Friday Jan 30, 2009

Sun Achieves Gold Standard Security Certification for Solaris 10 5/08

Sun is proud to announce that the Solaris 10 5/08 release has passed through the Common Criteria process. The independently-tested Common Criteria process is recognized world-wide by governments and security-conscious customers as the Gold standard and green light for production deployments. The testing for Solaris 10 included both SPARC and x86 architectures in a mix of environments, with full naming services, GUI management and virtualized guests.

Specifically, Solaris 5/08 has undergone the Assurance Continuity process for Controlled Access Protection Profile and Role Based Access Control Protection Profile at Evaluation Assurance Level 4+. Sun is also committed to certifying Solaris 10 5/08 against the Labeled Security Protection Profile in the near future.

For more information visit Sun's Security Certification site, as well as the Communications Security Establishment Canada site.

Thursday Jan 29, 2009

Solaris Cluster 3.2 1/09 Available Now

Solaris Cluster is a multi-system, multi-site disaster recovery solution that manages the availability of applications services and data across local, regional and vastly dispersed datacenters.

Solaris Cluster 3.2 1/09 update adds new business continuity capabilities for Oracle RAC in Solaris virtual environments, enables increased high availability with new monitoring capabilities and configuration advisors, supports more types of storage solutions and provides simplified configurations.

Download it here.

New and Enhanced Features of Solaris Cluster 3.2 1/09:
• Provides high availability and disaster recovery to consolidated environments leveraging Solaris Containers and Logical Domains
• Facilitates Oracle RAC consolidation with Solaris Container Cluster
• New fencing and quorum options add flexibility for storage configurations
• Supports an industry-leading portfolio of commercial and open source applications
• Certified for use with a broad range of storage arrays from Sun and 3rd parties and on SPARC and x64/x86 platforms
• More replication options with Oracle Data Guard for Oracle RAC in Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition configuration

To get the scoop on all that's available in Solaris Cluster 3.2 1/09, visit the Cluster Oasis blog, where you can get more information & see videos highlighting the top new features.

EMBARQ is a Fortune 500 company and provider of innovative communications offerings in the United States including Internet, wireless, telephone, satellite TV, and managed-network services. Find out how they're using Solairs Cluster as part of their solution in a new customer success story.

"Solaris Cluster provides a superior method of high availability. Our overall availability is 99.999%. No other solution has been able to ensure us with such tremendous uptime"        —  Kevin McBride, Network Systems Administrator III at EMBARQ

To learn more about disaster recovery and business continuity with Solaris Cluster, visit To participate in the Open HA Cluster community, visit

Monday Aug 25, 2008

Dell Offers Solaris 10 on Nine PowerEdge Servers

It started with a handshake and a t-shirt exchanged between two industry leaders in November. This week, Dell expanded its support of the Solaris OS by leaps and bounds as it began offering Solaris 10 as an OS option on nine of its most popular Intel & AMD based PowerEdge servers.  Dell now offers Solaris across a broader range of x86 based systems than any vendor - aside from Sun - including both Intel and AMD based rack servers and blades.

In addition to shipping and supporting Solaris on PowerEdge servers, Dell will provide technical assistance for Solaris on Dell systems to its customers, better simplifying the experience when they’re seeking to purchase a complete hardware, software and service solution.

For more information about Solaris on Dell servers, including a complete list of the newly certified PowerEdge systems, check out

Dell is just one of a number of leading global systems vendors  to offer Solaris on its systems.  This week’s news with Dell underscores the growing demand Sun has seen for Solaris on x86 systems and offers even broader choice of supported systems for Solaris customers.  For the very latest information on Solaris, visit

Tuesday Jul 01, 2008

Sun Student Reviews Contest Winners Announced

This morning we announced the winners of the Sun Student Reviews Contest. Check out the winning submissions here -- those were excellent OpenSolaris and NetBeans reviews.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!!!
Sun Student Reviews Contest Winners

Monday Jun 09, 2008

Student Reviews Contest Update

Last month we launched the Student Reviews Program aimed at promoting hands-on experience of open-source products for students around the world. Students can post their reviews to give feedback, discuss cutting-edge technologies, get connected with experts, as well as participate in student contests to win cool prizes.

The program started with a OpenSolaris 2008.5 and NetBeans 6.1 product reviews contest .
Student Reviews
48 students from 14 different countries -- Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Moldova, Pakistan, Romania, Sri Lanka, Sweden, USA and Vietnam -- have submitted 78 technical reviews during the contest period.

Check out the detailed contest update here.

Tuesday May 13, 2008

Student Contest on OpenSolaris and NetBeans

Hello Students...

A lot of you are already trying out OpenSolaris and NetBeans, and we wanted to make it a fun exercise for you... with cool prizes!

All you have to do is...

1. Download OpenSolaris 2008.5 OS and/or NetBeans IDE 6.1.
2. Test the product and post a review!
3. Submit the URL of the review.
4. Do it before June 6, 2008.

And you can win upto $250 in Visa Debit cards!

The details are in this blog post as well as in the main student reviews page.

Get going, folks...

Good Luck!


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