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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.

Workstation
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Upgraded Sun Blade 1500, 2500 Workstations
Increases Performance Up to 40 Percent
Get up to a 40 percent increase in performance with the upgraded Sun Blade 1500 and Sun Blade 2500 Workstations that maximize the features of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS). These new workstations offer double the memory, increased storage capacity and industry standard optical media options, and are 100 percent binary compatible.
Lower Pricing Model for Sun Ray Computing Environment
Promotion Targets Education and Research Market
Sun is offering special promotional pricing on a select configuration of the Sun Ray 170 ultra-thin client and the Sun Ray Server Software 3 for the education and research market. Low cost computing and ease of deployment inherent with Sun Ray solutions make it ideal for budget-conscious institutions.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 OS Qualified for Workstations
Certified for Sun Java Workstations W2100z, W1100z

The Sun Java Workstation W2100z and the Sun Java Workstation W1100z now run on the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9, delivering more choice, innovation and value to customers through greater application availability. SLES 9 for AMD64 serves as an option to existing workstation customers requiring a Linux operating system from Novell.

Get up to 25 Percent Discount on Sun Blade Workstations
Available Now Through June 30, 2005

Sun is offering a special promotion for system administrators and developers toward the purchase of Sun Blade 1500 Workstations and Sun Blade 2500 Workstations. Now through June 30, 2005, these improved performance Sun Blade workstations are available for up to a 25 percent discount.

Entry Level Servers
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Sun Fire V20z Server with AMD Opteron 252 Processor
Option of Solaris 10 OS, Sun Java Enterprise System Preinstalled

The Sun Fire V20z server's new standard configuration offers AMD Opteron 252 or 2.6 GHz processors and supports the fastest 400 MHz Double Data Rate (DDR) memory that is available for AMD Opteron processors. With these enhancements, the Sun Fire V20z can assist enterprises solve complex technical problems even faster.

Sun Fire V40z Server with AMD Opteron 852
Supports Future 95W Opteron Processors

The Sun Fire V40z servers now offer the AMD Opteron 852 CPU or 2.6 GHz, DDR1/400 memory as well as DDR1/333 XATO option, a new system chassis that supports 95W Opteron processors or E0 stepping for future processor upgrades and an updated BIOS. This Sun Fire V40z is designed for enterprise-class deployments.

Enhanced Netra 440 Servers with 1.6 GHz
Up to a 36 Percent Increase in Price/Performance
Sun has enhanced its Netra 440 server with 1.6 GHz, providing customers with up to a 36 percent increase in price/performance. This upgraded Netra 440 server enables the delivery of next-generation, high-bandwidth, telecom infrastructure applications, such as 3G wireless and broadband services. This affordable, carrier-grade product offers powerful performance in a minimal footprint.
LinuxWorld Review of the Sun Fire V40z Server
Excellent Multipurpose Server
LinuxWorld reviewed the Sun Fire V40z server with its latest upgrades of Opteron processors, namely four Opteron 848 processors, each with 2 GB and two 73 GB Ultra320 SCSI drives. After one month working on this system, writer Martin C. Brown concludes its an excellent multipurpose server with almost no drawbacks.
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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