Tuesday Jun 10, 2008

Awards, awards, and... MORE awards!!!


Recently the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 server was given an eWEEK Excellence Award in the Infrastructure Hardware category.

In this prestigious eighth annual compeition, the judges placed utmost importance on a number of criteria including innovation, cost effectiveness, potential for helping companies create business efficiencies and develop competitive advantage to determine the winner.

On why Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 server beat out the competition, the eWEEK award committee noted, "The T5120 leverages Sun's work in server manageability and reliability to earn our top marks as a server platform that will support computing workloads for years to come, without forcing IT pros to compromise on performance. ... Speaking of future-proofing, Sun equipped the T5120 with 10 Gigabit Ethernet network cards, to ensure that high-capacity workloads don't slow down in the data center infrastructure."
eWEEK Excellence Award Winners

Third Annual ServerWatch Product Excellence Awards
Sun products were all across the board in the Third Annual ServerWatch Product Excellence Awards.

The Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 server was the mid-range server category winner.

Sun's Eco Initiative for products/services took the second place (only behind Green Grid, a consortium of which Sun is a key member).

Sun xVM was in a dead-heat second place finish with Citrix behind only VMWare for the virtualization category.

And Sun MySQL was mentioned as a key component in the small biz server category.

To round up the award news, The SD Times 100 awards for 2008 were announced and Sun had a mention in several categories, including Application Servers, Embedded, IDEs and Influencers. In addition, JRuby was mentioned in the Tools section and MySQL was highlighted in the Database category.
SD Times 100, 2008 Award

Monday Jun 09, 2008

Student Product Reviews Contest Update


Last month we launched the Student Reviews Program aimed at promoting hands-on experience of open-source products for students around the world. Students can post their reviews to give feedback, discuss cutting-edge technologies, get connected with experts, as well as participate in student contests to win cool prizes.

The program started with a OpenSolaris 2008.5 and NetBeans 6.1 product reviews contest .
Student Reviews
48 students from 14 different countries -- Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Moldova, Pakistan, Romania, Sri Lanka, Sweden, USA and Vietnam -- have submitted 78 technical reviews during the contest period.

Check out the detailed contest update here.

Monday May 05, 2008

Launching a new program...


Today we are launching a new Student Reviews Program. Here students worldwide can get hands-on experience on Sun offerings, post their reviews of Sun products, discuss the cutting-edge technologies, give feedback to Sun, get connected with technical experts, participate in contests, and win cool prizes!

The companion Student Views and Reviews site is also up and running with the inaugural blog post.
Sun's Student Reviews Program
The first student reviews contest has also been announced. Students can review OpenSolaris OS and/or NetBeans IDE 6.1, and get upto $250 in debit cards.

Wednesday Apr 23, 2008

Sun win's InfoWorld's “Green 15” award


Sun is named one of InfoWorld's top "Green 15" companies in the publication's first annual competition. The article praises Sun for its dedication to innovation with respect to power capacity and energy efficiency. 

According to the article, "Thanks to a massive datacenter consolidation, hardware refresh, and creative, energy-efficient facility design, Sun has reduced power capacity demand by 75 percent at its Santa Clara, Calif., datacenter alone, saving $1.1 million per year in energy costs, while increasing its datacenter processing power more than four times.  Overall, Sun estimates that its consolidation efforts will save 4,100 tons of CO2 per year and cut 1 percent from its total carbon footprint."
InfoWorld 2008 Green 15 Award

Thursday Apr 03, 2008

Project Blackbox strikes again!


Last week, the Sun Modular Datacenter S20, aka Project Blackbox, made a stop in Washington DC (it was housed in the South Parking Lot of the Pentagon!).

This week, the results are in from this year's Government Computer News (GCN) Best of FOSE awards -- the annual competition designating the best new products showcased at the annual FOSE Conference and Exposition, being held this week in Washington.

And our Project Blackbox is a WINNER. YEAY!!! :-)
Project Blackbox wins Best of FOSE Award

Tuesday Mar 18, 2008

Another Fortune honor for Sun


Two weeks after publishing the list of "America's Most Admired" companies, Fortune has published the "World's Most Admired" companies for 2008.

As with the America's listing, our scores improved in EVERY category. Sun's ranking within the Computers category jumped from #8 to #6 this year and our overall score improved .47 of a point.

The improvement over last 2 years is equally impressive, including a 7 place rise in Innovation, a 6 position jump in Financial Soundness and Long-term investment and a 5 position jump in our rank among computer companies, people management and global competitiveness.

Our 2008, 2007 and 2006 scores/rankings are below. Again, improvements galore... :-)


Ranking: 2008
Ranking: 2007
Ranking: 2006
Overall Score
6.71
6.24
5.95
Rank in Computers
6
8
11
Innovation
2
4
9
People management
5
8
12
Use of corporate assets
6
9
9
Social Responsibility
4
4
9
Quality of management
6
9
10
Financial soundness
8
10
14
Long-term investment
8
9
14
Quality of products / services
6
7
8
Global Competitiveness
6
10
11

Fortune's Global Most Admired Companies

Thursday Mar 06, 2008

High honors...


Fortune Magazine has recently published the list of "America's Most Admired Companies." Our ranking within the Computers category jumped from #7 in the Contenders list in 2007 to #5 in the Most Admired list.

Our rankings improved in nearly every category. The most dramatic improvements include a 3 position jump in both Quality of Management and Use of Corporate Assets as well as a 2 position increase in Innovation and People Management categories.

