Tuesday Jan 27, 2009

New Sun Messaging server benchmark results published

Sun Messaging Server has published a new benchmark on the SPECmail2008 benchmark at spec.org. The details of the benchmark are available at http://www.spec.org/mail2008/results/res2009q1/mail2008-20081203-00002.html. Obviously, this is not on the new Sun Communication Suite 6, but things should definitely be even better in the new version ;-) But, if you see the spec.org website, there are NO benchmarks from any other vendor !!
Please see http://blogs.sun.com/bmseer/entry/world_record_specmail2008_sun_fire for more details on the benchmark and the highlights.

The highlights from bmseer's blog:
  • The Sun Fire X4540 server, equipped with two quad-core 2.3GHz Opteron 2356, Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.2 JES4, the ZFS File System and Solaris 10 Operating System, has achieved the overall record of 3300 SPECmail_MSEnt2008 SMTP and IMAP users at 15,868 SPECmail2008 Sessions/hour.
  • This benchmark result clearly demonstrates that a single Sun's X4540 with integrated storage, together with the Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.2 with ZFS on Solaris can support a large, enterprise level IMAP Mail server environment at the highest level of throughput performance, representing a compact, low cost and low power solution.

Wednesday Jul 23, 2008

Sun Communication Suite 6 SHIPS!!

Good news. From Jim Parkinson's blogs http://blogs.sun.com/jpblog/

Linked from Jim's blog ...

Software available here

Documentation at: http://wikis.sun.com/display/CommSuite/Sun+Java+Communications+Suite+Information

On July 22nd we announced the availability of Java Communications Suite 6., which includes the new Convergence web client,push e-mail support and a host of other features. These new capabilities and enhancements make Communications Suite 6 an even stronger alternative to Microsoft Exchange, while enabling leading Telco and cable companies to provide their subscribers with seamless new services leading to increase customer growth and delight.

The Sun Java Communications Suite delivers industry leading email, calendaring and real time collaboration functionality for service provider and large organizations worldwide. It provides an extensible, standards-based development platform, offering improved performance, reliability and scalability at a lower TCO.

Communications Suite Components
Services
  • Message access and message management
  • Calendar Service and group scheduling
  • Instant Messaging, Presence and Chat
  • Centralized Address Book
Access
  • Sun Convergence – a complete webclient
  • Outlook Connectivity
  • Mobile Sync
Administration and Configuration
  • Delegated Administration
  • New Communications Suite Installer
What's New

This Communications Suite release includes many new features, including:

  • Sun Convergence communications client
  • New subscription-based pricing model for point products
  • New Messaging Server features include:
  • Very large mailbox support
  • Message store database rolling backup
  • Additional LEMONADE support for mobile messaging


and more ......

Please come give it a test drive at http://commsuite.demo.sun.com:7080/iwc Userid : field1 / Password: cosmo

Or to learn more : www.sun.com/comms

Tuesday Jul 08, 2008

A sad news ..

When I started getting involved in Sun Comms (and Messaging server), one of the key resources I have used are the Sun blogs. One blog, I used to regularly read/refer was by Jonathan Hawkins. Just came to know, that Jonathan Hawkins, passed away, after fighting cancer. My deepest sympathies to his family. I have never met Jonathan, but this is an instance of a person's influence and knowledge, spreading far and wide around the world, by virtue of his work. Long live Sun blogs !!

From the Bhagavad Gita ...
    For certain is death for the born 
    And certain is birth for the dead; 
    Therefore over the inevitable
    Thou shouldst not grieve.
        Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2
        (250 BC - 250 AD)

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