Sun, Day 1
By Stephen Repetski on Jun 23, 2009
Well for those that do know me and don’t know but happened to come upon this site and didn’t notice the URL, and for those that don’t know me but happen to glance at this, I’m working at Sun this summer at the Sun Federal labs in McLean, VA. I was originally introduced to the guys in charge of the lab here when Scott McNealy, Chairman of the Board here at Sun, came to visit TJHSST, my now-former high school. I helped to give them a quick tour of our operations in the Syslab, and then Mr. McNealy gave a short presentation about Sun.
Fast forward a couple months, I now get the privilege to work at Sun Federal, and at what a more interesting time than in the middle of a merger of two large companies, Oracle and Sun, with market caps of 99.02B and 6.84B, respectively; it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out, especially since I have a sort of mixed view being an outsider coming to Sun in the midst of the merger. Regardless of this information, my project for the summer is to build a flexible and extensible “cloud” system for enterprises and government groups to be able to run applications on with as little effort as possible.
My first day at Sun was pretty chaotic, fast-paced, but also very interesting, rewarding, and I hope this level of energy stays for the whole summer! We started to plan out the line of action for the summer, and talked about how to go about designing and implementing the system. The term “cloud” has been thrown around a lot in the recent months, but for this project I think we’ll be focusing on a type of system that can be implemented at a user’s site instead of being run by a third-party company (in this case, being Sun). More to come soon.