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Sun Delivers Alternatives for Market Choice
Schwartz Comments on Recent and Future Market, Product Changes
Making alternative solutions available for customers from the existing choices in the IT marketplace is part of Sun's role, says Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz. He recently expounded on some of these alternatives that have hit the market and discussed Sun's future plans regarding open source software, databases, competition and the company's operating system platforms.
Aiming to Deliver Exceptional ATCA Solutions
Roadmap Outlined for Sun's Future Product Design

The Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) is designed to increase performance and control costs for telecoms by offering a new series of PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) specifications for the development of next-generation carrier-grade communications equipment. A recent technical brief outlines Sun's strategy in delivering this technology.

Security - In Depth
Sun Offers Security by Default and Design

Security doesn't come in a box, it's designed within a corporation's infrastructures, explains Robert Diamond, senior security architect for the Sun Security Expertise Center. In a Sun feature article, the company's approach to security is defined along with solutions that incorporate security by default and design.

Storage
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Sun StorEdge 5310 NAS Appliance with SATA Configurations
Plus, SATA Licensing for Sun StorEdge Compliance Archiving Software
The Sun StorEdge 5310 NAS Appliance now offers SATA disk drive configurations along with the Sun StorEdge Compliance Archiving Software that can be specifically licensed for SATA. The Sun StorEdge 5310 NAS coupled with this Sun compliance software brings advanced storage, retrieval and regulatory features necessary for all IT environments.
Sun StorEdge 5310 NAS Array Trade-in Allowances
Sun UAP Offering One-for-one Full System Swap

The Sun Upgrade Advantage Program (UAP) is offering upgrade paths and trade-in allowances for the Sun StorEdge 5310 NAS Appliance. Trade-ins for this announcement will be applied toward the purchase of a Sun StorEdge 5310 NAS and are available as a full system swap. Customers with older generation Sun StorEdge solutions may qualify.

Sun StorEdge 9900 FlashCopy 2.0 Software
For Sun StorEdge 9970 and 9980 Systems
Sun has released the Sun StorEdge 9900 FlashCopy 2.0 Software for the Sun StorEdge 9970 and Sun StorEdge 9980 systems. This latest software update is designed for immediate or point-in-time, full or incremental, copying of a logical volume or dataset, also known as internal mirroring of logical volumes.
Developer
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Moving From 32-bit to 64-bit Applications
Important Considerations For Developers

Developers need to consider particular aspects of their applications when converting them from 32-bit to 64-bit. A recent Sun Developer Network site article highlights characteristics of this type of conversion that could cause problems to the transfer of these applications and offers solutions.

Enabling Biometric Authentication within a Networked Environment
Specifically for J2EE, Web, Enterprise Applications
Biometric authentication rapidly is being adopted by organizations wanting to ensure identity verification of users or computing devices accessing their networked environment. A Sun Developer Network Site article explains how to create biometric authentication for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE), Web and enterprise applications.
Utilizing Quad Boot for Multiple Instances of Linux, Solaris OS
Sun BigAdmin Article Provides Step-by-step Instructions

A new Sun BigAdmin PDF article demonstrates how to use a quad boot with Microsoft Windows, two instances of the Sun Java Desktop System and the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS). With quad boot, users have the benefit of experimenting with one Linux platform while ensuring the other one remains status quo.

Bridging the Digital Divide in Education
Student Developer Community Program Expanded
Sun has expanded its student developer community program to allow participants direct access to Sun experts, free software development tools and free Web-based training and donations to select universities. This program is designed to assist beginning developers with learning how to write, implement and fully utilize the features of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).
Developer.com Product of the Year 2005
Developers Show Appreciation for Sun's Innovative Tools
Developers have selected the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 as the Technology of the Year in Developer.com's annual contest. Other Sun products that were recognized in this year's contest include the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE), Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) Wireless Toolkit 2.2, and more.
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