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Sun Releases 1.35 GHz UltraSPARC IV Processors
Get Twice the Throughput at Better Price/Performance
Sun has released the 1.35 GHz UltraSPARC IV processors across its UltraSPARC IV processor-based server family. This upgrade gives customers enhanced throughput computing power on the Sun Fire V490, Sun Fire V890 and the following Sun Enterprise products: 2900, 4900, 6900, 20000 and 25000 servers.
Sun Java Communications Suite Enhances Security
New Features, Alliances Strengthen Security, Privacy, Compliance

The Sun Java System Communications Suite has incorporated new security enhancements and industry alliances, further advancing the protection of information assets, ensuring end-user privacy and facilitating regulatory compliance. In conjunction with Sun, a variety of security solutions have been released from Symantec, Network Appliance, Inc. and MessageGate.

Sun Deemed Market Leader in Identity Management
Result of META Group's METAspectrum Report
Sun is leading the way in advancing identity management within the marketplace as indicated by META Group, an independent IT research consulting firm, which named Sun as a market leader in Identity Management - User Provisioning. A February 2005 METAspectrum report identified Sun as one of only two vendors in a leadership position for this market segment.
Real-world Testing Results in Unprecedented Performance
With Hyperion Performance Suite on the Solaris OS
A joint performance test from Sun and Hyperion recorded unprecedented reporting performance and sub-second response times of the Hyperion Performance Suite running on the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). Real-world, enterprise-class deployments were tested to reflect accurate calculations that could be experienced by customers.
Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 84 Issue 1, 2 and 3

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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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.
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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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