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Sun's Network Computing '05 Q2
Emphasized Technology Options, Data Center Control, Maximized Economies
Sun's Network Computing '05 Q2 focused on network computing as a service model, new business subscription models and updates to its Sun Grid offerings. This quarterly launch event was held in Washington, D.C. to highlight Sun's ongoing commitment to global governments and longer-range strategic design work in the U.S.
Sun Connection Hosts Utility Services on Sun Grid
Delivers Intelligent IT Management
The new Sun Connection is a key component of Sun's service relationship with its customers and a way for Sun to deliver ongoing value. Built on the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), the always-on Sun Connection program joins the Sun Grid Compute Utility and the Sun Grid Storage Utility as a service offering in Sun's grid strategy.
Sun Management Connection Improves Operational Efficiency
Remotely Manages Heterogeneous IT Environments
At Sun's Network Computing '05 Q2 product launch, the company introduced the Sun Management Connection that remotely manages heterogeneous IT environments over the Internet without customers having to invest in IT infrastructure. This remote managed services technology was derived from Sun's acquisition of SevenSpace and delivers continuous, highly scalable remote management.
Sun Strengthens Grid Offerings
In-house Grid Computing Solutions Add Options

Two new grid solutions were announced at Sun's Network Computing Launch '05 Q2 held May 3rd in Washington, D.C. - the Sun Grid Rack System and the Sun Grid Solution. These offerings along with the status of the Sun Grid were presented during Sun's quarterly product launch.

Sun N1 Product Family Welcomes Two Additions
New System Manager and Updated Service Provisioning System
Two new software releases within the Sun N1 product family offer next generation services for easier management of complex systems. The Sun N1 System Manager and Sun N1 Service Provisioning System have been designed to simplify the management of data center servers and business services.
Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 86 Issues 2, 3 and 4

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:

Sun Updates Web Site and Portals
Visual and User Enhancements Implemented

If you haven't noticed, Sun's Web site and portals have a brand new look. The new designs are based on several thousand customer feedback sources including surveys, usability testing and interviews. Highlights of the new Sun design include pulldown navigation menus and greater consistency across Sun sites.

    NetBeans IDE 4.1 to be Released This Week
    Significant Updates to J2EE Apps, EJB Components, Web Services
    The NetBeans organization plans on releasing NetBeans IDE 4.1 by week's end with core stabilization features and enhanced performance additions. This latest version supports application development for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.4 and deployment to the Sun Java System Application Server 8.1 Platform Edition.
    NetBeans Software Day at 2005 JavaOne Conference
    Gosling, Hamilton to Present Keynotes at Free, Half-Day Event
    Join the NetBeans team for their annual NetBeans Software Day at 2005 JavaOne Conference scheduled for June 26, 2005, at the Argent Hotel for the latest updates on the NetBeans IDE and other Sun tools. This free, half-day event offers a roster of industry experts who will be presenting keynotes and track sessions.
    Download NetBeans Profiler Milestone 6
    Now Supports JDK 5.0_04 and JDK 6.0 Versions
    NetBeans Profiler Milestone 6 for NetBeans 4.1 and 4.0 IDE has been released with multiple new features including support for the upcoming JDK 5.04_04 release that will be available at the end of June and the current builds of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 6.0.
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