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The Beginning of IT's Revolution
Utility Computing and the IT Industry
Addressing an audience outside Sun's blog readership, Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz penned an article for CNET offering his perspective on the high tech industry and utility computing. Tracing the roots of electricity, he compares its evolution with today's IT services, moving from a costly customized product to a fine-tuned utility commodity.
New Mainframe Communications Solutions from DCL
Data Connection Ltd. (DCL) Offers Migration Solutions from Legacy SNA

DCL's latest release of their enterprise communications product for Solaris Operating Systems (Solaris OS), SNAP-IX Version 7.3, enables legacy SNA data to be transported over an IP network, while retaining the existing applications interfaces.

Financial Institutions Benefit from Utility Computing Model
Learn Why Wall Street is Turning to Sun Solutions
Utility computing allows companies to access computing resources as needed with a predetermined pay-as-used pricing structure and relief from IT infrastructure maintenance costs. These benefits are appealing to a variety of industries, including financial institutions, who were at the center of discussion during a recent interview with Sun representatives.
RSA and Sun Go Back to School
RSA's WebCRD Provides Smooth and Reliable Workflow

RSA's WebCRD helps university and school print departments imprive quality and deliver print jobs faster to faculty and staff. Reliable Sun systems, combined with applications from Rochester Software Associations, Inc., (RSA) make for reliable and efficient workflows. With WebCRD, users can submit print jobs with customized electronic ticketing from any desktop using a web browser.

"10 Around Town" Campaign
Sculptures, Placards Peak Londoners' Curiosity
Sun is creatively promoting the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) by showcasing three-dimensional sculptures that visualize one of 10 select features of Sun's UNIX platform. Known as the "10 Around Town" campaign, students at the Royal College of Art in London recently competed in this sculpture design contest.
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Automating Centralized File Integrity Checks in Solaris 10 OS
Sun BluePrints Cookbook Offers Easy Eight-Step Recipe

A recently published Sun BluePrints OnLine article by Glenn Brunette describes how to centralize and automate the collection of file integrity information by using features of the Solaris 10 Operating System, including the basic audit and reporting tool (BART), Secure Shell, Role Based Access Control (RBAC) and Process Privileges.

The Solaris 10 OS and its Least Privilege Model
Protect System Resources Without Hindering Functions
The Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) offers a least privilege model that protects a system from software exploits that use escalated privileges to gain access to a system. In a Sun BigAdmin feature article, Amy Rich explains how this least privilege model advances security passed traditional security models.
Migrating to the Solaris Operating System
From HP UNIX and Tru64 UNIX

Two chapters from the Sun BluePrints book, "Migrating to the Solaris Operating System: The Discipline of UNIX-to-UNIX Migrations" by Ken Pepple, Brian Down and David Levy, have been released on the Sun Web site. The released chapters focus on migrating from either HP UNIX or Tru64 UNIX.

Hardware
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Sun Crypto Accelerator 1000 and 4000 Boards Upgraded
Version 2.0 Supports Solaris 10 OS and its Encryption Framework

The latest upgrade to the Sun Crypto Accelerator 1000 and 4000 boards supports the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and its Solaris 10 Encryption Framework to accelerate SSL or IPsec for applications. These recently released upgrades with version 2.0 apply only to the software of these boards.

Price Cuts on hsPCI I/O Assemblies and MaxCPU Boards
LODs Extended on Both Factory Configured and Stand-alone X-options

The Sun Fire 12K and Sun Fire 15K servers' hsPCI I/O assemblies and UltraSPARC III MaxCPU boards now are available at up to 83% less than previously offered prices. Along with this price reduction, Sun has extended the last order dates for these items.

Sun Rack 1000-42 Offers New Cooling Options
Fan Door and Air Duct Kit Now Available

Two new X-options for the Sun Rack 1000-42 give customers the choice of adding a rear fan door and/or air duct to cool down their data center environments. Customers have the flexibility to add one or both of these X-options, which can reduce an environment's air conditioning load and reduce utility costs.

Sun Hardware Spare Parts Just Released
For Sun StorEdge 6920 Systems and Other Sun Products

New spare parts for the Sun StorEdge 6920 systems, Sun Fire E2900 servers, Sun Blade 150 workstations and other Sun products have been recently released. Offerings of hardware spare parts are designed for system administrators and support engineers working with OEMs or companies performing self-maintenance on Sun systems.

McData Intrepid 6140 FC Director Now Available with 0-Ports
New Configuration Option Offers Customers Flexibility
The McData Intrepid 6140 FC Director can now be ordered with zero ports. This new configuration allows this product to more closely resemble the end of life McData Intrepid 6064 and remain competitive. Prior to this announcement, the McData Intrepid 6140 FC Director offered a minimum of 64-ports configured.
Storage
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Sun Enhances the Sun StorEdge NAS Appliances
New Configurations for Sun StorEdge 5310, Updated Controller Card for Sun StorEdge 5210
Recent product changes for the Sun StorEdge NAS Appliances include two new configurations for the Sun StorEdge 5310 NAS Appliance that replaces a January 2005 configuration, and a recently released RAID Controller Card for the Sun StorEdge 5210 NAS Appliance.
Sun StorEdge 6130 Array with 300 GB Configurations
Greater Storage Capacity in the Same Footprint
The latest configurations for the Sun StorEdge 6130 arrays offer 300 GB drives that support up to 4.2 TB per 3RU tray. Using 300 GB 10K rpm FC drives, this array can help with IT challenges such as lengthy back-up windows, massive data growth and regulatory compliance.
Sun StorEdge 3510 FC Arrays with 300 GB Configurations
Now Supports Up to 68.4 TB of Raw Storage
The Sun StorEdge 3510 FC array now comes with 300 GB configurations that support up to 3.6 TB per 2U array, translating to a density of 1.8 TB per rack unit. Customers with a full rack of Sun StorEdge 3510 FC 300 GB-based arrays will receive support of up to 68.4 TB of raw storage.
SPC-1 Benchmark Places Sun First in Midrange Storage
Sun StorEdge 6920 Achieves Best-In-Class for Price/Performance
Vendor-independent Storage Performance Council (SPC) audited and certified benchmark results for the Sun StorEdge 6920 system, placing it first in midrange performance and price/performance. These results were achieved with this Sun system running across multiple operating systems from differing vendors.
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Creating Highly Available Database Solutions
With Oracle RAC in a Sun Cluster 3.x Environment
In a Sun BluePrints publication, authors Kristien Hens and Michael Loebmann describe how to architect and deploy an Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) in a Sun Cluster 3.x environment. This book is designed to educate readers about the technology behind these products and determine if this solution is right for a particular environment.
Information Lifecycle Management
Managing Today's Data Explosion
A Sun business brief entitled, "Information Lifecycle Management - How it is Benefiting All Types of Organizations and How It Can Benefit You" details the relevance of Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) within today's business environments and identifies three integral elements every ILM strategy should possess.
Sun's Operations Management Capabilities Model
Methodology for IT Management
Sun's Operations Management Capabilities Model (OMCM) is the topic of a Sun BluePrints OnLine article that explores this methodology and how it can be applied to maintain a robust IT management infrastructure. Authors Edward Wustenhoff, Michael J. Moore and Dale H. Avery provide an extensive examination of Sun's OMCM.
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