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Sun's Quarterly Network Computing Event
Introduces Sun's Four-step Data Management Strategy
During Sun's Network Computing Launch held May 2, the company introduced its new comprehensive four-step data management strategy that addresses identity management, virtualization, security and open and easily integratable systems and software. Several key products and services were announced, showcasing Sun's strategy and product portfolio for managing data and driving smarter data infrastructures as well as presenting enhancements to the Solaris 10 Operating System.
Sun Appoints Former Executive to Lead its Software Division
Richard Green Returns to Sun
Former Sun Vice President and General Manager of Solaris products Richard Green has rejoined the company as executive vice president of Sun Software, effective immediately. Green will assume responsibility for the overall operational leadership of Sun's software division, overseeing the Solaris Enterprise System, including the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and the Sun Java Enterprise System suites, among others.
Updates Announced for Solaris OS
Zettabyte File System Expected in June, Xen and BrandZ Later this Year
The Solaris ZFS (Zettabyte File System) 1.0 will be available in June as part of the next commercial release of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), Sun announced during its May 2 quarterly network computing event. Additionally, Solaris 10 6/06 OS will combine advanced Predictive Self-Healing and networking technologies with a fully-supported PostgreSQL open source database.
Global Customers Choosing Sun in Fiscal Third Quarter
The Latest Sun Solutions Selected by 38 Recent Sun Customers

Adoption of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), Sun Java Enterprise System, Sun storage products and Sun's line of industry-standard Sun Fire servers continues, as noted by Sun during its fiscal third quarter earnings call on April 24. Thirty-eight recent customers from a variety of industries have selected Sun services and technologies to advance their computing environments.

Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 98 Issues 2, 3 and 4

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:

Schwartz's Vision for Sun
The Iconoclastic Leader Reveals Some of His Next Steps for the Company
Sun CEO and President Jonathan Schwartz's iconoclastic nature has the industry waiting to see where this 40-year-old strategist will be leading the technology company that has weathered many ups and downs during its near 25-year history. New York Times Writer John Markoff peers into the new Sun leader's aspirations and the company's current status in the marketplace.
Sun Technologies to Power Fox Television Stations
Implementing New Centralized Sales, Traffic and Programming Management System
Sun technologies will be powering Fox Television Stations Inc.'s new centralized sales, traffic and programming management system, replacing stand-alone solutions based on IBM AS400 servers. The project is expected to take less than three years and will include integration with neighboring systems and the gradual rollout across all Fox Television stations.
HBO Standardizes on Sun Technology
Now Has Flexible, Cost-effective and Secure Method of Distributing Content
Home Box Office, better known as HBO, needed to have a flexible, cost-effective and secure way to reliably deliver its award-winning content via multiple communications channels. The successful television network and global broadcaster decided to standardized on Sun technology and has evolved its digital broadcast architecture exclusively using Sun Microsystems' workflow and storage technologies.
Nickelodeon Movies Computer-animated Film Relies on Sun
80 TB HPC Render Farm Assists Technically Challenging Film
Complex computer-generated animation for the upcoming Nickelodeon Movies project "Barnyard" was created with the help of Sun Microsystems Inc. The Paramount Pictures distributed movie relied on Sun Fire servers and Sun StorEdge data management systems to assist "Barnyard's" artists in quickly identifying incomplete scenes, making necessary edits and managing finished shots.
Zodiac Gaming Flaunts Next-gen Solution for Interactive Gaming
Java Technology on OpenCable Application Platform Set-top Box

Zodiac Gaming demonstrated a next generation solution for interactive gaming at the request of Sun Microsystems. Using Java technology running on an OpenCable Application Platform (OCAP) set-top box and a mobile handset, the demonstration allowed for games such as No Limit Texas Hold 'em to be played on a television, PC or mobile phone.

Sun StorageTek 5320 NAS with AMD Opteron Processor Model 252
Offers Quick Deployment, Simple Manageability, Seamless Integration
Introducing the Sun StorageTek 5320 Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliance with AMD Opteron processor model 252 that delivers a 55 percent increase in performance from previous generations, Sun reports. The Sun StorageTek 5320 NAS appliance is available now through Sun and its qualified reseller partners, starting at US$49,990 for a 2.0 terabyte system.
Next Generation of Virtual Tape Solutions for Mainframe Environments
Sun Introduces Virtual Storage Manager System 4e and 5
The Sun StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager (VSM) family simplifies data management by storing data on a virtual disk buffer and migrating it to a tape device based on user-defined policies. Two new products will be joining the Sun StorageTek system portfolio - VSM system 4e and VSM system 5 - helping to fulfill Sun's mission to "Virtualize Everything."
New Sun Managed Operations for Storage
Selectively Source Elements of Your Data Center Management

A new management service named the Sun Managed Operations for Storage incorporates technologies from the recently acquired StorageTek and SevenSpace with Sun's service level management capabilities to provide customers flexibility and choice in their management of heterogeneous disk and tape storage.

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