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Elliptic Curve Cryptography Accelerating New Age of Security
Distinguished Sun Engineer Sheueling Chang Reveals Latest Project
Accelerating security solutions that are based on elliptic curve cryptography is Sun Distinguished Engineer Sheueling Chang's current goal. This age-old algorithm will be used to secure new-age technology for Chang and her team such as smart cards, mobile phones, browsers, servers, radio frequency identification tags and environmental sensors.
Sun Services Drives Toward Preventative Technology
Customer Satisfaction Ultimate Goal

Prevention is key in providing the best Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) to customers, according to Hal Stern, CTO of Sun Services, and that is what drives him in seeking more effective, evolutionary designs of technical frameworks. Sun Services delivers approximately US$3.7 billion of services, ranging from hardware and software support to utility computing.

Java Education and Learning Community
Focus on Collaborative Open Standards-based Projects, Tools

The Java Education and Learning Community (JELC) advisory board committee held its first meeting this past week with discussions centered on developing collaborative open standards-based projects and tools specifically for the teaching and learning community. Currently, there are more than 130 projects initiated by the more than 900 members of the global community.

Sun Targets Technology Hungry EMEA Region
Sun Ray, StarOffice, Linux-based Solutions Offered on Sun's Menu

The Saudi Arabian National Guard Health Affairs purchase of Sun Ray desktop systems and StarOffice licenses is the largest order placed so far in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, and Sun is looking to expand on this achievement by promoting their range of solutions at the GITEX 2004 this month.

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Solaris 9 9/04 OS for SPARC and x86 Platforms
First Solaris OS Supporting the Latest in Sun Hardware

Enhancements including new technologies, integrated fixes and performance improvements have been added to the newly released Solaris 9 9/04 Operating System (Solaris OS). Also, receive the latest version of the Sun Java Enterprise System's media within this release's media kit.

Sun and S2io Partnership to Accelerate Solaris OS, Server Environments
Aim is for Higher Performance, Scalability

Sun and S2io are working together on two projects aimed at improving high-performance server environments and mission-critical applications. The first involves the integration of drivers for S2io's Xframe 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter into the Solaris Operating System, while the second is a development project for a TCP/IP offload engine with remote direct memory access.

Untapped Capabilities of Jini Network Technology
Article Highlights Services, Features
Jini network technology has many advanced features that are not fully utilized. Jennifer Kotzen, senior marketing manager at Sun, recently revealed some of these untapped Jini assets with Computerworld's Carol Sliwa. The article highlights some of its services including tracking, identifying, assembling, JavaSpaces technology and key applications for corporate IT.
Capabilities of USB Skeleton Device Driver
Template Assists with Initiating Driver Development on Solaris OS

The USB skeleton device driver is a template that assists initial interactions of USB device driver development on the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). It can be compiled, loaded and run like an actual driver although it will not affect a particular hardware device.

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The New Sun StorEdge 9990 System
Large Scale Consolidation, Economic Value for Ideal End-to-end Solution

The new Sun StorEdge 9990 system's third generation crossbar switch architecture delivers performance and availability that scales with capacity and connectivity for non-disruptive growth. This innovative architecture provides higher levels of bandwidth and I/O throughput, more than the outdated monolithic fixed bus architectures.

Maximize Storage Assets with Pay-as-you-go Pricing
Sun Utility Computing for High-end StorEdge Helps Manage Resources

Sun Utility Computing for High-end StorEdge offers customers a pay-for-use, high-end storage infrastructure service with predictable pricing and reduced IT costs. This highly optimized storage infrastructure is designed to meet business and technical requirements at each individual customer's current needs. Pay-as-you-go pricing is measured on processing storage and bandwidth consumed.

A Solutions Approach Within the Storage Market
Sun Competes with Virtualization Technology

Offering a solutions approach to storage, Executive Vice President of Sun Network Storage Products Group Mark Canepa says Sun's primary goal is to direct customers toward the importance of storage relative to servers. Forbes.com reporter Lisa DiCarlo recently examined the latest approaches that Sun is taking within the storage market.

    "Increasing Storage Area Network Productivity"
    Sun BluePrints OnLine Article Provides Historical Perspective
    A recent Sun BluePrints OnLine article written by Scott Tracy and Ken Gibson describes features of the Sun StorEdge Storage Area Network (SAN) Foundation software (SFS) by taking the reader through the historical development of storage frameworks. This article explains how the Sun StorEdge SAN SFS can increase SAN productivity.
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