the Workgroup  and
why the Sun StorEdgeTM 3310 SCSI Array is recommended for some EOL
Sun FireTM V440 and Sun FireTM V20z have new standard
configurations , .
Recently released SunTM Management Center 3.5 supports Solaris OS
(x86 Platform Edition) and Linux agents . Sun also wants to
hear from driver developers and has set up a point of contact .
Save on a range of Sun products from Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI and Sun
StorEdge 3510 FC Systems  to Solaris OS ,  and Sun
JavaTM Studio Enterprise .
Sun Releases the Sun Java Desktop System, Release 2
Features and Tools Included in the Enterprise-class Desktop Solution
Sun is releasing the Sun Java Desktop System, Release 2, the
enterprise-class desktop solution that is designed to be affordable,
comprehensive and secure. The solution includes a client desktop,
including an office productivity suite, email, calendar, browser,
instant messaging tools and more.
Sun and VERITAS Broaden 10 Year Global Alliance
Customers to Benefit From Exchange of Support from Both Companies
Sun and VERITAS Software Company are broadening their alliance. Both the
Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) and
the AMD Opteron- and Intel-based platforms will be supported by
VERITAS. In addition, customers will be able to acquire VERITAS Storage
Foundation 4.0 software through Sun representatives.
U.S. Cable Operators and Technology Providers Form JCP Expert Group
Begin Work on New Java Technology Set-Top Box Standard
U.S. cable operators and technology providers are collaborating by
means of a Java Community Process (JCP) Expert Group EG to
develop a new Java technology-based digital television API
standard: OnRamp to OCAP. The standard is geared towards legacy,
resource-constrained cable television set-top boxes.
RFID Compliance Testing Will Save Customers Time and Money
The Sun RFID Test Center Opening Promises Positive Return on Investment
The Sun RFID Test Center in Dallas, Texas, is up and running. Designed
to simulate Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) deployments, Sun's
new facility will assist many of the top 100 suppliers to achieve
RFID compliance status in a timely manner.
Bohler Edelstahl Hopes to Save with the Sun Mainframe Rehosting Solution
Steel Manufacturer Implements Open Systems Platform from Sun
The high-speed steels, tool steels and special materials manufacturer,
Bohler Edelstahl GmbH, is implementing an open systems platform from
Sun in an effort to move away from expensive legacy mainframe computing
environments. Bohler Edelstahl plans to migrate from an IBM system to
Sun Fire systems running the Solaris Operating System (Solaris
The Future of the Solaris Operating System
Free and Open Source May be Linked With the Operating System Soon
Sun's next plans for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) may
include designing an open-source version or incorporating the Sun
Java Desktop System within it. Overall, creating a more competitive
strategy is the goal of these Sun initiatives shared recently by
Jonathan Schwartz, president and COO, Sun.
Sun Releases Hardware Certification Test Suite Version 2.3
Verifies Compatability with Solaris Operating System (x86 Platform Edition)
Independent hardware vendors (IHVs), system manufacturers, system
integrators and end users can test their hardware to verify its
compatibility with the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86
Platform Edition) with Sun's Hardware Certification Test Suite (HCTS).
The latest version, 2.3, contains new features such as an improved user
IDC Article Examines SPARC-based Systems and Vertical Computing Architectures
Ideal Environments Incorporate both Vertical and Horizontal Scaling Solutions
A recent whitepaper from IDC looks at how SPARC-based systems are
able to support vertical computing architectures. The document finds
that IT executives are continuing to find value in investing in
medium-sized and large servers. These servers are able to provide the
capability and capacity to safely support growing and unpredictable
Select UltraSPARC III Uniboards EOL'd
750 MHz and 900 MHz UltraSPARC III Uniboards Effected
Sun plans to EOL (End of Life) its 750 MHz UltraSPARC III Uniboards
and selected 900 MHz UltraSPARC III Uniboards. Sun expects the move to
result in a more simplified portfolio of product offerings, which will
retain the same level of performance, features and flexibility.
Sun Ends Separate Power Distribution System Option
Component will Continue to be Available Pre-installed
Sun is doing away with the option that allowed customers to order a
Power Distribution System (PDS) and install it in the Sun Rack cabinet.
Previously, customers had the option of ordering the PDS as a
pre-installed option in the rack, or ordering the PDS separately and
completing a self-installation.
Calendar of Events
Links to Articles on Upcoming Events
This article is a calendar of upcoming events, with links to the articles about them. Click on the article numbers in the calendar to get more details about the event and how to register.
WebCT Online Seminar
May 18 and 20, Online
WebCT will hold a free online seminar on its WebCT Vista 3.0, which is
implemented 90 percent of the time on the Solaris Operating System
(Solaris OS). The seminar will take place on two dates: May 18 at 12:00
p.m. EST and May 20 at 8:00 p.m. EST.
10th Annual Gartner IT Security Summit
June 7-9, Washington, D.C.
