Monday Feb 25, 2013

How to: Build a private virtual network with Zones in Solaris 11

Interesting article which shows step by step how to build a "lab in a box" with Solaris 11 zones and private virtual networks.

The article shows to build a configuration like the following:

Private virtual network with zones

Thursday Apr 16, 2009

Performance Testing and Sizing: Endeavors Application Jukebox on Solaris 10

We here at Web and more love to see great work receive recognition.  Especially the great work of our friends!  With that said, Sun’s own Bruce Chapman, an ISV engineer, currently has some of his work featured on the website of a Sun ISV partner, Endeavors Technologies.

Endeavors Technologies pride themselves on being pioneers and leaders in application virtualization and application streaming technologies.  Among the latest news featured on their site is a link titled, “Bruce Chapman puts Application Jukebox Solaris through its paces.”  The detailed report focuses on Endeavors Application Jukebox performance and scalability on Solaris 10.  Click here for the complete report and be sure to keep up the great wok Bruce!




Java - Where we're heading with James Gosling


In March we ran a developer update in London which focused on Sun's Java Technology, JavaFX, NetBeans IDE, GlassFish, OpenSolaris and Sun Studio. The keynote presentation was given by James Gosling - "The Father of Java" which talked about Java - Where we're heading....

In addition to James there were presentations from Simon Ritter on JavaFX and an update on Java SE 7, as well as Steve Elliott talking about Java EE and the server side

So if you want to hear the views of the Father of Java, or get more detail on JavaFX, Java EE or Java SE you can look at all the videos of the presentations here. You can also get details of the current JavaFX Coding Challenge.

Wednesday Jan 28, 2009

Sun’s IPSO Alliance is declared one of “Best Inventions” by Time magazine

Sun is a founding member of the Internet Protocol for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance that was declared as one of Time magazine’s "Best Inventions of 2008"!!

What is the IPSO Alliance?

It is a group of high-tech companies, both vendors and users who endorse the use of existing Internet Protocol (IP) protocols for connecting 'smart' objects and delivering information to and from those objects. The aim of the Alliance is to create a better understanding of IP and include understanding the industries and markets where IP-based Smart Objects can have an effective role in growth and organizing services.

Read more about the IPSO Alliance.

What are “Smart Objects?

To quote…“Smart Objects are (any) objects in the physical world that - typically with the help of embedded devices - transmit information about their condition or environment (e.g., temperature, light, motion, health status) to locations where the information can be analyzed, correlated with other data and acted upon. Applications range from automated and energy-efficient homes and office buildings, factory equipment maintenance and asset tracking to hospital patient monitoring and safety and compliance assurance.”

Essentially a smart object can include any device/ anything that is network addressable.

See here for a complete record of Best Inventions! Some of the listings are really interesting...And imaginative!

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