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Sun Java Studio Creator 2.0 - Early Access
Latest Features Focus on Easing Development
An early access release of the Sun Java Studio Creator 2 is available for the community to try and preview its upcoming features, which include new components, a style sheet editor, easy access to databases, and a streamlined application model, among others. Projects created in the original release can be easily migrated unmodified.
Sun Java System Web Proxy Server 4
Improved Security Features, Enhanced End User Experience
The Sun Java Web Proxy Server 4.0 features a new architecture, new platforms, increased performance and modern SSL and LDAP capabilities for request verification and protection. This software offers caching and filtering features for web content while boosting network performance. It helps organizations ensure that users can access network resources safely and productively.
Service Parts Released for Sun Java System Identity Auditor
Now Available for Purchase

Sun is announcing service parts for its Sun Java System Identity Auditor that were not included in the original release of this product, which became generally available this past May. The Sun Java System Identity Auditor is a comprehensive identity audit solution for helping to improve audit and compliance performance.

Storage
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New Sun StorEdge 9985 System
Flexible, Lower-cost Package of the Sun StorEdge 9990 System

The Sun StorEdge portfolio of storage and data management platforms has been strengthened with the availability of the new Sun StorEdge 9985 system. This scaled-down version of the Sun StorEdge 9990 system runs the same software and microcode as its predecessor, ensuring full compatibility and simple integration.

New SATA Configurations for Sun StorEdge 5310 NAS Appliances
Replacing Diskless Stand-alone Sun StorEdge 5300 RAID EU
New SATA configurations for the Sun StorEdge 5310 and Sun StorEdge 5310C NAS Appliances have been released from Sun for more cost effective SATA disk drive configurations and greater capacity for scaling. Sun also announced that the existing stand-alone diskless Sun StorEdge 5300 RAID EU are being replaced.
Sun StorEdge 9900 HiCommand Tuning Manager Software 4.1
Provides Intelligent Proactive Monitoring, Reporting and Forecasting

The Sun StorEdge 9900 HiCommand Tuning Manager Software Version 4.1 provides intelligent and proactive monitoring, reporting and forecasting capabilities for the Sun StorEdge 9900 storage resources with a focus on business applications such as Oracle and MS SQL Server. This latest version adds AIX 5.3 and Oracle 10g support.

Two New Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Software Releases
Business Continuity Manager 4.0 and Compatible Replication for IBM XRC

Sun is offering two new releases from the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series software - the Sun StorEdge 9900 HiCommand Business Continuity Manager 4.0 (formerly the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series CopyCentral) and Sun StorEdge 9900 Compatible Replication for IBM XRC (formerly HRXC).

New Tape Drive Options Released for Better Capacity, Performance
For Sun StorEdge L8500, L180, L700, L500 Tape Libraries
Customers with Sun StorEdge L8500 Tape Libraries looking to increase capacity and performance now have the option to purchase the LTO 3 and SDLT 600 fiber channel drives released from Sun. These tape drives offer increased native capacity and performance over LTO 1, LTO 2 and SDLT 320/220 drive technologies.
Service
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Sun Adds Four New Services to its Portfolio
Holistic Approach for Support, Remote Management

Four new services are being announced to provide support and remote management for customers who have solutions primarily architected and implemented by Sun. These services provide a holistic approach to supporting a Sun solution comprised of Sun and non-Sun products and any software customization required to integrate the components.

    Sun Managed Services - An Intelligent Way of Outsourcing
    Article Offers Insight on Managed Services and Outsourcing

    Determining whether to outsource or use a managed service solution is an important decision for organizations to research in order to implement an effective solution for a company's outlined objectives. A recent Sun feature article compares outsourcing to Sun Managed Services with statistical information and customer experiences to relate how each of these methods works.

    Sun Managed Services - Variable Cost Infrastructure
    Service Delivery Platform for Qualified iForce Partners

    Sun iForce partners who qualify are being offered a service delivery platform comprised of standardized building blocks of Sun hardware, software, support and managed services on a flexible, variable cost procurement model. Called the Sun Managed Services - Variable Cost Infrastructure, this application-ready, service delivery platform allows partners to layer value-add products and services.

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      Developers Warming up to 64-bit Technology
      Research Indicates Adoption Slow, But Increasing
      Evans Data Corporation research shows that developers are warming up to 64-bit architecture. Research results indicate that the number of developers surveyed who affirmed they would never adopt 64-bit technology has dropped 27 percent within a six month period, from approximately 49 percent in the fall of 2004 to 22 percent this past spring.
        Implementing Assertions to Detect Program Errors
        Sun Technical Article Explains Assertions and the Assertion Facility

        A Sun Developer Network technical article explains how to use assertions in Java technology to detect errors, even unknown ones, within programs. Author Qusay H. Mahmoud explains how to implement assertions within unsupported Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) versions as well as use an assertion facility with supported versions.

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        Technical White Paper on the Sun Ultra 20 Workstation
        Get Detailed Specifications on Sun's Latest Workstation Addition
        The recently announced Sun Ultra 20 Workstation is a 64-bit Opteron processor-based system supporting both 32-bit/64-bit applications and multiplatforms at a list price of USD$895. A Sun white paper introduces this latest solution, highlighting its features, system architecture, graphics options, environmental and regulatory compliance and key software components.
        The Business Case for Network Attached Storage (NAS)
        Sun White Paper Examines NAS and Sun StorEdge NAS Solutions
        Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems are the subject of a Sun white paper that explores the business benefits of this technology. This paper relates how the Sun StorEdge NAS product line provides customers with a storage and data consolidation platform for files that can be shared between heterogeneous clients and servers efficiently and economically.
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