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Sun Fire T2000 Servers Available Free for 60 Days
A Limited Quantity, Limited Time Promotion
Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz is inviting customers to try Sun's Niagara Sun Fire T2000 servers free for 60 days. In his December 18th weblog, Schwartz even promised that some talented respondents may even get to keep their server for free.
Branded Zones Community Newest Addition to OpenSolaris
To Advance Interoperability with Linux and Other UNIX Systems
OpenSolaris has a new community and application framework known as Branded Zones or BrandZ that will eventually enable users of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) to run Linux applications, Darwin, Mac OS X's underlying operating system and FreeBSD programs, reported Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols with eWeek.
High-Definition Audio-Video Network Alliance Announced
Mission: Set Design Guidelines for Secure HD AV Networks
Industry leaders have joined together to form the High-Definition Audio-Video Network Alliance (HANA) whose goal is to create a design guideline for secure high definition audio visual networks that will speed the creation of new, higher quality, easier to use HD products. Founding members include Charter Communications, JVC, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc., NBC Universal, Samsung and Sun Microsystems.
Sun Selected for a Major Telecom Initiative With the FAA
Sun Solution Noted as a Model for Government Integration, Modernization Projects
Three years ago, the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) contracted with Harris Corporation to fully implement and meet timelines for the FTI; and in turn, Harris selected Sun to deploy an IT system for FTI Network Operations Center. Sun's successful deployment of hardware and software IT solutions for FTI was heralded this past week.
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Understanding the UltraSPARC T1 Processor
Designed with High Transaction Throughput in Mind

Enterprises trying to meet a rising volume of customer and partner interactions on the web have routinely added more servers at the edge and middle tiers of the typical three-tier architecture. This approach has been ineffective in a number of ways. Now, customers have the UltraSPARC T1 processor as the ideal solution.

Metaphors: A New Programming Language
Victoria Livschitz Explains how to Make Programming Less Counterintuitive
Victoria Livschitz is a principal architect at Sun and an adjunct staff member at Sun Labs. She is, as well, expert in next-generation programming languages that address the issue of counterintuitiveness in modern programming paradigms. Janice J. Heiss interviewed Livschitz on this subject and the language that she calls Metaphors.
Is Microsoft Really Behind Office Open XML Formats?
Some Observers Suggest It Is Not

While Microsoft professes enthusiasm for the pending acceptance of its Office Open XML Formats as a standard, there are plenty of skeptics who question exactly what they have in mind up in Redmond, Wash. as some critical elements are being withheld from the deal.

Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 5.0: Ready for Migration
James Gosling and Mark Reinhold Invite Adopters
Few people have as complete a sense as James Gosling of just how ready for migration the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE 5.0) is. He and Java SE Chief Engineer Mark Reinhold recently shared their views with Janice J. Heiss. Gosling, in particular, deems the version eminently ready for use.
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Integrating Sun and StorageTek's Product Lines
Randy Kerns Comments on the Process and on Holographic Storage

Among the many things Randy Kerns is responsible for as vice president for strategy and planning in the Sun Microsystems Data Management Group is integration of the StorageTek product line into the overall Sun price list. Lucas Mearian of Computerworld spoke with Kerns about developments involving Sun and its recent acquisition.

    Applying Information Lifecycle Management Techniques
    How to Make Data more Accessible and Less Expensive to Keep

    W.H. Inmon discusses strategies for effective database management and cost reduction in his Sun White Paper "Managing the Lifecycle of Data," where he considers methods for hierarchical organization of data that expedite the searching process and allocate expenditures for data storage according to their frequency of use.

    Repricing of the Sun StorEdge 3320 SCSI Array
    Positions Storage Solution More Competitively

    Sun is repricing its average hardware configurations for the Sun StorEdge 3320 SCSI Array by an average of 10-15 percent. At the same time, Sun is announcing the pending retirement from its price list of the Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI Array, the Sun StorEdge 3120 SCSI Array 36 GB 15K rpm drive configurations and 36 GB 15K rpm SCSI disk drives.

    Three White Papers Examine the Sun StorEdge 5210/5310 NAS Appliance
    Storage Consolidation and Home Directories, Disaster Recovery and Web Serving

    Three recent white papers provide perspectives on NAS storage consolidation as it involves web serving, home directories and disaster recovery. Each is considered in brief in this article.

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