Donnerstag Jul 23, 2009

Munich Business Run B2RUN 2009

Amidst violent thunderstorms tonight the Munich Business Run B2RUN 2009 took place in the olympic park of Munich. Lightning, thunder and rain just before the start - how fitting for this year's valiant Sun Runners team! Lightning and thunder subsided, the rain stayed with us. Did I mention that I love to run in drizzle rain?
Well, fortunately Sun HR had equipped us with a second set of shirts to warm the exhausted and wet heroes after the run. So we hat violent Red during the contest, and calming warming Green afterwards.

Klick on "Firmenlauf 2009" under the picture below to get the whole story:

Von Firmenlauf 2009

Donnerstag Jul 24, 2008

Firmenlauf 2008

Heute abend war es wieder soweit: 32.000 Läuferinnen und Läufer haben sich - alle gewandet in ihre bunten Firmen-Laufshirts - auf die 6.75km lange Runde durch den Olympiapark in München gemacht.
Natürlich war Sun auch mit einem Team dabei:



(Mehr Bilder bei Klick)

Sonntag Jun 01, 2008

Windows on a wireless Sun Ray

Small computers a neat, but if you want to attach a real keyboard and a real monitor to something, ultra thin clients are the way to go. For a thin client, the thinner and dumber the better, because that saves on ressources building, running and recycling the box, not to forget administrative simpleness.

At work, I use a Sun Ray Ultra Thin Client daily (still the same box as eight years ago). The latest generation comes in a package even smaller and consumes only 9 Watts (measured at the 240V german power grid) of precious energy. So I wanted one at home. But I didn't want an energy-guzzling frigging server to serve the little Sun Ray at home - we have Sun Ray servers in the office, let's use them (and share their energy consumption with others). Second: I only have wireless at home. Will that bandwidth be sufficient for the Sun Ray?

Answer first: Yes, it will be sufficient. Even with low signal (two stories from Sun Ray to my access point in the basement). Have a look at this picture, and you'll notice a couple of things:


First: A little box with blue LEDs. That an ASUS WL-330g which just converts 100base-T to Wireless. Works with the Sunray out-of-the-box.
Second: Isn't that Windows on that screen? Yes it is. I connected with VPN (built into the Sun Ray) to our Sun Solution Center in Munich. There we run a Windows service proudly hosted by VMWare VDI on Sun Fire x64 servers and delivered via Sun Secure Global Desktop. That setup would even allow me to transfer my session to a browser window on another device. Or I could just pull my Smartcard (seen on the left) and plug it into another Sunray configured to connect to the Solution Center on the Internet to transfer my session.

Next task: Connect via VPN to our internal Sun Ray Servers in the office. I want my Solaris environment back!

Samstag Nov 11, 2006

Und ewig rauschen die Server

Wer vor einem 60 Tage Test der X4600 zu Hause zuerst einmal Probe hören will, um den WAF zu ermitteln, kann dies im Sun Solution Center tun. Ob Monster-Blades, 3840x1200 Pixel an einer Sunray, oder eben Mr. "Ich bin 50 Server" X4600 mit vier Papst-Lüftern höchstpersönlich - cooles Blech gibt's hier zuerst zu sehen:

Neue Videos aus dem Sun Solution Center werden wir hier in der HELDENschule zuerst ankündigen. Also: Video anschauen, Feedback geben, welche Themen besonders interessieren oder Termin vereinbaren und gleich selbst vorbeikommen!

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