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Download the Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4
Now Offers SOA Governance Capabilities
Sun has integrated the Sun Java Enterprise System and its suite of developer tools within the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), the company announced this week. Additionally, the next version of the Java Enterprise System (2005Q4) has been released with support for the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), Windows 2000, Linux and HP-UX.
Solaris Trusted Extensions Coming in 2006
CAPP, RBAC and LSPP Evaluation at EAL4+
The Solaris Trusted Extensions layered technology is expected to bring multi-level security to the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) by the first half of 2006. In the second of three articles, Sun's Solaris Security Product Line Manager Mark Thacker explained the implications of the Solaris Trusted Extensions during a recent interview with System News Editor-in-Chief and CTO John J. McLaughlin.
Sun's HP Away Program Entices Financial Services Firm
Data Action Cites Sun's Performance, Price and Technology as Key

Sun's HP Away Program logged another win that was announced in October with Australian retail banking services company Data Action choosing to replace its HP server and storage environment with a comprehensive Sun infrastructure. Sun's technology, performance and price impressed Data Action CEO Brian McCulloch, who explained that HP just couldn't meet his company's needs.

Sun's Chief Financial Officer Steve McGowan to Retire
Company Begins Search for New Financial Leader
Sun has begun its search for a new chief financial officer with the announced retirement of CFO and Sun Executive Vice President Steve McGowan, who plans to depart the company at the end of fiscal year 2006. McGowan has been with Sun for 14 years and accumulated over 30 years of finance experience in the computer industry.
Sun Technology Helps Connect Women at Largest One Day Conference
California Governor and First Lady's Conference on Women and Families
During this past week's California Governor and First Lady's Conference on Women and Families, Sun technology helped webcast a panel discussion that featured former NBC News Anchor Tom Brokaw, ABC News veteran Barbara Walters, and author Isabel Allende, among others. The conference offered interactive online discussions powered by Sun.
Top 100 Articles for Vol 91, September 2005
Most Comprehensive Newsletter Covering Sun Microsystems

Each week we publish articles in a number of sections. Your newsletter contains just the sections that you have enabled in your profile. Last month, September 2005, had 4 weekly issues in which we published 109 articles in 27 sections. The 18 distinct sections were:

  • Sun News, Sun Features, Developer, Free and Open Source Software, Java Technology, NetBeans, Service, Standards, Sun Entry Level Servers, Sun Hardware, Sun Java System, Sun Promotions, Sun Servers, Sun Software, Sun Storage, Sun SysAdmin, Sun in Education and Research, Sun in Financial Services

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Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 92 Issues 1, 2 and 3

Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with a list of the most popular articles for each of the last three issues. The Web version of this article lists the top 10 articles for each of the last three issues. The top articles for the three most recent issues were:

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Brocade Silkworm 48000 and 200E Fibre Channel Switches
Meets Demands for Large SANS and Small to Medium Businesses
The Brocade SilkWorm 48000 director became generally available on October 11th, providing customers with 4 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel performance and scalability for large SANs. Additionally, the SilkWorm 200E was announced for small to medium business to extend 4Gb capability into edge switches, providing 8- to 16-port capability.
End of Life Announced for the Brocade 3250 and 3850 FC Switches
Brocade Silkworm 200E to Serve as Replacement

With the release of 4Gb/sec products, the Brocade 3250 and 3850 2Gb/sec Fibre Channel Switches are reaching their end of life (EOL). The last order date is scheduled for January 13, 2006 with the last ship date set for April 14, 2006 and end of service life set for March 31, 2011.

Variety of Sun Remanufactured Products Repriced and Reaching EOL
Includes Entire Range of Servers and Some Desktop Products

Sun has announced a variety of its Sun servers, workstations and other products are either being repriced or have reached their end of life. The repricing includes some of Sun's remanufactured products that offer customers the best price for a highly reliable, Sun-backed solution.

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