Stories by Paul Krill

Sun rolls out reference architectures

Sun Microsystems at the SunNetwork 2003 conference on Wednesday introduced eight Sun Reference Architectures featuring repeatable methodologies to boost business processes in several network computing arenas.

Solaris getting security improvements

Sun Microsystems is mapping out near-term improvements to its Solaris Unix operating system that include enhanced security and network performance.

McNealy touts utility computing, outsourcing

Sun Microsystems Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy at the SunNetwork conference in San Francisco Tuesday preached the mantra of utility computing and lashed out at rivals who call his company's technology proprietary.

Sun touts Intel Xeon-based grid

SAN FRANCISCO (09/17/2003) - Sun Microsystems Inc. on Tuesday introduced a reference architecture and product bundle for setting up Intel Corp.-based computing grids. At the same time it announced a four-processor UltraSparc IIIi server and the company's first tower server in five years.

ORACLEWORLD - HP's Fiorina stresses grid challenges

Continuing the conference's theme of grid computing, Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina at the OracleWorld conference here Thursday stressed that challenges must be met in order for computing grids to fulfill their promise.

Sun previews J2EE 1.4

Sun Microsystems Inc. on Thursday announced availability of a preliminary, "qualification" release of Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.4 source code for J2EE licensees.

Oracle readying standard for grid

Oracle plans to propose a standard for data movement in computing grids to the Global Grid Forum next month, an Oracle official said Tuesday at the OracleWorld conference in San Francisco.

Ellison champions grid

Championing what he called the IT industry's first new architecture in 40 years, Oracle Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison at OracleWorld on Tuesday formally introduced the company's grid-enabled database and application server.

Oracle preps Web services-ready dev tool

Oracle by the end of the year plans to release an upgrade of its JDeveloper tool for Java that backs the latest J2EE standard, which focuses on web services.

Quest, GoldenGate, others to boost Oracle

Quest Software, with its package for migrating Oracle databases to Linux, is among a variety of third-party vendors launching offerings at the OracleWorld conference in San Francisco this week.

Borland, IBM team for .Net apps

Borland Software Corp. and IBM Corp. are teaming to boost development of database applications for the Microsoft Corp. .Net Framework.

Sun, Siebel strengthen ties

Siebel and Sun are forging a software development partnership with a goal of boosting performance of Siebel CRM applications running on Sun's Solaris operating system and Sun ONE middleware stack.