Sun is Platinum Sponsor of the 10th Annual Gartner IT Security Summit,
held this year in Washington, D.C. from June 7-9. This year's event
will focus on the new and emerging technologies best suited to
enterprises, as well as the policy, planning and compliance issues that
should be understood to best serve an organization's specific business
Design Automation Conference (DAC)
June 7-11, San Diego, CA
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is considered by many in the
industry as one of the top Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and
silicon solution events. It offers over 50 technical sessions focusing
on the latest in design methodologies and EDA tool developments. Sun
will be present at booth #2139.
Entry Level Servers
Final Order Date for Netra 20 Server and Netra t 1400/1405 Server Options
Netra 240 Server is Next Generation Carrier-grade Server
The final order date for all Netra 20 server configurations is October
6, 2004, with the final ship date set for April 6, 2005. Some options
for the Netra 20 and Netra t 1400/1405 servers are also end of life (EOL).
The Netra 240 server is the next generation carrier-grade server.
New Sun Fire V440 Server Standard Configurations
All with 73 GB Hot-plug Ultra 320 SCSI 10,000 rpm Disk Drives
The Sun Fire V440 server now offers standard configurations with
four 73 GB hot-plug Ultra 320 SCSI 10,000 rpm disk drives. Ideal if
running two-tier applications or requiring a high rack density. The current Sun Fire V440 configurations, including 36GB disk drives, are set for end-of-life or EOL on June 1, 2004.
Sun Fire V20z New Standard Configuration
Dual 248 CPUs, 2 GB Memory and 73 GB Disk
A new standard configuration is now offered for the Sun Fire V20z
server with dual 248 CPUs, 2 GB memory and 73 GB disk. Developed so
this system would fit high-performance and technical computing (HPTC)
and enterprise application requirements, it's general availability date
is set for May 14, 2004.
Education and Research
Open University of Catalonia Builds Virtual Campus with Java Technology
Region-wide Program Serves 27,000 Students
The Open University of Catalonia, a Sun Center of Excellence,
implemented a virtual campus through a large data communications
network using Sun IT infrastructure that now covers the entire
territory of Catalonia.
The University of Hawaii: Six Islands, One Virtual Campus
Sun Java Enterprise System Bridges the Gaps
The University of Hawaii, which serves 45,000 students and 5,000
faculty and staff in 10 campuses and five educational centers on six
islands, has made itself a more cohesive institution through the
implementation of a Sun Java Enterprise System Platform.
Seminar Offers Collaboration Between Technology and Education
Examines Services and Aftermarket Parts in the Automotive and Manufacturing Industries
gedas USA, along with Sun and other partners, recently collaborated on
an educational seminar that examined services and aftermarket parts in
the automotive and manufacturing industries. The seminar was the result
of an executive education program held in conjunction with Cambridge
Executive Enterprises (CEE).
Sun Offers Sun Fire V20z Server, 4 GB Memory Kit
Special Pricing Available to Global Education and Research Market
Sun is offering a special promotion to its customers in the Global
Education and Research market on the Sun Fire V20z server with a 4
GB memory kit installed.
"JavaServer Pages, 3rd Edition"
Revised and Updated Covering JSP 2.0 and JSTL 1.1 Specifications
Providing Enterprise Java technology developers with a flexible
tool for the development of dynamic Web sites and Web applications,
JavaServer Pages (JSP) technology continues to improve as is
evident in its latest release JSP 2.0. Author Hans Bergsten covers the
latest updates along with JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL) 1.1
"Network Security Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools"
Effective Security Hacks for Linux, UNIX or Windows Networks
Author Andrew Lockhart has compiled 100 quick and practical ways to
secure Linux, UNIX or Windows networks from hackers. Designed for
system administrators, this book provides effective security hacks for
more productive time management. Powerful methods such as applied
encryption, intrusion detection, logging, trending and incident
response are included.
The fifth edition of this book streamlines the previous editions into
one. It is updated with the latest browsers, language, extensions,
examples. The tutorial is tailored for beginners and is easy to use at
home or in a classroom setting.
Sun's Secure Web Server Reference Architecture Updated
Now Includes Sun Fire V20z Server
The Sun Secure Web Server Reference Architecture has been updated to
include the Sun Fire V20z server and the Sun Java System Web
Server 6.1. It comes with the secure, hardened Solaris Operating
System (Solaris OS).
"The Sun Infrastructure Solution for Secure Network Access Platform"
Technical White Paper Addresses Thin Client Access to Multiple Security Domains
Precise security boundaries are essential in government organizations
with classified information that must be protected, restricted and
isolated. The Secure Network Access Platform for Government was
developed by the Sun Infrastructure Solution to solve these unique
security issues. This technical white paper outlines the platform's
components, purpose and implementation.
Sun, Check Point and Westcon Aim for Mid-market Security Demands
iForce VPN/Firewall Appliance -- High Performance, Low Cost
A new network security solution bundling hardware, software and
services has been launched by the collaborative efforts of Sun, Check
Point Software Technologies and Westcon. Sun's iForce appliance,
specifically designed to support the latest Check Point software, has
resulted in a combined security solution -- the iForce VPN/Firewall Appliance, powered by Sun and Check Point.