Friday May 08, 2009

Coming up: Free Sun GlassFish Web Stack Webinar

Sun GlassFish Web Stack offers a fully integrated stack of popular open source web technologies including Apache HTTPd, MySQL, PHP, and Ruby. Please join us for a free webinar next Wednesday (May 13th, 2009.) Details in the attached flyer.

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Monday Apr 27, 2009

Happy Birtday to ... Sun Blogs (turns 5)!

Sun Blogs (  turns 5 today! Terrific job by .Sun engineering team!

We are proud to see Sun Web Server 7 and MySQL integral part of the Sun Blogs infrastructure - and you will find more details here in this article -

Happy Birthday, Sun Blogs!



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Wednesday Apr 22, 2009

MySQL Conference: Join us at the BoF about Web Stack tonight.

OpenSolaris Web Stack: Where MySQL Meets the Next Generation OS

Moderated by: Murthy Chintalapati, Jyri Virkki

Location: Ballroom B

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Wednesday Apr 15, 2009

Web Server 7.0u5, Web Stack & Nehalem.

OpenSolaris Web Stack shines on Nehalem based servers

First and foremost, we are proud to be part of Sun's Nehalem (Intel Xeon 5500) based Sun Fire X2250 x64 servers launch today. We celebrate with two benchmarks on Web Stack, probably first time ever.

Sun Web Server 7.0u5 Released

We are delighted to announce that Web Server 7.0 Update 5 has been released.

By the way, a short presentation on Sun Web Server including its architecture and performance is available here.

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Wednesday Feb 11, 2009

Incredible portfolio of web servers!

Sun GlassFish Portfolio has one remarkable offer in that it includes support for a combination of world class web servers - Apache web server (the most popular), Sun Web Server (the most scalable) and lighttpd. 

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Tuesday Jan 13, 2009

Open Web Server launched!

I'm really excited to announce that we have completed the work to oped
source the core of Sun Java System Web Server under the BSD license.
This project offers a sub-set of Sun Java System Web Server's features,
but is the same highly scalable HTTP server that drives many of the
most demanding and secure Web sites.

The project site is here.

A feature comparison of Open Web Server and Sun Java System Web Server is here.

Developer documentation and build instructions are here.

Open Web Server is a part of the larger Web Stack community within the OpenSolaris project.

We welcome your feedback and participation within the OpenSolaris Web Stack community. 

Friday Dec 12, 2008

Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 4 released

I am happy to announce that Web Server 7.0 Update 4 has been released. It can be downloaded  here.

The Release Notes are here. In addition to bug fixes and stability improvements, this release introduces better compatibility with CGI and FastCGI applications by providing REQUEST_URI and SCRIPT_FILENAME variables, support for default-sun-web.xml, and certification of OpenSolaris 2008.11 as a supported platform.

All users of Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 through Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 3 and prior releases are encouraged to upgrade.

Thursday Dec 04, 2008

Sun Web Server on wiki; Siebel and Sugar CRM benchmarks

Sun Web Server has a wiki home - A couple of recent highlights:

SugarCRM benchmark with Web Server 7.0, MySQL and Cool Stack PHP runtime:

Web Server 7.0 helped set a world record with Siebel CRM application on Sun's latest enterprise gear:
10/13/2008 The Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Supports 14,000 Concurrent Users Running Siebel CRM R8.0 and Oracle 10g Database

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Friday Nov 14, 2008

Sun Blogs, Sun Forums: Reference Deployments of Sun Web Server 7.0

We'd like to present two recent papers outlining the reference deployment of how Sun Web Server is deployed -
1. A paper has been published describing how (Sun Blogs infrastructure) uses Sun Java System Web Server 7.0.

2. It's also worth looking at an older article detailing how  uses Sun Java System Web Server 7.0.


Wednesday Jul 23, 2008

Open Sourcing Sun Web Stack, Web Server, Web Proxy Server

Today at OSCON Sun announced many things that I think are cool, but two of them have special value to me.

  1.  We
    are open sourcing the core functionality of our Web Server (known
    variously as Sun Java System Web Server, Sun ONE Web Server, iPlanet
    Web Server, Netscape Enterprise Server) and our Web proxy Server (known
    by the same various brands as our Web Server). The code will be under
    the BSD license providing the maximum possible portability of the
    project, and  will bring Sun more fully into the open source HTTP
    server community. This will happen on the OpenSolaris Web Stack
    community sometime in CYQ3 2008.

