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Sun Set to Become Prime Platform Partner for Alcatel
Cooperation Agreement Signed for Core Network Solutions
Sun and Alcatel have signed a major cooperation agreement to further improve the cost-effectiveness of Alcatel's existing IT-based mobile core network solutions. As part of the multi-year cooperation agreement, Sun will be in a privileged position to become the prime platform partner and integrator of choice for Alcatel's next-generation IT-based core network solutions.
Computer Associates, Inc. to Port Solutions to Solaris 10 OS
Greater Business Gains for Enterprise Customers Expected

Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) will be porting its Unicenter and BrightStor solutions to the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) for x64 (x86, 64-bit) platforms, allowing enterprise customers to optimize systems availability and performance, while lowering ownership costs. CA's Unicenter solutions are expected to exploit key features of the Solaris 10 OS for business gains.

Delivering End-to-end Thin Client Computing Solutions
Wyse Thin Clients Join With Sun Secure Global Desktop Software
Sun and Wyse Technology announced that they have joined in a strategic alliance to jointly market solutions based on Wyse thin clients and Sun Secure Global Desktop Software [15132]. The two companies plan on collaboratively working on joint engineering projects, customer engagements, channel partner programs and co-marketing initiatives.
New Appliance Server to Combine Strengths of Sun and InstaColl
Interactive Conferencing Capabilities to Benefit Indian, Southeast Asian Customers

Sun and Bangalore-based Instant Collaboration Software Technologies (InstaColl) are working on aligning their resources to deliver an appliance server that will run on the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and Linux platforms. This developing alliance could bring the companies' combined technologies to customers in India and Southeast Asia.

Features
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Marc Tremblay, Sun Chief Architect, Chalks Up 100th Patent
Advances Multi-core Processor Technology
Marc Tremblay, a Sun fellow, vice president and chief architect, has just been awarded his 100th patent, giving him the distinction of holding more patents than any other Sun employee. This latest patent uses multiple bit flip flops to help implement multithreading. It will debut in Sun's next-generation Niagara and Rock UltraSPARC processor family.
Sun and the Campaign for Digital Rights Management
Moving From Copy Protection to Access Authentication
With its Open Media Commons and Project DReaM initiatives, Sun is making important contributions to the Digital Rights Management (DRM) effort. Glenn T. Edens, Senior VP for Communications, Media & Entertainment and Director of Sun Laboratories discussed the issue in a recent interview.
Identifying the Cream of the Crop in Suppliers
Sun Applies Numerous Measures to Discover the Best

Like most companies, Sun evaluates the performance of its suppliers and rewards them (or ceases doing business with them) on the basis of their scores. James Carbone explored Sun's method for creating a level playing field for its many suppliers in an article for Purchasing.com.

Sun Java System
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The Newly Released Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4
More Products, Deeper Integration and Increased Focus on Suites

The release of the 2005Q4 version of the Sun Java Enterprise System comes with added products, more integration and increased focus on system suites, Sun reports. As a comprehensive set of subscription services, the Java Enterprise System combines software, maintenance, support, consulting and education into a single entity, for a single price based on per employee, per year.

End-to-end Disaster Recovery Solution
Sun Java Availability Suite Now Offers Sun Cluster Geographic Edition

The new Sun Java Availability Suite now comes with the Sun Cluster Geographic Edition for an end-to-end disaster recovery solution with features including unlimited distance support, use of host and storage based replication techniques, flexibility in configuring cluster pairs and a single point of management.

The New Sun Java System Access Manager 7
Enhancements to Policy, Authentication and Federation Services

The next version of the Sun Java System Access Manager (formerly the Sun Java System Identity Server) was released this week, offering enhancements to its policy, authentication and federation services for improved manageability, deployment and quick establishment of trusted federation networks.

Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8
Enterprise Development Platform for the Sun Java Enterprise System
The Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 was released in October, offering customers Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 1.4 support, new and improved Unified Modeling Language (UML)-based modeling and design user interface (UI), enterprise application profiling, instant developer collaboration capabilities, improved developer productivity, improved software quality and simpler out-of-the-box installation experience.
Sun Java System Identity Manager Service Provider Edition 1.0
Extranet-focused Identity Management Solution

Sun released last month an identity management solution that provides reusable identity services designed for cost-effectiveness and ease in deployment of new applications. The Sun Java System Identity Manager Service Provider Edition (SPE) v1.0 supports the development of extranet-facing applications using consistent and reusable identity administration services.

Sun RFID Industry Solution for Physical Asset Tracking
Tracks Non-Networked Physical Assets Within Enterprises

Sun has added another solution to its radio frequency identification (RFID) product line designed to help customers track critical or valuable assets within a specific physical area or process. The Sun RFID Industry Solution for Physical Asset Tracking is a combination of products and services that simplify and accelerate the process of designing and integrating an RFID solution.

Software
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Upcoming Sun Studio 11 Sets x86 Record for SPECfp2000
Optimizing Solaris 10 OS and Sun Fire x64 Servers
The upcoming Sun Studio 11 software already is proving to be an excellent companion for the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and the Sun Fire x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers with a new world record set for all x86 compatible systems in its delivery of a SPECfp2000 result of 2,518.
Three Million Registered Licenses of Solaris 10 OS Distributed
About 80,000 Licenses Per Week Downloaded Free of Charge
At the end of October, Sun announced that more than three million registered licenses for the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) have been distributed since its January 31, 2005 release. Sun reports that free Solaris 10 OS downloads have been taking place at a rate of approximately 80,000 licenses per week.
Developer
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"Fast Infoset and the Pragmatic SOA Approach"
A Look at How Fast Infoset Format Fills the Bill for Interoperable XML Interchange
The Fast Infoset (FI) - an open, standards-based binary format that enables the efficient interchange of XML based on the XML Information Set without platform dependence - is an especially suitable format that meets the demands of the pragmatic service oriented architecture (SOA), explains Paul Sandoz in a Sun Developer Network article.
Innovations in SOA and Web Services Make Life Easier for Developers
Sun Solutions Bring Many New Features to Bear on Service Creation and Consumption
Development professionals have begun to look at Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) as a speedier means of adapting to the changing business environment. The new services available in both SOA and in web services are surveyed in Ed Ort's article "What's New in SOA and Web Services?" for the Sun Developer site.
Taking Advantage of the Performance Enhancements Available in JAXP 1.3
New Implementation Offers Gains in Security, Support for Latest Standards

Neeraj Bajaj examines the new features of the Java API for XML Processing (JAXP) 1.3, which was the result of Java Specification Request (JSR) 206. These include a new validation framework, XPath APIs, and enriched XML Schema data type support. He provides working code and diagrams and makes samples available for download.

Configuring Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 to Deploy Portal Providers and Portlets
Building with Ant Enables Deployment of Code to Multiple Environments

If you've ever wondered how to configure the Java Studio Enterprise 8 IDE in order to build and deploy portal providers and portlets and to display profiles on them, Jim Faut and Marina Sum have written an article entitled "Configuring IDEs for Portal Development and Deployment" that will answer your questions.

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