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.)

Tuesday Aug 25, 2009

Provisioning MySQL Enterprise Server Using Sun Ops Center

A new case study shows how to use Sun xVM Ops Center v2.0 to provision a user application to the target servers in a data center. A Sun engineer gives an example of provisioning MySQL Enterprise Server to managed servers and configuring the database replication environment.

Friday Jul 10, 2009

Tour the Sun Cloud SuperNAP Datacenter

Take a video tour of SuperNAP, the datacenter that is home to the Sun Cloud. It highlights the security, availability, and energy-efficiency features of the facility.

Learn more at the Sun Cloud Computing site, or take a look at blog postings by Daniel Butzer, Sun's senior director of Sun Cloud operations, security, and infrastructure engineering.

Wednesday Mar 25, 2009

Internet Archive and Sun Modular Datacenter

Using Sun Modular Datacenter technology, Sun and Internet Archive have built the Wayback Machine Sun Modular Datacenter -- one of the world's largest digital libraries. For years, the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine has allowed users to "go back in time" and visit public web sites from 1996 to present day. Today, Internet Archive also records content from TV channels worldwide, as well as movies, music, and books, all with storage requirements that are growing exponentially.

Friday Mar 20, 2009

Energy Efficient Datacenters: Electrical Design

A new Sun BluePrints article discusses the electrical design principles that Sun's Global Lab and Datacenter Design Services (GDS) organization incorporated into Sun's energy-efficient, pod-based data centers worldwide. (Registration or login is required.)

Thursday Mar 19, 2009

Seeding Cloud Computing: Java Champion Alan Williamson on java.sun.com

In a new article published today on java.sun.com -- Seeding Cloud Computing: A Conversation With Java Champion Alan Williamson -- Williamson, the UK's first Java Champion, discusses the challenges of and misconceptions about cloud computing. Read the article.

Listen to the Buzz: Touring an Internet Data Center

Dan Butzer of Sun Microsystems is one of the people that reporter Adam Burke interviews in this audiocast from National Public Radio (NPR): Touring an Internet Data Center. You can hear the data center buzz when you listen in.

Monday Feb 02, 2009

Virtual Tour of Sun's New Broomfield Energy-Efficient Datacenter

Sun took 496,000 square feet of Colorado datacenter space and collapsed it to 126,000 square feet. See how that was done in the virtual tour.

Monday Dec 29, 2008

Reader-Submitted Resource: Solaris Jedi Blog

A BigAdmin reader submitted this blog for our collections. "1163511916 seconds since the epoch, in a data center not so far away... A small band of Solaris Jedi strive to maintain balance and discipline across the enterprise. This journal chronicles the lessons of the Solaris Jedi so that others may stand on their shoulders and avoid their falls."

Friday Oct 03, 2008

Event: Sun High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium (Austin, Texas, Nov. 15-17)

Sun's HPC staff and research customers will provide two and a half days of presentations and discussions on Sun technology, as well as some customer research projects undertaken with Sun and Sun partners. Customers and partners will be given the possibility to join a tour of the University of Texas TACC's Sun 570+ teraflop "Ranger" datacenter (limited number of tours; registration will be on site). Learn more.

Tuesday Apr 22, 2008

Sun Virtualization Technologies Engineering Webcast

http://www.snpnet.com/customer_pub/sun/isv_virtualization/

Join Sun engineers to learn how innovation in virtualization and management technologies have come together to deliver comprehensive, cross-platform virtualization and datacenter-on-demand management solutions across heterogenous environments.

Tuesday Feb 05, 2008

Sun Modular Datacenter (Also Known as Project Blackbox)

Sun Modular Datacenter S20 (Sun MD) was just announced as a generally available product. You can take either a live tour or a virtual tour. More info

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