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Scott McNealy Still Sees Sun as a Major Player
U.S. News & World Report Interview Outlines His Strategy
Scott McNealy, chairman and CEO of Sun, is compared to Lazarus by some analysts of the IT industry for the remarkable comeback he seems to have engineered at the company. Justin Ewers writes in U.S. News & World Report that Sun may well be on its way back to the upper echelons of the industry.
John Fowler Sees Strength in Sun's x86 Server Product Line
Aiming for Fourth Place in Market Share by 2007

John Fowler, executive VP of Sun's Network Systems Group, seconds the optimism of his boss, Scott McNealy, over the company's ability to be a contender in the x86 market segment. He told Stephan Shankland of CNET News.com that Sun, now sixth in the x86 server market, aims to be fourth by the end of 2006.

Energy Costs Shed Favorable Light on Sun's Eco-Responsibility Efforts
Lower Energy Consumption Without Compromising Performance Is Key
The dramatic rise in energy costs is having a pronounced effect on datacenter operators, particularly in the Northeastern U.S., reports Patrick Thibodeau in ComputerWorld. The rise in energy costs has datacenter managers looking for economies that will help them cope with the increases.
Training
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Training and Certification Offerings in Java Web Services
Get the Skills Needed to Maintain Web Services and Web Service Clients

Evans Data Corporation's recent Web Services Development Survey found two-thirds of developers create web services using Java technology; however, most developers are unfamiliar with the specifications for web services and how to use them. Comprehensive web services training and certification are offered by Sun using Java technology components and the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE).

Sun Offering Courses on StorageTek's Portfolio of Products
20 StorageTek Storage Management Courses Available

Customers can now sign up for Sun's StorageTek courses and be schooled on the broad range of storage management offerings in StorageTek's portfolio offered by Sun. These courses cover network storage software, disk subsystems, tape libraries, SAN infrastructure and mainframe virtual storage solutions.

ePractice Exams Prepare Certification Candidates for Actual Exam
Web-based Practice Exams Offered for Java and Solaris Certification

Interested in becoming Sun certified in Java technology or the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS)? Then you may want to sign up for one of Sun's web-based practice exams that are designed to prepare test takers for the actual certification exam.

Latest Educational Services Instructor-Led Training Courses Ready
Two More Courses Now Being Taught by Sun Certified Instructors

Sun has updated its Educational Services Instructor-Led Training (ILT) courses by adding the Sun Cluster 3.1 Advanced Administration and the Sun StorEdge SAM-FS and QFS 4 Update 4 Administration. ILT courses are delivered by instructors certified through Sun's Instructor Development Program and offers hands-on interactive and collaborative training.

Hardware
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RoHS-compliant 24.1-inch LCD Monitor Now Available
To Replace Current Non-compliant 24.1-inch LCD Monitor

Sun's new 24.1-inch LCD monitor that is Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant became generally available January 25, with enhanced brightness, lower power consumption, a built-in power supply and longer backlight life. This new monitor will replace the current 24.1-inch LCD monitor, which is reaching its end of life (EOL) due to its non-RoHS compliance.

Sun StorEdge 72-inch Expansion Cabinet Reaches End of Life
Sun Rack 1000-42 is Suggested Replacement

This April 14 will be the last date for customers to order the Sun StorEdge 72-inch Expansion Cabinet, which has reached its end of life (EOL) since the Sun StorEdge T3 array and Sun StorEdge S1 array previously reached their EOL.

    Sun Introduces Remanufactured X-Options
    Also Announced Repricing and Transition of Products

    A variety of remanufactured X-Options have been introduced by Sun along with the repricing of Sun Fire V480 configurations and some products transition. These types of updates to Sun's product lines are ideal for customers looking for the best price on Sun products or for ones no longer offered as new.

    New Sun Hardware Spare Parts
    For Sun StorEdge, Sun Fire and Sun Blade Product Lines

    The Sun StorEdge, Sun Fire and Sun Blade product lines have new hardware spare parts that are currently available from Sun. Companies desiring on-site spares to support applications with demanding system availability and uptime requirements may be interested in Sun hardware spares, which have been verified by extensive factory testing.

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