Friday May 08, 2009
Monday Apr 27, 2009
By cvr on Apr 27, 2009
Sun Blogs (blogs.sun.com) 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 - http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/features/articles/sunblogs_webserver.jsp
Happy Birthday, Sun Blogs!Cheers.
cvr [Read More]
Wednesday Apr 22, 2009
By cvr on Apr 22, 2009
Wednesday Apr 15, 2009
By cvr on Apr 15, 2009
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. [Read More]
Wednesday Feb 11, 2009
Tuesday Jan 13, 2009
By jmccabe on Jan 13, 2009
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
By jmccabe on Dec 12, 2008
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
By cvr on Dec 04, 2008
Sun Web Server has a wiki home - http://wikis.sun.com/display/WebServer/Sun+Java+System+Web+Server. A couple of recent highlights:
Friday Nov 14, 2008
By jmccabe on Nov 14, 2008
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 blogs.sun.com (Sun Blogs infrastructure) uses Sun Java System Web Server 7.0.
Wednesday Jul 23, 2008
By jmccabe on Jul 23, 2008
Today at OSCON Sun announced many things that I think are cool, but two of them have special value to me.
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.
- 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.
Sunday Jul 06, 2008
By cvr on Jul 06, 2008
Nearly 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.
Sunday Jun 08, 2008
By cvr on Jun 08, 2008
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 sourceforge.net. Hope you would agree and nominate OpenSolaris for the Community Choice award!
OpenSolaris Web Stack team
Wednesday Apr 09, 2008
By cvr on Apr 09, 2008
With 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
Tuesday Apr 08, 2008
By cvr on Apr 08, 2008
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.
With 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 blogs.sun.com 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.
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.[Read More]
Thursday Mar 13, 2008
- Web Tier software - now on Oracle online store.
- Sun brand lives on, Web Server to constitute a new Oracle Web Tier offering.
- Security vulnerabilities addressed in the latest Web Server update releases
- Multiple security vulnerabilities in the HTTP TRACE, WebDAV and Digest Authentication Methods in the Sun Java System Web Server and Sun Java System Web Proxy Server
- Happy Web Serving at Winter Games 2010 & beyond!
- Sun Web Server 7.0u7 Released, Further Fortifying Security
- Sun Web Server: Essential Guide on Dr. Dobb's Multicore Reading List
- Sun Web Server 7 Helps Set World Records
- Sun Web Server: The Essential Guide, with a foreword by Scott McNealy
- Web Stack 1.5 is available in different locales.