Tuesday Jun 09, 2009

Using Amanda Enterprise 3.0 With OpenSolaris 2008.11 OS

This paper describes how to deploy the Amanda Enterprise product from Zmanda on a Sun Fire X4500 server using ZFS. This scenario uses ZFS snapshot technology to improve overall backup performance.

Monday Jun 08, 2009

Using Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL on OpenSolaris 2008.11 OS

Zmanda Recovery Manager 3.0 for MySQL databases can be deployed on the OpenSolaris 2008.11 OS. This article by a Sun engineer shows how ZRM performs on a Sun Fire X4500 system using ZFS snapshots.

Friday May 08, 2009

Solving the HPC I/O Bottleneck: Sun Lustre Storage System

This Sun BluePrints paper describes the Sun Lustre Storage System, a simple-to-deploy storage environment based on the Lustre file system, Sun Fire servers, and Sun Open Storage platforms. (Requires login.)

Tuesday Apr 14, 2009

Live Webcast Today: Sun's New Open Network Systems

Sun's new Open Network Systems are the core building blocks for virtualization, web, business, HPC, and telco architectures. These systems are the industry's only x64 platforms that are optimized to take full advantage of the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series. Watch today's webcast beginning at 10:30 a.m. PDT. (See the time zone converter for your local time.)

Tuesday Feb 03, 2009

Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V on Sun Fire x64 Servers

This Sun BluePrints guide shows the steps to install and configure Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V on a Sun Fire x64 server with a Sun Storage J4000 series array for external storage.

Wednesday Nov 12, 2008

Installation of MySQL 5.1 Cluster Software on Solaris 10 OS for x64 Platforms

Want a fault-tolerant MySQL database so your data is available even when a database server or storage component fails? This scenario uses MySQL 5.1 Cluster software on three Sun Fire X4100 M2 servers running the Solaris 10 OS for x64 platforms.

Monday Nov 10, 2008

Sun's Benchmarks and World Records

Here are 350+ world-record benchmarks set by Sun products, including new results for Sun Fire T5440 servers and for servers with Intel and AMD x64 processors running the Solaris OS and Linux.

Thursday Oct 23, 2008

More Sun Storage Solutions for Microsoft Exchange 2007

Here are more articles in this ongoing series. Sun StorageTek and Sun Fire servers can provide storage for different Microsoft Exchange environments, for example:
- Using Sun StorageTek 2530 Array With 4000 Mailboxes
- Using Sun Fire X4150 Server 1RU With 1000 Mailboxes

Friday Sep 26, 2008

Sun Fire X4540 Server as Backup Server for Zmanda's Amanda Software

Here is a quick-start guide to configuring Sun Fire X4540 server as a backup server for Zmanda's Amanda Enterprise Edition 2.6 software. The article also has tips for configuring zpool and ZFS on the Solaris 10 OS.

Tuesday Sep 09, 2008

Case Study: Using Sun Fire X4540 Server for Phone Call Surveillance

This case study uses CopperEye Greenwich on a Sun Fire X4540 server running the Solaris 10 OS. CopperEye Greenwich software is designed for fast retrieval of records located in flat data files.

Friday Aug 15, 2008

Sun Fire X4500 Server as Magnetic Library for CommVault Simpana

Ready to streamline and improve your backup and restore operations? This paper discusses how to configure the Sun Fire X4500 Server as a magnetic library for CommVault's Simpana Suite, using Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

Monday Aug 11, 2008

Installing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 on Sun Fire X4500 Server

Find out how to set up Microsoft Windows Server 2003 on Sun Fire X4500 Server and how to obtain usable file systems. More info on BigAdmin.

Thursday Aug 07, 2008

160 Sun Servers to Power NBC's Olympics Web Site

Rich Green reports that NBC Universal selected Sun to provide the technology platform for its official Olympics web site.

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Thursday May 29, 2008

Run MySQL on Sun Systems

See how running the world's most popular open-source database, MySQL, on Sun systems delivers extreme scalability, price and performance, and breakthrough eco-efficiency, with global 24 x 7 support. Learn more.


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