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Sun Cluster 3.1 Software for x86 Systems
Delivers Mission-critical High Availability on Sun's x86-based Servers

Sun Cluster 3.1 4/04 software on Sun's x86-based servers is an economical way to host small databases, servers for Web, file and print, and business-critical applications. Clustering features available on SPARC, such as load-balancing, failover, and scalable services, are now also available for Sun x86-based servers.

Update 1 of the Sun Management Center 3.5 Now Available to Download
Single-Point-of-Management to Simplify, Manage Systems
Sun Management Center 3.5 Update 1 is available for download and will be accessible through media kits on June 11, 2004. This latest release comes with new hardware support, bug fixes and other enhancements. The N1 Grid Console Container Manager 1.0 is an available add-on.
Web-based Practice Exams for the Solaris Operating System
Offerings Endorsed by Sun

A variety of Web-based practice exams and practice questions for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) are endorsed by Sun. These Sun-supported exams include material for network, security and system administrators for both the Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 OS.

Hardware
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Sun Answers Customers' Needs With Latest Hardware Updates
Offerings on Remanufactured, EOL Products and Reduced Pricing

To meet customer needs, Sun continues updating its hardware offerings with remanufactured Sun Fire and Sun Enterprise system configurations, price decreases on Sun Fire, Sun StorEdge and Ultra products, as well as end-of-line (EOL) announcements on some of these families' products.

Get 1000 mm of Depth With the Latest Sun Rack Cabinet
Sun Rack 1000-38 Cabinet Now Available With or Without PDS Installed
The Sun Rack 1000-38 cabinet has a total of 1000 mm in depth, comes with 38 usable rack units (RUs) and offers a preinstallment option of the existing Sun zero RU Power Distribution System (PDS).
Sun Offers New Hardware Spare Parts
Sun Fire, Sun Blade, Sun Ray Parts Available

The s400 (UltraSPARC IV) CPU uniboard without memory is one of the hardware spare parts Sun is currently offering. This offer is perfect for system administrators and support engineers working with OEMs or companies performing self-maintenance on Sun systems. This offer is also ideal for organizations where on-site spares are required.

Sun Fire E4900 Server Rack Mount, Deskside Kits Repriced
Zero Pricing Offered
To simplify the ordering and sales process along with ensured pricing commonality between flexible configurations and fixed configurations of the Sun Fire E4900, Sun is offering zero pricing for the factory rack mount kit, field rack mount kit and factory deskside kit.
Events
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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.

TERENA Networking Conference 2004
June 7-10, Rhodes, Greece
Sun is a sponsor of the TERENA Networking Conference 2004. The event will be held in Rhodes, Greece, between June 7th and 10th. A variety of sessions will be held throughout on topics such as Last Mile, Threat Handling, Grid and many more. Many related meetings and events will be held throughout the week of the conference.
JA-SIG Denver -- uPortal: Open Architecture for the Enterprise
June 20-22, Denver, CO
uPortals is the topic of discussion for the tenth semiannual Java Architectures Special Interest Group (JA-SIG) conference in Denver. JA-SIG is an independent organization promoting the use of Java technologies and architectures within the higher education community. Tracks for this conference include implementations, open applications, technical strategies and more.
NECC 2004
June 20-23, New Orleans, LA
Reportedly the largest educational technology exhibit in the world, the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) is scheduled for June 20-23, 2004, in New Orleans. Learn, exchange and survey the field of educational technology with hands-on workshops and presentations given in lecture, interactive and discussion style formats.
Developer
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"Hibernate: A Developer's Notebook"
For Developers who Enjoy Writing Software, but not the Database Code
"Hibernate: A Developer's Notebook" is geared towards those developers who enjoy writing software, except for the database code. The book explains how Hibernate can be used to automate persistence; the author writes natural Java programming language objects and some configuration files, and Hibernate automates all of the interaction between the objects and the database.
Technical Paper: "A Primer on Sun Java Studio Creator"
Drag-and-drop Development Tool Builds Multi-tier, Distributed Web Applications
Robert Brewin, Sun's chief architect for corporate developer tools, including Sun Java Studio Creator, and Craig McClanahan, a a senior staff engineer at Sun, have written a primer for users of the Sun Java Studio Creator application development tool. The piece covers everything from components to exception handling.
Sun Offers Best Practices for the Sun Java System Directory Server
Development and Design Guidelines
Sun recently released a best practices guide for the Sun Java System Directory Server (formerly Sun ONE Directory Server). The article focuses on development and design guidelines for applications with respect to the Directory Server. The article was created by the Sun Java System Identity Server Adoption Team at Market Development Engineering at Sun.
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