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The Effect of Sun's Acquisition of StorageTek
EVP Mark Canepa Philosophizes on Buyout
Mark Canepa, executive vice president of the Network Storage Products Group, will be overseeing Sun's acquisition of Storage Technology Corp (StorageTek). Canepa recently spoke to Lucas Mearian with Computerworld about this announcement, Sun's plans to merge the two companies, and how this buyout might affect products, resellers, employees and customers.
    Sun Donates StarOffice Suite to Nonprofits Worldwide
    Gifts In Kind International to Distribute Technology to Groups in Need
    StarOffice Suite will be made available to eligible nonprofit and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the US and countries around the world as a result of a collaborative effort between Sun and Gifts In Kind International. This leading worldwide charity in the field of product philanthropy will distribute Sun's donated StarOffice software to qualified NGOs and nonprofits.
    Java Technology
    Sun Releases Java Internal Use License for JDK 5.0
    Easy Fix for Critical Issues Concerning Internal Business Purposes

    Sun has released the Java Internal Use License (JIUL) for the JDK 5.0 that allows developers to make changes to the JDK easily for their own internal deployments. Programmers using the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 under the JIUL now are able to fix any critical issue in the code that adversely affects their business operations.

    Free Download of Java BluePrints Book on Designing Web Services
    Focuses on J2EE 1.4 Platform JAX-RPC, SOAP, XML Technologies
    Download free the Java BluePrints book "Designing Web Services with the J2EE 1.4 Platform: JAX-RPC, SOAP, and XML Technologies" for a best practices guide to designing and integrating enterprise-level web services using the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.4. This book is meant to help readers develop robust and effective web services on the J2EE 1.4 platform or later.
    Free Apple 4 GB iPod Mini with Select Solaris 10 Training Courses
    Purchase Course by July 9, 2005 to Qualify
    Attend a qualifying Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) instructor-led course and receive a free Apple 4 GB iPod mini. To qualify, purchase a course by July 9, 2005 and complete the course by July 30, 2005. Course purchase must be made 21 days prior to the class start date.
    Get Digital Camera/Binoculars with Four-day Sun Training
    Course Must Take Place During the Week of June 27
    Receive a combination Bushnell ImageView digital camera with binoculars free by attending any four-day Sun training course during the week of June 27, 2005. Any instructor-led Sun training course that begins on June 27 and ends on June 30 qualifies. Online courses are excluded.
    Sun to Acquire StorageTek for USD$4.1 Billion
    Comprehensive Network Computing and Data Management to Result
    Sun and Storage Technology Corp. (StorageTek) have signed a definitive agreement under which Sun will acquire StorageTek, a worldwide technology company that delivers a broad range of storage management offerings, for approximately USD$4.1 billion. This acquisition is expected to strengthen Sun's goal of solving complex network computing problems for governments, enterprises and service providers.
    New Web-based Straight-through Processing Utility
    Automates Transactions and Market-related Claims
    Claimonitor is a new web-based Straight-through Processing (STP) utility for automating transactions and market-related claims in the global custodian, investment banking, asset management and broker communities. This new standards-based automation utility is scheduled to go live in July 2005, as a result of a combined effort from Sun, Metatomix Inc. and Claimonitor Ltd.
    Oracle Recognizes Solaris Containers as Licensable Entities
    Cost Effective Consolidation Strategy for Customers
    Oracle now offers its customers running a Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) environment the option to license only the processors or cores that are running the Oracle binaries. This announcement is attributed to Oracle's recognition of the Solaris Containers as licensable entities, known as hard partitions.
    Sun and MindTree Announce OEM Agreement
    MindTree to Deploy Sun Java Enterprise System-Based Solutions

    MindTree Consulting has entered into an OEM agreement with Sun to deploy solutions based on the Sun Java Enterprise System for customers in key verticals. This international IT consulting company, co-headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey and Bangalore, India, delivers affordable business and technology solutions through global software development.

    "Sun Studio 10: Performance Analyzer"
    Online Manual Updated with Latest Sun Studio Release

    Sun has released an online manual covering the performance analysis tools in the Sun Studio 10 software. The manual, which is intended for application developers familiar with Fortran, C, C++ or the Java programming language, provides information on the Collector and Performance Analyzer, prof and gprof and tcov tools.

    "Bringing Your Application Into the Zone"
    Using Solaris Zones to Support Applications

    Sun engineers Paul Lovvik and Joseph Balenzano have written an article describing how to use Solaris Zones, a feature of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), to support applications within a zone. This Sun Developer Network Web site article describes zones, privileged versus unprivileged users, zone security, zone limitations, troubleshooting and QA.

    Sun's Partner List of Supportive Apps for the Solaris 10 OS
    Specific Platforms Supported, Availability Noted for Multiple Software Solutions

    With the high interest in the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), Sun has published a list of complementary software solutions from Sun partners that go hand-in-hand to maximize the features and capabilities of this UNIX platform. All the listed applications are set to be released sometime in 2005.

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