Our 2008 and 2007 scores/rankings are below. Improvements galore, and nice to know that everybody is noticing our turnaround.


Ranking: 2008
Ranking: 2007
Overall Score
6.39
6.09
Rank in Computers
5
7
Innovation
2
4
People management
4
6
Use of corporate assets
5
8
Social Responsibility
3
4
Quality of management
5
8
Financial soundness
8
8
Long-term investment
7
7
Quality of products / services
6
6


In other news, Employer's Group honored Sun as a Top 20 Best Place to Work in California.
Fortune's Most Admired Companies

Friday Feb 22, 2008

High honors for Sun this week


We have won several honors this week...

Sun is ranked #19 in CRO Magazine's 2008 100 Best Corporate Citizens. We are recognized for our transparency and the philosophy of "Innovate, Act, Share," as well as our continued practice of openness through innovation while driving economic and social progress worldwide.

In other news, Sun was named to Fast Company magazine's list of the "Top 50 Innovative Companies." (Note that this was a listing of Top 50 and not a ranking among them.)

Fast Company's Top 50 Innovative Companies

Friday Feb 08, 2008

CNET TV: OpenOffice.org is the best download of 2007 !!!


This week is the Chinese Lunar New Year... and what a way to start off the new year!

CNET TV posted a video clip reporting on the Top 5 Best Downloads of 2007 showcasing "the downloads you should start saving to your hard drive right now!"

Topping their list is OpenOffice.org!
Chinese New Year

Tom Merritt, executive editor at CNET, comments, "I use it everyday instead of Microsoft Office and I don't have any issues with it... Of coarse I don't have any issues with it, I wrote the script for this show and you can't beat it!" He adds that what makes it great is that it's compatible with the Microsoft format and it's entirely free.

So, what are you waiting for...

Tuesday Jan 15, 2008

Sun wins 6 out of 11 categories in Developer.com's Product of the Year 2008 awards


Yesterday Developer.com announced the winners of its Product of the Year 2008 awards. Sun is a HUGH winner -- our products won in six out of the eleven categories !!!

We have won

Developer.com Product of the Year 2008 Award Winners

First InfoWorld awards, then SearchDataCenter.com awards, and now this! What a great year!!!

Congratulations to all the winning teams.

You guys ROCK!!!

Monday Jan 14, 2008

UltraSPARC T2 Processor-based Servers Take Gold in SearchDataCenter.com Product of the Year Awards

Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers were named SearchDataCenter.com's "the best data center products of 2007" in the category of servers with four processors or less.

These UltraSPARC T2 processor-based servers double the number of processing threads and increase floating point capabilities eight times over the previous generation, and are the first servers to integrate 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology and I/O directly on the chip.

Judged on criteria including ease of integration into existing environments, innovation and value, SearchDataCenter.com notes the energy efficiency and performance per watt of the systems as well as the "free virtualization capabilities with Solaris Containers and Logical Domains (LDoms) that help keep IT costs low."

Additionally, SearchDataCenter.com highlights the systems for using "the same chassis, power supplies, disks and fans are used on the Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Intel Corp. processor-based variants of the servers, and the remote management capabilities are compatible with Sun's x64 family of servers, with standardized interfaces that are backwards compatible with the previous generation of SPARC remote management facilities."

This new year is turning out exceptionally good for Sun products... :-)
SearchDataCenter.com Gold medal for Sun in 2007 Products of the Year

Monday Jan 07, 2008

Sun Wins 3 InfoWorld 2008 Technology of the Year Awards !!!


In a very impressive achievement, Sun received three 2008 Technology of the Year awards from InfoWorld today. Selected by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, the Technology of the Year awards recognize the most groundbreaking, most valuable products in IT, as evaluated by InfoWorld in 2007.

First, in the platforms category, Sun Solaris 10 took home "Most Innovative Server OS." InfoWorld claims, "No server operating system satisfies more varied requirements or boasts a wider range of brilliant features," praising the ZFS file system, DTrace and Solaris Containers features. They also note, "it's simply the most innovative version of a server operating system this decade." Solaris

Sun Fire X4500 Server Next, in the hardware category, the Sun Fire X4500 was awarded "Best Storage Server." Paul Venezia reviewed the product in July 2007, highlighting many of the key features -- including 48 SATA drives in a single 4U chassis accompanying a dual-Opteron server with two PCI-X slots -- and noting the product "will certainly make waves."

Finally, ZFS itself won an award for "Best File System" in the storage category. InfoWorld says the Sun solution's fluidity, malleability and scalability "far surpass any file system available now on any platform." The award links to Paul Venezia's very postive review in June 2007 and closes by saying ZFS is an "amazingly well-thought-out and nicely implemented solution."
ZFS
Congratulations to the teams -- you are THE best!!!

Wednesday Nov 14, 2007

Sun receives two HPCwire awards at Super Computing 07


HPCwire, the leading source for global news and information covering the high performance computing, announced the winners of HPCwire's annual Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards at the 2007 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC07) in Reno, Nevada yesterday.

Sun has won two awards here:

Editors' Choice Award for Best Price/Performance HPC Storage Technology or Product: Sun Fire X4500 Server
Editors' Choice Award: Top 5 Companies to Watch in 2008: Sun Microsystems


Sun Awards in SC07


Congratulations to ALL!!!

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