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Emerson and Sun Announces Global Sales Alliance

Design Energy-Efficient Next-Generation Datacenter Solution for Sandia National Laboratories

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and a global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity, and Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced a global sales alliance that will help provide businesses and organizations with roadmaps and technologies to increase the productivity and energy efficiency of their datacenters. Globally, datacenter energy consumption is driven by businesses’ demand for greater computing capacity and increased IT centralization. When combined with increasing global electricity prices, the financial implications are significant. To find out more about these solutions, visit:

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it is estimated that U.S. corporations and public agencies spent $4.5 billion in 2006 to power their datacenters, and national datacenter energy consumption could nearly double in the next five years to more than $7.4 billion annually, making datacenter efficiency a leading priority for customers. The power and cooling infrastructure that supports IT equipment in datacenters can account for more than 50 percent of total data center energy consumption.

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Posted by on August 19, 2009 in Sun Microsystems


Sun Releases GlassFish Portfolio Enhancements; Includes LAMP and Portal Technology

Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced several technology updates to the Sun GlassFish Portfolio, the most complete, open source, high-performance Web application platform. The GlassFish Portfolio is comprised of leading open source technologies, including OpenESB, OpenMQ, Liferay Portal, Sun GlassFish Web Stack and GlassFish – the industry’s most downloaded application server. Additionally, Sun announced early access of GlassFish v3 containing a full preview of the forthcoming Java Platform Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6) specification. To purchase the Sun GlassFish Portfolio, visit: Developers can download and start using Java EE 6 today at:

“Sun offers virtually the most comprehensive software infrastructure solutions for creating and deploying secure and scalable Web and enterprise applications. With GlassFish Portfolio, Sun brings additional simplicity and lower TCO to customers by delivering the highest-scaling and best price-performance application platform. Plus, the early access of GlassFish v3 offers developers a head-start on working with all of the new features of the upcoming Java EE 6 specification, including capabilities for profiles, pruning, extensibility and ease of development,” said Karen Tegan Padir, vice president, MySQL and Software Infrastructure at Sun.
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Posted by on June 10, 2009 in Sun Microsystems


Sun Achieves Major Milestone with New Release of OpenSolaris

“Building on a strong tradition of enterprise computing, OpenSolaris 2009.06 delivers advanced networking capabilities, world-record performance and best-in-class virtualization features built directly into the operating system,” said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems at Sun. “This preview of the next generation of Solaris demonstrates Sun has the leading platform designed for the latest hardware technologies that power scalable and secure multi-threaded applications in a virtualized and networked world.”
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Posted by on June 9, 2009 in Sun Microsystems


Sun Solaris Platform Advancements Unleash the Power of the Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series

Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced that the Solaris platform, including the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) and OpenSolaris, has been extended to provide performance, energy efficiency and reliability enhancements for the new Intel Xeon processor 5500 series. For more information visit:

“This is a real-world game-changer in the commodity x86 marketplace. Sun’s new Solaris advancements unleash the power of the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, delivering enterprise-class engineering and innovation in this market,” said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems Group, Sun Microsystems. “Sun’s systems and Solaris optimization provide record-breaking performance, scalability and huge energy efficiency to help customers maximize their business results.”

Bookmark and tune in on April 14 for more details on Sun’s major systems launch and how its approach to Open Network Systems helps maximize the economics of computing by delivering maximum scale, efficiency, enterprise manageability, performance and sustainability.
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Posted by on April 1, 2009 in Sun Microsystems


Sun Microsystems Appoints Gan Boon San as President of Asia South Region

Philippines, Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced the appointment of Gan Boon San as president of its Asia South GEM (Geographically Established Market). He replaces Lionel Lim, who has been promoted to the role of senior vice president, Asia Pacific region (APAC). In this role, Boon San will be responsible for strategizing and ensuring a consistent, integrated and responsive customer experience to deliver growth and profitability across Asia South.

Boon San was previously the chief of operations (COO) of Sun Asia South where he supported the Asia South president in strategies and execution plans across Asia South to drive and grow the business regionally.

