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.)

Monday Oct 12, 2009

New Products in Sun's FlashFire Portfolio for Database and Storage Performance

Two new products are out in Sun's FlashFire portfolio: Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array (solid-state flash array for accelerating database applications) and Sun Flash Accelerator F20 PCIe Card (combination of up to 96GB Flash memory with a SAS disk controller to optimize storage performance of Sun servers). A white paper shows how the flash array can accelerate databases (registration required).

Friday Apr 10, 2009

Firmware Flash Utility for SAS Expanders

Sun provides a Firmware Flash Utility for updating the expander firmware on SPARC and X64 based platforms. This unbundled product requires the Solaris 10 10/08 OS or later. Here are installation instructions from a Sun engineer on the BigAdmin wiki.

Tuesday Mar 31, 2009

Installing the Solaris 9 OS From a Flash Archive Dynamically

Here is a community-submitted procedure for installing the Solaris 9 9/04 OS from a flash archive onto a server dynamically, so the server is available during installation.

Wednesday Nov 19, 2008

Deploying Hybrid Storage Pools With Flash Technology and Solaris ZFS File System

By combining Flash technology and the Solaris ZFS file system, you can combine the high performance of enterprise solid-state drives (SSDs) with the low cost of high-capacity hard disks. This Sun BluePrints article describes how.

Friday Oct 31, 2008

Community-Submitted Tech Tip: Installing Solaris OS From Flash Archive

See how to install the Solaris OS from a tape backup that was created using the Solaris flash archive utility. This new tech tip is from Joseph Gan, one of our BigAdmin Bucks Champions (scroll down our wiki to see all champions).

Wednesday Aug 13, 2008

Ask the Experts: JavaFX Preview, August 18-22

The recently released JavaFX Preview helps early adopters become familiar with JavaFX technology. Got a question about it? Post it during this session and get answers from three key members of Sun's JavaFX engineering team. Learn more.

Friday Aug 01, 2008

Installing Solaris 10 Branded Zones From a Flash Archive

Need to move an existing Solaris 10 installation to another piece of hardware? Or run a different release of the Solaris 10 OS inside a zone? This community-submitted article shows how to create a Solaris 10 zone brand for installing zones from a flash archive, and it describes how to fix the zone's faulty services.

Wednesday May 28, 2008

Comparing Mobile Platforms: Java ME and Adobe Flash Lite

Java developer Bruce Hopkins compares the strengths and weaknesses of each platform in six significant categories: graphics, multimedia, local device accessibility, security, network connectivity, and miscellany. Read more.

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