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Schwartz on Solaris 10, Open Source
Innovative Technology Driving Latest Release

The Solaris 10 Operating System's (Solaris OS) logical partitioning into containers will significantly improve server utilization and allow IT environments to run much more efficiently. It is these aspects of Sun's true vendor-neutral operating system that Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz views as its top two improvements.

Giving Customers the Upper Hand
Sun's "System-ness" Approach
Customers want to see reduced infrastructure and management costs along with improvements in their system's flexibility and performance. It is these issues that Andy Ingram, Sun vice president, marketing, Scalable Systems Group, says Sun's "system-ness" approach can help resolve for its customers and give them an upper hand in maintaining an economically secure environment.
Japan Chooses Sun Java Desktop System
Selected for Open Desktop Environment Initiative

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is endorsing the Sun Java Desktop System for its country's open source software verification program in educational institutions organized by the Information-technology Promotion Agency in Japan (IPA). This Sun solution was selected as the platform of choice in a recent open competition.

Sun's Identity Management Initiatives Thrive
Expanding Alliances, Building Customer Base

Sun's identity management initiatives continue to grow with new customer relationships and expanded alliances. Since the launch of its identity management suite in June 2004, Sun has seen significant sales activity across the product line, resulting in over 75 new customer purchases.

Partners Reaping Benefits of Solaris 10 OS
"Ten Moves Ahead" Partner Initiative Assists
Multiple Sun partners and independent software vendors (ISVs) are supporting what some say is the most important industry advancement of late -- the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS). This Sun platform was released at Sun's Network Computing '04Q4 (NC04Q4) launch along with a "Ten Moves Ahead" initiative targeted at partners interested in supporting the Solaris 10 OS.
Reselling Sun's Hourly Pay-For-Use Computing
TELUS to Delivery N1 Grid Computing Services

TELUS is the first service provider to become a retail business partner with Sun for its pay-for-use grid computing offering that starts at USD$1 CPU/hour. As the first strategic alliance to resell Sun's Web-based N1 Grid Computing services, TELUS plans on initially targeting the financial services and oil and gas industries.

Oracle 10g for Solaris 10 OS
Offers Secure, Low-cost Computing Options

Oracle and Sun have revealed that the Oracle Database 10g and Oracle Application Server 10g will be supported on the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) for Intel Xeon, AMD Opteron and SPARC processor-based architectures. The Oracle 10g solution will deliver additional choices for customers and partners.

Sun and SAP Intensify Global Partnership
Mutual Product Support Drives Flexibility in the Enterprise

During Sun's Network Computing '04Q4 (NC04Q4) launch, Sun announced that SAP AG will port its mySAP Business Suite and SAP NetWeaver to the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS). This Sun-SAP expanded alliance also allows Sun to deploy the SAP xApp Resource and Portfolio Management (SAP xRPM).

Leveraging DTrace for Device Driver Development
Case Study Focuses on Solaris 10 OS Tool

With the release of Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), developers are wanting to learn the latest information on how to incorporate this release's innovative features into their computing environments. Understanding this interest, an article on the Sun Developer Network Site offers a case study on Dynamic Tracing.

"WS-Security Interoperability Using WSE 2.0 and Sun JWSDP 1.4"
Secure Messages Between .Net and J2SE

While the Sun-Microsoft collaborative project is still underway, some of the companies' products are currently capable of being integrated to serve heterogeneous environments. In support of interoperability, the Sun Developer Network Site is hosting an article by Simon Guest of Microsoft on using Microsoft's WSE 2.0 and Sun's Java WSDP 1.4 for WS-Security interoperability.

N1 Grid Toolkit Offers Deal for Developers
Free License for N1 Grid Service Provisioning System
Receive a free developer's license for the N1 Grid Service Provisioning System 4.1 software with Sun's N1 Grid Toolkit. This license allows developers to design, develop and test software plans and components created by using the N1 Grid Service Provisioning System 4.1.
Ask The Experts
Get Answers on Solaris 10 OS, DTrace and More

If you are struggling with a particular aspect of one of Sun's latest technologies or even older ones, visit the Sun BigAdmin Web site that hosts an experts section where your specific questions can be answered. These Q&A sessions allow developers to have their specific problem or curiosity addressed by a Sun expert.

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