Boon San was concurrently the managing director of Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Brunei and Bangladesh. His job encompassed growing Sun’s business throughout the region which included directing Sun’s joint ventures in the Philippines and Indonesia, as well as business operations in Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Indo-China.

“Throughout his career in Sun, Boon San has displayed a tremendous track record of executing against Asia South’s key strategic initiatives and delivering superior business results,” said Lionel Lim, senior vice president, APAC, Sun Microsystems.”Boon San’s strong sales track-record, customer service experience and business acumen is second to none. I am confident he will continue to do the same in his new role as we continue to execute on our plan for sustained growth and profitability.”

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Posted by on July 16, 2008 in Sun Microsystems


Sun Microsystems Opens Up Opportunities in Manila with Sun Tech Days

Sun Microsystems, the leading Open Source company, in its ongoing commitment to the local developer community today announces that it will bring Tech Days to Manila from 17 to 19 June 2008. Revolving around the theme of Open Opportunities, Sun’s premier global developer conference will focus on fostering “Innovation, Collaboration, and Integration,” among the vibrant developer population in Philippines.
The three day, Sun-sponsored event, will be held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel,giving attendees the opportunity to explore cutting-edge technologies including JavaFX(TM), OpenSolaris(TM), JRuby, MySQL(TM) database and GlassFish(TM) projects. In her keynote, Aisling Macrunnels, vice president, Software at Sun, will discuss the increasing role communities play in the software industry, how technologies and the companies and communities that create them are increasingly interconnected, and how the power of community can and should play a role in next generation platforms. In addition, Tech Days will feature Ajax and Web 2.0-style frameworks and toolkits, examples of real-world solutions, demonstrations and hands-on training, all to help boost technical competencies and the skill sets of developers. Sun has added a new technology track dedicated to NetBeans™ Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
“Tech Days supports the Philippine software industry’s 2010 Flight Plan to advance the local knowledge-based economy and reiterates Sun’s commitment to support and collaborate with the Filipino developer community,” said Cynthia Mamom, president and managing director, Philippines, Sun Microsystems. “It is critical for the participants in this new market to have the right tools and technologies to meet these challenges. The Tech Days conference represents a massive opportunity for local developers interested in honing their skills in popular technological applications–such as Java to increase their competitiveness in today’s global economy.”

Now in its tenth year, the Tech Days conference has brought together more than 150,000 developers across six continents. The Manila leg of the developer conference, anticipated to be one of the largest draws for the software developers in Philippines, provides an invaluable opportunity for the community to network and exchange ideas with leading technology evangelists, Matt Thompson and Chuk Munn Lee.

Naveen Asrani, Head of Developer Relations in Asia Pacific states, “The developer community plays an critical role in Philippines’ IT industry’s growth. It is crucial that we ensure that the local community is well resourced with the latest technical tools and skill sets as technology is a key determinant in shaping the country’s future economic landscape. Tech Days offers a nurturing ground for the finest developers in Philippines by fueling participation and innovation among the communities.”

“The Network Economy has ushered in new, dramatically different business models that have changed both the pace and approach with which individuals, communities and companies compete and succeed. From a software perspective, it’s clear that open source is the right approach to participate, innovate and ultimately succeed,” said Chong Soon Cheong, director, Marketing, Asia South at Sun Microsystems.

Sun’s continued presence and commitment in the Philippines is witnessed by more than 79,000 Sun(SM) Developer Network (SDN) signups from professional developers, content providers, service providers and system integrators in Philippines, who have come together online to share ideas on technology, training and tools for enhancing the development of applications for the Internet, Intranets and enterprise environments.

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Posted by on May 22, 2008 in Sun Microsystems


Sun and Microsoft Expand Investment in Interoperability With New Center

Sun Microsystems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. announced two new milestones in their ongoing alliance: the official opening of the Sun/Microsoft Interoperability Center on Microsoft’s Redmond campus for optimizing Microsoft applications on Sun Fire™ x64 server systems storage, and the availability of the Sun Infrastructure Solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

Objectives of the Sun/Microsoft Interoperability Center will include optimization of Microsoft applications on Sun x64 systems and storage, and promotion of full interoperability in application areas such as virtualization, Java™ technology, systems management and identity. In addition, the center will collaborate with authorized Sun Solution Centers to support customers in running their own proof-of-concept testing. Customers can minimize their risk and shorten time to deployment by simulating their own environment, with access to top architects from both Sun and Microsoft.

