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Challenging Conventional Wisdom to Drive Innovation
Scott McNealy's Contrarian Approach
Sun prides itself on being contrarian and this attitude begins at the top. Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy has always been one to challenge the conventional wisdom and continues to do so as is evident in the company's drive toward open standards, pay-per-use computing and innovative business models.
E-Commerce in 2005
Sun VP of Retail Discusses the Future of Online Retailing
Security and simplifying the buying process are two key areas that online retailers should be focusing on to improve their future business success, says Mike Green, vice president of Retail at Sun. In an interview with Jennifer LeClaire of E-Commerce Times, Green discussed what he views as the biggest challenges facing online retailers.
"Using Identity Management to Achieve Security and Compliance"
Sun Solutions Address Economic, Technological Challenges

Ensuring the security of sensitive information and achieving compliance with global regulatory requirements are among the most critical and daunting challenges facing organizations today. Sun understands these concerns and is aggressively addressing them with several product offerings designed with identity management in mind.

Securing the Modern Data Center
Sun Secure Application Switch - N2000 Series
Enterprise and service provider environments now have access to an ISO/OSI Layer 4-7 device that is easy to integrate into existing infrastructures with the Sun Secure Application Switch - N2000 Series. This Sun product integrates gigabit wire-speed application switching, chip-level embedded security and dynamic resource virtualization.
Expanded Sun Preventive Services
New Partner Capabilities, System-level Connected Services

Sun Preventive Services have been expanded to include new partner capabilities and system-level connected services. Announced at Sun's Network Computing first quarterly launch for 2005, these proactive, subscription-based services will be available directly from Sun and its Sun iForce partners. New Sun Update Connection services and enhanced Sun Net Connect services will be offered.

Sun and EDS Plan to Extend Strategic Partnership
To Jointly Deliver Utility Computing Services
Negotiations are underway between Sun and EDS to define an eight-year services agreement that would allow EDS to transform the operations of Sun's data centers to the EDS Agile Enterprise Platform. Additionally, the companies have agreed to jointly deliver IT solutions, including utility computing services based on the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS).
Restructuring of Sun's Global Sales Organization
New Geographically Established Market and President

Recent management restructuring of Sun's global sales organization (GSO) has resulted in former Pirus Networks CEO Rich Napolitano being named president of Sun's U.S. geographically established market (GEM). According to Greg Stroud, Sun's vice president of iForce partner sales, this change is a "net positive move by Sun in how it relates to partners."

New Sun Fire E4900, E6900 Partner Configurations
Prepackaged Configurations For Single Click Ordering

Updated partner configurations for the Sun Fire E4900 and Sun Fire E6900 servers are available with new PCI+ I/O assemblies and improved 1.2 GHz UltraSPARC IV Uniboards. Each partner configuration is prepackaged with the minimum required CPUs, memory, I/O and other necessary features, offering partners and resellers simple, functional configurations for stocking and quick time-to-market.

Sun Releases Solaris OS Online Manual
Detailed Information on Interfaces, Frameworks, Tools

Get an inside look into Sun's UNIX platform through an online book entitled "Introduction to the Solaris Development Environment." Released January 2005, this publication is available on the Sun Product Documentation Web site and coincides with the open source release of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS).

Sun Studio 10 Software Released
Developer Tool Suite for C, C++ and Fortran
Sun has released the Sun Studio 10 software that extends its development environment to the AMD64 architecture. This developer tool suite is designed for C, C++ and Fortran application development, offering a comprehensive, integrated suite for development, debugging, tuning and deployment of enterprise applications on Sun platforms.
Breakthrough Technology for the Telecom Market
Benefits of the Solaris 10 OS

A Sun technical white paper targeted at the telecommunications industry presents the benefits these corporations can receive by implementing the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS). Essentially, these benefits are broken down into three categories that address the pressing needs of telecoms.

Sun Cluster 3.0 Programming
How to Integrate Applications into the SunPlex Environment

SunPlex systems and Sun Cluster 3.0 software offer a premier application service delivery platform. With the Sun Cluster 3.0, custom data services can be created to maximize the availability and enhance the horizontal scalability of enterprise applications. A recently published book provides a tutorial and reference guide on building these custom data services.

Sun StorEdge File Cluster Software
Offers Dual Active/Active Server Architecture

The Sun StorEdge File Cluster for the Sun StorEdge 5310 NAS Appliance is a dual active/active server architecture that enables a significant reduction in downtime by removing single points of failure. The clustered failover architecture nearly doubles the performance of throughput to users by utilizing two separate Sun StorEdge 5310 NAS Appliance server modules.

Sun StorEdge Compliance Archiving System Evaluated
Kahn Consulting, Inc. Conducts SEC Compliance Assessment

In an evaluation of the Sun StorEdge Compliance Archiving System, Kahn Consulting, Inc. has deemed this Sun product to be in compliance with the relevant requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) pertinent regulations. Their findings are reported in a 14-paged PDF report.

Sun StorEdge 9990 Systems Virtualize EMC Storage
Now Virtualize Storage in Both High-end, Mid-Tier Systems
The Sun StorEdge 9990 systems now offer virtualization support for EMC storage systems, enhancing Sun's virtualization offerings to high-end customers. Among the first to provide open storage virtualization for high-end storage devices, Sun already offers these capabilities with the Sun StorEdge 6920 systems that address mid-tier market needs.
Consumers Demand Data Accessibility, Security and Storage
Electronic Data, Online Services Driving Enterprise Storage

A Harris interactive survey reveals that consumers' heightened reliance on electronic data and online services is accelerating the demand for data accessibility, security and storage. Companies with the best enterprise storage strategies for their data centers currently, and will continue to, reap the benefits from customers' expanding "digital domains."

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