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In this week's Features, read about Sun's NT$30 million donation to an
industrial technology research institute . Nippon Paint becomes
the first major Japanese company to choose the Sun JavaTM Enterprise
System . Sun also secured more business than it anticipated with
its recent HP Away program in the UK .
The Entry-Level Servers section provides the details of the Sun
FireTM V480 server  and the new NetraTM 440 carrier-grade 5U
DC Server . The JavaTM technology section describes a fix for
a recent JSSE vulnerability  and examines extensible code
generation using XSLT .
The Software section looks at how a construction firm is finding
success with Sun RayTM thin clients . The Storage section
details new offerings including SunSM Remote Services (SRS) Net
Connect 3.1 , Sun StorEdgeTM 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager
 and two new versions of the Sun StorEdgeTM 9900 HiCommand
This week's industry section is Education, which features Sun's 40
percent discount on the Sun Fire V20z Operton-based server .
Nippon Paint Is First Japanese Adopter of the Sun Java Enterprise System
Company Expects Mainframe Migration to Open Standards to Halve TCO
Nippon Paint of Osaka, Japan, is the first Japanese customer to adopt
the Sun Java Enterprise System running the Solaris 9 Operating
System (Solaris OS). The company plans to migrate its distribution,
logistics, human resources and finance applications from its legacy
mainframes to the Sun IT infrastructure by 2006.
Sun Donates NT$30 Million to Industrial Technology Research Institute
RFID Integration and Standards to Result from ITRI Program
Sun has donated NT$30 million worth of RFID/Auto ID software, along with
technical support services to the Industrial Technology Research
Institute (ITRI), reported Amber Chung in the Taipei Times.
Sun and Adara Networks to Connect Lost Rabbit Development to the Internet
Mississippi Project will Offer Wired and Wireless Networking Services
The Lost Rabbit project, a Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND)
under construction by Neopolis Development LLC of Ridgeland,
Mississippi, will offer its residents both wired and wireless Internet
access and services featuring an online community portal, IP telephony,
real-time security monitoring, digital cable television, and
video-on-demand over IP. Adara Networks and Sun will
provide the technology.
Greg Bollella on Controlling Physical Systems with Real-time Specification for Java
Combining Real-time and Non-real-time Operations on a Single Processor
Greg Bollella, Distinguished Engineer at Sun Labs, recently shared his
experience on using Real-time Specification for Java (RTSJ) for the
control of physical systems with writer Janice J. Heiss, whose piece
appears on the Sun Web site. Bollella also discussed work on Golden
Gate, a project involving Sun Labs, JPL and Carnegie Mellon University
that aims to refine flight and ground systems in future Mars missions.
Sun, Brixlogic Combine Forces to Offer Integrated Solution for ACORD
Straight-through Processing Messaging Standard Promises Huge Savings
Brixlogic solution could help drive down settlement processing time and boost claim recoveries. This new integrated solution is designed for the ACORD messaging standard and has a complete suite of products that
enable insurance providers, reinsurers and brokers to assemble, test,
manage and maintain ACORD-based straight-through processing solutions.
Sun Nets New Business in UK with HP Away Program
Spokesman Says Results Are Twice What Was Expected
Since Sun Microsystems introduced its HP Away program to the UK in
the fall of last year, millions of pounds of business have come Sun's
way, according to Arif Mohamed, writing for VNUNet.com. HP-UX UNIX
users have deserted to Sun hardware running the Solaris Operating
System (Solaris OS) or Linux operating systems.
Sun Receives TSANet 2004 Award for Excellence
Multivendor Support Organization also Names Novell, VERITAS, IBM and Dell
The Technical Support Alliance Network (TSANet) presented awards to
five of its members at the group's annual meeting. Sun received the award for excellence; Novell and VERITAS Software the
award for Superior Achievement; and IBM and Dell the award for
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.
