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Sun to Manage IT Infrastructure for Logistics Computer Services
Heterogeneous Remote Management Services Ideal for Solution Provider

Sun will be managing all operations for Logistics Computer Services, which provides system time sharing, software and programming support for enterprises and electronic data interchange (EDI) support to major automotive manufacturers. Termed as its first customer win, Sun obtained this account from its acquisition of SevenSpace.

Sun Selected to Implement World's Largest SAP Solution
Deutsche Telekom Reports Sun Solution Exceeds Expectations
The world's largest SAP customer management system is being implemented by Sun for Deutsche Telekom that will help serve 20,000 users to coordinate business processes for 40 million fixed-line customers. Deutsche Telekom expects a minimum 50% reduction in development and operating costs by upgrading and standardizing on Sun hardware.
Sun Plans to Expand Portfolio of Grid Offerings
Hosted Desktop Solution, Java Development Tools are Expected
Sun plans on expanding its portfolio of grid offerings with a hosted desktop system, developer tools and a solution for application service providers, said Robert Youngjohns, Sun's executive vice president of Strategic Development and Sun Financing, at a CeBIT presentation in Hanover, Germany, reported Tom Sanders with VNUNet.
Sun, SingTel EXPAN Partner in Utility-based Services
Remote Storage, Disaster Recovery Services Available to Asia-Pacific Market

Sun is partnering with SingTel EXPAN, the largest data center provider in Singapore, to offer utility-based remote storage and disaster recovery services. Sun's VP and Managing Director of its Asia South Operations, Lionel Lim, said these offerings will leverage the strengths of both companies for a highly secure, available solution.

Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 84 Issue 4, Vol 85 Issue 1 and 2

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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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.

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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.
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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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