Feeds

Sun finds its networked computer

Bandwidth delivered at Godspeed

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

Sun Microsystems has found its networked computer and done so in style.

Yesterday, The Register was forced to expose Sun's lack of network connections and bandwidth at the JavaOne conference. Sun preaches the value of the network with unrelenting vigor and makes billions as a result. So it does not seem out of line that it could match rivals such as Intel, Hewlett-Packard and IBM with more than a modicum of high-speed connections.

Just one day after we notified Sun of the disconnect between its words and actions, 18 Ethernet drops appeared and wireless access spread out far and wide across the Moscone Convention Center. Reporters everywhere cheered, and stories were filed en masse.

Several readers noted that minimal wireless access was available on day one, but most agreed more work needed to be done to take care of users and make Sun live up to its own billing. The network is the computer after all.

We salute you, Laura Ramsey. ®

Eight steps to building an HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'
Spooks ask Dabbsy to suggest a nice hotel with pool
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo
'FIRE' caption on dashboard prompts dunderheaded hard shoulder halt
Yahoo! Japan! launches! service! for! the! dead!
If you're reading this email, I am no longer alive
Plucky Rockall podule man back on (proper) dry land
Bold, barmy Brit adventurer Nick Hancock escapes North Atlantic islet
Russia sends SEX-CRAZED GECKOS to SPAAAAACE!
In space... no one can hear you're green...
Brit Rockall adventurer poised to quit islet
Occupation records broken, champagne corks popped
Accused! Yahoo! exec! SUES! her! accuser!, says! sex! harassment! never! happened!
Allegations were for 'financial gain', countersuit claims
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.