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Wall Street Financial Institutions Offered Taste of Solaris 10 OS
Trial Run of Sun's New OS Impressing Financial Services Market

Sun is recultivating its ties within the financial arena by offering its upcoming Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) along with installations of its Opteron-based servers to financial firms on Wall Street. Seven Wall Street firms and several European companies are currently running Solaris 10 OS trials.

Today's Mobile Society Presents New Security Issues
Sun CIO Bill Vass Explains How to Ensure Mobility with Security
Accessing the digital domain -- email, the Internet, applications and files -- anywhere at any time from a variety of devices has opened the door to innumerable business opportunities as well as security opportunists. Bill Vass, Sun CIO and senior vice president, recently addressed these new security issues facing today's mobile society.
E-Training Offers Valuable Benefits for Employees
Increased Productivity, Employees More Likely to Stay with their Current Employer

Surveys show that today's employees are eager and ready for more training, even though employers haven't budgeted to provide them with the opportunity. Despite the reluctance, employees are both more likely to stay with their employer and can offer increased productivity when given additional training. Some companies are turning to e-training to take advantage of low costs and high rewards.

    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Upgrades with Sun
    Surge in Tourism and Permit Applications Leads to Greater Storage Needs

    The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has recently seen a surge in tourism and permit applications. As a result, the authority found its Sun Microsystems E450 server with 300GB of DOS storage no longer up to the task. An article from Australian IT explains the authority's predicament and solution.

    Entry Level Servers
    Sun Fire V40z Solid in Performance, Management and Scalability
    eWeek Reviews Sun's New-generation, Four-processor Server
    The Sun Fire V40z was recently reviewed by eWeek's Francis Chu who surmised that this up to four Opteron processing system offers strong performance, management and good scalability at an affordable price. Ideal for companies wanting to upgrade to midtier x86 servers or migrate to 64-bit application, the Sun Fire V40z was deemed impressive.
    The New Netra 440 Four-way AC Version Server
    Features Maximum Value per Rack Unit

    The new Netra 440 AC version server is the first of its kind available in a 5 RU 19.5 inch deep compact form factor. It also features four 1.28 GHz USIIIi processors, up to 16 GB of memory, up to four 73 GB-15 K rpm hard disks and more.

    Get Up to 8 CPUs with the Sun Fire V40z, SuSE Linux Product Portfolio
    SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 Adds to Sun's Linux Offerings
    Did you know that the Sun Fire V40z four CPU rack server can support up to 8 CPUs with Sun's product offerings of the 64-bit SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8? Sun's SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 offering adds a 3 to 8 CPU product to the SuSE product portfolio specifically for the Sun Fire V40z server.
    New Prices for the Sun Fire V210 and V240 with 73 GB HDDs
    Includes Pre-installed Sun Java Enterprise System, Solaris 9 OS

    Purchase the Sun Fire V210 and/or Sun Fire V240 with new standard configurations of 73 GB disk drives for the price of its equivalent 36 GB configurations, which have been EOL'd. This new Sun offering reduces the price on these entry-level servers by approximately four percent.

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