The Sun/Microsoft Interoperability Center serves as a working lab for tuning, benchmarking and interoperability solutions creation. It will be designed to include the following:

–  A demonstration and testing area for Windows on Sun x64 systems and storage
–  A lab space for customer proofs-of-concept focused on Windows Server 2008 on Sun x64 systems and storage
–  The ability to certify Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) and Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE), including Sun’s Java Runtime Environment (JRE™) software for and with Microsoft operating environments and applications
–  Joint work to help enable cross-platform server virtualization, including Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Sun xVM
–  Cross-company collaboration to allow Sun Ray thin client software to provide a first-rate virtual desktop for the Windows environment and support Windows technologies

One of the first results of the recently increased collaboration is the availability of the Sun Infrastructure Solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. This solution will help enable enterprise customers to better manage e-mail growth and realize the benefits of Exchange Server 2007. Pre-tested end-to-date system and storage configurations allow customers to easily migrate to Exchange Server 2007 — achieving up to 85 percent savings in rack space, power and cooling, and reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) for e-mail by up to 70 percent over three years.

The Interoperability Center expands Sun’s three-year presence on the Microsoft main campus, focused on testing customer scenarios on Sun’s systems in the Microsoft Enterprise Engineering Center. Microsoft and Sun have collaborated in a number of interoperability areas including Web services, identity management, thin clients, systems management and Windows Server engineering.

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Posted by on March 16, 2008 in Sun Microsystems


Sun Introduces Open Source Java EE 5 (GlassFish V2)

Sun Microsystems, Inc. and the GlassFish community, today announced the immediate availability of GlassFish V2, the next major version of the open source Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5 application server, and its commercially-supported counterpart, the Sun Java System Application Server 9.1. Building on the success of GlassFish V1, this release adds enterprise features such as clustering, advanced administration and record-breaking performance. In addition, the Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 offers new industry leading cost-efficient annual subscriptions for customers that need production quality support.

With GlassFish V2, customers no longer have to choose between open source and enterprise features. GlassFish V2 delivers on the major features that are required for scalable and mission critical deployments. Highlighted features include:

  • Best-in-class performance – as evidenced in a July 2007 SPECjAppServer benchmark result, GlassFish V2 is the fastest open source Java EE 5 application server available today.
  • Clustering – enables enterprises to group servers for scalability and replicate data in-memory for fail over protection and high availability.
  • Centralized administration – manage application server clusters and application deployments from a centralized administration console.
  • Project Metro – allows for interoperability between Web services hosted on Java technology and Windows environments.
  • Open ESB – enables easy integration of Web services and existing enterprise resources. Java Business Integration (JBI) – provides a standardized approach to delivering SOA using Web services.
  • NetBeans IDE Integration – enabling developers to deploy SOA applications by designing business process execution language (BPEL) workflows.

Sun has dramatically reduced the license and support costs of its commercially-supported Sun Java System Application Server, well below proprietary, enterprise alternatives. GlassFish V2 is available for download at: for Solaris, Linux, Windows and Mac OS X — bringing a production quality application server to all major software platforms. Learn more about Sun’s commercially supported counterpart, the Sun Java System Application Server 9.1, including new cost-efficient annual subscriptions at

“Together, GlassFish and NetBeans offer a feature-rich, low-cost platform for developing and delivering applications that meet the demanding needs of the enterprise,” said Karen Tegan Padir, vice president, Software Infrastructure, Sun. “Many enterprises today are choosing open-source alternatives over expensive, proprietary infrastructure software and the GlassFish/NetBeans release represents a compelling option, especially when paired with an open-source operating system such as OpenSolaris or Linux.”