  2. Sun will be offering
    production support for the \*AMP stack on Solaris, OpenSolaris, and
    various Linux flavors. The Sun Web Stack will be a product of the
    OpenSolaris Web Stack community and a continuation of the work already
    released as Cool Stack. Support wilol be available in CYQ3 2008.

Exciting times around the ol' Web Tier water dispenser.

General Press Release

ComputerWorld article

Sunday Jul 06, 2008

Sun Web Server 7.0 Update 3 released

ws7.0Nearly six months after previous update release, Sun Web Server 7.0 Update 3 (U3) shipped last week. In addition to complying with SPECweb world record submission with multi-socket Huron systems launched earlier [see Rise of CMT systems], U3 release delivers important and incremental quality improvements to the product, consistent with the customer requested enhancements and platform additions. Most notable improvements include: IBM AIX platform support, Auto-deployment of web applications and stability of FastCGI based applications.

Please download the bits and review the release notes here.

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Sunday Jun 08, 2008

Nominate OpenSolaris for community choice award

Hope you like Sun's efforts open sourcing its flagship operating system, OpenSolaris. On behalf OpenSolaris Web Stack community, we are proud to nominate OpenSolaris for community choice award at Hope you would agree and nominate OpenSolaris for the Community Choice award!

OpenSolaris Web Stack team

Wednesday Apr 09, 2008

Rise of CMT systems: On top of the [SPECweb] world, once again

Multi-socket CMT systemsWith another impressive launch of multi-socket CMT systems, we have a new SPECweb world record publication today using the
upcoming Sun Web Server 7.0 Update 3 (to be available later this
quarter). With this, we are yet again demonstrating the power, scalability and
throughputof these CMT systems. Sun Web Server 7.0 is probably the best CMT ready main stream, general purpose web server today.

So, we are pushing the current world record - up by 1801 simultaneous
user sessions!

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Tuesday Apr 08, 2008

Chugging along '08 on the Web Server trail.

Nope, we are not talking about Web Server 8.0! Just a few updates into 2008!

Since its release earlier in 01/07, Sun Web Server 7.0 has been deployed widely into production uses at Sun
and by well respected sites. Update releases are continuing to help
improve quality incorporating features and performance innovations -
e.g. upgrade to Java container, PHP Add On, administration support for
FastCGI, etc. To top it all, WS7.0u2 released in 12/07 set the world record SPECweb benchmark with staggering performance on the coolest server platform on the planet (Niagara 2 based T5220), thanks to its MT-hot design ideal for multi-core CMT systems, a new innovative asynchronous accelerator cache design and a host top to bottom system level innovations such as 10Gbit Ethernet networking etc.

MySQLWith MySQL now integral part of Sun's Software portfolio,
there is no question that '08 is a significant milestone for Sun
Software and Web Server. After all, our infrastructure is
powered by Web Server + MySQL running on a couple of Niagara T2000
servers. Indeed, this combination is very potent in that it can handily
outperform the competition (Microsoft IIS and SQL Server) both in raw
performance, throughput and power consumption, as demonstrated by this OLTP/Web worlkload benchmark.

By the way, here a couple of more articles/blogs that caught our attention:

Another cool article titled - "Using Subversion, NetBeans IDE, and Sun Java System Web Server With Java ME" by Richard Marejka. Demonstrates using Web Server's WebDAV capability (Admin GUI lets you create DAV Collections and all that) to configure Subversion which can be used from NetBeans for your development activities. Richard's article is showcased on the web tier developer hub.

John Pelonquin's blog on Moodle on Solaris/Sun Web Server: Moodle—a PHP-driven, open source course management system for online learning—on one of our enterprise class servers running Sun Solaris 10 and Sun Java System Web Server 7.0.  For details visit John's blog post.

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Thursday Mar 13, 2008

Sun Java System Web Server 6.1sp9 released

I'm delighted to report that Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP9 has made it into the wild:

This is a bug fix release. All users of Web Server 6.1 SPx are encouraged to upgrade.




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