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Sun's US$4 Billion Services Business Up 9.9% in 2005
Now Exploring Areas of Growth Potential Using SevenSpace Technology
Sun's US$4 billion services business was up 9.9 percent last year, reported Jeffrey Schwartz with VARBusiness, who noted that this increase does not take into account the $1 billion in services revenue it gained from its acquisition of StorageTek; however, Sun is looking to capitalize on its last year's acquisitions.
UltraSPARC T1 Processors Coming to Netra AdvancedTCA Blades
Also to be Introduced in Sun's Carrier-Grade Rack Server Line
The upcoming Netra Advanced Telecom Computer Architecture (ATCA) blade and carrier-grade rack servers expected later this year will come with UltraSPARC T1 processors with CoolThreads technology, Sun announced. The UltraSPARC T1 processor-based blade will reduce the number of blades necessary to deliver high-capacity 3G network infrastructure and IP service architectures.
Sun Java Identity Management Suite Reduces IT Complexity and Costs
Swisscom Mobile Increasing Revenue, Servicing Customers Better with Solution
Swisscom Mobile has adopted the Sun Java Identity Management Suite to help reduce the complexity of the Swiss telecommunications carrier's IT infrastructure, allowing 1,145 retail stores to almost instantly connect to the company's Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Point of Sales (POS) applications.
Sun Announces Security and Open Source Updates
Sun Executives Reveal New Products, Company's Vision

Two of the industry's premiere security and open source conferences were held this past week with Sun executives Scott McNealy and Jonathan Schwartz presenting keynote presentations addressing critical issues facing the industry today within these two arenas. The executives described Sun's vision and most recent contributions within both the security and open source markets.

Top 100 Articles for Vol 95, January 2006
Most Comprehensive Newsletter Covering Sun Microsystems

Each week we publish articles in a number of sections. Your newsletter contains just the sections that you have enabled in your profile. Last month, January 2006, had 4 weekly issues in which we published 104 articles in 25 sections. The 18 distinct sections, which you can enable or disable in your personal profile, were:

  • Sun News
  • Sun Features
  • Sun Servers
  • Sun Entry Level Servers
  • Sun Storage
  • Sun Software
  • Sun Hardware
  • Sun SysAdmin
  • Sun Workstation
  • Partners
  • Training
  • Service
  • Standards
  • Developer
  • Free and Open Source Software
  • Java Technology
  • Sun in Education and Research
  • Sun in Retail

The 10 most popular articles, based on Web page views by logged in subscribers, were:

  • Rundown on the Latest Features, Enhancements in New Solaris Release [15698]
  • Sun Ultra 45 Workstation [15760]
  • Sun's Original Fab Four Took Center Stage at Computer History Museum [15734]
  • A Quick Comparison Between StarOffice 8 and Microsoft Office [15723]
  • Sun Fire T2000 Server Honored as Most Innovative Server [15708]
  • Anandtech's Look at Sun's UltraSPARC T1 [15710]
  • Peering Through Project Looking Glass [15626]
  • Making Your Own Customized Boot CD/DVD for Solaris OS x86 [15619]
  • Download Portable Now [15752]
  • End of Life for all Sun Fire V100 and V120 Configurations [15679]

See the Web version for the whole list.

Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 95 Issues 3 and 4, Vol 96 Issue 1

Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with a list of the most popular articles for each of the last three issues. The Web version of this article lists the top 10 articles for each of the last three issues. The top articles for the three most recent issues were:

Sun Storage Technologies to Strengthen with Imation Agreement
Sun StorageTek Product Line to Benefit
A strategic agreement between Sun and Imation Corp. is expected to strengthen the Sun StorageTek product line and other Sun storage technologies. The agreement announced earlier this month will have the companies working toward developing and launching an extension to the existing Sun StorageTek T9840 drive platform, among other things.
Sun StorageTek L8500 Enterprise Tape Library
Redundant Robotics Ensures High Availability
The Sun StorageTek L8500 enterprise tape library is now available with eight HandBot high performance robots that work in parallel to mitigate risk and ensure business continuity. This breakthrough in robotics can reduce unscheduled downtime with redundant robotics that eliminates waiting for data during queue back-ups, performance lags and robotic failure.
Sun StorEdge Enterprise Backup Software 7.3
Latest Version Provides Support for Solaris OS on x64 Systems

Sun StorEdge Enterprise Backup Software (EBS) 7.3 provides backup server, storage node and client support for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) on x64 systems. This latest version offers enhanced speed, security and simplicity, increasing the capabilities needed to protect customers' data and applications.

Trade-in Discounts Offered Towards Sun StorEdge 3510 Array
One for One Promotion Allows for Up to 15 Percent Off List Price of Array
Receive up to 15 percent off the purchase of Sun StorEdge 3510 FC array when trading in a variety of Sun and non-Sun systems. This is a one for one promotion superseding the standard Sun UAP storage consolidation program and allows for double and triple the trade-in value of an older system.
NetApp FC-based Storage Qualified for Sun Cluster Open Storage Program
Can Now Use Sun Cluster for Application Availability
The Sun Cluster Open Storage Program now includes Network Appliance, Inc.'s NetApp Fibre Channel (FC)-based storage systems as part of its program, allowing customers who have invested in NetApp unified storage and want to use Sun Cluster for application availability to easily and seamlessly utilize it.
Summer Release Expected for Sun Java System Web Server 7.0
To Offer Support for Elliptic Curve Cryptography

The Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 will support Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), a next generation security technology selected by the National Security Agency to protect classified U.S. Government information. ECC encryption increases the security of the Java System Web Server by enabling secure transactions with ECC-enabled devices.

Next-Generation Sun Crypto Accelerator 6000 Introduced
High-performance HSM for Sun Fire Servers

The new Sun Crypto Accelerator 6000 (SCA6000) is designed as a high-performance Hardware Security Module (HSM) for Sun Fire servers with a tamper-resistant secure crypto key store and, Sun reports, it is priced lower than competing HSM products on the market.

Solaris Trusted Extensions Beta Version Expected in April
To Be Eventual Replacement for Trusted Solaris

Chris Ratcliffe, Sun's director of Solaris marketing, confirmed that Trusted Solaris will essentially be replaced with Solaris Trusted Extensions [15311], reported an article in ComputerWorld by Robert McMilliam. Trusted Solaris will still be available for purchase for another year, Ratcliffe said.

UNIX Security Mistakes
Paul Murphy Shares His Opinion on the Four Most Common Errors

In his ZDNetWeblog, Paul Murphy recently outlined what he views as the four worst security strategies affecting UNIX deployment in business and government. Part of the problem, according to Murphy, is that many IT environments have incorporated Windows and mainframe skilled individuals, whose policies may not be appropriate for UNIX environments.

An Open Approach to Security
McNealy Asserts You Can be Secure and Open

Security in the Participation Age relies on trust that an open approach to security can facilitate, asserts Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy in a column featured in the January/February 2006 Boardroom Minutes that proposes three general rules to ensure public trust, less complex security and an open approach.

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