The company adds PHP support to NetBeans, ships NetBeans 6.1 and releases OpenSolaris.
Sun Microsystems is kicking off this JavaOne week with a host of news
regarding its OpenSolaris operating system and NetBeans integrated development
Company officials made the announcements May 5 at Sun's CommunityOne
Developer Conference, which essentially is a prelude to the JavaOne event that
runs May 6-9 in San Francisco.
At CommunityOne, Sun and the OpenSolaris community announced the
availability of OpenSolaris, in a distribution that had previously been known
as Project Indiana. OpenSolaris
is based on the Solaris kernel and created through community collaboration. The
operating system can be downloaded here.
Jim McHugh, vice president of Solaris marketing, described OpenSolaris as "the
first OS to feature ZFS as its default file system, protecting work with
instant roll-back and continual check-summing capabilities to allow users to
test ideas. Its DTrace (Dynamic Tracing) feature provides safe, pervasive
observability of production systems to accelerate application development and
optimization of the AMP/MARS [Multiuser Archival and Retrieval System] stack. Additionally,
Solaris Containers let you build virtualization-aware applications that can be
deployed on more than 1000 systems, from single machines through multi-CPU and
multicore systems, without worrying whether integrating third-party software
McHugh told eWEEK, "We're also announcing the fact that if a developer
would rather use OpenSolaris in a cloud situation, we have a deal with Amazon."
Amazon and the OpenSolaris community announced the availability of
OpenSolaris on the Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) for on-demand and storage
services, said Rajesh Ramchandani, senior market development manager for
Solaris at Sun. Through the OpenSolaris-Amazon alliance, customers will have
access to the benefits of open-source community environments with a proven,
solid development infrastructure at startup prices, he said.
In related news, Reliant Security announced that it is leveraging
OpenSolaris to improve its payment card data security for merchants that need
to meet PCI (Payment Card Industry) data security requirements. "Reliant
made a strategic decision to base its Managed PCI System (MPS)
product on OpenSolaris because other operating systems didn't meet our security
requirements and system resource constraints. With the support of the
OpenSolaris community, we have been able to meet a very aggressive production
rollout of MPS and are proud to participate
in the launch of the first community distribution of OpenSolaris," Richard
Newman, managing partner of Reliant Security, said in a statement.
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