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Linux-Solaris OS Alliance
To Strengthen with Open Source Solaris

The main goal for Sun releasing an open source version of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) is to make the Sun platform an integral part of Web Services development that also feature Linux, according to Matt Thompson, director of Technology Outreach and Sun's Open Source Programs Office.

Sun's Storage Roadmap
James Comstock Discusses Storage Future

The future of Sun storage is being built on solid technology and industry alliances, says James Comstock, a senior director with Sun, who oversees areas involving storage strategy and product lines. In an exclusive interview with Hinesh Jethwani of CXOtoday.com, Comstock reflected on Sun's current position within the industry's storage arena.

New iForce Solutions Center for Government
Offers Integration Testing Prior to Deployment
A new iForce Solutions Center for Government in McLean, Virginia has opened its doors with a goal of offering government and commercial customers a real-world environment to leverage and solve integration challenges and promote interoperability across multi-vendor solutions. Available services include pretesting and integration of business processes, applications and information.
Key Growth Areas for US Training in 2005
Java, Linux, Security Top List

The demand for Java technology and Linux certification training has shown signs of growth this year within IT training facilities, and expectations are for a continued increase in these areas for 2005. Traditionally, training statistics are reflective of the technologies customers are currently demanding within their IT environments.

Storage
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New Sun StorEdge 6130 Array with Data Services
Offers Lower Price Point with Advanced Features
The new Sun StorEdge 6130 array provides advanced data protection combined with application-oriented management and high-availability, allowing customers to leverage some of the benefits found in the higher-end Sun StorEdge 6920 system at a lower price point. It also can consolidate storage classes without disrupting critical applications.
Keeping a Competitive Edge
Sun StorEdge 9980, 9970 Repriced

Maintaining a competitive edge in the market of data center solutions, Sun is offering 15 percent off its Sun StorEdge 9980 and 9970 systems on average hardware configurations. In addition, Sun is repricing the Sun StorEdge 9910 and 9960 146 GB Disk Drive Canisters.

New Sun StorEdge 9900 Software Features
ESCON Cable Options Also Available
Additional Sun StorEdge 9900 software features are now available for the Sun StorEdge 9990 system along with ESCON cable options. These software features include the Sun StorEdge 9900 Universal Volume Manager; Compatible Mirroring for IBM FlashCopy v1; Volume Security Port Option; and DB Discovery for Oracle 9i.
Sun StorEdge 6920 System Promotion Extended
Added Services Now Available Through February 2005

Sun is extending its Sun StorEdge 6920 system promotion that offers additional installation, implementation, training and a service contract upgrade with the purchase of this Sun midrange system. Customers can now take advantage of this offer through February 18, 2005.

    Java Technology
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    Java Verified Program
    Setting the Standard for Mobile Applications

    Wireless developers are turning to the Java Verified Program to set the standard for mobile Java application testing as evidenced by the growth in applications seeking the Java Powered logo, which has grown at a rate of 55 percent month-to-month since its inception eight months ago.

    Enterprise-Class Mobile Email for Java-Enabled Handsets
    Sun, SEVEN to Improve Email Services

    Mobile operators soon will be able to offer mobile email services to a broader set of subscribers as a simple add-on to existing data plans with the integration of Java technology-enabled handsets and the SEVEN email client. Now, consumers will have secure mobile access to email, personal contacts and corporate directories.

    Java Business Integration Specification (JSR 208)
    Striving for Open Business Integration Standard

    An early draft review of the Java Business Integration (JBI) specification, also known as the Java Specification Request (JSR) 208, is now available. This specification extends the Java platform to incorporate standardized integration capabilities, and marks a milestone in enabling the use of Java technology based on service-oriented architecture (SOA).

    "Java Studio Creator Field Guide"
    Insider's Guide with James Gosling Foreword
    Authors Gail and Paul Anderson have written an insider's guide to the Sun Java Studio Creator that offers methods on simplifying and accelerating the entire development process using this Sun product. In this book, the Andersons guide readers through the application development tool's main features.
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