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Aduva Acquisition by Sun Completed
Acquired Services to be Offered Individually and as Part of Sun Grid
Sun now owns Aduva, a provider of heterogeneous knowledge and analysis capabilities and technology for managing software update needs and compliance risk in the enterprise. Completing the acquisition the company initially announced it was seeking in February, Sun will be making Aduva's multi-platform services available to customers in fiscal year 2007.
Sun Opens State-of-the-art Development and Technology Center
Prague Site of Newest Sun Facility
Sun recently opened a new state-of-the-art development and technology center in the Czech Republic. The new Prague facility currently employs 200 developers and this number is expected to at least double by 2008, reported CzechInvest. Sun anticipates it will invest a total of $21.5 million in training, compensation and technology at the new center over the next two years.
Sun Net Talk: Service-Oriented Architecture: Shift to Success
Hear the Latest on SOA Trends, Architectural Strategies and Benefits
Do you want to learn the latest on SOA trends, architectural strategies and the benefits a service oriented architecture (SOA) can deliver to IT architects, developers and businesses? Then, tune in to the Sun Net Talk on Demand "Service Oriented Architecture: Shift to Success" where you can hear Sun experts discuss the company's pragmatic SOA approach.
Sun Hosts Venture Capitalists, Entrepreneurs to Test Latest Technologies
Given First-hand Look at Sun Grid, CoolThreads Technology Servers

Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz played host to a variety of Silicon Valley venture capitalists for a discussion on the technologies and business models enabling massive online participation and the resulting wealth creation. In attendance at the April 3rd event were venture firms Diamondhead Ventures, Hummer Winblad, Sierra Ventures and others, which joined entrepreneurs and start-ups including Reactivity, among others.

Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 97 Issue 3, 4 and 5

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:

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Bill Vass Pares Down IT Budget Inside Sun
Simultaneously Maintains Ambitious Plans for Grid System
Bill Vass, Sun's CIO, spends quite a bit less than his direct competition on the company's internal IT. Eric Lai spoke with Vass for ComputerWorld and discovered that Vass plans to spend only about two percent of Sun's expected revenue for the year on IT. “For an IT company, my budget is really lean,” Vass told Lai.
Making the Case for Federated Identity
Internet Business Practices Force the Issue
Rajeev Angal, product architect for Sun Java System Access Manager and Federation Manager, recently discussed the subject of federated identity with Sun Inner Circle, arguing that enterprises cannot any longer afford to use silo applications and outlining best practices for federated identity services and the Sun and Microsoft collaboration on creating a single sign-on solution for federated identity.
Sun's "One Touch" Supply Chain Reduces Logistics Costs
VP Eugene McCabe Explains the Process

"Simplicity is very complicated," Eugene McCabe, Sun's executive vice president for worldwide operations, told Robert Malone of Forbes.com. McCabe was explaining the Sun "One Touch" supply chain, which has cut logistics costs at the company by 20 percent in the last six quarters.

    Java EE 5: New and Improved
    Makes Developing Possible Without Comprehensive Concept Mastery
    Sun Distinguished Engineer Bill Shannon is the specification lead for Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE), Version 5. Janice J. Heiss interviewed Shannon for the Sun Developer Network to get an update on this new release.
    A Developer Who Values Evangelism: Arun Gupta
    Says Getting Code Adopted is as Important as Writing It
    A staff engineer on Sun's web technologies and standards team, Arun Gupta is currently the co-specification lead on Java Specification Request 261 (Java APIs for XML Web Services Addressing) and represents Sun in the W3C WS-Addressing Working Group. He shared some of his experiences with Janice J. Heiss in a Sun Developer Network article.
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    Sun Storage and Identity Management Software to be Combined
    Company Working on Integrating Solutions to Meet Market Needs

    Sun is innovating, again. The company is working toward integrating its data storage and identity management software, specifically the Sun StorEdge SAM-FS software and the identity management technology Sun acquired with the purchase of Waveset Technologies in late 2003, said Mark Canepa, executive vice president of Sun’s Data Management Group.

    Solaris 10 OS to Support SAS Software
    SAS to Port Data Integration, Business and Analytic Intelligence Software
    Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) running on x64 servers will soon have SAS' data integration, business intelligence and analytic intelligence software ported to the UNIX platform. This new support will benefit customers wanting to use SAS data mining and data integration products in a grid architecture.
    Upgraded Sun Compliance and Content Management Solution
    Adds AXS-One Compliance Platform with New Functionality for Lotus Notes

    An upgraded Sun Compliance and Content Management Solution will include a new AXS-One Compliance Platform that adds a new functionality for Lotus Notes. Benefits include processing improvements that enable Lotus Domino users to continue to reduce infrastructure and backup costs with greater reliability and efficiency, as well as mitigate corporate e-mail liability and enable e-discovery.

    BrandZ (Solaris Containers for Linux Applications) DVD 35
    Free Download Now Available

    If you are interested in downloading the Solaris Containers for Linux Applications functionality, BrandZ DVD 35 for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) for x86 platforms is available now from the Sun Download Center. Based on Solaris Express build 35, this download includes all of the modifications added by the BrandZ project.

    Consolidating Servers in a Virtualized Environment
    UGS Corp. Finds Solaris Containers Ups Efficiency/Flexibility, Lowers Costs
    Solaris Containers is being leveraged by UGS Corp. to consolidate its servers in a virtualized environment in order to increase efficiency and flexibility as well as reduce its operational costs. As part of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), Solaris Containers are a key component of UGS Corp.'s IT virtualization strategy.
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    Freeing Up CPU Cycles with the UltraSPARC T1 Processor
    Cryptographic Operations Accelerate with Solaris 10 OS

    Ning Sun and Pallab Bhattacharya's Sun BluePrints OnLine article "Using the Cryptographic Accelerator of the UltraSPARC T1 Processor" discusses how this feature can be used to provide cryptographic services for both kernel-level and user-level consumers, as well as several software encryption modules.

    The Solaris Fingerprint Database
    A Tool for Determining Solaris OS File Integrity

    The difficulty of knowing whether any of the files distributed with the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) have been altered over time lies chiefly in the ability to establish a baseline reading against which later integrity checks can be made. "The Solaris Fingerprint Database" shows how this tool can demonstrate the integrity of a Solaris OS file.

    Securing Common Web Servers
    Making Best Use of Solaris Containers to Upgrade Security

    How-to guide, "Solaris 10 Security: Eliminating Web Page Hijacking," instructs system administrators in the use of Solaris Containers to secure common web servers. The guide concludes with a sample configuration that allows web content to be securely maintained by content owners while simultaneously enabling the web server to run with minimal privileges in a secured container of its own.

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