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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.
Sun Java System
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The Five New Sun Java Enterprise System Suites
Each Designed to Address Specific Business Challenges
The recent introduction of five Sun Java Enterprise System Suites offers a combination of Web, application and network services that allow customers to select the specific functionality they need to solve specific business challenges. Each suite is available at a subscription rate of USD$50 per employee, per year with an unlimited right-to-use (RTU) license.
A Reviewer's Guide to the Sun Java Studio Enterprise 7
Overview of this IDE's Latest Features and Capabilities

The Sun Java Studio Enterprise 7 is a unified platform of tools, support and developer services that was released late last year. Sun recently published a reviewer's guide on this new IDE to assist developers in designing their enterprise applications for the Java platform.

Sun Java Studio Creator for USD$99
The Next-generation Tool for Java Application Development
Sun is offering the Sun Java Studio Creator 2004Q2 for USD$99 as an electronic download or a three CD set. With this purchase, customers receive this software along with 90-days of installation support and defective media warranty, product updates and upgrades for its term license.
"Migrating to Sun Java System Communications Software"
Sun Technical White Paper Offers Comparative to Openwave

A Sun technical white paper addresses why service providers should consider the Sun Java Communications software as they look for alternatives to InterMail KX, which Openwave has announced will no longer be supported. From a technical perspective, this paper outlines the reasons why the Sun Java System Messaging Server is the best alternative.

Building Applications on the Sun Java Enterprise System
Using the Sun Java Studio Enterprise 7

A white paper on the Sun Developer Network Site explores the specialized tools offered in the Sun Java Studio Enterprise 7 and how they can deliver productivity advantages for applications and Web Services for Sun Java Enterprise System deployments. Author Frank Lacombe presents these tools and their ease in use.

Workstation
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Transforming the Workplace with Innovative Desktops, Platforms
Sun Offers Alternatives to Traditional PCs, Workstations

Industries struggling to advance passed the traditional PCs and workstation enterprise desktops are looking at Sun solutions. Offering secure, identity-driven, network-centric access to applications and data via the Sun Ray ultra-thin clients and Sun Secure Network Access Platform, industries are turning to Sun's comprehensive solutions.

VA Hospitals Improve Patient Care with Sun Ray Ultra-thin Clients
Virtually Zero Maintenance, Viruses with this Stateless Solution
The Sun Ray ultra-thin client solution recently implemented within the Veterans Affairs Hospital is transforming the way patient care is delivered. Providing highly secure and mobile access to all hospital patient records, the Sun Ray ultra-thin clients allow healthcare providers to attend patients while electronically carrying their records in their pockets.
Storage
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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.
Developer
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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."
Java Technology
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J2SE 5.0 Training Promotions
Free Overview Course and Advanced J2SE 5.0 Course for Credit
To help developers familiarize themselves with the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0, Sun is offering two promotions on its Web-based training courses - a free J2SE 5.0 overview course covering this platform's new features and behavioral changes and USD$250 credit with the purchase of a J2SE 5.0 specified course.
JDO 2.0 Specification Ratified
Java Community Process Continues Work on JSR 243

The Java Community Process (JCP) has approved the Java Data Objects (JDO) 2.0. It it will be offered under the Apache open source licensing, said Craig Russell, Sun architect and Specification Lead for Java Specification Request (JSR) 243, at TheServerSide Java Symposium event held in Las Vegas earlier this month.

Managing the Java Technology Binary Standard
JCP Program Chairman Discusses Process, Considerations

Binary compatibility and a consensus from the developer community on standards are key in how the Java Community Process (JCP) maintains and continues to guide the future direction of Java technology, says JCP Program Chairperson Onno Kluyt. Recently, Kluyt spoke with SYS-CON.TV about the JCP, standards and security.

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