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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