Friday Jan 15, 2010

From Sun BluePrints: Sun Systems for Sun StorageTek Enterprise Backup Software

A new article describes the Sun reference architecture for next-generation data backup using StorageTek Enterprise Backup software. This massively scalable general-purpose archive solution uses Sun CoolThreads servers and the Solaris OS. (Login needed.)

Tuesday Jan 12, 2010

Sun BluePrints Article on Best Practices for Moving to the Solaris 10 OS

This new Sun BluePrints article describes the technologies and approaches available when upgrading to the Solaris 10 OS -- from a simple system upgrade to a consolidation strategy using built-in virtualization technology. Read about the upgrade options available, issues to consider, planning the upgrade, and strategies for implementation. (Login required.)

LDoms I/O Best Practices - Storage Availability With Logical Domains

A Sun BluePrints article discusses approaches and trade-offs for configuring highly available paths from Sun Logical Domains guest domains to storage. (Login needed.)

Tuesday Jan 05, 2010

Using IBM DB2 Database With Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array

A Sun BluePrints article shows how to use the Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array with IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Microsoft Windows to accelerate on-line transaction processing (OLTP) and improve data warehouse performance. (Registration required.)

Tuesday Dec 22, 2009

Taking Advantage of Wire-Speed Cryptography

A Sun BluePrints article shows how to off-load application security functions that include cryptographic operations in conjunction with Oracle WebLogic Server and Java Platform, Enterprise Edition application environments. (Registration required.)

Tuesday Nov 24, 2009

From Sun BluePrints: Sun Business Ready HPC for Altair RADIOSS

This article gives an overview of running RADIOSS in a high-performance clustered environment on Sun systems. Sample performance data and suggestions for designing and configuring optimal solutions for a variety of workload sizes are presented. (Registration required.)

Friday Nov 13, 2009

From Sun BluePrints: Using Sun Ops Center with Sun HPC Software

Sun HPC Software, Linux Edition is an integrated open-source software solution for Linux-based high-performance computing (HPC) clusters running on Sun hardware. This Sun BluePrints article describes how to configure the Sun Ops Center data center management tool to simplify the process of deploying and managing large-scale Linux HPC clusters. (Registration required.)

Wednesday Nov 11, 2009

Oracle Database 10G with RAC and Reliable Datagram Sockets

A Sun BluePrints article discusses running Oracle Database 10g with Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), using Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) on the Solaris 10 OS. (Registration required to download PDF.)

Monday Nov 09, 2009

Deploying Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition

This Sun BluePrints article describes an enterprise deployment architecture for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition using Sun servers running the Solaris OS and Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage systems. (Login or registration required.)

Thursday Nov 05, 2009

Sun BluePrints Article: Sun Systems for Oracle Coherence

This Sun BluePrints article discusses a drop-in implementation of Oracle Coherence running on Sun servers utilizing Oracle Fusion Middleware components. Benchmark test results are provided. (Registration or login required.)

Thursday Oct 22, 2009

Sun BluePrints Article: Sun Systems for Enterprise 2.0 With Oracle

This Sun BluePrints paper describes an integrated platform of highly scalable servers, next-generation storage, and networking technologies with software and services from Sun and Oracle, for deploying Enterprise 2.0 infrastructure.

Monday Oct 19, 2009

Sun BluePrints Article on Accelerating Databases With Sun Storage Arrays

This article by Jeffrey Wright, "Accelerating Databases with the Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array," shows how storing database indexes on flash storage can improve performance. (Registration required.)

Thursday Sep 17, 2009

Maintaining the Solaris OS With Live Upgrade and Update on Attach

This Sun BluePrints article explains how to use Solaris Live Upgrade and the Solaris "update on attach" feature, with Solaris Zones, Solaris Cluster, and the ZFS file system. The paper focuses on software maintenance in general and the application of OS patches in particular. (Registration required.)

Friday Sep 11, 2009

Sun BluePrints Paper: Sun Business Ready HPC for ANSYS FLUENT

Here's an overview of configuration requirements for running ANSYS FLUENT in a high-performance clustered environment on Sun systems. (Registration required for this Sun BluePrints doc.)

Wednesday Sep 09, 2009

VeriScale Architecture: Towards a Scalable and Elastic Datacenter

This Sun BluePrints article provides an overview of Sun's VeriScale architecture (an approach to designing powerful, scalable, and adaptable datacenters) and includes details of VeriScale's defining principals, underlying components, interactions, and advantages. (Log in, please.)


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