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Finalizing Details on Open Source Solaris
Sun VP Shares His Thoughts on Platform's Future
Increasing the overall Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) user base and creating opportunities for customers and partners was the basis for Sun's decision to open source their UNIX-based operating system, says Glenn Weinberg, vice president of Sun's Operating Platforms Group. With developers driving Solaris OS innovation, Weinberg is excited about this platform's future.
Symantec-VERITAS Merger
Proves Sun's Prediction of Utility Compute World

Symantec's bid to acquire VERITAS Software for USD$13.5 billion confirms what Sun has been expecting all along -- the IT industry is moving toward a utility compute world. According to Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz, the Symantec-VERITAS merger is great news for Sun.

Sun Fire Grid Grant Program 2004
Sun, Alphawest Select Monash University for Grid Computing Project

The Sun Fire Grid Grant Program 2004 will allow this year's selected recipient, Monash University, to expand its grid computing solutions with the provision of a Sun Fire V20z compute grid rack system that is based on ten high performance dual processor Sun Fire V20z AMD Opteron servers.

Free and Open Source S/W
Project Looking Glass Invites Developers to Contribute
Article Describes Architecture, Offers Sneak Preview of API
Developers interested in learning more about Project Looking Glass and its high level of architecture should read a Sun Developer Network Site article that examines this open source project's main features, API, basic organization and functionality of important classes. Covering this "work in progress," authors Dana Nourie and Hideya Kawahara invite developers to explore the different areas of Project Looking Glass.
Blastwave's Release of GNOME 2.8.1
For Solaris OS (x86 Platform Edition) and SPARC
Blastwave has released GNOME 2.8.1 for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) and (SPARC Platform Edition). Dennis Clarke with Blastwave offers interested downloaders instructions on how to easily install this latest update. Blastwave is part of the open source community, offering free software distribution for the Solaris OS.
Upgrade to Sun Fire E4900, E6900
New Financial Incentives Offered by Sun's UAP

Sun is offering new minimum trade-in allowances for the Sun Fire E4900 and Sun Fire E6900 that allow for the addition of the UltraSPARC II and UltraSPARC III servers to qualify for trade-in credit. As part of the Sun Upgrade Advantage Program (UAP), these latest allowances present a greater financial incentive for customers to upgrade to the UltraSPARC IV-based servers.

Netra 440 XATO Program With Options
Added Flexibility to Customize Configurations
Customers now have the flexibility to customize their configurations with the latest Netra 440 XATO program. This new XATO option offers either the standard Netra 440 server configuration or one that can be individually designed to meet the specific needs of an IT environment.
Sun Reprices 73 GB 10K RPM SCSI, 146 GB 10K RPM SCSI HDD
Applies to Sun Fire, Netra, Sun StorEdge Systems

Sun is repricing the 73 GB 10K rpm SCSI and 146 GB 10K rpm SCSI Hard Disk Drive (HDD) options for multiple Sun Fire servers, Netra 1280 server and the Sun StorEdge S1 and Sun StorEdge D240 arrays. Sun's goal in repricing these products is to maintain a competitive edge within this area of the market.

Sun StorEdge 5310 NAS Appliance
Optional Sun StorEdge Compliance Archiving Software
The Sun StorEdge 5310 NAS Appliance is Sun's newest member of the Sun StorEdge NAS family. It features an intuitive and easy to use installation wizard that provides a step-by-step configuration process and scales in raw capacity from 2 TB to over 32 TB. This Sun StorEdge appliance provides quick deployment, simple manageability, seamless integration and flexible policy-based services.
Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager 3.0
Recommended for Migration from EOL Sun StorEdge Products

The Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager 3.0 advanced applications software is a suite of open, integrated, heterogeneous storage area management solutions that delivers the benefits of utility computing to enterprises with on-demand data storage requirements. This new Sun StorEdge solution is recommended for migration from three end-of-life products.

New Sun StorEdge SDLT 600 Tape Drives
Next-generation of Super DLT Tape Technology

The next-generation of Super DLT tape technology is being offered by Sun for general availability under the Sun StorEdge SDLT 600 Desktop Tape Drive, Sun StorEdge SDLT 600 LVD SCSI tape drive for the L25/L100 tape libraries and the SDLT-2 data cartridges.

Sun StorEdge 9900 Cross-System Copy, HiCopy Software
Bi-directional Data Movement Without Impacting Server

Sun has released the Sun StorEdge 9900 Cross-System Copy/HiCopy software to provide advanced backup and restoration protection via controller-based technology that manages the actual backup/restore data movement bi-directionally between the disk of various Sun storage systems. This is ideal for copying, relocating, distributing and backing-up data from one Sun StorEdge 9900 family system to another.

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