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Sun Releases the Sun Infrastructure Solution for N1 Grid for SAP Solutions
Helps SAP Customers Optimize their SAP Solutions-based Environment Infrastructure
In a move that further strengthens its alliance with SAP AG, Sun is releasing the Sun Infrastructure Solution for N1 Grid for SAP Solutions. This mix of products, technologies and services expertise is designed to assist SAP customers with the optimization of their SAP solutions-based environment infrastructure, which should result in significant cost savings.
Sun Fire V20z Sets Two-way World Record on SAP SD Benchmark
Bests HP, Dell, Fujitsu Siemens and Hitachi

The Sun Fire V20z server has shown itself capable of running SAP applications faster than systems from HP, Dell, Hitachi and Fujitsu Siemens with a 2-way world record for the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark.

Sabre Airline Solutions Halves Costs with Sun Java Enterprise System
ASP-model Portal eMergo Scales to Support 300 Percent Revenue Growth
Implementing the Sun Java Enterprise System has enabled Sabre Airline Solutions to reduce the cost to its customers by as much as 50 percent for using the Sabre Airline Solution's application service provider (ASP) portal offering, the Sabre eMergo Web-enabled and dedicated network solutions.
Sun Wins Network Computing's Infrastructure Awards
For the Nauticus Networks N2000 Series Secure Application Switch
Sun has received the 10th-annual Network Computing Well-Connected "Infrastructure" Award for its Nauticus Networks N2000 Series Secure Application Switch. Sun also collected the Infrastructure of the Year award for its N2000 Switch from the editors of the magazine. Sun hopes the awards will further signal the company's dominance in providing effective network technologies.
The Specifics on Interoperable Offerings from Sun and Microsoft
Webcast Hosts Demonstrations on Present Compatible Products

Sun is hosting the Webcast "Sun / Microsoft Interoperability" that highlights present interoperable offerings in the areas of directory and identity, messaging and calendaring, and provisioning and management. Originally taped April 2, 2004, this Webcast features demonstrations on Outlook Connector, IdSync and N1 Grid Service Provisioning System.

Sun Opens Registration, Sets Agenda for SunNetwork Shanghai 2004
Sun's Biggest Event in Asia Pacific
Sun has opened registration and announced the agenda for its SunNetwork Conference, June 2-3, 2004, scheduled to be held at the International Convention Center in Shanghai, PRC. The conference agenda includes executive keynotes, product demonstrations of emerging innovations and more than 100 break out sessions for customers and partners.
Annual SunForum Offers Saudi Business Leaders Solutions, IT Strategies
Middle East Industry-Specific Solutions Market Proving Profitable

Sun will be presenting the changing role of IT services to Saudi business leaders during its annual Saudi Arabian SunForum being held May 16-19, 2004. Developments in commercial technology such as mobility, storage, software and services will be discussed, as well as Sun's latest products, services and directions for the year ahead.

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David Yen Discusses Sun's Future Chip Design
Sun Bets Future on Chip Multithreading Technology
The question of whether cost cutting was behind Sun's decision to abandon the UltraSPARC V processor or confidence in the coming generation of multithreaded, multicore throughput computing processors was recently addressed by David Yen, executive VP for processor and network products at Sun.
i2 Technologies Cuts IT Costs Without Compromising Productivity
Sun Fire 6800 Servers Help Save Half a Million Dollars Annually
Long-time Sun partner i2 Technologies of Dallas, Texas, is a software developer whose solutions enable customers to improve coordination and collaboration across the supply chain. i2 Technologies migrated from Sun Enterprise 6500 servers to Sun Fire 6800 servers and realized savings of $525,000 annually.
Web-based Practice Exams for the Java 2 Platform
Offerings Endorsed by Sun

Sun endorses a variety of Web-based practice exams and practice questions for the Java 2 Platform 1.2 and 1.4. Following is a list of these Sun certified exams.

