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.


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


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!

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 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.


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.


Friday Apr 17, 2009

Lin Lee on Education and Global Communities


Yesterday it was my pleasure to talk with Lin Lee, who is the vice president of Sun's Global Communities group. Lin is a 20-plus year technology industry veteran who has worked on both the product side and the business strategy side. She currently splits her time between China and Sun HQ in California as she leads the globally-dispersed Global Communities team.

Listen to the short segment below to learn her view of transforming education and IT in the face of a down economy as well as get details on next week's Education Research Conference.

Lin Lee
Lin Lee

Tuesday Mar 24, 2009

Sun News in Review: Christopher Kawalek on Sun Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Software 3.0


This morning we announced the availability of Sun VDI Software 3. The latest release offers great storage economics for VDI, built-in virtualization capabilities and a wide variety of virtual desktop operating systems. With increased flexibility, management efficiency and data security, Sun VDI customers are already saving big bucks.

I talked with Chris Kawalek, Product Line Manager of Desktop Virtualization Marketing at Sun, about the new software. Get the highlights of the announcement by listening to the short segment below.

Chris Kawalek
Chris Kawalek

Friday Mar 20, 2009

International Earth Day and Sun's CSR


We at Sun always pay close attention to the mark we make -- whether it's innovations that change the industry or our footprint on the planet.

Since formalizing our Sustainability strategy three years ago, we've had many dramatic proof points of our open source philosophy, commitment to the environment, social responsibility and making technology accessible to everyone.
Corporate Responsibility at Sun
Some examples include publishing our annual CSR report, winning the EPA's Climate Protection Award, and opening the new eco friendly data center in Colorado, to name a few.

We are observing International Earth Day today, and I sat down with Marcy Scott Lynn, Director of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility at Sun Microsystems, to talk about environmental accountability for a sustainable earth. Listen to the short segment below for the highlights of Sun's CSR efforts.


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