Santa Clara, California – (The Hosting News) – September 13, 2007 – Technology firm and web hosting provider, Sun Microsystems, Inc., is hosting its Sun Tech Days worldwide developer conferences for 2007-2008, marking the 10th anniversary of the program, with a 15 city world tour, designed to educate developers in local markets.
Based on feedback from developers around the world, the Sun Tech Days program has been expanded to include content on Ajax and Web 2.0 related frameworks and toolkits, application performance tuning, JRuby, and building rich Web applications with jMaki and JavaFX Script. Sun Tech Days are loaded with technical content, practical ”how to” information, examples of real-world solutions, tips on application performance tuning, hands-on training and more.
The first event took place in Boston, with James Gosling, Vice President and Sun Fellow as the featured keynote. Attendees had access to either NetBeans Day or OpenSolaris Day, and one of two bonus developer days. Discussion topics included: Building and Deploying OpenSolaris technology, Virtualization, Security and POD — Performance, Observability, and Debugging. All Sun Tech Days conferences will also include JavaU training as an ancillary event. JavaU is an exemplary program that provides developers access to Sun’s master instructors, senior engineers and deep-dive subject matter experts.
Sun Microsystems’ premier global developer conference, Tech Days, travels the globe to share expertise with the community about the Solaris Operating System, Java technology, the NetBeans IDE, Project GlassFish, OpenSolaris, Sun Studio software, scripting languages, mobile and telecommunications technologies, open source, and web application development.
Additional information is available at: http://developers.sun.com/events/techdays/index.jsp. Developers are also encouraged to join the Sun Developer Network Program, at no cost, by registering online at: http://developers.sun.com/register.
Sun Tech Days 2007-2008, A Worldwide Developer Conference, will take place in Rome, Italy: September 24-25, 2007; Milan, Italy: September 26-28, 2007; Taipei, Taiwan: October 19, 2007; Shanghai, China: October 23-25, 2007; Beijing, China: November 1-3, 2007; Tokyo, Japan: November 6-8, 2007; Frankfurt, Germany: December 3-5, 2007; Atlanta, United States: January 9-10, 2008; Bangalore, India: February 27-29, 2008; Sydney, Australia: March 4-6, 2008; Johannesburg, South Africa: March 11-13, 2008; St. Petersburg, Russia, April 2-4, 2008; Manila, Philippines, April/May, 2008; and Mexico City, Mexico, May 21-23, 2008.
Sun began offering web hosting services, based upon the Solaris 10 Operating System, and Sun systems and storage, through a partnership with Joyent and NaviSite. The offer is available for eligible U.S. based members of the Sun Startup Essentials program, designed to help early-stage companies get to market more quickly on Sun’s enterprise- class technologies at a cost that fits their needs to conserve cash.
The hosting requirements of Web 2.0 and Internet Services startups typically differ from those of traditionally established companies, due to their increased need to grow and expand services with fluctuating customer demands. Sun is working closely with Joyent and NaviSite to help address these requirements and is now able to offer these emerging companies all the advantages of the extremely flexible and scalable Solaris 10 OS based infrastructure.
Joyent and NaviSite are using Solaris Container virtualization technology, part of the Solaris 10 OS, the most advanced OS on the planet, to deliver the secure and high-performance infrastructure to help deploy next-generation web applications that can scale based on demand. Sun’s partners also provide value-add services to manage and monitor their hosted environments. With highly flexible hosting offerings, customers can choose to start with a small capacity and grow flexibly as their business and community grows.
The Sun Startup Essentials program is designed to help eligible U.S. based startup companies get to market faster while conserving cash. The program offers its members a range of discounted Sun products and services, including its award-winning Sun Fire x64 servers and Sun Fire servers with CoolThreads technology, and Sun’s select StorageTek line of products, including modular disk arrays, NAS and tape storage products.
In addition to offering products and services to eligible U.S. based members, Sun also is offering free technical advice via email and access to free software such as Apache, MySQL and Perl (AMP) optimized to run on the Solaris 10 OS. As of today, program members can also select the Web hosting infrastructure from Sun partners based on Sun technologies along with services they need, in case they choose not to build and operate the infrastructure themselves.
Sun develops technologies designed to power comprehensive markets, in more than 100 countries.
To learn more about Sun’s web hosting program, please visit: www.sun.com/startupessentials.
For more information about Sun, please visit: http://sun.com.