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NetBeans 3.6 IDE Wins Accolades Following Independent Lab Test
Windowing System, Code Editor Significantly Improved According to Results
Independent sources are praising Sun-sponsored NetBeans IDE 3.6 release saying the software lives up to its long list of claimed improvements. Lab tests confirmed this release offers an impressive range of Java technology-based project types supported by automatic code generators that jump-start development and populate project navigator views.
Download Mozilla 1.4 Browser
Available for Solaris Operating System (SPARC Platform Edition) and (x86 Platform Edition)
Download the Mozilla 1.4 browser for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (SPARC Platform Edition) and (x86 Platform Edition). As an open source cross-platform Internet application suite, Mozilla 1.4 comes with a Web browser, email client, address book, Web page composer and chat application.
Latest Available Software Releases from SourceForge.net
jMax, XDoclet, eGroupWare, JGraph Paris, MediaWiki and STAF Offering Updates
SourceForge.net is the world's largest open source software development Web site that provides free hosting for thousands of projects. The latest software releases available for free include jMax 4.1.0, XDoclet v1.2.1, eGroupWare 1.0 RC5, JGraph Paris (v3.4), MediaWiki 1.2.5 and STAF V2.6.2.
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The N1 Grid Console Container Manager 1.0 Add-on to Sun Management Center 3.5
Reduces the Complexity of Managing Containers

N1 Grid Console Container Manager 1.0 is an add-on to the Sun Management Center 3.5 that makes server consolidation easier by assisting with the configuration and monitoring of the container's resource management parts. Containers across multiple systems can be created, deleted and modified from a centralized point with this release.

"Building a Bootable DVD to Deploy a Solaris Flash Archive"
Sun BluePrints Article Addresses Hands-free Installation Without JumpStart

Learn how to create a bootable installation DVD-ROM to perform an automated installation of a Solaris Flash archive without the use of a JumpStart server. Boot and installation processes as well as adaptation techniques in building bootable DVDs for custom system installations are discussed. Classic JumpStart installation and Solaris Flash knowledge are essential.

Industries Worldwide Welcome Sun's x86 Systems
Sun Fire Servers, Compute Grid Rack System and Sun Blade Technology

A variety of industry sectors worldwide are welcoming Sun's expansion into the x86 platform architecture market with its range of Intel and AMD Opteron-based systems. Automotive, government, life sciences and entertainment sectors are taking notice of Sun's x86 systems running on the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).

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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.

Sun Tech Days 2004
May 20-21, Hyderabad, India

Sun Tech Days 2004 is scheduled for May 20-21, 2004, at Shilpakala Vedika, Madhapur, Hyderabad, India. The event is regarded as the premier global developer conference sponsored by Sun.

Rocky Mountain Software Symposium
May 21-23, Broomfield, CO

The Rocky Mountain Software Symposium will feature over forty education and solution sessions. Geared towards software architects, programmers, developers and technical managers, the event is designed to provide technical training without hype. This year's symposium will focus on the role of XML, Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE platform), XML, Web Services, Agile Methodologies and Open Source.

JAOO Symposium 2004
May 24-26, Cannes, France
Noted as the premier European developer conference in software engineering, this year's JAOO will examine developments in Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and how they support programming, as well as the platforms contribution toward robust, secure and performance enhanced networks with interacting object-oriented systems.
Security
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Sun Alert Notification Recommends Downloading Upgrade
Java Runtime Environment Remote Denial of Service (DoS) Vulnerability

Sun has issued a security alert for the Java runtime environment remote Denial of Service (DoS). Recommended resolution is upgrading to SDK and JRE 1.4.2_04 or later releases to prevent an unresponsive denial of service that could be caused by a remote attack. Downloads are available.

ISAKMP Vulnerability Could Affect Check Point VPN-1 Products
No Reports of Compromise; Company Still Recommends Update on Enforcement Modules
A flaw in Check Point VPN-1 products during negotiation of a VPN tunnel may cause a buffer overrun, potentially compromising the gateway. Although there have been no reports of systems affected by this vulnerability, Check Point is recommending that customers install an update on all enforcement modules to protect VPN-1 Gateways.
Security Survey on the Solaris 10 Operating System
Sun Wants Your Opinion on New Security Features
Sun wants to know what you think about security in relation to the default configuration on the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). With the release of Solaris 10 OS, Sun is hoping to balance its level of security along with the impact on Systems and Network Administration professionals provisioning new systems.
"Digital Evidence and Computer Crime, Second Edition"
Book Details Law, General Process of Forensics, Computer Crime
Digital forensics and computer crime information is essential nowadays. Author Eoghan Casey has written his second edition of "Digital Evidence and Computer Crime," addressing the law and general process surrounding forensics and computer crime.
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