Expanded Interoperability

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2009-04-23 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

Meanwhile, Sun also announced expanded interoperability between the Sun Identity Management Suite and MySQL, the world's most popular open-source database, allowing customers to radically reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) for deploying identity management solutions.

And the company said the new integration helps to enable companies to create more dynamic identity architectures, comprised of powerful directory services and relational databases, to improve performance and simplify management of large-scale applications. For more information visit: http://www.sun.com/identity.  This announcement was made at the seventh annual MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, Calif.

Mark Herring, vice president, MySQL and Software Infrastructure marketing at Sun, said, "The combination of Sun's open source and commercial solutions along with MySQL provides the lowest TCO of any vendor in the market - allowing customers to consolidate their infrastructure, reduce expensive licensing fees, reduce time-to-acquisition and increase time-to-value."

Also at the MySQL conference, Sun announced that it is bringing its Open Network Systems approach to Internet infrastructures to enable customers to run Internet applications with breakaway scale, speed, simplicity and savings.

Sun officials said by combining Sun's Open Network Systems with the Sun GlassFish Portfolio and Sun's MySQL Enterprise Server, Sun's Open Network Systems approach gives customers faster MySQL and GlassFish performance, a fast data-warehousing platform, scalable platforms for large-scale web build-out, and up to three times more density for storing rich media than the competition at 70 percent off the cost. And customers can try Sun's products at no cost for 60 days via Sun's Try and Buy program, the company said.

Sun's new reference architecture, built using the Open Network Systems approach, helps customers more efficiently deploy and manage large-scale Web deployments for millions of users, the company said. The architecture comprises:

Sun Blade 6000 Modular System with AMD Opteron, Intel Xeon or UltraSPARC processors

Sun Blade 6000 Virtualized Multi-Fabric 10GbE Network Express Module (NEM)

Sun Storage 7000 "Amber Road" family

Sun's next-generation enterprise Flash products

Sun's MySQL Enterprise Server, the Sun GlassFish Portfolio, Solaris ZFS and a choice of OpenSolaris, Solaris or Linux operating systems

Sun support and professional services, including a Web services assessment workshop

For more detailed information on the Internet reference architecture, visit: http://www.sun.com/internetarchitecture 



 
 
 
 
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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