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Scott McNealy's Tour of Asia
Shared Views on Participation Age, Sun's Prospects

On his recent swing through Asia, where he addressed the JavaChina 2005 Developer Conference in Beijing and the Infocom Development Authority in Singapore, Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy also fielded questions from journalists and industry leaders following a panel discussion. Red R. Samar of the Manila Bulletin published a partial transcript of the Q&A.

The Future is Not the Box
Jonathan Schwartz Takes Dim View of IBM's Business Model

AlwaysOn sounded out Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz on grid computing and the role of the operating system. His sense of things suggests that Sun is well positioned to capitalize on the direction computing is likely to take in the next five years.

DTrace -- Once Thought Impossible
To Contrarian Mind Bryan Cantrill That Was a Challenge
One of Technology Review's top 35 innovators under the age of 35 is Bryan Cantrill, a developer of Solaris Dynamic Tracing (DTrace) that has become part of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS). If Cantrill had listened to his Brown University faculty adviser, DTrace might still be an intractable problem.
The JCP: Is It Fast Enough and Is It Really Open?
An Interview with Onno Kluyt,, JCP Chair and Senior Director
Onno Kluyt, director and chair of the Java Community Process (JCP) shared his view of the community and its prospects with Janice J. Heiss. In the interview he said he wanted chiefly to dispel two mistaken notions: that Sun is in charge and that standardization proceeds too slowly.
StarOffice 8.0 Brings New Strengths to Office Productivity
Brand New Features, Enhancements Find Favor
Writing for NewsForge, Jem Matzan and Joe Brockmeier reported on their impressions of StarOffice 8 Office Productivity Suite, which they pronounced generally favorable, calling the solution " excellent value for businesses that do not depend on proprietary Microsoft formats for production work."
Sun N1 Service Provisioning System 5.1 Now Available
Important New Features Reduce Administrative Complexity
The Sun N1 Service Provisioning System 5.1 software includes important new features in its platform support package. This solution, which reduces the complexity of application lifecycle management, enables the rapid provisioning of services across heterogeneous systems. Users can provision an entire software stack from bare metal OS to application services.
Sun N1 System Manager: System Administration on a Single-console
Enables Comprehensive Infrastructure Lifecycle Management

The Sun N1 System Manager, now available, is a solution that provides a single point of integrated hardware and software management for Sun Opteron and SPARC systems. It enables rapid discovery, monitoring and provisioning of groups of bare metal for multiple Sun systems.

Sun Ray Server Software 3.1 Reviewed
Liberates Users From the Windows OS
Sean Doherty enumerates the good, the bad (but no ugly) features of the new Sun Ray Server Software 3.1 in a recent Network Computing article. The "good," he finds in support for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and Linux, while the "bad," lies in requiring the costly 17-inch, flat-panel Sun Ray thin client desktop units.
Repricing Sun StorEdge 9985 and 9990 Systems
Approximately 10 to 15% Less for Hardware Configurations

The average hardware configuration for the Sun StorEdge 9985 and Sun StorEdge 9990 systems are being reduced by approximately 10-15 percent. According to Sun, the new reduced pricing will enable these Sun StorEdge systems to maintain their competitive positions within the marketplace.

Sun StorEdge 3511 SATA Array 500GB 7,200rpm Drive Configurations
Ideal as Secondary Storage Computing Environments
Twelve additional configurations of the Sun StorEdge 3511 SATA Array using 500GB 7,200rpm SATA drives are available, delivering up to 6TB of raw capacity per array. A full rack of Sun StorEdge 3511 Arrays can now support up to 114TB of raw storage.
Reduced Cost Bundles for Sun StorEdge L500 Tape Library
Comes With Either a SCSI or FC Interface

Customers wanting to enter the enterprise tape automation market can take advantage of the Sun StorEdge L500 tape library, which now is offering two reduced cost bundles that include robots, controller cards and HP LTO 3 drives, and can be ordered with either a SCSI or FC interface.

Sun IT Infrastructure and Oracle Database Applications
A Combination That Results in Optimal Performance

Sun has a long history of involvement with Oracle in the joint development and testing of storage technology and database solutions. As a result of this collaboration Sun StorEdge hardware and software is well positioned as an IT infrastructure for Oracle to reside on.

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