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Intelligent Tape Technology Rejuvenates Sun's Tape Drive Line
Sun Executive Shares Information on Sun StorageTek T10000
Nigel Dessau, vice president of the Tape Business Unit at Sun commented on the release of the new Sun StorageTek T10000 tape drive [16081] saying that, "With 100 newly patented technologies the T10000 tape drive is state-of-the-art and designed to stay well ahead of its competitors."
Sun Takes on Internet's Dot-Com Infrastructure Thanks to VeriSign
VeriSign's ATLAS System Being Powered with Sun's Help
Once again, Sun Microsystems is back in the thick of the dot-com realm, according to a report by Sean Michael Kerner, writing for internetnews.com. VeriSign, the .com registrar until at least 2012, has just upgraded to Sun hardware and the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) to power its Advanced Transaction Look-up and Signaling (ATLAS) system.
A Puzzling Approach to Java Programming Language
Joshua Bloch on a New Book for Programmers and Developers
Joshua Bloch is a former Distinguished Engineer at Sun, where he led the design and implementation of numerous Java platform features, including the Java Developer Kit 5.0 (JDK) language enhancements and the award-winning Java Collections Framework. Janice J. Heiss interviewed Bloch about his new book on Java code puzzlers.
Improving JDK Builds
Sun Senior Staff Engineer Kelly O'Hair Discusses His Work

One of the current concerns of Kelly O'Hair, senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems, is working on making the source code of the Java Developer Kit 6.0 (JDK) accessible to the open source community. He shared his experiences at Sun, where he has worked since 1993, with Janice J. Heiss.

Partners
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Sun and ActivIdentity Offer Integrated Security Solution
Joins Sun's ID Management with ActivIdentity's Card Management System

A joint solution from Sun and ActivIdentity Corp. will allow organizations to link physical and network security access and incorporate strong two-factor authentication to network resources and applications. Combining the Sun Java System Identity Management Suite and ActivIdentity's Card Management System and Enterprise Single Sign-on, this new solution will improve security, maintain regulatory compliance and reduce administrative costs.

Bringing Tango and Indigo Together
Sun and Microsoft Continue Interoperability Efforts

Sun and Microsoft are continuing their collaboration efforts. Most recently, Sun presented its web services interoperability project, codenamed Tango, at the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Interop Plug-fest on the Microsoft campus earlier this month, reported Darryl K. Taft with The Channel Insider.

Sun-Nominum Solution Supports Advanced IP-service Infrastructures
Combines Nominum's DNS/DHCP Solutions with Sun Technologies

Nominum, a provider of network naming and addressing solutions, announced that Sun will be delivering a solution with Nominum's Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) software to wireline, wireless and cable operators worldwide. Sun will also be offering this combined solution on a range of Sunís hardware platforms.

Sun to Support Infrastructure of New IndianTelevision Service
Tata Sky Invests in Sun for High Quality Digital Infrastructure

Sun will be providing the IT infrastructure, solutions and support for the launch of direct-to-home (DTH) television service in India that is planned for later this year. Tata Sky Ltd is the joint venture between TATA and STAR that will be powered by a combination of Sun Fire E20K servers running UltraSPARC IV+-based processors and Sun Fire workgroup servers.

Hardware
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Sun XVR-2500 Graphics Accelerator
Sun's Highest Performing PCI-based 3D Graphics Accelerator
Sun's highest performing PCI-based 3D graphics accelerator is the Sun XVR-2500 Graphics Accelerator, which joined Sun's XVR graphics family this past February. It is an ideal graphics choice for customers wanting Sun's best PCI-based 3D performance for CAD/MCAE, EDA, geo-technical engineering/GIS, education, general sciences and health care.
Sun SMF Transceiver for Sun 10-GE Adapter
Helps Deploy Point-to-point 10-GE Connections Beyond 10 KM

To complement the Sun 10-GE fiber board, Sun has launched the Single Mode Fiber (SMF) transceiver. In addition to the MMF transceiver, the SMF type will help customers to deploy long distance point-to-point 10-Gigabit Ethernet connections beyond 10 KM. This new product is ideal for customers who desire extended attachment to 10 Gigabit Ethernet LANs.