June 20-24, Chicago
SUPERCOMM 2004 will be held in Chicago June 20-24. Information will be
available on the entire gamut of communications technologies, including
broadband, enterprise networks and converged wireless. Over 145
sessions are scheduled and more than 500 global industry leaders will
have their solutions on exhibit June 22-24.
NetBeans Software Day
June 29, San Francisco
NetBeans Software Day will be a companion event to the 2004 JavaOne
Conference taking place in San Francisco. On Tuesday, June 29, the
NetBeans team will present details on the NetBeans Project, as well as
previewing the latest release. Key NetBeans partners will be part of
Pan European Portals Conference 2004
July 18-20, Nottingham, England
The Pan European Portals Conference (PEPC) 2004 is set for July 19-20,
at the East Midlands Conference Center, University of Nottingham.
Themes will include managing change; open standards; relationships with
commercial partners; the place of the portal -- integrator or
duplicator; and talking to users. The agenda is focused on the use of
Web portals within post-graduate education.
Sun Cluster Open Storage Program Expands Choices
Offers Third-Party Storage Devices Supporting Sun Cluster Solution
The Sun Cluster Open Storage Program offers a selection of
third-party storage devices that support the Sun Cluster solution.
Designed to facilitate the certification of third party storage
hardware with Sun Cluster and Sun I/O stack, the program ensures the
same qualification standards that Sun uses to validate its own
Sun Remote Services (SRS) Net Connect 3.1
Improve Availability, Minimize Maintenance Time
New features have enhanced the Sun Remote Services (SRS) Net
Connect 3.1. Updates include self-monitoring and alarm notification on
selected Sun storage products, storage asset FRU reporting and a common
login to existing SRS Net Connect system monitoring, reporting and
New Version of Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager
Software for Solaris Operating System, Linux and HP-UX
Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager (SDLM), version 5.2
is a high availability path management software to be used with the Sun
StorEdge 9900 storage array systems. This feature update enhances
load balancing, path failover, failback and path health checking.
Upgrading is free of charge for customers with existing maintenance
New DAT 72 Tape Drive Configurations
For Sun StorEdge D240 Media Tray
The Sun StorEdge D240 Media Tray DAT 72 Tape Drive configurations
offer up to 144 GB of tape storage with its four hot swap tape drive
bays that are read and write compatible with DDS-3 and DDS-4 written
tapes. The Sun StorEdge D240 Media Tray DDS-4 Tape Drive configurations
will no longer be offered.
Versions of the Sun StorEdge L25 and Sun StorEdge L100 Tape Libraries EOL'd
Price Reduced on the Brocade 3900 Fibre Channel Switch
Sun plans to End of Life (EOL) the LTO HVD SCSI versions of the Sun
StorEdge L25 and Sun StorEdge L100 tape libraries. The last order
date for these versions is set for July 30, 2004, with a last ship date
of October 29, 2004. Service for those products already sold will
continue until October 29, 2009.
New Sun StorEdge DAT 72 Tape Drives and DAT 72 Data Cartridges
Select DDS-3 and DDS-4 Tape Options EOL'd
Sun is releasing the Sun StorEdge DAT 72 tape drive (desktop and
internal-factory install server options) and DAT 72 data cartridges.
Sun is also doing away with selected DDS-3 and DDS-4 tape options.
Two New Versions of the Sun StorEdge 9900 HiCommand Software
Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Device Manager Software 3.1 and the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Tuning Manager Software 3.3
Two new versions of the Sun StorEdge 9900 HiCommand Software are
now available: the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Device Manager
Software Version 3.1 and the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Tuning
Manager Software Version 3.3.
Education and Research
Sun Offers 40 Percent Discount on Sun Fire V20z Opteron-based Server
Education and Research Market Get Break on EduSoft Package as Well
The Sun Fire V20z server, the first in a new line of AMD
Opteron-based servers, should prove attractive to the education market
in view of Sun's offer of a 40 percent discount to education customers
for one configuration of this server.
