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


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 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.


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

Wednesday Apr 15, 2009

Sun -- A Global Green 100 Company


Today we are named to the Uptime Institute's Global Green 100 list.
From the Uptime Institute:

"Sun's effective leadership in 'greening' its own enterprise demonstrated an outstanding commitment to energy efficiency for the betterment of its own business performance and the eco-sustainability of our planet," said Ken Brill, executive director of the Uptime Institute. "The Uptime Institute is proud to recognize Sun with this distinguished achievement."
Sun CSR

Tuesday Apr 14, 2009

Now Available: Sun's Open Network Systems Powered by Nehalem


Today we announced the latest Open Network Systems from Sun.

John's perspective:

"Today's IT customer is looking for three things - speed, simplicity and savings. With Sun's Open Network Systems approach, we're integrating our networking advancements, our system expertise, and our core IP and innovative designs to transform commodity components into entirely new platforms with breakthrough application performance, efficiency and scale," said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems Group, Sun Microsystems. "Our new x64 systems with breakthrough networking technologies, advanced thermal management, open software stacks and Open Storage enhancements will give the datacenter an extreme makeover, revealing new efficiencies and maximizing IT investment."

Dimitrios Dovas, Director of Product Management, x64 Volume Systems, joined me to talk about Sun's latest Open Network Systems products powered by Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series (aka Nehalem). Listen to the short segment below for the highlights.

Sun Fire X4170 Server

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