By chhandomay on Dec 02, 2009
| Today Sun announced the
availability of the Solaris
Cluster 3.2 11/09 software. Listen to the short podcast below for
Sociedad Estatal Correos y Telégrafos, S.A., also known as Correos, has been providing postal services across Spain for more than 300 years. However, because of the recent steady decline in traditional postal services usage, Correos realized it needed to create a business proposition that would appeal to citizens and businesses alike. Correos ultimately found a way to add value to Internet-based communications and began working to create a highly secure e-mail service that includes data encryption and time stamps, so users could receive certification that a message had arrived at its destination.
(Image courtesy: Correos)
needed to provide up to 140,000 mailboxes for citizens and businesses
to send e-mail and attachments to government offices. The technology
behind the new “Electronic Post Box” service Apartado
Postal Electrónico (APE), had to be reliable and scalable
enough to handle new offerings in addition to being expertly managed
looked at several IT solution providers but ultimately selected Sun
because it was able to guarantee the reliability of the e-mail
With the support of Sun Professional Services, Correos developed and implemented a fully redundant data storage and backup platform. A Sun Fire T2000 and a Sun Fire T1000 server, both featuring UltraSPARC T1 processor technology and running the Solaris 10 Operating System, work as load balancers on the front end. Sun Fire V490 and Sun Fire V890 servers, running backup software, sit at the back end of the platform. Two Sun StorageTek 6540 arrays store e-mail data, which is archived onto a Sun StorageTek SL500 modular library system. Finally, to maximize availability, Sun Professional Services deployed Solaris Cluster software to protect the integrity of the application data and services across the cluster's nodes.
Today, APE is delivering a secure and reliable e-mail service to citizens, companies, and government offices throughout Spain. With the Sun-based storage infrastructure, Correos is providing 5 MB worth of storage for its 140,000 mailboxes. Correos also has peace of mind knowing that the infrastructure is protected by a Sun Spectrum Platinum support plan and storage and backup systems are being well maintained by Sun Remote Operations Management. José Marcelino Pérez, e-business manager at Correos says: “APE and Sun technology are helping Correos meet the challenges of a transition from paper correspondence to Internet-based communication.”
Check out the complete details here.
|Liverpool Direct Limited
(LDL) is helping transform the way citizens in Liverpool access public
services. A public/private enterprise of its kind, LDL's vision is to
offer "joined-up government" whereby everybody has access to new
technology for communicating with Liverpool City Council and its
Business Units. Among LDL's responsibilities are contact centers,
benefits services, human resources and payroll, and revenue services.
|The organization was aiming to
increase computing power and capacity, reduce operational and
management costs, cut power and cooling costs and increase space
available for scaling hardware platform.
Sun Professional Services provided LDL with a turnkey solution that included a high-performance, cost-effective platform based on Sun SPARC Enterprise T2000 servers running the Solaris 10 OS, Solaris Cluster, and Sun Interim Operations Management to ensure a successful adoption of the new technology.
"Liverpool Direct Limited couldn't deliver Solaris-based shared services without the Sun SPARC Enterprise T-Series servers running the Solaris 10 OS," noted Frank Oakley, Solutions Architect, LDL. "The platform has reduced our costs and doubled processing performance."
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Professional Services, leading Korean manufacturer LG Micron
successfully deployed a six-node high-availability cluster of servers
using high-performance Sun
UltraSPARC IV+ processors. The Sun Cluster solution provides 24x7
business continuity for the Oracle database and ERP applications.
Sun delivered the solution using LG Micron's existing IT assets and helped it maximize operational productivity. The solution is the first six-node cluster implementation in Asia and the first deployment in South Korea to use Solaris Volume Manager to mirror data to a remote site to enhance disaster recovery.
Heechang Park, CFO/CIO of LG Micron, commented: "We tried to provide non-stop IT service by leveraging old systems in order to minimize IT investment and established a cluster system in order to minimize any possible risks. Moreover, LG Micron established business continuity from a server/storage HA project. Previously, we assume that we wasted 1 million a year at the production line due to system failures and service stops. However, our IT system now provides non-stop service through standby-system configuration, and we secured our ROI for this project."
Check out the details here.
(Image courtesy: LG Micron)