Two New Models of Sun Rack Cabinets Released
Offers Single Phase and Three Phase Power

If you use a terminal concentrator for rack mounted servers and storage products, you may be interested in two new models of the Sun Rack released early this year. These new Sun Rack configurations can be used with the Sun Fire T1000, Sun Fire T2000, Sun Fire X2100, Sun Fire X4100 and Sun Fire X4200 servers.

Newly Released Sun Hardware Spare Parts
All Come With One Year Warranty
New spare parts for the Sun Fire X4100 and Sun Fire X4200 servers, Type 7 USB keyboards and USB mouse with scroll wheel are a few of the Sun products that were made generally available March 7 for companies requiring on-site spares or for which self maintenance is performed on Sun systems.
Storage
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Sun StorageTek T10000 Enterprise Tape Drive
Solution Doubles Capacity of Earlier StorageTek Devices

Sun has announced the worldwide availability of its the next-generation of Sun StorageTek tape drives. Users of the StorageTek T10000 tape drive gain industry-leading performance and data throughput at twice the capacity of earlier StorageTek enterprise drives as well as advanced data protection and security features.

Sun StorageTek L1400M Tape Library Named Product of the Year
Takes Gold in Backup Hardware Category from Storage Magazine

Despite some reservations about bestowing a "Gold" award on a tape library in this day and age, the judges for Storage magazine's annual "Products of the Year" contest, nevertheless named the Sun StorageTek L1400M, a single-frame library that can scale from 200 to 678 slots (or 1,344 slots with a dual-frame architecture) as the winner.

Sun StorEdge 9900 NAS Blade Manager Suite v1.0
Key Enhancement Release for Sun StorEdge 9990 and 9985 Systems

Sun has announced the availability the Sun StorEdge 9900 NAS Blade Manager Suite v1.0 software. Noting its utility as a key enhancement for the Sun StorEdge 9990 and Sun StorEdge 9985 storage arrays, this software solution offers several ease-of-use enhancements, along with link aggregation, link alteration and cascaded trunking that deliver improved availability and performance.

Sun Announces Sun StorEdge LTO 2V Tape Drive
Directed to Midrange, Direct-attach Customers

Sun has announced the availability of the Sun StorEdge LTO 2V tape drive. This new tape drive utilizes the same media and offers the same native capacity as full-height LTO 2 drives, but delivers transfer rate performance and a price point more relevant to the midrange, direct-attach customer. These new drives are backward read/write compatible.

Sun StorageTek Business Analytics 5.0 Software
Gives Users Global View of Storage, Backup Operations

Sun StorageTek Business Analytics 5.0 software - part of the Enterprise Storage Manager (ESM) portfolio - is designed to enable medium and large enterprises to manage their expanding storage and backup infrastructures with a single integrated tool. This solution includes such capabilities as configuration and asset management, utilization and performance reporting and charge-back features.

Sysadmin
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OpenSolaris Dynamic Tracing (DTrace) Toolkit
Making Formerly Difficult or Impossible Tasks Easy and Reliable

Members of the OpenSolaris DTrace community have assembled a collection of documented scripts called the DTraceToolkit, which is available for download. An example of the sort of information available in the toolkit is the article by Ryan Matteson called "Observing I/O Behavior with the DTraceToolkit," which first appeared in Sys Admin Magazine.

Two European DTrace Workshop Events
Context-Switch Limited Hosting Brendan Gregg, Dtrace Toolkit Author
Context-Switch Limited, a UK-based training and consultancy company specializing in Solaris Performance Management, announced that Brendan Gregg, the mediator of the OpenSolaris Dynamic Tracing (DTrace) community as well as author of the hugely-popular DTrace Toolkit [16054], will be lecturing at two three-day DTrace Programming Workshops scheduled for June 7th-9th and June 12th-14th in the UK.
Simplify Systems Management with Sun N1 Software
Sun Expert Exchange Q&A Forum Set for March 29th

So many servers, so little time. Find out how the Sun N1 systems management software portfolio, featuring Sun N1 Systems Manager and Sun Management Center software, can help you manage hundreds of Sun servers across your network in a heterogeneous environment ó all from a single unified Web console.

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