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Sun Releases New Version of Sun Java System RFID Software
Offers Web-based Device Monitoring, Next-Generation of RFID Standards

The Sun Java System RFID Software 2.0 is designed to integrate with, and provide services to, a variety of applications through a number of standard protocols and interfaces. This new release filters, aggregates and processes volumes of RFID data, delivering streamlined business information to enterprise applications.

Sun Java Enterprise System Release 3 Now Available
Adds Comprehensive Set of Software, Tools for the Enterprise
The Sun Java Enterprise System Release 3 is on the market with new functionalities along with continued multiplatform support and an annual license fee with unlimited Right-to-use (RTU) privileges. This release offers customers access to a comprehensive set of software for enterprise deployment, plus licenses to versions of Sun's industry leading tools.
Sun Java System Application Server Earns Best Price/Performance
SPEC Results Show Unmatched Performance in Application Tier Cost
Results from a SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark demonstrate the Sun Java System Application Server 8.1 Standard Edition offers the best price/performance with a score of 1201.44 jAppServer Operations Per Second (JOPS) @ Standard, while running the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and Sun Fire servers.
Sun Java System Identity Auditor Readies for Release
To Be Generally Available by May 31, 2005

Sun is preparing for the release of the Sun Java System Identity Auditor, which is expected to be generally available in multiple languages on May 31, 2005. Claimed to be the industry's first comprehensive identity audit solution, this new release promises to deliver proactive, automated and sustainable visibility into identity controls.

Sun Java Studio Enterprise 7 Collaboration Service
Developer Community Invited to Try Real-time Interactions
Sun is inviting developers to try the Sun Java Studio Enterprise Collaboration Service that offers real-time interactions with others in the development community. The Sun Developer Network Site is hosting a server that allows developers to configure their Sun Java Studio Enterprise system during installation and connect to this collaboration service.
Entry Level Servers
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Enhanced Sun Fire V40z Server - Sun's First Dual-core Server
Based on AMD64 Dual-core Technology
An enhanced Sun Fire V40z is Sun's first dual-core server based on the new industry-standard dual-core AMD Opteron processor. Powered by AMD64 dual-core technology, this new Sun Fire V40z is an enhanced four-socket, eight-way server that integrates four microprocessors, each with two complete CPU cores.
Servers Based on Multi-core Systems Supported by Solaris 10 OS
Powerfully Competitive Combination
AMD's dual-core Opteron processor is supported by the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), offering customers a powerful and competitive combination. Sun servers powered by ADM64 dual-core technology, like the Sun Fire V40z servers that optimize the Solaris 10 OS, are delivering near liner scalability.
Service
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Sun Managed Site Infrastructure Services Packs
Three Options Available to Help Manage Data Center Operations

Sun has released three new pre-architected Managed Services packages that provide customers with a ready to deploy site management solution. All three packages offer defined managed services that can be implemented as is or customized to a customer's specific IT operational requirements.

Sun Net Connect 3.2
Now Offers Remote Servicing, Point of Presence in Customer Environments

Sun Net Connect is an integrated online set of system management services that help drive system uptime and reduce system management costs. Sun recently released version 3.2 that offers remote servicing, event notification and reporting, trend reporting, configuration and patch reporting, storage asset FRU reporting and availability reporting.

Sun Services Offers New Pricing Business Model
For Sun Software Support on the Solaris 8 and 9 OS

Sun Services has a new pricing business model for the Sun Software Support Services targeting the Solaris 8 and 9 Operating Systems (Solaris OS). These Sun Software Support Services have been aligned with the Solaris 10 OS to ease system upgrades in the future.

Sysadmin
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Planning for the Future with RFID
Savvy IT Managers Should Prep Company Systems in Advance

IT managers toying with the idea of implementing radio frequency identification (RFID) technology within their IT environments should define how an RFID solution will solve a particular problem within an organization and then institute a pilot program to test and demonstrate this program, says Bernard Traversat, Senior Engineering Manager for RFID and JXTA at Sun.

Identify, Assess and Recover from System Attacks
How to Use Computer Forensics to Investigate Security Breaches
Computer forensics not only can identify a source of an attack on a computer system, it also can be used to assess damage, recover data and prosecute offenders. Basic information on this technology is the subject of a recently published Sun BluePrints OnLine article that covers the terminology, guidelines and procedures in computer forensic investigations.
An Analysis of the Enhanced Sun StorEdge 6920 System
Latest Features Evaluated, Resulting Benefits Outlined
The Evaluator Group has released a 17-paged white paper that examines the Sun StorEdge 6920 latest features and benefits. Sun recently announced that an enhanced version of this mid-range storage system is scheduled to be released by June 31, 2005, and the Evaluator Group offers an analysis on this updated storage product offering.
"N1 Grid Architecture Realized: Measurable Requirements"
Learn Techniques on Gathering, Analyzing Critical to Quality Baselines
Sun BluePrints has released the fifth chapter of the book "Building N1 Grid Solutions: Preparing, Architecting, and Implementing Service-Centric Data Centers" as an online article, which focuses on the N1 Grid architecture and how to collect and analyze Critical to Quality baselines for accurate architectural analysis and solution testing.
Java Technology
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Simplifying Java Technology-based Web Services
JCP Approves Web Services Meta Data for the Java Platform

The Java Community Process (JCP) unanimously approved the Web Services Meta Data for the Java Platform under the Java Specification Request (JSR) 181, which is expected to simplify the process of using Java technology-based applications as Web Services. The principal goal of JSR 181 is to provide a simplified model for Web Services development.

The Communication APIs of the Security and Trust Services API
Learn How J2ME-enabled Devices Communicate with Smart Cards

The Java Specification Request (JSR) 177 is being designed to provide Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) applications with APIs for security and trust services through the integration of a security element, such as smart cards. In a Sun Developer Network Site article, writer C. Enrique Ortiz examines the communication APIs of this specification.

Sun's Role in Advancing the Telecommunications Industry
Senior Director of J2ME Platform Shares His Thoughts
Telecommunication carriers need to monetize their 3G investments this year to continue the momentum built up from last year's banner year, said Eric Chu, senior director, Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME), Client Systems Group, Sun. He advises carriers and handset manufacturers to collaborate in leveraging Java and identity solutions to insure investments are fully realized.
"Robust Java: Exception Handling, Testing, and Debugging"
Focuses on Testing and Debugging Code for Solid, Maintainable Results
Sun Microsystems Press and Prentice Hall PTR have published what they describe as a "one-stop resource" on exceptions and exception handling for the Java programming language. "Robust Java: Exception Handling, Testing, and Debugging" by Stephen Stelting is a comprehensive reference guide for developers that offers best practices for Java exception handling.
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