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 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.

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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Friday Dec 21, 2007

Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 2 released

Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 2 has been released.

This release contains the performance improvements that allowed the T5220 launch to set a new world record SPECweb2005 benchmark:


Web Server 7.0 Update 2 features a substantial performance update to the server core for all platforms, and introduces a PKCS#11 bypass feature to achieve better SSL performance out-of-the-box. This release also includes more administration options, Solaris Monitoring Framework (SMF) integration, certification on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and the introduction of 64-bit binary support for Linux, NetBeans 6 support, bug and stability fixes, an integrated news feed to keep users up-to-date, and much more!

All users of Web Server 7.0 or Web Server 7.0 Update 1 are encouraged to upgrade.


Tuesday Oct 09, 2007

PHP in Java with Java System Web Server 7.0

Sriram Natarajan, a developer with the Sun Java System Web Server team, has published an article about using the Quercus PHP Java implementation with Sun Java System Web Server 7.0.

T5220, the most scalable & eco-friendly web server on the planet.

Sun announces the most scalable and eco-friendly web server on the planet, powered by Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 2, Java SE and Solaris 10 08/07! For benchmark details see the full announcement and bmseer's blog.

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Thursday Oct 04, 2007

Sun Java System Web Proxy Server 4.0.6 released

Web Proxy Server 4.0.6 has been released and is available for download.

Download Link

All users of Web Proxy Server 4.0.x are encouraged to update.

Monday Sep 10, 2007

Handling Chunked requests in an NSAPI

Janice Hunt has published an excellent article on handling Chunked data with NSAPI plugins.

Friday Aug 31, 2007

Wikification at Sun.

Wikification of Sun highlights the new generation of publishing at Sun including blogs.sun.com and now wikis.sun.com.

As we noted earlier, like blogs.sun.com, wikis.sun.com is served by Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 running on the award winning first generation Niagara based T2000 servers.

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Thursday Jul 19, 2007

Sun Java System Web Server 6.1sp8 released

Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP7 (English) has been released and is available for download:

Release Notes

This is a bug-fix and compatibility release. All users of Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 are encouraged to update.

Users should note these important changes in this release:

  • JDK is no longer bundled on AIX and HP-UX platforms. The installer will enforce the requirement that the JDK be previously installed on these platforms.
  • SSL libraries updated to latest version.

Monday Jul 02, 2007

A few Sun Web Server 7.0 updates to pass on.

Here are a few updates on Web Server 7.0 to pass on: Here we go, download Web Server 7.0 U1 and use it for FREE![Read More]

Friday May 04, 2007

Happy Birthday (belatedly) - blogs.sun.com

Blogs.sun.com turned triumphant three last Friday -- this doesn't sound like a big number, but in terms of corporate blog sites, it probably is. Our .sun engineering stars, John 'Hoffey' Hoffman and Will Snow first announced it here on April 27, 2004.

From infrastrural perspective, I think blogs.sun.com, a premier blogging infrastructure for Sun employees represents success in many different dimensions:

  • It demonstrates technologies developed in open source, collaborative world continue to evolve and mature into corporate tools of choice. Roller, the blogging web application behind the blogs.sun.com, is now first class Apache Software project http://roller.apache.org/, lead by Dave Johnson from Sun. Kudos to Dave and the Roller team!
  • As noted in dzm's blog, blogs.sun.com is powered by Sun Java System Web Server 7.0! The site is hosted on a couple of SunFire T2000 Niagara servers, with 32GB and the raw usage statistics (for March '07) are pretty good:
    March 2007 raw statistics
    Total Hits 	    52,508,449
    Total Files 	    25,410,771
    Total Pages 	    27,227,015
    Total Visits 	     2,748,304
    Total KBytes 	   918,543,087
    Total Unique Sites     702,130
    Total Unique URLs      515,127
                       Average        Total
    Hits per Hour          70,575 	  251,170
    Hits per Day 	    1,693,820   2,926,549
    Files per Day 	      819,702   1,636,716
    Pages per Day 	      878,290   1,272,691
    Visits per Day 	       88,654 	  143,564
    KBytes per Day 	   29,630,422  53,247,331
  • This is also a great testimony for the success of Java platform as a whole. Speaking of Java, of course, it's that time of the year - hope you are going to be at JavaOne 2007 next week in San Francisco.
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Friday Apr 13, 2007

ServerWatch review of Sun Web Server 7.0 - it's a joy to read!

Latest Sun Java Web Server Delivers a Jolt "In summary, Sun Web Server is generally two times as fast as Apache. ... The Sun Web Server is fast, flexible, scalable, and a downright joy to run .. if performance and ease of management are paramount, Web Server is the way to go." [Read More]

Thursday Apr 05, 2007

Running PHP applications on a Java based PHP runtime with Sun Web Server 7.0

Thanks to Caucho's all Quercus technologies packaged as a WAR file, it's easy to run it on Sun Java System Web Server 7.0, which includes GlassFish based Java EE servlet container.

Check Sriram's blog.

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Saturday Feb 24, 2007

Happy Silver Jubilee Anniversary, Sun!

Happy 25th Birthday (Silver Jubilee), Sun!

While I have been little over 10 years at Sun (smile), it's a great place to work and meet with some brilliant engineering geeks and cool people in the Silicon Valley. Where else you meet cool people like Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Joy, James Gosling,Sheueling Chang ,Radia Perlman and so on? What a great privilege of working directly with really bright stars and geeks like Chris Elving, Vipul Gupta and many more quality & engineering driven minds.

See Also: San Jose Mercury News article[Read More]

Saturday Feb 10, 2007

Sun Web Server PHP Add On is available.

With the new quick setup PHP Add On recently released, you can run MediaWiki and Squirrel Mail with Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 easily.

See PHP Add on page for more details.[Read More]




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