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Enamoring Wall Street with Sun Quality, Reliability, Choice
Schwartz Predicts Continued Disillusionment with Red Hat Linux

Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz predicts Wall Street will continue to be disillusioned by Linux, particularly Red Hat, and enamored by Sun's economical, high-performance Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). In an interview with Chris Murphy for Wall Street & Technology Online, Schwartz explained why he believes financial services will migrate back to Sun.

Solaris OS Takes Center Stage on Wall Street
Advanced Technologies, Developer Tools, Training Programs Introduced

The Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) took center stage at Sun's NC04Q3 announcements in New York last week along with more than 100 of Sun's top financial services customers, who joined the company in a show of support. New technologies, developer tools and training programs targeted at accelerating migration to Sun's next-generation OS were introduced.

Roller Technology Founder Dave Johnson Joins Sun
Evangelization of Blogging Industry-wide Primary Focus

Dave Johnson, creator and founder of Roller, has joined the Sun team to assist in merging blog technology into Sun's enterprise software and evangelize blogging. Sun initially chose Johnson's Roller technology to support its employee blogs that were designed to improve corporate communication at the grassroots level.

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The New Sun Fire V890
Features UltraSPARC IV Processors with CMT Technology

The Sun Fire V890 is part of Sun's low-cost, high-performance servers that offers the latest in UltraSPARC IV processors with Chip Multithreading (CMT) technology. This eight-way processor comes with the Sun Java Enterprise System software and the Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS) preinstalled.

Reduce Pricing on 1.05GHz UltraSPARC IV Uniboards
Promotion Extends to Related System Bundle Configurations

Sun is reducing its pricing on all existing 1.05 GHz UltraSPARC IV Uniboards and related system bundle configurations. This offer is aimed at customers interested in Sun Fire E4900 - E25K and Sun Fire 4800, Sun Fire 6800, Sun Fire 12K and Sun Fire 15K.

HA/HAC Service Packs Offer Life Cycle Availability Solution
Consulting, Training, Support Services Delivered
When running Sun Fire servers responsible for supporting mission-critical applications, it is important that these applications are protected throughout their life cycle. Sun recommends that fundamental services and methodologies are implemented, which can be found in High Availability (HA) Service Packs and High Availability Cluster (HAC) Service Packs.
All You Need to Know About Sun Fire Midrange Server Maintenance
Learn how to Self-maintain Midrange Networked Database Servers

Interested in learning how to install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot Sun Fire midrange servers? Sun is offering the hands-on Sun Fire Midrange Server Maintenance course designed to address these issues in relation to the following Sun Fire servers: V1280/E2900, 3800, 4800/E4900, 4810 and 6800/E6900.

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"Sun's Infrastructure Solution for Tru64 Migration"
White Paper Offers HP Customers Guide on Migration Considerations

This Sun technical white paper addresses the needs of Hewlett Packard customers that are faced with migrating to a new IT environment with the end of life of the Tru64 operating system and AlphaServer platforms by year's end. Features of Sun servers and the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) are presented as a viable alternative.

"Risk Management, Compliance and Technology White Paper"
Solution Ensures Compliance with Evolving Global Regulations

A recent Sun white paper addresses the difficulties financial institutions encounter in attempting to know and understand regulatory compliance laws worldwide. From the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to the USA Patriot Act to the Securities & Exchange Commission, keeping up with the latest rulings is an enormous task. Sun offers a solution through the SunTone certification program.

    OSS/J Initiative Pushes for Compatibility to Facilitate Telco Operations
    Industry Standards to Ease Costs, Compatibility, Interoperability

    A recent Sun article covers the benefits that communications service providers can receive with operating support systems through Java (OSS/J) initiative's application programming interfaces (API). These APIs allow telecommunication corporations to save their legacy systems with its plug-and-play compatibility between compliant carrier-grade OSSs.

    Using syslog-ng and Stunnel for a Centralized, Secure Log Server
    Article Explains Technique in a Step-by-step Approach

    A featured article on Sun's BigAdmin Web site by Amy Rich describes how to create a centralized secure log server by using syslog-ng and Stunnel. She covers everything from installing Stunnel and syslog-ng to creating certificate files for syslog-ng over Stunnel, as well as configuring both these tools.

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