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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.

Features
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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.
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.

    Workstation
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    Sun Ultra 45 Workstation
    An Upgraded, RoHS-Compliant Follow-on to Sun Blade 1500, 2500

    A new Sun Ultra workstation based on the UltraSPARC IIIi processor is set for general availability February 8 as the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)-compliant UltraSPARC processor-based follow-on to the Sun Blade 1500 and Sun Blade 2500 workstations. The Sun Ultra 45 Workstation is 100 percent binary compatible with Sun's previous generation of workstations.

    Sun Ultra 20 Workstation and Options Transistioning to RoHS Compliance
    General Availability for Compliant Products Expected February 6th

    The Sun Ultra 20 Workstation, X-options, XATO options and Service offerings will be transitioning from its nonRestriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) model to a new RoHS product compliant with the new European Union directive effective July 2006, to reduce the use of hazardous materials.

      Sun Java Workstation W2100z Reaches End of Life
      Last Order Date Scheduled for April 14, 2006
      The Sun Java Workstation W2100z and related x-options and ATO options are reaching their end of life (EOL) since this workstation is not compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) laws, which are set to go into effect July 1, 2006, as defined by the European Union.
      Sun Ray 170 VESA Adaptor Bracket
      Allows for Mounting Ultra-Thin Client on Wall
      The Sun Ray 170 VESA adaptor bracket is now available for the Sun Ray 170 ultra-thin client to be VESA mounted in a variety of situations, such as wall mounting or mounting on armatures. Mounting a Sun Ray 170 ultra-thin client onto a wall or armature can save customers, particularly in call centers, financial or educational industries, valuable desktop space.
      Education and Research
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      New Educational Promotions Available from Sun
      Offers Entry-level SPARC and AMD Servers, Storage Solutions and Ultra Workstations

      Users in educational institutions should consider the many promotions currently available from Sun. These offerings conform to Sun's philosophy of simplifying IT while also making it more economical with an open, scalable, reliable and secure platform that include such solutions as entry level SPARC and AMD servers, Sun storage arrays and Ultra 20 Workstations.

      Sun Retires Vouchers for EduSoft Academic Edition Media Kit
      Users Can Now Buy Direct on Sun eCommerce Web Site

      Sun is migrating its Sun Internet2 Voucher Offer and the Sun EduSoft Portfolio Voucher to a direct payment method. Users in the Global Education and Research market will still be able to purchase the EduSoft Academic edition media kit directly on the Sun eCommerce website.

        Free Courses Available from Global Education and Learning Community
        Offerings Include Calculus, Environmental Science, Physics
        The Global Education and Learning Community features over six GB of secondary-level, open source, multimedia content recently contributed by the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education that are available for download and use. Among the high quality contributions are courses in the areas of introductory and general calculus introductory and general physics, and environmental science.
        INTI College Becomes Sun Java Education Center
        Malaysian Students Will Train for Sun Certification
        INTI College in Malaysia has signed an agreement with Sun Microsystems to become an authorized Sun Java Education Center. Under the terms of the agreement, as reported in The Star Online, INTI will incorporate the Java SL275 course into its own Java technology programming curriculum at both diploma and degree levels.
        Manukau Institute of Technology Migrates to Sun Java Technologies
        Retires Novell, Microsoft Solutions in Favor of Sun IT Infrastructure
        The Manukau Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand retired the mix of Novell, Microsoft and SCO UNIX solutions that had been the foundation of its on-campus IT infrastructure and adopted the Sun Java System Directory Server and the Sun Java System Messaging Server to implement a centralized computing environment, consolidate email systems and adopt an LDAP directory.
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