Thursday Jan 28, 2010

So long!

After incredible eleven years at Sun, I am off to new adventures. I learned a lot from my colleagues, partners and customers during the journey -- thank you all for all the fish!

I will set up my new blog shortly. In the interim, this is my temporary external home. You can get the details of my latest endeavors by following the links posted there.

You can follow me here at Twitter as well.

Wednesday Dec 02, 2009

Now Available: Solaris Cluster 3.2 11/09 Software


Today Sun announced the availability of the Solaris Cluster 3.2 11/09 software. Listen to the short podcast below for the details.



Sunday Nov 15, 2009

Sun News -- The Week in Review


In the weekly Sun News podcast, Maijaliisa and I talk about the availability of Sun Ray Software 5 and the European Commission's Statement of Objections to Oracle's acquisition of Sun.

Enjoy!


Thursday Oct 08, 2009

Now available: Solaris 10 10/09 Operating System


Today we announced the availability of the Solaris 10 10/09 Operating System. In this update, Solaris 10 has been extended with new performance and power efficiency enhancements, more streamlined management of system installations, updates and fixes, new updates for ZFS and advancements to further leverage the functionality of the latest SPARC(R) and x86 based systems.

I talked with Larry Wake, Group Marketing Manager, Solaris Software, about what is new and exciting in this Solaris 10 10/09 update. Listen to the short podcast for the details.


Friday Sep 18, 2009

Sun News -- The Week in Review


In the weekly Sun News podcast, Maijaliisa and I talk about the Sun and Oracle Exadata Database Machine Version 2 announcement, Software Freedom Day and Sun's 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

Enjoy!



Tuesday Jun 30, 2009

Podcast: What is new in VirtualBox 3.0?


Today we announced VirtualBox 3.0 -- a major revision to our high performance, cross-platform virtualization software. VirtualBox 3.0 introduces the capability to create and run multi-processor virtual machines that can handle heavyweight server-class workloads. It also delivers enhanced graphics support for desktop-class workloads.

VirtualBox software has been rapidly growing in popularity, surpassing 14.5 million downloads worldwide and 4 million registrations since October 2007, with in excess of 25,000 downloads a day. A mere 50 megabyte download, VirtualBox software is incredibly compact and efficient and installs in less than five minutes.

Andy Hall, Senior Product Manager of VirtualBox, joined me to discuss the updates in this release. Listen to the short segment below for an insider's insight about the product.
Sun VirtualBox


Tuesday Jun 16, 2009

From JavaOne 2009 Memory Lane...

JavaOne Radio
Yours Truly, Gail Anderson and Paul Anderson at the JavaOne Radio Booth

This year at JavaOne, I hosted couple of segments in our JavaOne Radio. The picture above is from one of the JavaFX book sessions -- authors Gail and Paul Anderson were talking about JavaFX and their new book. I had another discussion with authors Eric Bruno and Jim Clarke on JavaFX and the book "JavaFX: Developing Rich Internet Applications." Check these and other good JavaFX books (like this one) if you are planning to learn about JavaFX. The JavaOne Radio segments are below.

I have to admit that the most cool thing I saw at JavaOne 2009 had nothing to do with software though -- it was a plug adapter-sized "computer." It was suprising (to me) to see how much compute power and memory these guys had put in such a small form factor. It was fun talking with the "plug computer" guys at the show. (And the BlogTalkRadio stats show that it was one of the highest listened to segments as well.)

Wednesday Jun 10, 2009

JavaOne and CommunityOne News in Review


The highlights from our JavaOne and CommunityOne 2009 conferences are now available. Maijaliisa and I have put together the short segment on JavaOne 2009 here, while the CommunityOne West 2009 segment is here.

Enjoy!

Tuesday Jun 02, 2009

Java Store and JavaFX updates from Sun News Radio



Today we unveiled the Java Store, a powerful distribution channel for developers to directly connect with the more than 800 million desktop Java technology users worldwide.

John Muhlner, Group Marketing Manager for the Java Content Deployment team, joined Sun News radio to give us the details about this exciting opportunity for developers to reach customers and drive additional revenue opportunities through the sale of innovative new content.

In other news, today we also released the latest updates of the JavaFX platform and Java Platform Standard Edition. The JavaFX platform provides a unified development and deployment model for building expressive, rich Internet applications across browsers, desktops, mobile devices and TVs.

Param Singh, Senior Director of Java Marketing, talked about JavaFX 1.2, JavaSE 6 Update 14, JavaFX TV and much more in this episode of Sun News Radio.

Sunday May 31, 2009

Sun News -- The Week in Review


Weekly Sun News recap from me and Maijaliisa is now available. This week we highlight the upcoming JavaOne and CommunityOne conferences, and take a look at the Sun Storage 7310 system, the newest member of the Amber Road family. Listen to the short segment below to get all the details.


Wednesday May 20, 2009

Open Archive Solution ... and ... Energy Star Ratings for Servers


I recently did two Sun News Radio segments...

In the first one, David Simmons, Director of Sun's mid-market business, discussed the Open Archive Solution that leverages the power of Open Storage and provides a flexible, cost-effective archiving solution for mid-sized businesses.

In the second one, Subodh Bapat, Distinguished Engineer and Vice President of Sustainability Office at Sun, joined me to discuss EPA's announcement of Energy Star ratings for servers.

Check out these short segments below.




Sunday May 17, 2009

Sun News -- The Week in Review


Weekly Sun News recap from me and Maijaliisa is now available. Listen to the short segment below to get all the highlights.




Sunday May 10, 2009

Sun News -- The Week in Review


Weekly Sun News recap from me and Maijaliisa is now available. Listen to the short segment below to get all the highlights.


Saturday May 02, 2009

Sun News -- The Week in Review


Weekly Sun News recap from me and Maijaliisa is now available. Listen to the short segment below to get all the highlights.


Tuesday Apr 21, 2009

MySQL 5.4 Announcement Details...

MySQL

Today we announced MySQL 5.4 at the seventh annual MySQL Conference and Expo. The new version is designed to deliver up to 90% faster response times and scalability. The InnoDB storage engine can now scale up to 16-way x86 servers and 64-way CMT servers.
Sun MySQL
Robin Schumacher, Director of Product Management for MySQL, joined me to discuss what is new and exciting in MySQL 5.4. Listen to the short segment below for the details.


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