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KT Selects Sun to Power its Operations Infrastructure
OSS through Java Key in Low Integration Costs, Open Standards
The former Korea Telecom, now known as KT, selected Sun to power its next-generation operations infrastructure. Sun's global Client Solutions organization plans on collaborating with KT Operations Labs to develop a Broadband Convergence Network (BcN) that will support a web-based, customer-centric management solution for BcN services and networks.
Solaris OS for x64 Platforms Wins Sybase Support
Extended Alliance Entails Joint Development, Engineering Collaboration
Sybase Inc. plans to support the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) on the x64 platform in its Adaptive Server Enterprise, Sybase IQ and Adaptive Server Anywhere data management solutions. This extended alliance between Sybase and Sun also entails joint development and performance engineering activities to help customers migrate to more cost-effective computing platforms.
Sun, IONA Deal Enables Extensible ESB For Solaris 10 OS
Companies Join in Promoting High Performance Integration Solutions
Sun and IONA Technologies have entered into a broad technology and marketing agreement that will make IONA's extensible Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), called Artix, available for the Solaris 10 Operating System. The companies also plan on enhancing interoperability between Artix and the Sun Java Enterprise System.
Sun Enters Into Storage Partnership with Datacraft
Expands Storage Solutions and Service Offerings in Asia Pacific Region
A partnership between Sun and southeast Asia's biggest independent computer data network builder, Datacraft Asia Ltd., will offer storage solutions, consulting and other services to clients in at least seven countries. Announced earlier this month, Sun is expected to receive approximately a 30 percent share of revenues from each customer's project.
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    Two Solaris 10 OS Features Expected Next Year
    Testing Continues for Solaris Zettabyte File System, Project Janus

    Two features of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) scheduled for release this year most likely will be available in 2006. Revealed during a Network Computing '05 Q2 executive online chat, the releases of Solaris Zettabyte File System (ZFS) and Project Janus are expected once testing is completed.

    Five-step Approach to Launching an RFID Initiative
    Sun EVP John Loiacono Outlines Plan for Success
    Launching a radio frequency identification (RFID) initiative within an organization can be accomplished easily with just five steps, according to Sun Executive Vice President of its Software Group John Loiacono, who outlined this plan in the May 2005 Sun Boardroom Minutes.
      EPCglobal Spreadsheet Tool Assesses Value of RFID for Manufacturers
      Calculates Business Costs, Gains from Deploying EPC RFID System
      EPCglobal US is offering a new spreadsheet tool, named the EPC Value Model, for its subscribers that provides manufacturers with an application that can calculate potential business costs and gains from deploying an EPC system for radio frequency identification (RFID) deployments.
      Benchmark Results Show Advantage of Solaris OS, Sun Fire Servers
      Outperforms Dell Running Red Hat Enterprise Linux

      New benchmark results have shown the Sun Fire V440 Server along with the Solaris 10 Operating System provided an eight percent higher peak performance when compared to a Dell 6650 Xeon 3.0 Ghz running Red Hat Enterprise Linux using OLTP customer workloads running the MySQL database.

      Sun Studio Support Matrix Updated
      Includes Info on Components, Binary Compatibility, OS Support

      The Sun Studio Support Matrix has been updated to include the Sun Studio 10 release, information about binary compatibility between versions and its support across various Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) releases. Listed in a table format, this site offers general information about Sun Studio components and component version numbers.

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      "Sun Connection  IT Management Delivered as a Network Service"
      Learn About Nine Integrated Services, Business Benefits Available

      Sun has produced a white paper outlining its Sun Connection service, which was released during its Network Computing '05 Q2 product launch and aimed at fixing the expanding costs and complexities rampant in IT management. This document defines this service, explaining how it works and the resulting business benefits that can be achieved.

        Resolving Storage System Bottlenecks
        White Paper Defines Causes and Solutions

        Diminishing storage system bottlenecks is the focus of a Sun white paper that offers methods to resolve these types of issues. Entitled, "Storage Systems Bottlenecks and Their Solutions," this paper explains the typical storage system performance criteria determined by workload, and the components that can impact performance.

          BigAdmin XPerts Advise on New OS and Storage Release
          Get Info on Solaris 10 Installation, Sun StorEdge 6920 System
          The BigAdmin XPerts section currently is hosting topics on installing the Solaris 10 Operating System and the Sun StorEdge 6920 System Release 3.0. These topics are monitored by Sun experts Sudnar Yamunachari and John Considine, respectively, who respond to queries related to these specific subjects and technologies.
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