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Solaris 10 OS Career Accelerator Packages
Take the Well-defined Path to Certification
Getting trained and certified as a Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) network or security administrator can assist in advancing your professional development. Sun recently announced comprehensive Career Accelerator Packages (CAPs) for the Solaris 10 OS that can help ease the learning and certification process.
Learn Core System Administration Tasks for Solaris 10 OS
Course Also Covers Corresponding Tasks in HP-UX and Tru64

The "Solaris Operating System Administration for Experienced HP-UX and Tru64 Administrators" course is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to perform core system administration tasks in the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and identify corresponding HP-UX or Tru64 operating system elements.

Tutorials for the Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8
Sun Offers One-stop Site for Easy-to-access Training Materials

If you are interested in learning more about the Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8, a number of tutorials are available as either Flash presentations or in conventional, detailed written form on the Sun Web site. Topics covered developer collaboration, UML modeling, portlets and more.

Sun Offers Price Break on Certification Exams
Students Pay Tuition and an Additional $5.00 for the Test
If you act now, Sun will enroll you in one of several training and certification courses and, for a mere USD$5.00 in addition to the course fee, Sun will include the appropriate certification exam. The qualifying packages cover technologies for the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) and Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE).
Spend the Holidays with Sun
A USB Powerdisk Watch Sweetens the Offer
For a limited time, register for, attend and complete any three-day Sun instructor-led course during the week of November 21-25 (U.S. only) or any four- or five-day Sun instructor-led course during the weeks of December 19-23, December 26-30 and January 2-6 (U.S. and Canada only) and receive a free USB Powerdisk watch.
Free and Open Source S/W
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OpenSolaris Community Releases Sun Java Desktop System
Extends Scope of OpenSolaris from Being Only Server-based
With the source-only release of the Sun Java Desktop System, the OpenSolaris Desktop Community takes an important step with this secure, enterprise desktop software, enlarging the scope of OpenSolaris from being chiefly a server-based operating system and bringing it to the desktop.
"A Comparison of Solaris, Linux, and FreeBSD Kernels"
Max Bruning Studies Kernel Subsystems, Compares Implementations

In his examination of three of the basic subsystems of the kernel and comparison of implementation among the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), Linux 2.6, and FreeBSD, "A Comparison of Solaris, Linux, and FreeBSD Kernels", Max Bruning looks at scheduling, memory management, and file system architecture.

Open-source Group Aperi Forms to Unify Storage Management
First Statement of Standards Expected by Mid-2006

A report by Brian Fonseca in eWeek discloses that IBM has joined Aperi, a consortium of storage, hardware and IT systems vendors organized to form an open-source community whose aim will be to accelerate the deployment and implementation of key standards in order to promote a unified storage management software infrastructure for end users.

OSGi Alliance Announces Release 4 of Mobile Environment Specifications
Treats Software Services Lifecycle Management in Next-generation Devices
The OSGi Alliance, of which Sun is a member, has issued Release 4 of its Service Platform specification, which will enable the platform management and service management features required by the next generation of mobile devices. The alliance has also submitted the mobile specification to the Java Community Process (JCP).
Liberty Alliance Business and Policy Guidelines Stress Circles of Trust
Helps Companies Build Federated Identity Management Systems
Working from the governing assumption that technology alone will prove inadequate to the task of deploying federation, the Liberty Alliance Project has published its Business and Policy Deployment Guidelines in an effort to enable users to develop the Circles of Trust essential to a successful implementation of federation.
Storage
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2005 StorageTek FORUM
Sun Introduces Data Management Group, New Tape Drive
The 2005 StorageTek FORUM held in Washington, D.C. from November 1-3, was the first opportunity for many StorageTek customers to take the pulse of Sun's executive leadership and meet the combined entity of Sun's Network Storage Group and StorageTek called the Data Management Group (DMG).
Sun StorageTek T10000 Tape Drive
Efficiency Advancements in Capacity, Throughput and Media Reusability
The Sun StorageTek T10000 Enterprise Tape Drive is the first offering from Sun's Data Management Group (DMG), which is the combined entity of Sun's Network Storage Group and StorageTek. The high-duty-cycle Sun StorageTek T10000 tape drive is designed to work in both mainframe and open systems environments and is ideal for large commercial and government enterprises.
Get Increased Storage Capacity for Sun StorEdge 9990, 9985 Systems
Sun Releases 146 GB 15K Hard Disk Drives

Customers of the Sun StorEdge 9990 and Sun StorEdge 9985 systems now can increase their storage capacity with Sun's October 25th release of 146 GB 15K RPM Hard Disk Drives (HDDs). This 146 GB 15K HDD may be optimized within the subsystem for performance at a higher capacity.

Sun StorEdge 9900 HiCommand Replication Monitor 4.2
Provides an Easy to Understand Topical View of the Environment

A monitoring/reporting application that interfaces to replication management functions provided by an Element Manager for Sun StorEdge 9900 systems and replication software has been released by Sun. The Sun StorEdge 9900 HiCommand Replication Monitor (HRpM) 4.2 allows customers to get a visual reference for data under replication management along with a point-in-time status indicator of pairs.

Sun Offering Trade-in Allowance of up to 15 Percent
Apply Toward Sun StorEdge NAS Systems
If you've been considering upgrading to a Sun StorEdge 5210 or Sun StorEdge 5310 NAS System, Sun is adding an incentive to make this decision a bit easier. Trade-in a Procom NetFORCE NAS System, Sun or Non Sun NFS server and receive up to a 15 percent trade-in allowance.
Sysadmin
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How to Ensure Maximum Value in Your IT Infrastructure Investments
Recommended Investment Protectors for the Future of Your IT Environments

An October 2005 Sun BluePrints article by Brian Down explains how to protect the value of IT investments over time and illustrates how Sun's platform of UltraSPARC processor-based servers running the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) can be used to build an infrastructure with investment protection built-in.

Liberty Alliance Project's ID-WSF for Identity-Enabled Web Services
Building Eased with JCP and Sun Product Developments
The Liberty Alliance Project's Identity Web Service Framework (ID-WSF) and its capabilities for identity-enabling web services is the topic of a Sun Developer Network Site article, which delves into ID-WSF and the latest developments in the Java Community Process and Sun products that enable an efficient build of identity-enabled web services.
Continuous Availability for Real-Time Services
Sun and Kabira Technologies, Inc. Combine Technologies for Real Solution

Dirk Epperson with Kabira Technologies, Inc. and Lei Liu with Sun have written an article about their respective companies' collaboration on a solution aimed at delivering an integrated continuously available system with the processing speeds of a mainframe on open system architectures.

Have Your Questions Answered About the Sun Java Enterprise System
BigAdmin XPerts Hosts Q&A on Installing, Configuring, Integrating the Software

Want to know more about installing, configuring and integrating the Sun Java Enterprise System? Then ask Sun Java Enterprise System Integration Group Staff Engineer Prabhat Hegde, who is currently answering questions on this topic in the BigAdmin XPerts section of the Sun BigAdmin System Administration Portal.

USB Driver Development Kit version 2.0 for Solaris 10 OS Users
Offers Sample Applications, Skeleton Driver Code and More

USB Driver Development Kit (DDK) 2.0 provides sample applications, skeleton driver code and documentation to help new Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) adopters to prototype new USB drivers under this Sun platform. The USB DDK 2.0 is available as a free download from the Sun Web site.

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