Sun IT Infrastructure Puts South Korea's 10,000 Schools in Touch
System Provides One PC for Every Five Students, One PC for Each Teacher
Beginning in the mid-1990s, the South Korean Ministry of Education
launched an initiative to bring the benefits of a modern IT
infrastructure to the country's schools. The result is a high speed
network that uses a Sun IT infrastructure to connect 220,000 classrooms in more than 10,000 schools.
Sun Makes StarOffice Productivity Suite Available to Scottish, Hungarian Schools
Over 58 Million Students Worldwide Now Use the Solution Without Licensing Fees
Sun has extended its educational global reach to include
2,833 Scottish schools (serving 738,597 students and 50,048 teachers)
and 5,500 schools and 67 institutions of higher education in Hungary
with donations of the StarOffice Productivity Suite. The total
value of donations worldwide now exceeds US$7 billion for the office
Sun, Aptech Launch Training Effort for IT Professionals in India
Program to Serve up to 35,000 Trainees in First Phase
Sun and Aptech have agreed to a joint effort that will result in the
training of 30,000 students and 5,000 IT professionals on Sun
technologies and products at two training centers to be built by Aptech
Several Versions of JSSE Reported with Vulnerability
Upgrade Solves the Problem
Sun Alert ID 57560 reports a vulnerability in the Java Secure Socket
Extension (JSSE) 1.0.3, 1.0.3_01 and 1.0.3_02 for Windows, Linux and
the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). The JSSE may incorrectly
invalidate the digital certificate of a Web site, allowing an untrusted
site to be trusted for Secure Socket Layer (SSL).
JavaBeans Activation Framework API Release 1.0.2 Available as Download
Maintenance Release Fixes Numerous Bugs
The JavaBeans Activation Framework API, implemented as a standard
extension, is available from Sun as a royalty-free reference
implementation, in binary form, that developers can use to develop
JavaBeans Activation Framework API technology-enabled applications for
any platform that supports the Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.1 software
or the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition(J2SEPlatform).
Who's Who in Enterprise Java 2004: Leaders Come Up Aces
The Middleware Company Compiles List of Industry Leaders
The Middleware Company has announced its Who's Who in Enterprise Java
2004 award winners and has also published the list as a deck of playing
cards. Candidates were nominated by TheServerSide.com community
members, press, media, invited industry experts and The Middleware
Company employees. The winners were chosen by third party experts and
confidants according to the impact of their achievement.
Extensible Code Generation Using XSLT: Part I
Subclassing versus Safe Zones
Software engineer Jack Herrington has written a two-part article on
code generation for java.net. In part I, he discusses the uses of code
generation and illustrates his piece with information about using XSLT
as the generator application. He provides abundant samples of code.
New Product Marketplace
TimeAhead Static Timing Analysis Environment
Finds and Fixes Design Performance Problems Faster
TimeAhead static timing analysis environment is now available to help
field programmable gate array (FPGA) designers locate and correct
design performance problems faster. Offered by Hier Design Inc., TimeAhead enables designers to create effective floorplans prior to running place and route, and make adjustments after completion.
McAfee GroupShield for Lotus Domino Supports Solaris Operating System
Added Layer of Defense for Solaris OS Users
Users of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) can incorporate
the McAfee GroupShield for Lotus Domino as an extra security
precaution. McAfee, a leading provider of intrusion prevention
solutions, incorporated virus detection, cleaning, content filtering
and blocking in this latest release for complete protection against
viruses, worms and Trojans.
AP Intelligent Mail Switch Prevents Spam, Protects Corporate Infrastructure
Free Evaluation Download Now Available
AP Intelligent Mail Switch, recently released by Secluda Technologies
in partnership with Sun, prevents the delivery of unwanted email and
provides IT staff with the necessary tools to protect email infrastructures from threats. This software strengthens the reliability of email operations within a corporate network.