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  • Sun calls for SSD companies to unite on standards

    Posted August 5, 2008 - 9:54 am

    Players in the solid-state drive industry need to unite and establish an umbrella organization that establishes standards that define the technology, like its performance, a Sun Microsystems executive said on Monday.
  • Sun says Q4 profit drops, warns of US economic downturn

    Posted August 1, 2008 - 12:53 pm

    Sun Microsystems' profit dropped sharply for its fourth quarter as the company warned that economic troubles in the U.S. would mean lower IT budgets and smaller deals.
  • Sun releases preview of JavaFX SDK

    Posted July 31, 2008 - 2:00 pm

    Developers will be able to get their hands on a preview SDK (software development kit) for JavaFX as of Thursday, marking Sun's entry into the RIA (rich Internet application) framework wars.
  • JavaFX SDK preview release imminent

    Posted July 30, 2008 - 12:17 pm

    Sometime this week, developers will be able to get their hands on a preview SDK (software development kit) for JavaFX, Sun's entry into the RIA (rich Internet application) framework wars, according to an official company blog post.
  • Sun moves to indirect sales for most US customers

    Posted July 23, 2008 - 9:27 am

    Sun Microsystems is moving to an indirect sales model in the U.S. for all but about 300 of its largest customers, a step designed to help boost its flagging revenue.

  • HP to offer data center-in-a-box

    Posted July 16, 2008 - 11:27 am

    Hewlett-Packard became the latest vendor to announce a "mini-data center" housed in a shipping container, which can provide a way for companies to add compute capacity when power and cooling systems in their existing data centers are maxed out.
  • Tape storage, high and low, gets more dense

    Posted July 15, 2008 - 5:00 pm

    Two classes of tape storage are jumping to higher densities this week, potentially saving time and money at enterprises as well as small and medium-size businesses.
  • Channel partners go Web 2.0

    Posted July 14, 2008 - 11:54 am

    Consumer technology almost always finds its way into the business world, especially as more young college graduates enter the workforce and bring with them all the neat whiz-bang gadgets they came to know and love in college. That's why, for example, mobile devices targeted at business are getting closer to consumer-based mobile devices.
  • Building a Jumpstart server

    Posted July 3, 2008 - 10:56 am

    There may be little that's new about using Jumpstart to install Sun servers, but setting up a new jumpstart server is something that I do rarely enough that I want to make the process simpler and more reliable. So, on building a jumpstart server for Solaris 10 05/08, I decided to augment the customary procedure with a few helpful scripts and to document the steps precisely and simply so that I have a reference for next time.
  • Energy Star for servers may be ready by year-end, EPA says

    Posted July 2, 2008 - 9:22 pm

    The EPA said an Energy Star rating for servers may be ready by the end of the year.

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