The NetBeans 6.0 IDE Beta offers improved productivity through an integrated and configurable IDE, allowing developers to easily custom-craft their environment by choosing only the tools that they need. The NetBeans 6.0 Beta also includes a powerful new editor and enhanced support for dynamic languages such as Ruby and JavaScript. JRuby is included with the NetBeans 6.0 Beta Ruby support, allowing developers to use Ruby on Rails with existing Java code. Other features of the release include: inspection and navigation capabilities, local history, integrated support for Subversion, and extensive profiling features integrated into the standard distribution making the development of multi-language enterprise applications much faster and less expensive.

In related news, future distributions of NetBeans, starting with the production release of NetBeans 6.0, will be offered under a dual license of the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) and the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2). For more information about GPLv2 for NetBeans visit

Sun also offers a tiered set of developer support services for its software offerings, ranging from single incident to comprehensive developer plans. In addition, with a broad portfolio of training and certification offerings, developers can enhance their skillsets to take advantage of cutting-edge technologies. To learn more, please visit

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Posted by on September 19, 2007 in Sun Microsystems


Sun Leads in the Philippines Unix Server Market

Sun Microsystems announced that Sun in the Philippines was the leader in the Unix Server Market both in terms of unit shipments and factory revenue in its FY2007 (CY Q3 2006 – Q2 2007), according to IDC’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly Enterprise Server Tracker, Q2 2007, August 2007.

Sun firmly cemented its #1 position in the Philippines Unix server segment in its FY2007, capturing 37.2% revenue share, which was 1.7 percentage points higher than the 35.5% share it captured compared to the same period in FY2006. In unit shipment terms, Sun’s share of the Philippines UNIX server market totaled 72.7% in FY 2007 versus 59.7% share that it captured in FY 2006.

“Sun’s focus in innovation has resulted in various breakthrough technologies including Java, Solaris and our SPARC processor. Our leadership in the unix server market is but one reflection of the confidence customers have in us as technology partners,” says Cynthia R. Mamon, President & Managing Director. “As we move into our new fiscal year, we are extremely confident that our strong product road map will only allow us to grow from strength to strength in offering customers greater choices to scale their businesses in today’s demanding market.”

As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, Sun is holding a series of innovation roadshows across Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Singapore. This event comes to a close in Singapore with the unveiling of Project Blackbox. Key customers from the region have been invited to be the first in Asia to witness the world’s first virtualized data center in Singapore. Various key customers and partners across the region are expected to have experienced and touched on pertinent topics such as the importance of “eco innovation” and the future of data center computing.

Sun Innovation Roadshow in the Philippines will happen on 20th September, 2007, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Intercontinental Hotel, Ayala Center, Makati City.

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Posted by on September 18, 2007 in Sun Microsystems


Sun Microsystems to Change Stock Ticker Symbol to JAVA

Sun Microsystems announced that it will change its Nasdaq stock ticker symbol from SUNW to JAVA, the ubiquitous technology and brand it created in 1995. The stock ticker change will go into effect for the trading community on Monday, August 27, 2007.

“The Java brand and technology have evolved to be among the most pervasive on the internet, yielding extraordinary awareness for Sun and opportunity for the community that leverages it,” said Jonathan Schwartz, president and CEO of Sun. “More than a billion people across the globe, representing nearly every demographic, market and industry, rely upon Java’s security, innovation and value to connect them with opportunity. That awareness positions Sun, and now our investor base, for the future.”

The Java economy as a whole includes a broad array of businesses built with Java technology, from Google and eBay, to some of the world’s largest financial and telecommunications companies. The Java platform powers and is made visible via more than 2.1 billion mobile devices (Ovum 2007), nearly every PC on the internet and numerous consumer electronics and embedded systems products such as Sony’s Playstation 3 video game console. Sun estimates the number of consumers that recognize the ubiquitous cup and steam on Java’s brand logo to be in excess of a billion people.

Sun generates license revenues from Java technology, but more significantly derives revenue from the software, storage, servers, services and microelectronics that power the datacenters behind global Java deployments – whether on handsets, personal computers, or in the network. Sun believes its business is advantaged by such exposure, and the change in ticker symbol more effectively connects it with the marketplace.

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Posted by on August 24, 2007 in Sun Microsystems