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
|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.
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.
|I recently did two Sun News
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.
announced MySQL 5.4 at the
seventh annual MySQL Conference and
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.
|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.
it was my pleasure to talk
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.
are named to the Uptime Institute's Global Green
|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."
announced the latest Open Network
Systems from Sun.
"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.