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Sun Leads in UNIX Disk Storage Systems Shipped
IDC Quarterly Report Also Shows Increase in Sun's Network Storage

IDC released its Q4CY2004 results on its Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker that lists Sun in the top position for UNIX disk storage systems shipped during the 2004 calendar year. Sun also increased its UNIX market share for units shipped by winning over shares from both IBM and HP.

New Tools, Technologies Advancing Game Industry
Sun Presents Latest Solutions at 2005 Game Developers Conference

Taking part in the 2005 Game Developers Conference held March 7-11 in San Francisco, Sun presented some of its newest technologies like the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), x64 servers and workstations and an array of development tools, along with its enhanced Sun Game Server prototype and the Sun Grid.

Sun Fellow Guy Steele Developing New Programming Language
Recipient of 2005 Dr. Dobb's Excellence in Programming Award
Sun Fellow Guy L. Steele, Jr. has been awarded the 2005 Dr. Dobb's Excellence in Programming Award, which will be presented to him March 15, 2005 at CMP Media's Software Development Conference. Conducting research at Sun Labs, Steele has played an integral role in many standards committees responsible for specifications used today.
Sun Considers Singapore as Global Network Hub
Discussions Underway with Governmental Agencies

Sun's Vice President and Managing Director of its Asia South Operations Lionel Lim said the company is considering Singapore as a regional or global network computing hub. Sun currently is working with governmental agencies to determine if Singapore should become its data collecting and clearing hub for companies across the Asia-Pacific region.

Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 84 Issue 3 and 4, Vol 85 Issue 1

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 and Carrier-Grade Linux"
The Move Toward Standards-based, Open Technologies

The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) established the Carrier-Grade Linux (CGL) Working Group to formulate the necessary requirements, publish specifications and guide the development of a CGL platform. A February 2005 Sun technical white paper describes the steps being taken by the OSDL and Sun to actualize technology-based standards for this platform.

The Digital Campus and Identity Management
Sun Strives to Meet Unique Needs of Academia

Identifying and tracking users along with their activities is vital for today's Digital Campus to maintain security and compliance with auditing and reporting requirements. Identity management solutions are assisting educational institutions to remain open, while ensuring protection against security breaches and other disruptions.

The Java Programming Language and Microsoft .Net
Panelists Discuss Differences in Appealing to Developers

The choice for developers is whether to have their creative developments controlled by a corporation or a community of their peers, summarized a panel discussion at TheServerSide Java Symposium on March 5th in Las Vegas, whose topic veered over to the competitive .Net platform, reported Paul Krill with InfoWorld.

Sun Goes Off to the Races
Joins Telmex and Others to Sponsor Jay Robinson Racing
Sun's co-sponsorship of Jay Robinson's Racing has met with mixed results. The excitement of sponsoring Car #49 along with Escuderia Telmex, AMD and Advil has been well-received. However, the March 6th NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) race in Mexico City was fraught with difficulties for driver Mara Reyes, who crossed the finish line 35th in the Ford Taurus.
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Sun StorEdge QFS and Sun StorEdge SAM-FS 4, Update 3
Features New Heterogeneous SAN File Sharing and More

Update 3 of the Sun StorEdge QFS and Sun StorEdge SAM-FS 4 is available with enhanced file system and archiving capabilities and new features for heterogeneous SAN file sharing. This update helps customers meet regulatory requirements for managing content and facilitates data sharing in Linux environments.

Sun StorEdge 9990 System Repriced
Hardware Configurations Lowered Approximately 15 Percent

Sun has reduced the price for its Sun StorEdge 9990 systems to ensure it remains competitive within the marketplace. This change in cost will result in the average hardware configuration being reduced by approximately 15 percent, while some of its key parts will be reduced in excess of 20 percent.

The Network File System Version 4
Offers Improved Security and WAN Performance

The Network File System (NFS) 4.0 is being integrated into products to improve security and WAN performance. Shane O'Neill with SearchStorage.com recently interviewed Sun's Bill Moffitt, who stated that Sun's principal objective with version 4 of NFS is to open up this protocol to a wider audience and range of applications.

Promotion on Brocade SilkWorm Switches and Directors
Upgrade from SAN to Consolidated Network Storage
Upgrade from 1 GB storage area network (SAN) switches to consolidated networked storage while taking advantage of Sun's special offers on its Brocade SilkWorm 3900 Edge Switches and Brocade SilkWorm 24000 Director. These trade-in offers are available now until June 30, 2005.
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Wine and the Sun Java Desktop System
Run Windows Applications in Linux Environments
Wine is an open source Microsoft Windows API that allows developers to run Windows applications in a Linux environment. A Sun BigAdmin article details how to implement Wine on the Sun Java Desktop System, Release 2 in order to run Windows applications.
"Struts Recipes"
Real-world Struts Solutions and Recipes
Struts is an open source framework designed to build Java Web applications. Developers and architects looking for real-world Struts solutions and recipes to maximize their applications may be interested in George Franciscus and Danilo Gurovich's recently published book entitled, "Struts Recipes."
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