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Sun's Quarterly Launch Advances Network Computing
Unveils Sun Grid Utility Platform, New Services and Solutions

Advancing the new era of network computing, Sun revealed its latest innovations at its quarterly Network Computing '05 (NC05Q1) launch that included a new Sun Grid utility solution, Client Solutions practices and a comprehensive set of new services and solutions designed to simplify the business of selecting, acquiring and using IT infrastructure.

Pay-per-use Computing Power and Data Storage
On-demand Computing for USD$1 per CPU or GB

Customers and partners can receive immediate benefits from an open, grid-based computing infrastructure via the Sun Grid compute utility and the Sun Grid storage utility. Announced at Sun's quarterly Network Computing '05 (NC05Q1) launch, these are just the first two solutions of many Sun Grid offerings the company plans on releasing.

Sun Java Enterprise System with New Software Suites
USD$50 per Employee per Year With Infinite Right-to-Use

Sun has released an initial set of five Sun Java System Suites that come with the latest Sun Java Studio Enterprise development platform and the Sun Java Studio Creator tool. Designed for quick and easy deployment of the Sun Java Enterprise System technologies, these suites are available for USD$50 per employee per year.

Free Downloads of Solaris 10 OS Now Available
Thousands Have Downloaded Solaris DTrace
The Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) is available for its promised free download on the OpenSolaris Web site. Sun's UNIX platform follows the initial source code release of the Solaris Dynamic Tracing or DTrace, which logged almost 4,000 downloads within the first 40 hours of its posting.
Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 83 Issue 2, 3 and 4

Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with the most popular articles of the current and last volumes. The top articles for the three most recent issues were:

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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.
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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.

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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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