Saturday Mar 15, 2008

Tales from Sun's web edge

Before 1752, the Americans and British started the new year on March 25th. We aren't quite to that day yet, but in honor of the old new year date, we have decided to relaunch this blog with a new look and number of tales of all the interesting internet facing websites that Sun has.

BTW, check out what the cal command returns for Sept. 1752. Leave a comment if you want to know why.

Sun has something like over 200 websites. Yes, many are in the sun.com domain and over the years we have made great progress in making them all look alike, but the reality is that there are many, many separate sites running on different servers in different locations and managed by different groups. Lots of these sites tend to be focused on a different audience segment. Our group, .Sun, as providers of core web platform infrastructure, work with a variety of these groups within Sun, and we see a broad spectrum of strategies and approaches.

One interesting development recently is how sites geared towards Sun employees have migrated from within the firewall to the edge. With Sun's mobile workforce, it's easier to have essential tools and content on the edge .. but with that trend comes new challenges.

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We are part of .Sun, a group in Marketing that operates and designs Sun's web presence. So naturally we focus on the web in this blog but random musings slip in often.

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