Friday Nov 06, 2009

Sun News -- The Week in Review

Listen to the short podcast below to catch up on Sun news this week.  Topics include new updates to Sun's Java Store Beta, Sun's new alliance with PayPal, Sun solutions in use at Columbia University and the University of Zurich, and Sun's top honor in the American Society of Training and Development's BEST Awards competition. (Brought to you by hosts Chhandomay Mandal and Maijaliisa Burkert.)

Tuesday Feb 17, 2009

VirtualBox Wins Product of the Year


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It is official, the ballots have been cast and the votes are in -- VirtualBox has been selected as the Virtualization Product of the Year in the 2008 Members Choice Awards. 

Give it a try! Download a pre-built version that is available for personal use here or here or get the open source code here.

About Sun xVM VirtualBox
Sun xVM VirtualBox is a high performance, free and open source desktop virtualization software that offers the latest must-have features for developers and enterprise users. xVM VirtualBox software lets users create "virtual machines" into which they can install their operating system (OS) of choice. As a result, users can access their favorite software using any OS and developers can easily build, test and run cross-platform, multi-tier applications on a single laptop or desktop computer. xVM VirtualBox software is the first major open source hypervisor to support the most popular host OSes, including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris and OpenSolaris.


Wednesday May 21, 2008

Sun Women Honored for Contributions to Technology and Business

In the last three weeks, five Sun women have received honors for their work in technology and business. Susan Landau, distinguished engineer, has been named the Anita Borg Institute 2008 Women of Vision Award winner in the Social Impact category.

The YWCA of Silicon Valley has awarded four Sun employees a 2008 Tribute to Women (TWIN) award: Cheryl Cook, vice president of sales; Beverly Glasser, senior director of IT; Noreen Krall, vice president and chief intellectual property officer; and Karen Tegan Padir, vice president, software infrastructure.

The Women of Vision Awards, hosted by the Anita Borg Institute Board of Trustees, honored women making significant contributions to technology. One winner was selected in each category: Innovation, Leadership, and Social Impact. Nominees were submitted by high-tech companies, universities, private industry, and the public. Each year YWCA of Silicon Valley honors the top women at leading organizations that have had a substantial impact on the organization relative to its growth, profitability, and innovation. Winners have outstanding leadership qualities and are successful role models for other women transitioning into executive positions.

Congratulations to all!

Thursday May 01, 2008

Sun Named One of Bay Area's and Greater Boston's Best Places to Work!

Sun's been named a great place to work in both the San Francisco Bay Area and in Greater Boston over the last week!

In the Bay Area, Sun is ranked #5 among large companies in the Bay Area Best Places to Work, which is issued by the Bay Area Business Journals.  In Boston, Sun was named one of the top 20 large companies to work for in the Greater Boston Best Places to Work, sponsored by the Boston Business Journal.

Monday Jan 14, 2008

UltraSPARC T2-based Servers Take Gold in SearchDataCenter Product of the Year Awards

Hot on the heels of the Golden Globes "news conference", SearchDataCenter took the wraps off of its Product of the Year 2007 Awards winners. The UltraSPARC T2-based Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 took home GOLD in the Small Servers (four processors and under) category.

Judged on criteria including ease of integration into existing environments, innovation and value, the write up on the T5120 and T5220 notes the energy efficiency and performance per watt of the systems as well as the "free virtualization capabilities with Solaris Containers and Logical Domains (LDoms) that help keep IT costs low."

Additionally, SearchDataCenter highlights the systems for using "the same chassis, power supplies, disks and fans are used on the Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Intel Corp. processor-based variants of the servers, and the remote management capabilities are compatible with Sun's x64 family of servers, with standardized interfaces that are backwards compatible with the previous generation of SPARC remote management facilities."

Thursday May 31, 2007

Sun Wins Global Supplier Performance Award from Vodafone


Sun was honored for its corporate responsibility program by Vodafone in this year's Global Supplier Performance awards.  Formally named the Vodafone Corporate Responsibility (CR) Engagement Award, it is given in recongition of Sun's commitment to Vodafone's Code of Ethical Purchasing and the company's support of Vodafone's corporate responsibility activities.

The awards are driven and allocated based on the findings of Vodafone's Supplier Performance Management system. The system provides performance feedback from across the Vodafone group covering its six key supplier performance pillars of:  Corporate Responsibility, financial stability, technical capability, delivery and quality of service as well as the strength of the commercial relationship. These performance measures form an intrinsic part of Vodafone's sourcing strategy development and execution.

In a press release from Vodafone, the managing director of Vodafone's Global Supply Chain said:

"These awards are designed to recognise where our suppliers have demonstrated a spirit of true strategic partnership by understanding Vodafone's needs then going the extra mile to deliver excellent service and value.  In today's competitive market place it is crucial to work with partners that have a deep understanding of our business needs and competitive pressures."


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